Swing of the Week: How Patrick Reed's tempo can help your game
Tempo is easy to see but hard to implement. But, boy, does Patrick Reed utilize it to the fullest. In latest episode in a new series sponsored by Swing Index, we explore how Reed's tempo is the secret to his swing -- and his success.
Tempo is a cadence of the overall swing movement, which allows the club to synchronize with the body and accelerate into impact. This leads to the fastest clubhead velocity occurring when it matters most.
At the top of Reed’s backswing, he has the club in a slightly open position, which may not work for the average golfer, but his tempo allows him to pull it off consistently. His swing is proof that while positions are important, tempo blends the swing together and helps you play your best golf.