Many amateurs struggle with swinging in tempo, especially when it comes to the driver. There are multiple issues at hand when this happens, but one of the most common is a quick backswing using the arms primarily that results in the momentum of the backswing and the weight of the club getting the body out of position, creating a reverse pivot.
Swing-U instructor Ryan Rustand employs a simple counting drill when working with students to get their swings back in rhythm.
- Set up to the driver normally
- As you begin your backswing, start counting to 3
- A “1-2” backswing, as demonstrated in the video, allows players to slow down their swing
- Once at the top of the backswing and in balance, the time it takes to get to impact should be on the same counting rhythm as the backswing