During any golfer's swing, the take away, back swing, transition to downswing, downswing, impact, and follow through, the golfer's head can actually move in ten different ways. It can move straight up, straight down, forward, backward, up and forward, down and forward, etc., etc. At least seven of these movements are faulty, leading to a high handicap for the golfer. Head movements, as well as other golf swing movements, become habits; good or bad, acquired when the golfer was first learning the game.

The key to consistency on the golf course is consistency in one's golf swing. The best way to develop a consistent golf swing is to establish a consistent rhythm. The best way to develop a consistent rhythm is to develop a consistent tempo. Tempo is best defined as the rate of speed used to perform each incremental part of the swinging process. Notice that rhythm and tempo are two different concepts. Rhythm relates to how each part of the swing fits together while tempo relates to the speed at which a swing is made. With a consistent rhythm and tempo, golfers can create the ability to better control their swing. The task of developing a useful and consistent tempo requires the golfer look at several aspects of the swing process in order to better understand how everything fits together.

For many new players one of the most frustrating aspects of golf is the slice. For most whom have had played baseball or other types of racket sports the slice is more profound. The golf swing does not come as naturally and contradicts many of the habits learned in other sports. After some hard work and dedication most new players can straighten out their approach enough to have some kind of a respectable level of play. But that is not the case for the driver.

The Drive is the shot, which holds the most prestige. For men, being able to drive the ball as far as possible, or further than anyone else, is a matter of esteem and confidence. Which is why it's also the most frustrating shot in golf for new players. Not being able to get out of the tee box with a good drive is the most demoralizing thing a player can do during a round. Keep it up for 18 holes and I guarantee you are not having fun.