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Tour tempo : golf's last secret finally revealed
Novosel, John.
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First edition.
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New York : Doubleday, [2004]

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160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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"May 2004."
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What swing secret is shared by nearly all golf greats - from Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods?
John Novosel's revolutionary breakthrough has cracked the "genetic code" of the golf swing - Tour Tempo.

Tiger Woods...Greg Norman...Ben Hogan. What secret do these and nearly all golf legends share? Identical swing tempo. John Novosel has cracked the "genetic code" of the golf swing - and has derived a simple and effective system to teach it to golfers of all levels, from tour players to weekend warriors.

This book includes a revolutionary instructional CD, featuring videos that illustrate exactly how to learn the tempo secrets of the tour pros, and a calibrated soundtrack that you can use while practicing at a driving range or in your living room.

As an avid golfer and inventor, John Novosel studied film footage of the PGA greats, searching, along with countless others over the last century, for the key to what made certain golfers' swings so effortless and powerful. Novosel made a startling discovery. Nearly every champion demonstrated identical time proportion in his or her swing, a common ratio between takeaway and downswing. Regardless of style or form, the winning tempo was always the same - Tour Tempo.

In this breakthrough book, Novosel and Sports Illustrated senior writer John Garrity explain exactly how to achieve Tour Tempo. Through clear, step-by-step instruction, golfers are taught how to master two basic drills to synchronize their swings. Novosel's technique has yielded rapid and tremendous improvement for players of every level -adding distance, automatically correcting typical swing problems, and noticeably shaving strokes off one's game.

TOUR TEMPO is a remarkable breakthrough - truly golf's last secret finally revealed.

Author Notes

JOHN NOVOSEL is a businessman and inventor who holds patents on four golf training devices, including the highly acclaimed swing aid XLR8R® (pronounced "Accelerator"), which is endorsed by many top coaches and used by numerous PGA and LPGA golfers.

JOHN GARRITY is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated , a columnist for, and author of more than a dozen books.

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Booklist Review

Most hackers have met the tee-box philosopher who, perhaps with a Taoist tract in hand, advises them to swing more slowly. Novosel, who is here to squelch that theory of swing speed, maintains the opposite is true. More audaciously, Novosel, with the help of coauthor Garrity, argues that his swing-harder idea is tantamount to a panacea for all swing ailments. Well, as astronomer Carl Sagan said of belief in UFOs, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Novosel's chief proof is his observation, derived from frame-by-frame analysis of video, that the backswing-to-downswing elapsed-time ratio of professional golfers is 3:1. So Novosel recorded tones in that ratio (a CD of sounds accompanies his book), had amateurs of various skill levels listen while they swing, speeding up their tempo until they were grooving to the 3:1 ratio. Thus retooled, their clubhead speeds on Novosel's charts are indeed faster and translate into more distance. In a fickle sport that mandates springtime optimism, Novosel gives his readers hope by offering an empirical grip on the ever-elusive perfect swing. --Gilbert Taylor Copyright 2004 Booklist