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PostSubject: How to increase club head speed?   Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:22 pm

Any tip on how to increase club head speed without changing the swing and tempo?
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:25 pm

Use a lighter shaft.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:59 pm

1. longer shaft
2. more efficient swing
3. stronger butt
4. stronger tummy
5. stronger legs
6. stronger everything
7. start posting on golfwrx
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:41 pm

Vrooooom2 wrote:
Any tip on how to increase club head speed without changing the swing and tempo?

Hinge your wrist and delay club release till impact?
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:54 am

Get a 3I or even 2I and start hitting. Long iron is a great training club for both speed and accuracy. They have smaller sweet spot area compared to woods and top-duffs are more prominent compared to drivers. At the end of the day, even if you aren't getting any clubhead speed gains, you pretty much gonna pure your long irons if you didn't give up.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:21 am

Would you be wanting a higher club head speed for discussion and statistics, or for longer hitting distances?

To get higher speeds on launch monitors the sustainable way, strengthen your core, glutes etc.  To use equipment, try adding 3/4 inch to each of your clubs and see what you get.  Razz

For real world increase in ball speed you need to factor in smash factor, which is ball speed over club head speed.  This is primarily determined by the quality of strike - how much of your club head speed is converted to ball speed.  The higher the smash factor the better your contact, and you will see your shots flying further more consistently.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:03 pm

Thanks for all your input. Tried lighter, longer (by 0.5 inch). Difference is marginal. Can't handle more than 0.5 inch longer.

Kept sale swing speed and same temo, so as not to loose out on mishit. Ball impact is quite the same as standard length shaft. Kinda at my wits end as to what else is needed apart from changing the golfer himself!
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:48 am

LOLOLOLOL ... "7.  Start posting on golfwrx" ... ROFLROFL

Seems like the average swing speed in that forum is 110mph with the long hitters matching Bubba and the longest ones should be competing on REMAX Long Drive World Championships

Back to topic ... my 2 cents

Swing speed is important ... ball speed is more important ... but launch angle and spin rate also very important ... (I am assuming you want more distance with acceptable direction)

If you have tried lighter and longer and it does not work ... why not try heavier and shorter?

Keep an open mind and try various stuff until you find something that feels comfortable ... after that ... go see a Golf Pro with a launch monitor and work on how to swing that club to optimise distance ... end of the day ... it is really still the Indian ... but the right arrow can either facilitate or hinder training ...

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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:31 am

Vrooooom2 wrote:
Any tip on how to increase club head speed without changing the swing and tempo?

Try lighter grip pressure.. allowing the club to release thru at impact.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:25 am

Just enjoy your game and not be bothered by too many technicalities. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:00 pm

willytan wrote:
Use a lighter shaft.

Lighter shaft may not necessary give you distance ... It may balloon the ball instead ... Alot depends on the individual because the DNA of golf swing varies from individual to individual ... Better to evaulate using Trackman or Flight Scope ... My 2 cents' worth ... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:03 pm

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Weight


  • Lighter shafts produce increased swing speed and distance, but can result in a loss of accuracy. Standard driver shafts range from 50 to 90 grams. Professional long distance competitors have even lighter shafts which are sometimes less than 40 grams. Choose a shaft weight that feels right in your hands. Many golfers prefer heavier shafts because it prevents them from rushing their swing. Distance is a result of timing as much as it is swing speed, and a lighter shaft may rush your swing.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:38 am

Has anyone experiment with a lighter driver head (probably a Japanese brand) and a light shaft (50g range)?  Do you actually gain any swing speed? 

BTW Longer club is not always faster.  I had a 45.5 driver and a 44 inch driver.    The swing speed I got from a launch monitor (must be super accurate), is almost the same.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:10 am

Kaii wrote:
Text taken from internet

Weight




  • Lighter shafts produce increased swing speed and distance, but can result in a loss of accuracy. Standard driver shafts range from 50 to 90 grams. Professional long distance competitors have even lighter shafts which are sometimes less than 40 grams. Choose a shaft weight that feels right in your hands. Many golfers prefer heavier shafts because it prevents them from rushing their swing. Distance is a result of timing as much as it is swing speed, and a lighter shaft may rush your swing.

Thanks for sharing bro Kaii. I am using a stock 55gm SR shaft for my Callaway Diablo Octane. It's quite light but I am comfortable with it. I believe the important thing to do before taking any shots is to have a slow takeaway and accelerate on the downswing. I am speaking from personal experience of course. Some people might be comfortable with a quick tempo. Some people do full swing. I can only do half swing. Tried doing full swing and it messed up my shots. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:31 pm

Why do you want to increase clubhead speed ? Should the question be : "How to increase ball speed?" or "How to increase my distance with Driver/ Iron" .

You can increase the ball speed or distance without changing your swing or tempo. Easiest way is to increase your smash factor. Meaning hit the ball right at the sweetspot of your clubhead. And if you combine that with the correct lauch angle of your driver, your distance will increase - and no change to your swing or tempo would be required ;0

Btw, what is your current Swing Speed now ?
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:10 am

Lms wrote:
Why do you want to increase clubhead speed ? Should the question be : "How to increase ball speed?" or "How to increase my distance with Driver/ Iron" .

You can increase the ball speed or distance without changing your swing or tempo. Easiest way is to increase your smash factor. Meaning hit the ball right at the sweetspot of your clubhead. And if you combine that with the correct lauch angle of your driver, your distance will increase - and no change to your swing or tempo would be required ;0

Btw, what is your current Swing Speed now ?
Increase in club head speed means that for those of us who doesn't have the 'spot on' smash factor of 1.45 or greater can still get some distance on higher percentage of off centered and non-compressed shots Wink

You're right though, consistent smash factor should be achieved first then you can increase head speed or swing speed go get even further distance.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:17 pm

Hoe to increase smash factor?
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:18 pm

Ssquirrel wrote:
Hoe to increase smash factor?

Hit the sweet spot every-time.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:39 pm

bomby wrote:
Ssquirrel wrote:
Hoe to increase smash factor?

Hit the sweet spot every-time
+ the club face has to be dead square for optimal smash factor. i.e. no loss of energy
Also keep in mind as soon as you start talking about smash factor, you're talking about the swing efficiency.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:18 pm

Cheem.....
Just work on chipping and putting if you wanna improve scores...
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:43 pm

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2014/9/video-the-worlds-longest-usable-golf-club-in-action-60188/

cool idea.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:14 pm

lousyswinger wrote:
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2014/9/video-the-worlds-longest-usable-golf-club-in-action-60188/

cool idea.

Doesn't look like a good way to increase clubhead speed.   ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:47 pm

If you have the time, go set up an appointment at BFG and get your swing analyzed on Trackman by Atiq. from there, you'll have an idea of which aspect of yr swing to improve for maximum results.
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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: How to increase club head speed?   Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:25 am

In the end. To improve score I am with pocketace. Improve in ur short game is more important than distance off tee.
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