My first introduction to tempo was the Pelz Putting Bible. I found "my" tempo, downloaded a metronome app, and drove my wife bonkers putting to a tick tock while she was watching American Idol (which drove me bonkers, so we were even). I always sort of assumed that I had a good tempo.
Recently, I got the iPing putting app and one of the things it measures is tempo. Apparently, my tempo is wildly inconsistent. So I used a google play gift certificate to buy the Tour Tempo App and added 'extremely slow' to my 'wildly inconsistent.'
I set out hitting putts with the tour tempo app tick tocking away and the iPing app giving me actual feedback on the tempo I was hitting. But I find it very difficult to start the stroke on command--I stand there waiting then feel rushed when the beep comes. Perhaps I should work a bit with tour tempo to get a sense of the rhythm, but then mostly hit balls with iPing but not tour tempo.
So here's what I'm hoping to discuss:
1. The importance of tempo.
2. How to monitor/measure tempo.
3. How to improve tempo.
4. Anything else reasonably relevant to this.