Originally Posted by 14ledo81
Even if we are talking driver only, the longer hitter has the option to hit a 3 wood or hybrid just as far as a short hitter hits a driver. This has to be an advantage. Even if they have similar shot cones. The long hitter has the option to use the shorter club (and hit just as far), but can also pull the driver on a more open hole and have a big advantage.
Yea, you know what? You're right, it is advantageous. I'm just saying it's not a panacea, that's all.
Originally Posted by CoachinPA
That's the point of the thread. Plans? ideas? etc etc... I'm going to try some of the overspeed work posted earlier along with maybe some medicine ball twists. i'll document results once my Radar gets in from Amazon.
Sorry for jacking your thread. As I understand it, speed comes from (besides technique) fast twitch muscles. The best way to train them is to do exercises quickly and explosively. I'm thinking plyometrics, since a lot of those exercises are designed to train the legs and core. Resistance bands are also good and you can use them in conjunction with more golf related motions. Also, if you want to train fast twitch muscles, do sprints instead of jogging.
As for golf-specific exercises, I like the light driver idea. Actually, I'd take it one step further and just swing a shaft with no head. You can also check out the golf speed chain, but I don't know much about the product, I've only heard that it works.