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

Golf BPM – How to Use Our App to Improve Your Swing Rhythm, Tempo & Timing

Rhythm, tempo and timing is the secret to every good golf swing. But its extremely difficult to practice and teach… Until now, GolfBPM is the solution you’ve been looking for.

Just install the App, put in your head phones and start timing your swing to our music. We have four stations ranging from Hip Hop, House, Rock and Pop to choose from. After you select a station you choose a swing speed and club type.

From there all you have to do is time your swing to the voice prompt (1, 2, 3) and/or musical beat. Each song has a distinct beat that you will easily be able to identify. There is also a coach that counts out the 1, 2 and 3. You can mute the voice and just use the music or you can keep it if you like.

And that is how easy it is to use Golf BPM to develop perfect rhythm, tempo and timing in your golf swing.

Perfecting Your Golf Swing Tempo with Music

Tempo is the glue that sticks all the elements of a golf swing together – Nick Faldo

Golf BPM Golf Swing Tempo Music

You probably hear all the time how important tempo is in a golf swing. But what does that even mean? And how does music relate to a golf swing? There are three undeniable links between music and your golf swing: Tempo, rhythm and timing.

It doesn’t matter if you are covering a song on your acoustic guitar or hitting a driver… if you lack tempo, rhythm and timing you are going to suck at both.

But there is another issue with music and your swing.  The majority of the music in your playlist is counterproductive to your swing. Why? Because every song has a different BPM (beats per minute) than your natural swing speed. The first song you play is too fast and the next is to slow.

Swing Tempo Ratios

For this article we will talk about a driver to keep it simple. The correct swing ration for a driver is 3 to 1. It works like this:

            If you total swing time is 1 second, then your takeaway time would be .75 seconds and your downswing would be .25 seconds. So if you take .25 and times it by 3 you get. .75. 

Now your total swing time might be 1.12 seconds or .92 seconds. Whatever it is, there is a perfect 3:1 ratio in those numbers. And that my friend is what actually makes your tempo perfect. So the next time you are playing and someone says “That was a smooth swing” you’ll know you nailed it.

Now that you know what the perfect tempo is, how can you work on this while you are at the driving range? How do you even know what your ratio is? Are you too fast on the takeaway or downswing?

How to figure it out – The hard and expensive way

The most effective way to figure this out is with the Blast Motion sensor (or similar). This is a small sensor that you attach to the butt of your golf grip. The sensor is incredible and has an App that literally tells you your swing ratio after each shot. We love the sensor but there is one problem… If your ratio is off there is no way for the average golfer to know how to speed up or slow down their backswing/downswing.

Or You Could Just Listen to Music

I know earlier I stated that music is actually detrimental to your tempo but what if… someone made music that had tones and voice prompts you could time your swing to and have perfect tempo? That is exactly what we have done at Golf BPM. We launched with four stations and 24 tracks (with more songs on the way). You just time your swing to the tones or voice prompt and you will nail perfect tempo, timing and rhythm. And the best part is the songs will get stuck in your head just like normal music does.

This is not a new concept. Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret created records in 1959 with waltz music to swing to for perfect tempo, rhythm and timing. I think I found and bought the last remaining set on eBay a two weeks ago. Plus, you can’t bring a record player to the driving range.

Have you ever noticed all the people on the driving range that are listening to music while practicing? The next time you do, ask them what they are listening to. Or better yet, watch them closely and see if their swing tempo changes from song to song.

Our App, songs and swing speeds are much more complicated than a written article explain. But the idea and concept and execution are simple. Put on your headphones, choose a swing speed and then time your swing to the tones. We recommend starting at 144 BPM’s and then working your way up or down depending on your current swing speed.

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Teaching Tempo in a Golf Swing

Golf BPM - Doug Timmons Teaching Tempo & Timing

Everyone has their own pace and rhythm to their golf swing. Some are quicker and others are slower but regardless of speed, all the top professionals in the world swing at the same perfect tempo every swing.

Golf BPM music was created so a player of any skill level can develop the same perfect tempo by simply timing their swing to our original music.

In the past Doug Timmons (PGA Class A member) has tried using metronomes to help students with timing and sequence. Although this can be very effective students found it very boring and just can’t relate to that hard tone, let alone listen to over and over.

So he created Golf BPM to make your practice fun and more effective. With beats so good you will actually play them when you are rollin in your car or in your cart. The beats are so effective that you can listen to them before, during and after a round so that you’re always in the zone.

A great DJ knows how to make people move and keep them moving by playing seamless music that flows from one track to the next. Our goal is to bring this same philosophy to your practice with beats that will keep your body moving in the perfect time and rhythm.

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