|I want to use all four TempoTuner programs. Where do I start?
We recommend you begin with the Full Swing Program. This program will help you with the swing you use the most and orient you to the format used in all of the programs. For many, the Pitching Program is a good starting place. The swing used to hit pitch shots involves the same basic movements as the full swing, and working first with the Pitching Program is a good way to become acquainted with the program's structure. Free of the need to swing hard, pitch shot practice exercises all of the components that make up a full swing, and at the same time encourages a free flowing move through the ball.
How long are TempoTuner programs?
Each program is approximately 10 minuntes long. We learned through our research and testing that 10 minutes was the minimum amount of time most people would spend practicing. This length gives golfers the ability to extend their practice sessions in 10 min increments. It also allows for a mixture of different shots within a specified timeframe. So if you have only 30 minutes to practice, you can start with the Pitching program, move to Full Swing, then end with Chipping.
How do I know which program is playing on my mp3 player?
Each program begins with a unique audio ID. For example on the Full Swing program, you will hear "Full Swing Instructions" at the beginning of the program. For the Music Only version, you will hear "Full Swing Music Only" at the beginning. If your mp3 player uses a display, it will show the name of the program that is playing. For example, the Full Swing program will show "tt-fullswing.mp3."
I love to use the TempoTuner when I play, but my playing partner tells me it is against the rules. Is this true?
Playing in an official event of any kind while using the TempoTuner is against the rules. Official events include league play, any type of tournament round, or any round after which you turn in your score. It is good practice, however, to use the program during casual play.
Does the TempoTuner work for both slow and fast golf swings?
Using the programs effectively involves establishing your own swing tempo as it relates to the soundtrack of each program. With the verbal instructions occurring every 16 beats (12 beats for the Chipping Program), there is always a consistent starting point for each swing. When you start in this manner, it is easy to develop a sense of how you swing your club in relation to the rhythm and tempo of the programs. It is through observation of your swing that you can begin to see where - and at what tempo - various movements in your swing are performed most effectively.
Is the BunkerPlay Program of value to someone who lacks sound bunker play skills?
We realize that many golfers lack certain technical skills necessary to consistently execute successful golf shots. However, the TempoTuner offers hope. In the Members Area, you will find four training videos (Full Swing, Pitching, Chipping, Bunker Play) to learn how to use the programs. Plus, there are four additional videos called Power Golf Tips with Bobby Steiner. Here, Bobby spells out the set-up and swing mechanics needed to play successfully. This segment is particularly helpful with the three short-game programs.
How often should I use the TempoTuner?
We have learned that once you experience the TempoTuner, you will want to use your programs on a consistent basis. The soundtrack is calming, promotes a smooth swing, and is very relaxing. We encourage our TempoTuner owners to use their programs every time they practice.