Tour Tempo: Golf's Last Secret Finally Revealed (Book & CD-ROM)

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The original Tour Tempo's subtitle proclaimed: Golf's Last Secret Finally Revealed. At the time, it was a pretty bold claim. 

Today, however, Tour Tempo's premises have been backed up and validated by an independent scientific study performed by the Departments of Physics and Biomechanics at Yale University. To test the provocative thesis of Tour Tempo, Yale professors Robert Grober and Jacek Cholewicki had enlisted the cooperation (and students) of three prominent golf instructors: Bill Greenleaf, PGA Master Professional; Michael Hebron, PGA Master Professional and former National PGA Teacher of the Year; and David Leadbetter, founder and chief instructor of the worldwide David Leadbetter Golf Academy network.  The students ranged in golfing ability from "tour professionals" and "teaching professionals" to "average weekend golfers, " and their swings were timed with "motion sensing accelerometers and wireless communications electronics mounted in the shaft" with sampling rates "of order 250 Hz, yielding eight times more detail than that obtained from conventional video. " 

Armed with this new data from the study, the Yale professors found that the data for playing professionals was consistent with the data that was reported in Tour Tempo. Additionally, Tour Pros exhibited very small values of standard deviation relative to all other golfers, meaning that their swings are very reproducible. They also concluded that the standard deviations measured for the other groups - "teaching professionals" to "average weekend golfers" - were "much larger" than that of tour professionals. "Additionally, " continued the authors, "the golf swings of professional golfers are universally faster than that of the average golfer. " 

The Titleist Performance Institute's 3D research data, culled from the analysis of tour-pro swings, also confirms the results of the Yale University study. TPI's researchers concluded that "Tour Tempo is the only golf training aid that has been validated by an independent scientific study. " 

Published in 2004 by Doubleday and written by John Novosel and Sports Illustrated senior writer John Garrity, Tour Tempo challenged the myths surrounding golf's most elusive fundamental and explained how amateur golfers could dramatically improve their ball striking--instantly, in most cases--by copying the swing rhythm of the pros. Its main premise--that tempo, the most important fundamental of the golf swing, can be learned quickly and easily without expensive lessons or exhaustive practice--is now accepted by swing coaches at every level of the game. And, now PGA tour pros including Major Championship Winners work Tour Tempo training into their practice routines.

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What swing secret is shared by nearly "all golf greats - from Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods?
John Novosel's revolutionary breakthrough has cracked the "genetic code" of the golf swing - Tour Tempo.

Tiger Woods...Greg Norman...Ben Hogan. What secret do these and nearly "all golf legends share? "Identical swing tempo. John Novosel has cracked the "genetic code" of the golf swing - and has derived a simple and effective system to teach it to golfers of all levels, from tour players to weekend warriors.

This book includes a revolutionary instructional CD, featuring videos that illustrate exactly how to learn the tempo secrets of the tour pros, and a calibrated soundtrack that you can use while practicing at a driving range or in your living room.
As an avid golfer and inventor, John Novosel studied film footage of the PGA greats, searching, along with countless others over the last century, for the key to what made certain golfers' swings so effortless and powerful. Novosel made a startling discovery. Nearly every champion demonstrated "identical time proportion in his or her swing, a common ratio between takeaway and downswing. Regardless of style or form, the winning tempo was always the same - Tour Tempo.
In this breakthrough book, Novosel and "Sports Illustrated senior writer John Garrity explain exactly how to achieve Tour Tempo. Through clear, step-by-step instruction, golfers are taught how to master two basic drills to synchronize their swings. Novosel's technique has yielded rapid and tremendous improvement for players of every level -adding distance, automatically correcting typical swing problems, and noticeably shaving strokes off one's game.
TOUR TEMPOis a remarkable breakthrough - truly golf's last secret finally revealed.

From the Inside Flap:

As an avid golfer and inventor, John Novosel studied films of the PGA greats, searching, along with countless others over the last century, for the key to what made certain golfers' swings so effortless, artful, and effective. Viewing the films, Novosel made a startling discovery. Nearly every champion demonstrated identical timing in their swings. An extensive review of archival footage of the greats throughout confirmed his findings. From Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods, whether the swings were fast or slow, the winning rhythm remained constant.

In this breakthrough book, Novosel and Sports Illustrated writer John Garrity lay out exactly how to achieve this tour tempo. Enhanced with photographs and illustrations, this clear, step-by-step method teaches golfers how to resynchronize their swings and play like a pro. An accompanying CD-ROM vividly illustrates the full swing sequence and features a calibrated soundtrack that readers can use while practicing at a driving range or in their backyards.

Novosel's teaching technique has resulted in tremendous and rapid improvement for players of all levels. In a world of gimmicky, quick-sell golf instructionals, TOUR TEMPO is the real thing.

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