Try this metronome warmup routine next time you’re pressed for time

February 22, 2020

Let’s face it, we’ve all been that person, running late to the course. With the clock ticking and your tee time approaching, it can be tough to get a solid warmup in. And without that warmup, the first few holes can feel like a slog as you try to limber up.

Luckily, there are short, easy and simple warmup drills you can do to get you ready — no breakfast ball needed. GOLF Top 100 Teacher John Tillery broke down one of those drills for us. Read below or watch the video above for more.

Tillery explains that getting your timing in sync is a great way to use your limited warmup time. For this drill, download a metronome app for your phone and set the tempo to 65 beats per minute.

“Ear buds are good, so people don’t have to hear it, or your buddies don’t make fun of you,” Tillery says.

Start your swing on a beat and then return back to impact position at the next beat. Start with smaller half swings and then work your way up to a full swing as you get loose. If done correctly, you will be able to internalize the tempo and bring it to the course for more solid contact. Or, as Tillery says, “to have a chance for that mystical range man to make it to the course.”

Next time you’re running late, don’t worry — instead, channel your inner musician for improved tempo and a solid warmup.

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