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post #217 of 242
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

I didn't read your original post correctly. Were you using a swing speed radar type unit? If so, I've clocked 130-ish on one of those with a 3W. My actual speed was probably more like in the 90s.

 

This I can definitely believe, and I have pictures to prove it.  http://thesandtrap.com/t/72283/distance-club-head-speed-or-technique/18#post_946524

 

 

I think we misread his statement (at least I did), the swing speed radar type units are not very accurate.

Oh, I was just throwing out an option for him to get a chance to meet us and prove what he was saying. I remember years ago when I got "fitted" for a driver at Nevada Bob's *an old golf store* I was clocked at 115+ with my horrible swing back then but it was a radar unit so was probably off. I've been wanting to get on an accurate device to have my swing measured so I'm definitely planning on heading to Erie.

post #218 of 242

A warning label should go with all of the club head speed/distance threads.

 

Warning: Hip waders required beyond this point!  It's deep ahead.

post #219 of 242
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

Oh, I was just throwing out an option for him to get a chance to meet us and prove what he was saying. I remember years ago when I got "fitted" for a driver at Nevada Bob's *an old golf store* I was clocked at 115+ with my horrible swing back then but it was a radar unit so was probably off. I've been wanting to get on an accurate device to have my swing measured so I'm definitely planning on heading to Erie.


I just got measured with a Trakman, and my swing speed without warmup and using street shoes is around 95-100 with a total distance of 254 on 3 drives and 270 on 3 drives (after fixing my setup to get less spin). These seem reasonable since I usually use a wedge on my typical par 4 between 300 to 340 yards.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 

A warning label should go with all of the club head speed/distance threads.

 

Warning: Hip waders required beyond this point!  It's deep ahead.

 

I think part of the reason is because most people underestimate the skills of a golfing pro, and think they can get the magic 112 mph swing speed.

 

What most people don't realize, is that the 112 mph pro swing is pretty effortless for a pro. I saw some of this watching the Toshiba classic with the "old guy" 106 mph swings, and confirmed it watching the Byron Nelson. Kuchar and Bradley made effortless drives deep into the woods from over 300 yards away.

post #220 of 242
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 


I just got measured with a Trakman, and my swing speed without warmup and using street shoes is around 95-100 with a total distance of 254 on 3 drives and 270 on 3 drives (after fixing my setup to get less spin). These seem reasonable since I usually use a wedge on my typical par 4 between 300 to 340 yards.

 

 

 

I think part of the reason is because most people underestimate the skills of a golfing pro, and think they can get the magic 112 mph swing speed.

 

What most people don't realize, is that the 112 mph pro swing is pretty effortless for a pro.

After using gps to track my more recent rounds and seeing my normal carry was just under 250 *since my ball had no roll because of the rain it was sitting within feet or inches from the landing mark* I'm guessing I am just over 100 ss. I'm hoping I do get a chance to hop on a trackman soon to get a more accurate reading and use that to start contemplating future equipment purchases.

post #221 of 242
My 6i swing speed is 65mph :(
post #222 of 242
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

After using gps to track my more recent rounds and seeing my normal carry was just under 250 *since my ball had no roll because of the rain it was sitting within feet or inches from the landing mark* I'm guessing I am just over 100 ss. I'm hoping I do get a chance to hop on a trackman soon to get a more accurate reading and use that to start contemplating future equipment purchases.

 

Seems reasonable.

 

 

 

Hey @MS256, we reeled in the need for the "Waders" B-)

post #223 of 242
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

Seems reasonable.

 

 

 

Hey @MS256, we reeled in the need for the "Waders" B-)

Haha, I learned awhile ago that if I'm going to post numbers I have to have some sort of facts to base it on. I'm also using graphs posted online in association with the distances I've measured on the course, my 8i *which loft wise is a 7i* goes just under 170 and reconciling that with my driver carry works out to between 100-110 swing speed. So my closest guess on average is 105-ish. I hate to guess these numbers because, as we all know, guessing not well accepted on this forum!

post #224 of 242
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

Haha, I learned awhile ago that if I'm going to post numbers I have to have some sort of facts to base it on. I'm also using graphs posted online in association with the distances I've measured on the course, my 8i *which loft wise is a 7i* goes just under 170 and reconciling that with my driver carry works out to between 100-110 swing speed. So my closest guess on average is 105-ish. I hate to guess these numbers because, as we all know, guessing not well accepted on this forum!

 

An educated guess is always better than an exaggeration or faulty equipment!

post #225 of 242
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 


I just got measured with a Trakman, and my swing speed without warmup and using street shoes is around 95-100 with a total distance of 254 on 3 drives and 270 on 3 drives (after fixing my setup to get less spin). These seem reasonable since I usually use a wedge on my typical par 4 between 300 to 340 yards.

 

 

 

I think part of the reason is because most people underestimate the skills of a golfing pro, and think they can get the magic 112 mph swing speed.

 

What most people don't realize, is that the 112 mph pro swing is pretty effortless for a pro. I saw some of this watching the Toshiba classic with the "old guy" 106 mph swings, and confirmed it watching the Byron Nelson. Kuchar and Bradley made effortless drives deep into the woods from over 300 yards away.

First, true to that.  Golf can be easily denigrated to swing as hard to the farthest.  Of course, we all know this isn't that straight forward.  

 

Second, I don't believe pro's make "effortless" swing.  I think you mean to say they make fluid swing.  When I watch slow-mo of many pro's drives, I know how much efforts they are putting in to one swing.  It really opened my eyes how much extensions they have, how much acceleration they put on the down swing, how they extend arms through, how their head is far behind even when their torso is twisted so hard.  With so much practice and work they put on, I think they look "effortless" but I see how much efforts in that "effortless" swing.

post #226 of 242
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Originally Posted by jsp9999 View Post
 

First, true to that.  Golf can be easily denigrated to swing as hard to the farthest.  Of course, we all know this isn't that straight forward.  

 

Second, I don't believe pro's make "effortless" swing.  I think you mean to say they make fluid swing.  When I watch slow-mo of many pro's drives, I know how much efforts they are putting in to one swing.  It really opened my eyes how much extensions they have, how much acceleration they put on the down swing, how they extend arms through, how their head is far behind even when their torso is twisted so hard.  With so much practice and work they put on, I think they look "effortless" but I see how much efforts in that "effortless" swing.

 

I agree that it takes a lot of hard work and training to get to this point.

 

However, my definition of effortless is simply of physical exertion. They are relaxed. They swing effortlessly, and it doesn't just look that way. I watched several pros from about 12 feet away, and watched their breathing patterns. No signs of exertion as far as I could tell.

post #227 of 242
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

I agree that it takes a lot of hard work and training to get to this point.

 

However, my definition of effortless is simply of physical exertion. They are relaxed. They swing effortlessly, and it doesn't just look that way. I watched several pros from about 12 feet away, and watched their breathing patterns. No signs of exertion as far as I could tell.

 

They're exerting quite a bit. It's basic physics.

 

It may not appear as though they are because they're in balance and properly sequenced.

post #228 of 242
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

They're exerting quite a bit. It's basic physics.

 

It may not appear as though they are because they're in balance and properly sequenced.

 

Maybe, but it seems like their 112mph swing takes way less effort than the normal person's 90mph swing.

post #229 of 242
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

Maybe, but it seems like their 112mph swing takes way less effort than the normal person's 90mph swing.

 

It doesn't. Again, basic physics. :) You know this.

post #230 of 242
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

They're exerting quite a bit. It's basic physics.

 

It may not appear as though they are because they're in balance and properly sequenced.

 

Sure, I agree with this. Perhaps, I also mean that they have less antagonistic muscles opposing their swing.

 

If I watch a typical golfer, it seems like they exert more effort as their handicap goes up. There is a fair amount of panting and sweat involved for higher handicaps after a tee shot, while a lower handicap of the same physical stature seems to have hardly exerted any effort for the same or longer distances.

 

Maybe it's just conditioning, less effort or a combination of both.

post #231 of 242
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

Sure, I agree with this. Perhaps, I also mean that they have less antagonistic muscles opposing their swing.

 

If I watch a typical golfer, it seems like they exert more effort as their handicap goes up. There is a fair amount of panting and sweat involved for higher handicaps after a tee shot, while a lower handicap of the same physical stature seems to have hardly exerted any effort for the same or longer distances.

 

Maybe it's just conditioning, less effort or a combination of both.

True because weekend golfers mostly think he/she can hit far/best by swinging hard.  Pro's know that it's not the case.  Proper sequences, balances, extensions will carry the ball to distance they want.  

 

Also we all know there is really a lot of power leak when we swing so all that physical moves don't translate to impact.  So if you are talking about efficiency, yes most definitely agree with you.

post #232 of 242
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 

A warning label should go with all of the club head speed/distance threads.

 

Warning: Hip waders required beyond this point!  It's deep ahead.

Well, I suppose it's possible that a midcapper- highcapper has high swingspeeds.

 

Bubba's swing is homemade, after all... I bet he was getting good numbers even as an amateur golfer.

 

like is J.B. Holmes's swing homemade etc...

 

I was looking at this dude from England on youtube Gorilla James. He's got huge clubhead speed - but he's training for long drive competitions so yea...

post #233 of 242
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Originally Posted by jsp9999 View Post

True because weekend golfers mostly think he/she can hit far/best by swinging hard.  Pro's know that it's not the case.  Proper sequences, balances, extensions will carry the ball to distance they want.  

Also we all know there is really a lot of power leak when we swing so all that physical moves don't translate to impact.  So if you are talking about efficiency, yes most definitely agree with you.

I should probably have used the word "efficiently". It was not that long ago that I was so inefficient that my current swing seems so effortless.

It still looks pretty effortless watching them, though. I guess they distribute the swing throughout the entire body, or something. Really cool to watch up close.
post #234 of 242
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Originally Posted by late347 View Post
 

Well, I suppose it's possible that a midcapper- highcapper has high swingspeeds.

 

Bubba's swing is homemade, after all... I bet he was getting good numbers even as an amateur golfer.

 

like is J.B. Holmes's swing homemade etc...

 

I was looking at this dude from England on youtube Gorilla James. He's got huge clubhead speed - but he's training for long drive competitions so yea...

 

 

James is also considered a Pro, not an amateur. Currently his club head speed is just north of 120, but he's working with a long drive trainer to get that way up. James hits a 6i 260 yds....

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