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This past Sunday I stumbled across (again) the Tour Tempo website. Basically they are promoting a method to train yourself to have a more tempo'd swing. Of course once you have that you'll strike the ball better with increased distance, accuracy, etc. Ok, I can use that. I thought the idea of using the app and listening to the tones might help my game in some measure. Sure couldn't hurt. The app is quite expensive as far as apps go. $25. I plan to get out tomorrow and give Tour Tempo a try. Have any of you guys tried it? Any success? Thoughts?

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I have the app. Haven't used it in sometime but it does help to find a natural tempo. At least for me it did

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I've got it, but I haven't used it. Somehow I managed to get the app for .99c, I think I was picked on another site.

 

With the clubs being put away for the winter, I might have to set it up in the phone again and hit the garage practice range.

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I also meant to mention that I have a small Bluetooth headphone. I tried it last night out on the patio and it stayed on my head nicely swinging the club around. I'll report back how it all works out on the range tomorrow.

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I went out a little while ago and tested the Tour Tempo on the practice tee. I like it. I started on the slowest 3 tone beat. At first I thought it might be a little fast just by listening to it and not swinging. I started hitting balls and soon decided to speed it up one notch. I felt like next tempo up from the slowest was best for me. And yes... I did hit many good shots. I think I'll continue working with it. I can defiantly see an improvement. I'll also have to admit at least for me this first go. It was slightly distracting but I felt like I quickly fell into a routine/rhythm with it. There are some other tones and relaxing sounds that the app produces. I'll experiment with those as I learn more about using it properly. Yes... I'd recommend it. 

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I use it from time to time. It's a great thing when you lose your tempo. I'll plop it and listen to it just to remember a good tempo even at home.

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That is not the product that's the topic of this post. Totally different. Perhaps start a new post with your club in it.

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I bought the Tour Tempo actual unit, basically a small transistor radio with a earplug, because I am a Tyrannosaurus Rex and did not have a smartphone. It was a little difficult to setup, especially when wearing a jacket or a bulky pullover.   But once the audio gets to the ears, however this is achieved, it is really a good training aid.    

 

When you focus on the beep, beep, beep instead of those maddening swing thoughts and all of the other clutter, some really nice swings can be produced.

 

Definitely worth a try.

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True story...

 

Last week I was killing some time surfing the web and hit on the Tour Tempo website again. I already have the App on my phone but have only used it a few times. And only on the range practicing. As I looked around the TT site I got interested in their book. So I ordered it. Moving ahead to the weekend...

 

Last Saturday before I played in my usual game I decided to listen to the app while I warmed up. So I ran through my typical 30-40 minute routine of hitting short wedges, mid-iron, driver, and then off to the first tee. No practice putting this time. So how did I play? I shot two over 72! I haven't even been able to break 80 recently. I turned the front at 2-under. I knew this was shaping up to be a special day. And I thought about it. Big mistake. On the back-9 I boogied the first 4 holes. WTH!? I gathered myself some through the remaining holes eventually carding 4-over on the back.

 

After the round I got a few nice compliments and quite a few grumbles. I commented to a few guys that my Tempo felt so good during the round. A few guys said they noticed that I was swinging well. We were all correct. I was hitting most every shot solid in the face and longer than normal. Tempo.... Ahhhhhh.

 

Monday this week I received my Tour Tempo book. I've already read it. It's an easy and enjoyable read. The book also comes with a CD containing the various tones used for the training and several videos demonstrating the Y and L drills they recommend you practice. The take away from the book is that most of us... yes, you too; swing too slow. We should all work and practice to speed up our swings. The Tour Tempo swing is based on filming and counting the frames of 100's of tour pros past and present. They all swing with a 3:1 ratio. I'm pretty sure the other day when I shot my good round and was striking the ball well I was subconsciously following the tones I'd heard earlier while warming up. I'll practice again tomorrow evening and then play on Saturday. In between I'll practice at home. If you don't have the app I suggest you get it. The book is worth it as well. There just might be something to it.

 

EDIT: I meant to mention the Review that MGS Matt provided on the Blog a few years ago. Do a search on the blog and you'll find it. Very good.

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True story...

 

Last week I was killing some time surfing the web and hit on the Tour Tempo website again. I already have the App on my phone but have only used it a few times. And only on the range practicing. As I looked around the TT site I got interested in their book. So I ordered it. Moving ahead to the weekend...

 

Last Saturday before I played in my usual game I decided to listen to the app while I warmed up. So I ran through my typical 30-40 minute routine of hitting short wedges, mid-iron, driver, and then off to the first tee. No practice putting this time. So how did I play? I shot two over 72! I haven't even been able to break 80 recently. I turned the front at 2-under. I knew this was shaping up to be a special day. And I thought about it. Big mistake. On the back-9 I boogied the first 4 holes. WTH!? I gathered myself some through the remaining holes eventually carding 4-over on the back.

 

After the round I got a few nice compliments and quite a few grumbles. I commented to a few guys that my Tempo felt so good during the round. A few guys said they noticed that I was swinging well. We were all correct. I was hitting most every shot solid in the face and longer than normal. Tempo.... Ahhhhhh.

 

Monday this week I received my Tour Tempo book. I've already read it. It's an easy and enjoyable read. The book also comes with a CD containing the various tones used for the training and several videos demonstrating the Y and L drills they recommend you practice. The take away from the book is that most of us... yes, you too; swing too slow. We should all work and practice to speed up our swings. The Tour Tempo swing is based on filming and counting the frames of 100's of tour pros past and present. They all swing with a 3:1 ratio. I'm pretty sure the other day when I shot my good round and was striking the ball well I was subconsciously following the tones I'd heard earlier while warming up. I'll practice again tomorrow evening and then play on Saturday. In between I'll practice at home. If you don't have the app I suggest you get it. The book is worth it as well. There just might be something to it.

 

EDIT: I meant to mention the Review that MGS Matt provided on the Blog a few years ago. Do a search on the blog and you'll find it. Very good.

Awesome round! I may have to try this during warming up next round.

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I use the tour tempo app on every range session and if I'm playing a round by myself often I'll use it on the course as well. I don't find it distracting and it actually has the effect of clearing everything else out of my mind. Tempo ... sorry, consistent tempo... is one of the things I've struggled with most and the app has helped immensely. I have the book but haven't read it yet - might have to dust that off I think...

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That thing definitely helps. I tried it for a couple of months last year during practice sessions. It was so easy to flush it.

My problem is: the good tempo stays on the range and I forget to bring it with me on to the course :D

Maybe it's time to give it another try!

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Some where else I read some user reviews of this product and one review struck me.  It was by a guy that is a musician and golfer.  He said that he felt that T.T. was a waste of money; that you could download a free metronome app and get the same thing.  He said the 3-1 timing is just basically 4-4 time in music and with the metronome app you could make it faster or slower to suit.  Haven't tried it, yet.

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Steve,

 

I tried using a metronome app and I couldn't get the timing right like the TT app.

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I like the Tour Tempo. It's developed to not have a constant time between tones. There is a slight offset timing of the tones if you will. A metronome is constant beats either slower or faster. I can't explain it well but it's referred to in the Tour Tempo book. The app is a small price to pay for a quality and effective training device.

I practiced with TT last night at the range with good results.

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Plaid, i bought the book with CD a few years ago. I recorded the TT tones on an MP3 player and went to the range. Overall, i have mixed feelings. I like the videos of the kid swinging, i like the L and Y drills and swings. But after trying TT awhile, i decided it was just too fast and out of control for my swing. Surprisingly so, since i swing driver 95-99 mph according to GolfTec. I decided to just relax and go with my own tempo, which is much slower. I even sometimes add a Matsuyama pause at the top. What i learned from TT is that tempo is a key swing component, and thinking about tempo during my swing produces a fuller turn and more power. I consider the TT experiment a success for me. Occasionally i go back and watch the video. That kid has a nice, easy swing.

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I tried the tour tempo app a few years ago as well. I didn't really find that I got much out of it unfortunately.

 

It made my strikes noticeably worse when I first started using it. Getting used to starting a downswing on a beep and then have impact on another felt very foreign. Even once I got used to it I didn't feel like there was any noticeable improvement.

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Interesting, I think I might have to give this a try. My tempo has been too jerky at times and it causes my lower half to get ahead of my upper body in turn causing sprays to the right. Guess I'm trying to kill the ball, I have to think Fred Couples and make a full turn on the back swing and get the timing right when returning. Wonder if there are cheaper apps like this...

 

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