Putting Tempo is the total time your
putting stroke takes from start to finish.
The objective of any putting tempo is to maintain an even back and forth rhythm. There are a number of putting aids that can help you develop a smooth putting stroke.
Different golfers have different tempos, but the tempo of most golfers is generally too quick.
This is because they interfere with the natural acceleration of gravity by rushing their downstroke and jabbing at their putts.
You should swing your putter back and forth with the same timing for all putts based on your personal tempo.
Irrespective of the length of your backstroke, the total time of your putting stroke should remain the same.
To learn how to execute a pendulum-like stroke that is smooth and rhythmic where ideally the backstroke length is equal to the follow-through length.
Ernie Els' Stimpdimple
There are a number of putting aids that will help you to achieve a smooth and rhythmic putting stroke.
Harold Swash's Rhythmiser
Coin on Putter Head
Each putting aid has the same objective. To help you feel and execute a smooth putting stroke without a jerky and violent transition of direction on the downstroke. With each putting aid you will get constructive feedback on how well you are achieving your objective.
Without a smooth rhythmic stroke with an even putting tempo, your golf ball will fall off the Stimpdimple, the flexible putter will snag, and the coin will move or fall off your putter head.
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