Golf is not a start and stop game. It requires feel, rhythm and a sequence of timing. The best players in the world this week at the 103rd PGA Championship have a superior pulse built into their golf swing. Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau all have unique swings, and part of that uniqueness, is the tempo of their motion. As we watch them on television, we wonder how they develop their pace?
PGA Coach Rich Jones from the Metropolitan Section of the PGA of America has a great drill to help find your cadence on the practice range. All you will need is a mid iron and a couple golf balls. Believe it or not, it is just a simple motion that will dictate the speed of your swing. Take notice of Rich’s motion. He doesn't try to over accelerate or slow down at any point. He allows the club to find it’s own pattern and timing.
Over the years we have seen swings like Nick Price and Ernie Els and wondered how can they both be so successful and so different? Simple, they are different people. When you perform this PGA Coaching drill, allow your personality to shine through. So whether you channel an inner Jordan Spieth or a hard hitting Brooks Koepka let it go and embrace a new found sequence to your stroke.