We’ve all been there: sitting on the couch at 12:15AM, watching infomercials on The Golf Channel, starting to think, “Maybe this is the miracle device that will turn me into a scratch golfer.” But that little voice in the back of our head says, “Wait, does it really work?”
With this exact situation in mind, I decided to start writing this new series: Training Aids That Work. I have had the opportunity to see and work with almost every training aid on the market, from $2 plastic gadgets to $25,000 launch monitors, and I know what works and what doesn’t from both personal and teaching experience. In this series, I will bring you the best of the best training aids
The first training aid to get the Plugged In Golf seal of approval: Tour Tempo.
What Problems Does It Address
- Lack of distance
- Lack of accuracy
- Poor contact
- Too many swing thoughts
How Does It Work
Tour Tempo is simply a series of tones that you match your swing to. When you hear the first tone, start your backswing. When you hear the second tone, start your downswing. The third tone should naturally line up with impact.
There are a variety of speeds you can use; it’s the ratio that’s important. The 3:1 ratio of backswing to downswing was discovered by John while watching video of PGA Tour players. Since then, his findings have been validated by a Yale University study.
Why Tour Tempo is a Plugged In Golf “Training Aid That Works”
There are so many things that I like about Tour Tempo that it’s hard to know where to begin.
First, it works on all elements of your game: driving, bunker play, chipping, putting, irons, pitching…if it involves a golf ball and a club, you can use Tour Tempo. This alone makes it pretty unique in the world of training aids.
Second, it works for everyone. I’ve used Tour Tempo with dozens and dozens of golfers and everyone has improved. Whether it’s chronic slicers who want to hit the ball straight or high-end players looking to tighten up their putting stroke, Tour Tempo can help everybody.
While I could list another ten reasons, I’ll end with this: it’s cheap and it’s easy to use. For $25, you can purchase the Tour Tempo Total Game app which has everything you need. Once you make that purchase, if you have your phone, you have one of the best training aids available.
Hopefully by now you understand why Tour Tempo has been chosen to kick off PluggedInGolf’s Training Aids That Work series. There is not a single golfer who should not have it. Tour Tempo will not try to “change” your swing, nor it will not take days or weeks to see results: you will see improvement the very first time you take it to the range. No matter what part of the game you struggle with, Tour Tempo can be part of the solution.
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