Golf BPM Music Releases Putting, Chipping & Short Game Music

Golf BPM Putting Music Released
Doug Timmons demonstrates using Golf BPM music with a Blast Motion sensor to execute a perfect 2:1 putting stroke

Golf BPM Swing Tempo Music App has added Putting, Chipping and Short Game music. The App release marks a major milestone and musical addition. The music is at 131 beats per minute and has musical prompts and beats to help golfers create consistent tempo at a perfect 2:1 swing ratio.

“It doesn’t matter if you have a 2-foot putt, 40-foot putt or 30-yard chip… When it comes to chipping and putting the best players in the world all have a consistent 2:1 ratio on these shots.” Says Golf BPM founder and PGA member Doug Timmons. “I was able to figure out the exact sequencing, and then created music that meets that timing.”

Golfers can now develop smooth putting and chipping strokes that rival PGA players by timing their movements to the musical and voice prompts.

“This is the most significant App release we will do this year” says CTO Jeremy Callahan. “App users can now fire up the putting music as soon as they install the App and try it at home. Before, App users had to wait until they got to the driving range to try our music. Now they can use it immediately in the most critical area of the game.”

The release also includes an exclusive Lifetime Membership offer for $49.99. There are only 500 of these memberships available.

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About Golf BPM

Golf BPM Swing Tempo Music was created so a player of any skill level can develop the same even tempo by simply timing their swing to a library of percussive, original beats. Featuring original music from hip hop, to electronic, to rock and pop, each song contains subtly timed verbal queues, so users know exactly where to hit their swing marks.

Golf BPM is a cross-platform App available in the iTunes and Google Play. It offers a 7-day free trial on monthly and annual subscription or users can purchased as a lifetime membership.

The Story of Creating Golf Music for Golf BPM

Golf Music App - Golf BPM

I wanted to tell you a quick story about why it took me seven years to create Golf BPM.

Every time someone asks me how long it took to create the App I literally cringe when I have to say seven plus years. 

I cringe because of all the years I wasted talking about the idea and never executing it. Not to mention that Jeremy and I talked about it way back in 2008. In 2012 I had an idea, a programmer and several musicians. So, what took so long…

As far back as I can remember I’ve been teaching golf all day long and any moment I was not teaching I was working on my clothing line 18 GREENS. All the extra money and time I had went towards creating the apparel line. 

The apparel industry is a beast… you have to plan what people will be wearing a year in advance. Then you have to front the cash to create the clothing and get it to the United States. Most apparel companies have three to four lines a year to gear up for each season.

So, once it arrives you are out of money and then have to sell it over the summer to make back your investment. During that time, you have already started sampling and developing the next seasons line and borrowing money to get that done in hopes of recouping the money that is already out. There is never really any down time and if your company grows that means so does your debt. UGH, I often ask myself why I do this to myself, I love the action and my goal is to make a cool line that can be worn on and off the course that is affordable.

So even though I knew Golf BPM was a great idea and something that would revolutionize music and golf… it just sat on the back shelf collecting dust which always bothered me. I am not the kind of person that sets goals and then doesn’t at least go after them.

Finally, in 2015 I decided I had to put some time and energy toward making it happen. I’m not sure what sent me over the edge, but I was determined.

Creating the music turned out to be more complicated than I anticipated. The musicians were flakes, Jeremy took a job at IBM, my clothing line 18 GREENS was gaining traction and I was getting married.  The bottom line is it did not happen, now it’s 2016 and we had made zero progress towards getting it out.

May 2017

Our second go round at Golf BPM was a much more solid effort. In May of 2017, I got a call from Jeremy, he was all fired up about finally getting this thing going again. He had a friend who was a musician who he said could not only help but was onboard for a revenue share as well.

So the first week of June I flew up to San Francisco and we headed to the music studio in Sausalito. That trip was enlightening on several fronts. First, we were able to create our very first track “Smooth Groove”. That track is on the App if you want to hear it under the “Hip Hop” station.

It took three full days in the studio to create that one track. The track itself came pretty fast but the difficult part was when we started analyzing swings of the PGA tour players in relation to time, my idea and studies where a little more off than expected. The producer we were working with is a musical genius in his own right and loves golf so he really understood what I was trying do and create.

Through various studies, reading, working with students and metronomes we discovered that we needed four different swing speeds for each track. So, we had to speed up the original track to the four BPM’s we identified (126, 144, 156 and 184). 

After days of being locked in the studio, we headed to the range to test it out. I hit three balls and I knew we had nailed it. Then Jeremy hit and was instantly in-sync at 126 BPM’s. I have to tell you… it was one hell of a day!

I headed back to San Diego with two tracks to test and Jeremy was off and running programming the App. Our producer/musician was going to create more tracks.

Once home I started testing the tracks with my students. I tested with pros, collegiate, high school players and juniors. The results were incredible… everyone had success with it fairly instantly.

When I came back to San Francisco in August we found out that our musician had not done any work since my June visit. In his defense he had a lot going on in his life, things that I could never imagine.  

This was a problem because at the end of my previous trip I had discovered a difference between the swing tempo ratios between drivers, mid irons and putting.

I won’t bore you but essentially, I found through using the BLAST Motion sensor that good players mid iron ratios were different than their driver and even from 90 yards and in. The reason I came back to the studio was to figure out the music at these ratios and also create the tempos for putting and chipping.

When you use Golf BPM you will notice that we have four BPM’s (126, 144, 156 and 184) and also we have a drop down for club selection (Driver – 5 iron, 6 iron – wedges, and chipping putting).

Each song needs 11 speeds / tempos

    4 speeds for Driver – 5 Irons
    4 speeds for 6 irons – wedges and
    3 speed for chipping / putting

I knew we were in trouble with the musician because he was already behind and we now needed 24 tracks total before November and each track needed 11 speeds. 

11 x 24 = a lot of music that needed to be created before I was heading to The Hero Challenge tournament to pitch the music and App to PGA golfers. 

Choking on the final hole

The day I was at the airport I got a call from Jeremy. He had just got off the phone with the producer/musician. In short, he wanted to quit and or be paid to finish the tracks he had not created. He had found out that by getting behind he had to work triple time and was just not that passionate about the project.

The final hour in that studio was not pretty… it was like breaking up with your girlfriend, someone you shared some great moments with but just knew it wasn’t going to work. Walking out we knew he was out and not going to be able to deliver. Our musician is a great guy but we didn’t need a “great guy” he just did not want it as bad as we did.

At that point, we had failed again…

We had done many great things and learned a lot from the producer, he dropped a lot of knowledge on me that I am forever grateful for. We finished pieces of the project like sequencing swings to music across all the clubs and learned a lot about the actual music we were creating. Sadly, once again we failed to create the amount of music we needed to get the App launched.

May 2018

After two solid failures to get Golf BPM launched I got a call from Jeremy in May of 2018. He had once again contacted a friend who was a musician that he wanted me to meet. 

This time there would be no equity or revenue sharing, he was just going to pay them outright for their music. The upside of all the studio time we had logged was that we had the framework in place to move forward and the framework was spot on.

One thing we decided early on was to add a voice prompt to all the music.

Originally it was just going to be beats or tones. But since all the songs had different sound we decided to actually add a woman’s voice counting 1, 2 and 3. 

The best part is I didn’t have to travel and spend time in the studio. We just gave them the files and asked them to create a sample track to make sure they could work within the framework.

Not to mention that when you pay people they seem to work a lot faster!

A week later we had a sample track “Lift Me Up” that you can hear on the “Pop” station within the App. 

Within six weeks we had all the music we needed to get the App launched.

Jeremy then got to work on finishing all the programming to get the App into iTunes and Google Play. The development took a bit longer than expected however.

This is because when we tested on the driving range the voice and the music would sometimes be out of sync. Why you ask, because we wanted to build in an option to allow the users to mute the voice.


I happen to like the voice but some users found the repetition annoying overtime. Luckily Jeremy branded himself “The App Man” and if you’re going to do that you better be good at what you do. It took many tries but he is persistent, finally got it dialed in and got the Golf BPM launched.

After seven years, multiple musicians, Golf BPM went live in January of 2019! That was a good day. We are proud to say it has already aided in an individual NCAA D2 National Championship win.

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Growing the Game of Golf with Music

In all my years of teaching golf my goal has always been to help my students improve, make the game fun and enjoyable and to do my best to help grow the game of golf.

Doug Timmons - Golf BPM Founder
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One of my methods for growing the game has always been through Junior golf. I have done camps, high school teams, tournaments, you name it, I’ve done it all and have always enjoyed doing things that were unique to the game of golf.  It’s an incredibly rewarding experience to see adults all over San Diego that I taught golf to when they were in kids still have a love and passion for the game.

And although I’ve been recognized for my efforts, I always wondered…

What is something that I could do to reach more people and make the game more fun and approachable?  How can I do something that would leave a lasting impression on the game, something players of all levels could benefit from?

In golf, every player and instructor struggle to learn or teach three things: Rhythm, Tempo and Timing.

Teachers can’t effectively teach it and players all struggle to develop it. For the past 20 years of coaching, I have struggled to find an effective way to teach rhythm, tempo and timing, until now!

My mission is to use music to grow the game and help players of all skill levels have perfect rhythm, tempo and timing.

I want to personally invite you to join Golf BPM and help me grow the game and add extra enjoyment through music.

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Golf BPM Music Now Offering Lifetime Memberships for $49.99

Encinitas, CA – Golf BPM Swing Tempo Music is now offering lifetime memberships in addition to their monthly and annual subscriptions. For the cost of a round of golf, App users can now have access to Golf BPM for life.

The membership offer is available at:  Lifetime Membership Link and includes a full free trial where users can experience the music before purchasing.

Golf BPM Lifetime Membership

Golf BPM Music was created so a player of any skill level can develop the same even tempo by simply timing their swing to a library of percussive, original music. Featuring original music from hip hop, to electronic, to rock and pop, each song contains subtly timed verbal queues, so users know exactly where to hit their swing marks.

“We surveyed our App customers and the one thing that kept coming up was they all wanted to be members for life versus a monthly subscription” says Golf BPM co-founder Jeremy Callahan. “So, in addition to subscriptions, golfers can now buy lifetime accounts. We created a special website for new users to get the offer or they can be purchased within the App”.

Golf BPM is a cross-platform App available in the iTunes and Google Play. It offers a 7-day free trial on monthly and annual subscription and now can purchased as a lifetime membership.

Get The Golf BPM App Now!

  

Release Date of Putting & Chipping Golf Music Set

Golf BPM Swing Tempo Music CEO Doug Timmons and “The Dukes” drummer Greg Jacks have collaborated and completed recording for putting and chipping music. The music is set to be released in the App the week of May 28, 2019.

The collaboration produced 36 new tracks that App users can listen to while putting and chipping. All of the musical prompts and beats help golfers create consistent tempo at a perfect 2:1 backswing to downswing ratio.

Timmons traveled out to Phoenix, Arizona and went into the studio to work out the final details and sequencing of the music timing. “In 2018 when I created the putting music, the timing always seemed a bit off. Working with Greg we were able to finally nail the exact sequencing needed for the perfect putting & chipping rhythm.” Says Doug.

The music is set to be added and released in the App the last week of May. “This is the most significant App release we will do this year” says CTO Jeremy Callahan. “When we initially launched the App in January, we did not have enough short game music to release. Rather than wait, we decided to get the App with the full swing music out and release the short game music later”.

About Greg Jacks

Greg Jacks is the co-founder of Dynamic French Art Rockers “The Dukes” which was formed in 2010 by Jacks and Francois “Shanka” Maigret. They have released three records: “Resilient Lovers”, “Victory”, and “Smoke Against the Beat”. Jacks was also part of the multi-platinum pop rock band Superbus, which won an MTV award, and 2 French Grammy nominations (winning in 2007 for Best Rock Album).

Golf BPM Music Now Available on Amazon Alexa

Golf BPM Swing Tempo Music App has launched a new skill on Amazon Alexa. Alexa users can simply say “Alexa, install Golf BPM” and after the install can say “Alex, Play Golf BPM”.

The initial release includes one trial song available so that golfers can hear and sample a full Golf BPM song. The song is at a mid-range BPM (beat per minute) of 144 BPM’s. The song also includes the voice over counting 1, 2, 3. Golfer can time their swing to the counts by starting their swing on the 1, starting their downswing on the 2 and making impact on the 3 count.

Golfers can get a full version of the App which is available in iTunes and Google Play. Within the App there are over 100 songs, 4 stations and 4 different swing speeds (BPM’s) to swing to. It offers a 7-day free trial on monthly and annual subscription or users can purchased as a lifetime membership.

Experience the Golf BPM Silent Disco

This weekend Golf BPM will be offering expo attendees the opportunity to experience their music via a silent disco at this year’s Haggin Oaks Golf Expo.

Golf BPM Silent Disco

“We wanted to give expo attendees a unique way to experience our swing temp music without having to download and install our App” says Golf BPM’s CTO, Jeremy Callahan. “By creating a silent disco, attendees can just put on headphones and go hit to our music on the driving range”

Attendees can find the Golf BPM silent disco at the 18GREENS Apparel booth located in the Front Super Shop section of the expo. Golf BPM co-founder and CEO Doug Timmons (PGA) also owns and operates 18GREENS.

18GREENS will be selling gear at amazing prices during the expo. They will be offering deep discounts on shirts, pants, shorts, hats for men, women and juniors.

About 18GREENS

18GREENS apparel is built with golf in mind and the great lifestyle it has to offer. Established in North County, San Diego, where the weather is perfect year-round, we are inspired by music, travel, water, athletic activities and sunshine. Our family is constantly chasing blue water, bright sunshine and green grass.

Golf BPM Music Licensing Program

Golf BPM Music Licensing & Collaboration

Golf BPM is pleased to announce that their library of progressive swing tempo music is now available for licensing to musicians, mobile apps, websites, driving ranges, golf carts, and tracking devices.

Similar to how software companies have licensed their GPS and tee time technology to websites, apps and courses, Golf BPM is now making their music available for inclusion. The team at Golf BPM has also seen a rise in driving range and golf cart GPS technology they would like to target.

In addition, Golf BPM is also looking to partner with existing musicians who are interested in collaborating to create tracks or their own stations within Golf BPM.  Musicians can tap into the existing Golf BPM framework and quickly create tracks at the correct BPM’s for perfect swing tempo ratios.

To find out more on how to include their original songs in your App, cart software, driving ranges, simulators and facilities please contact Jeremy Callahan at jeremy@golfbpm.com