Lucy Locket
By Lucy Locket

In the search for most distance, many players' swings tend to be hurried and quick, often in the wrong areas. Learning how to harness that speed and use it in the correct way could help unlock those yards you've been searching for. In this video, with a little help from Severiano Ballesteros, Scott Cranfield explains a unique drill designed to improve your tempo and rhythm.

"Severiano Ballesteros"

One drill Scott uses with his golfers is getting them to say the name "Severiano Ballesteros" in their head whilst they swing. If they can complete the name in the same time they complete their swing, then they will have developed a smooth tempo. Try it yourself, but remember and say it in your head, you might get some strange looks at the range if you shouted out Seve's name.

Speed At The Right Time

Speed is important in a golf swing, but it's only effective if it occurs at the right time. To improve your rhythm you should try and keep the same pace as your take your backswing and start your downswing. From the moment you hands are half way back on your backswing until they return to that same place on the downswing, your speed should be the same. From that point on your downswing, your momentum will help your club accelerate into the ball.