Birdie Fundamentals: Tempo
Staying on rhythm is important for every shot in the game, from putting to full swing. Players with a varying tempo from shot to shot will have a hard time controlling distance, and will tend to miss-hit the ball more often.
When it comes to the full swing, the first few feet of movement, called the takeaway, is critical to developing a smooth and consistent tempo. While each player's ideal rhythm is different, it's generally true that slower tempos produce better results, and that the takeaway is crucial for slowing down your tempo.
Check out the instructional video below for a great drill to slow down your takeaway...