Martin Hall: Swinging Too Fast

If you're having trouble hitting the ball off the tee, the speed of your swing might be the problem.

Released on 8/11/2016

Transcript

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A critical distinction that's going to
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help you play better is to understand
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the difference between tempo and rhythm.
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They are not the same.
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Let's get that clear.
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Tempo is the measure of time.
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Do you have a fast swing or a slow swing?
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Hideki Matsuyana, a very slow swing to the top.
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Graeme McDowell, very quick.
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Tempo T, tempo is time.
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Rhythm, ratio is actually much more important.
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You hear the guys on tour talk about tempo.
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You know what?
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They really mean rhythm.
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So let me tell you what rhythm is.
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Rhythm is the ratio between how long
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it takes you to go from setup
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to the top, and then how long
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it takes you to go from top to the bottom.
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We have all sorts of technology these
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days that can measure it,
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and here's the thing.
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Just about every player, regardless of tempo,
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their rhythm is a ratio of about
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three counts to one with a full swing.
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Now, how do you do that?
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It's easy.
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You just count 101, one so the
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rhythm with a driver, no matter what
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your tempo, the rhythm is 101, one.
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That's the rhythm with the driver.
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Is it the same with a wedge and a putter Martin?
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No, it's not the same with a wedge and a putter.
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It's a different rhythm.
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With the putter, the count is different.
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The putter count, 1001, very different, 1001.
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If I'm putting, I want the rhythm,
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the ratio to be 1001
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irrespective of the length of the putt,
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three feet, 33 feet, 333 feet,
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the rhythm is 1001.
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The tempo, that's your choice.
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What about pitching?
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Well that's somewhere in between,
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and that is one and two.
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So it's three different rhythms.
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Pitching would be one and two.
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Three different rhythms, tempos can vary,
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so remember tempo, T is time.
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How long does it take?
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Rhythm actually is way more important.
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101, one with the full swing.
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1001 with the putter.
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One and two with your pitching.
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That's gonna help you play better.
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