Jaacob Bowden

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Jaacob Bowden is a professional golfer, the official swing speed trainer of the eGolf Professional Tour, and the president of Swing Man Golf.

Formerly an average-length hitting 14-handicap computer engineer, Jaacob quit his job, took his savings and moved from Kansas to California to pursue a golf career at age 27.

He has since won the Pinnacle Distance Challenge with a televised 381-yard drive, won multiple qualifiers for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships including a 421-yard grid record drive, made cuts in numerous tournaments around the world with rounds in the 60s and 70s, and finished fifth at the Speed Golf World Championships at Bandon Dunes. Jaacob also holds the championship record for golf score with a 72 in 55 minutes and 42 seconds using only 6 clubs.

His Swing Man Golf website has more than 5,000 members and focuses primarily on swing speed training. Typically, Jaacob’s website members and amateur and tour player clients will pick up 12-16 mph of driver swing speed in the first 30 days of basic speed training.

You can learn more about Jaacob and Swing Man Golf here:

Websites – JaacobBowden.com & SwingManGolf.com
Twitter - @JaacobBowden & @SwingManGolf.
Facebook – Facebook.com/JaacobBowden & Facebook.com/SwingManGolf
YouTube – YouTube.com/SwingManGolf – More than 2.8 million video views

 




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