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#1 2bGood

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:46 AM

I am getting older (closer to 50 than I would like). I use to be a longish hitter, and was in the 115mph region for awhile 200 years ago. My swing speed drops every year and I now sitting at about 103mph. I am sure I could produce more speed if I sang all out, but my game is more about keeping it in the short grass.

Any advice on how to stop the loss of speed? I still lift weights regularly and my range of motion is pretty good - though stretching is not a focus for me.


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:49 AM

Can you elaborate on what "still lift weights regularly" entails?
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:51 AM

Overspeed training???
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:53 AM

I just turned the 50, have dropped 15 mph in the last 5 years, as well. The flexibility seems like it's still there, but it is NOT! The timing of the hit is where several mph are lost or gained. I feel your pain, as I'm trying to hit it "better", not harder.......

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

View PostRosco1216, on 14 May 2017 - 09:49 AM, said:

Can you elaborate on what "still lift weights regularly" entails?

My body is a pretty decent weight, and I have to lift it regularly. :swoon:


Joking aside I lift weights about 3-4 times a week. Mostly meathead stuff, benchpress, rows, squats, power cleans. Some shoulder work and arm work. (Can you tell what sport I played in college?)


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

I noticed all kinds of things once I hit 45 with my body. That was 12 yrs ago.

I had a friend stretching me a lot back when I was 47 while he was training to be a physical therapist. I have to say I played some of my best golf back then with all the stretching. I could bend over and put my palms on the floor. No little feat for a 275 lb guy. Now I have a hard time bending over to tie my shoes.

Don't worry so much about it. I gained distance back when I turned 50 even with my loss of swing speed. We all agreed in my group to move up a set of tees when we all hit 50. Brings your drives right back to where they use to be on the course. LOL

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:45 PM

Yeah,  I used to be a bomber.  Relatively speaking :).  As soon as I turned 50 (now 54) .... my SS decreased and my drives started to lose their pop.  I also try to workout with light weights and flexibility.  Even went out and bought a new driver thinking that would help.  Nope.  I'm actually going back to my Titleist 910 because it felt better than the M2 and is just as long .... if not longer.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:11 PM

Time machine or the fountain of youth is going to be about it. Sorry, but Mother Nature is not always fair.

I fondly remember using a Ping i3 3 wood off the tee & regularly going WRX deep with Titleist Tour Professionals.  :cry:

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 11:12 AM

I will be 48 this year.  Went to the LD finals twice when still in Mesquite.  I started to notice a drop in SS last few years and focused on core and stretching the days I hit the gym instead of just weights. Tight hamstrings affect your lower back, core and restrict the speed of your turn (for me anyway). SS has returned after the change in workouts. OP, it is not fun but need to stretch!!
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:31 PM

View Post2bGood, on 14 May 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

I am getting older (closer to 50 than I would like). I use to be a longish hitter, and was in the 115mph region for awhile 200 years ago. My swing speed drops every year and I now sitting at about 103mph. I am sure I could produce more speed if I sang all out, but my game is more about keeping it in the short grass.

Any advice on how to stop the loss of speed? I still lift weights regularly and my range of motion is pretty good - though stretching is not a focus for me.

Im the same. 20 years ago, nobody could hit it past me except Wade Dunagan. Lift more weights.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:37 PM

Work on your flexibility and stop worrying about accuracy (the shorter you hit it, the more accurate you have to be, and even then...).

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:48 PM

Stretching will help. I hit the ball further now at 48 then I did when I was in my 30's. I lifted heavy weights int my early 40's Started doing yoga and pilates. Difference was amazing I'm still 6'2" 240  but, much more flexible. Swing speed is now in the 115-120 range. Yoga for golfers is a great start
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

View Postsailfishchris, on 12 June 2017 - 08:48 PM, said:

Stretching will help. I hit the ball further now at 48 then I did when I was in my 30's. I lifted heavy weights int my early 40's Started doing yoga and pilates. Difference was amazing I'm still 6'2" 240  but, much more flexible. Swing speed is now in the 115-120 range. Yoga for golfers is a great start
I lost yardage in the last year and I believe it's because I stopped doing DDP Yoga and PiYo. I really need to get back to it again.

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