Training Aids That Work – Tour Tempo

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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.

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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.

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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.

Matt Saternus
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  1. Mike Slowij

    Slicing my irons is killing my game. The more I slice…the more mad I get = more sliced shots. Its killing me becuase it happens right when I’m having a great round.

  2. My Driver/3-wood need it the most. I get too quick and it’s not pretty….

  3. Driver Needs The MostWork.

  4. I tend to get quick with the longer clubs. Driver, 3w and long irons. I think Tour Tempo could really help simplify things for me.

  5. Aotearoabrad

    I bought the Tour Tempo app on the recommendation of a friend, and couldn’t be happier. Honestly, if you don’t win one with this competition, do yourself a favour and go out and buy it anyway. It has made a world of difference to my consistency.
    I’m really keen on getting the books as well as I’ve heard that they have some really good drills in there.

  6. My hybrids, I’m making good contact but most of the time the ball goes left. I probably need some good ol range time with them

  7. My wood game has so far existed without any recognizable timing mechanism. I either swing quick and hope the swing “contact points” come at the correct time, or I over-correct, resulting in a swing anywhere from awkward to downright lazy.

  8. I have been always been told that I swing too fast. This would be a great tool for all of my clubs throughout the bag.

  9. RP Jacobs II

    My irons tempo would really benefit from the Tour Tempo tones. As I have not been able to really play this year due to health issues, and I’ll be back on the course soon and the tones would/will really help me to “tighten up” my backswing, which has a tendacy to get a little long, leading to a hurried downswing as I try to “catch up,” resulting in a block :-(

    This is a great contest, a great company that’s donating the prizes and these books & App are a GREAT prize!!!!

    Thanx for running the contest Matt

    My Best,

  10. Steinthor Sigurdsson

    Need to improve the contact. Hitting it thin.

  11. mike hallee

    My driver tempo is the worse!!! Whenever I grab that club I feel like I need to swing faster and harder. The rest of my clubs I have a nice smooth tempo…..

  12. Matt Saternus

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    You will receive an email directly from Tour Tempo shortly.

    Thanks for participating and keep an eye out for another contest next week.


  13. Mike Slowik

    That is fantastic! I just received the email and cannot wait to try it out and improve my game. Thank you!!

  14. Thank you for the contest…I won! Although I don’t have an iphone, I did email back and received a reply immediately giving me the opportunity to purchase the app for my android for a drastically reduced price.

    Thank you again and thanks to the Novosel family!

  15. Steinthor Sigurdsson

    Thank you very much for the app. I can’t wait to try it out.

  16. Great, thanks for sharing this blog.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  17. Nice review is done for tour tempo…i have heard a lot about it. I have heard that Tour Tempo is the only golf training aid that has been validated by an independent scientific study.

  18. Cedric Theofanous

    I bought this book a while back but haven’t worked with the tracks in a while. I really need to get back into this as tempo is clearly a commonality amongst the games best players…

  19. Steve Hardiman

    would be interested in your newsletter

    • Hi Steve,

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  20. great info! am ordering tour tempo!!!!

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  22. Ronald Owens

    Can’t get the above videos to download. Can’t see them.

  23. I really love this resources and its very informative review, thank you so much

  24. One of the first articles I read on the website. #DoubleSecret

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