David Leadbetter: Four Steps For Tempo

How to prevent from losing your swing mid-round.

Released on 1/7/2016

Transcript

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Do you find as the round goes on
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you start swinging harder and harder, losing your tempo,
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losing your balance, and losing your game?
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Well, I'm gonna show you four steps
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to actually help you to be more consistent
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and to keep that smooth rhythm.
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First of all, tension is a killer.
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So, what I want ya to do,
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I want ya to grip the club as tightly as you can
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and then relax.
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Do that two or three times.
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Really tensing at the forearms,
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the shoulders, and the hands.
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And then relax.
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You'll then distinguish the difference
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between what's tight and what's light.
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Second thing is,
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take a nice deep breath and exhale (exhales loudly).
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Holding your breath creates tension.
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Thirdly, make sure you have a nice little waggle.
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Just really relax here.
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You wanna feel the weight of the club head.
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You don't wanna stand and freeze over the ball.
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And the final thought,
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one which Jack Nicklaus used throughout his career,
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is to complete your backswing.
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Many golfers don't complete the backswing,
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as a result they start down quicker,
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they add tension to their hands and their arms
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and, as a result, they lose all their rhythm.
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So, remember, complete.
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(ball pings)
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Now, if you can do that,
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you'll keep your rhythm nice and smooth
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and hit long, great tee shots throughout the whole round.
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