Play Your Best | Step by StepJanuary 11, 2016

Finish Strong: Swing it like The Big Easy

If you want a smooth-looking swing like The Big Easy's, follow these steps to better tempo.
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Nothing wrong with posing after you've nailed a tee shot.

After all these years, Ernie Els still swings the club like he's out for a Sunday stroll. There's real power and effort behind his tee shots, but you'd never know that if you judged his swing only by its tempo. On the flip side, many amateurs take a wild hack at the ball, like it just insulted a family member. If you want a smooth-looking swing like The Big Easy's, follow these steps to better tempo.

Illustrations by Todd Detwiler

David Leadbetter is a Golf Digest Teaching Professional.