First Tee Fundamentals: Tempo
Maintaining a consistent tempo is key to lowering your scores in all facets of the game, particularly when to comes to putting. The amount of time it takes to complete your stroke should be the same no matter how long or short the length of your putt. One of the best tools for practicing tempo is a metronome, most commonly used for assisting musicians.
You can purchase a metronome, or download a free app like Metronome Beats. Begin by setting the beats per minute to 75. Start your backswing on one beat and strike the ball on the next. Practice this until you get good at timing the stroke to the rhythm. Then, adjust the beats per minute up or down depending on your preference. Once you find the beat that feels most comfortable to you, include the metronome in every practice session. You should be able to use the same tempo for chipping as well.