Easiest way to increase swing speed?
Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:07 PM
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:34 PM
lol! What's so weird? I have the SS you want but I'm a 12. Wanna switch?
Sounds like you hit it straight and true and have a decent short game. Sure I can hit it 270+ yards (when I connect!), but my consistency is all over the place and my <100 yards game is not up to snuff.
In answer to your original question - rotation rotation rotation. Focus on getting your back to the target on your back swing and then starting the swing with your hips. Rotate the hips - don't slide them! Otherwise, as mentioned, focus on solid mechanics and not killing the ball. My longest drives happen when I feel like I'm barely putting any effort into it at all.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:04 PM
A properly fit driver might not gain you much swing speed but it could gain some distance with proper trajectory and spin.
Edited by accufitgolf, 01 January 2010 - 05:05 PM.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:12 PM
For instance, I have found that swinging harder doesn't increase my swing speed. The things that help me add speed were things like keeping my right hip angled on the downswing (which helped me maintain my spine angle through impact), keeping my right side "high" through the ball. It all added up to a quick 10 mph in additional speed.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:46 PM
My suggestions is to make sure you are strong and flexible, work a lot on your core and leg strength, IMO arm strength has little to do with speed, just think of Fred Couples or Jack Nicklaus, both have huge legs and arms like teenage girls.
Also make sure your driver is optimized for the correct loft and shaft.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:19 PM
Swing a heavy club ... I remember Fixer Slicer swearing by this method.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:10 PM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:12 PM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:24 PM
that's very interesting because i felt they weren't so accurate...
i first went to GS to test out some drivers and was hitting between 105-110mph club head speed consistently
today, i went to GG to test out some more drivers and was hitting between 110-115mph club head speed consistently, even hit up to 124 a few times
another thing i found interesting was that i also got a smash factor of 1.53 and 1.54 a couple of times, i thought the maximum was 1.5?
Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:12 PM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:56 PM
i found the easiest way to gain speed is to swing on plane.
i guess the second thing is sequence but that's the hardest thing for me to right now.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:05 AM
I want to average 28 putts per round...and when I get there I'll want to average 25.
Good luck though, and don't rule out working on your short game which isn't as reliant on swing speed.
BTW I'm doing P90X, focussing on core strength and flexibility.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 02:54 PM
Id stay away from weighted clubs...
Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:49 PM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:40 AM
Are there any tips you guys have that I could raise it just a little more.
Which model Medicus have you been using?
Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:21 AM
Your muscles will stretch as taut as a banjo string. The faster you turn your hips the more the muscles will stretch. You can't turn your hips too fast.
Then you will feel a whip like sensation as the clubhead accelerates with speed peaking at impact.
Edited by tm22721, 07 March 2010 - 11:34 AM.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:38 AM
So take your driver and make a leisurely back swing, a gentle transition and then accelerate as fast as you can on the downswing seeking to acheive maximum speed just after the ball location. If you monitor the feel and look of the motion, you will find it is not as easy as it sounds. Have your kept your motion but just increased the speed or has the effort to increase speed changed your motion? Did you cast the club? Have you let your head move in front of the ball? Have you swung over the top? Did the club bounce off the ground? Did you lose your balance? Was your swing path down the target line? Did you release? Were both of your arms extended past impact? How was your weight shift?
You should do it mostly at the driving range. Hit a normal drive. Then take 5 or 10 practice swings, swinging as fast as you can on the downswing. Then hit some shots swinging as fast as you can. Then back to the practice swings. Each time, you want to try to swing faster than the last. Then hit a few shots with your normal swing. When you play, just take your normal swing. After a few weeks of this, you will notice an increase in distance while you are playing even though you are not trying to swing fast. Once you master swinging fast, then try to start feeling an increase in the wrist **** at the start of the downswing.
Touring pros have swings that are so fluid that it appears that they are swinging easy. But in fact, they are swinging hard and fast. To increase distance, you have to learn to do this. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were both coached to swing as fast as they could when they were young.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:37 PM
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