I was getting fitting for a driver yesterday and found out I have a very slow swing-speed for my age with a driver (42 years, 72 mph) . For the control driver I was was using my Nike Sumo SQ 5000 with regular flex. In the past I've hit the Nike driver straight but not very far, so I believe the fitting statistics were accurate.
The fitting system recommended a Taylormade 2010 Superfast driver with a senior-flex shaft, which seems to add 5 MPH to my average club-head speed and 20 yards to total distance (at 200 yds). I swallowed my pride and went ahead and ordered the senior-flex driver and fairway wood (bought them used to save some money).
For 2011, I want to work on improving clubhead speed, so I'm looking for suggestions from people who have had the same problem I have with slow speed and got their speed up to at least 90 mph within a year.
I'm open to any ideas (training gear, exercise tips, technique) that may have helped you improve your own speed.
For strength and speed training gear I have two devices I picked up in the past, a Speed Stik (older model) and also the Medicus Maximus weighted driver club. I had kept these items in the closet since my swing was bad at the time and I wanted to work first on hitting straighter and eliminating my bad slice.
But now I hit straighter, and wonder if those two training devices would help me out with speed, and also what kind of daily routine I should follow.
I also have a Roger Fredericks CD on golf stretching. I was doing those daily but slacked off, perhaps just following the routine once a week.