Roadking2003, on 16 November 2017 - 09:00 AM, said:
airjammer, on 12 November 2017 - 09:48 AM, said:
Lacey Underall, on 11 November 2017 - 06:41 PM, said:
I hope the kid does well......and I hate to pee in the koolaide......but the body is not built to swing 130 mph and hit a golf ball 340+. Unfortunately this will not last long.
That is just crazy talk...in 10-15 years we will have kids that have been training for speed "superspeed golf" since they were 5 years old. Wouldn't surprise me is there are at least 5 guys on the pga tour with 130 mph swing speed by then. Also more than likely during this time we will have advances in deceleration training as well that will
help with staying injury free longer.
Meanwhile, we have Day, McIlroy and Woods (and others) fighting back problems........
Same could be say for thousands of recreational golfers that never swung over 95. In any other sport people say that athletes wear out their bodies because of how much they do X. I never heard anyone say the athlete hurt his knees because nobody should jump over 40 inches high. So why are golfers different?
Anyone who hits as many balls as these guys need to hit to get onto the pga tour will have problems at some point. Obviously higher swing speed creates more torque on the body than slower swing speed. But as times goes by and kids are training specifically for speed the body will produce different muscle fibers to support that. Time will tell but athletes are running faster, jumping higher and throwing faster every single generation.