Hi all,

A few days ago I started investigating about swing timing and tempo, since I developed some related problems with the consequences of being off-time and pushing or hooking the ball.

I found this Tour Tempo website by John Novosel, which I'm sure most of you are already familiar with. To those who are not, John states that the Pro's swing tempo is on a 3:1 ratio. That means that it takes 3 UNITS to perform the back swing from start to the top position, and 1 UNIT to perform the down swing, from the top position to impact. So far, so good. His theory was proven after analysing Pro's slow-motion videos and counting, for example, 24 frames on the back swing and 8 frames on the downswing. That is of course is a 3:1 ratio.

However, when listening to the tracks on youtube or elsewhere I found out that there's is a huge mistake / contradiction. If you analyse the tracks you can easily count (BTW I'm a drummer so I know what I'm talking about here) 1-2-3-4. 1 being the beginign of back swing, 3 being the top of the backswing / begining of downsing and 4 being the impact. Now think about this, from 1 to 3 there is only TWO UNITS, not three!!! And from 3 to 4 there is ONE UNIT. Hence the tones are in a 2:1 ratio!!!!

Ok, some of you might think I'm crazy, but the correct 3:1 ratio would mean that you start in a ZERO (not ONE), do the backswing till THREE and then hit the ball in FOUR. That would be a 3:1 ratio.

I would appreciate your comments on this, because what I understand from my analysis is that tour pros perform a swing in a 3:1 ratio and Novosel book is teaching a 2:1 ratio swing. IMHO huge mistake!

Regards,

G

A few days ago I started investigating about swing timing and tempo, since I developed some related problems with the consequences of being off-time and pushing or hooking the ball.

I found this Tour Tempo website by John Novosel, which I'm sure most of you are already familiar with. To those who are not, John states that the Pro's swing tempo is on a 3:1 ratio. That means that it takes 3 UNITS to perform the back swing from start to the top position, and 1 UNIT to perform the down swing, from the top position to impact. So far, so good. His theory was proven after analysing Pro's slow-motion videos and counting, for example, 24 frames on the back swing and 8 frames on the downswing. That is of course is a 3:1 ratio.

However, when listening to the tracks on youtube or elsewhere I found out that there's is a huge mistake / contradiction. If you analyse the tracks you can easily count (BTW I'm a drummer so I know what I'm talking about here) 1-2-3-4. 1 being the beginign of back swing, 3 being the top of the backswing / begining of downsing and 4 being the impact. Now think about this, from 1 to 3 there is only TWO UNITS, not three!!! And from 3 to 4 there is ONE UNIT. Hence the tones are in a 2:1 ratio!!!!

Ok, some of you might think I'm crazy, but the correct 3:1 ratio would mean that you start in a ZERO (not ONE), do the backswing till THREE and then hit the ball in FOUR. That would be a 3:1 ratio.

I would appreciate your comments on this, because what I understand from my analysis is that tour pros perform a swing in a 3:1 ratio and Novosel book is teaching a 2:1 ratio swing. IMHO huge mistake!

Regards,

G