Re: What's Your Swing Speed?
Originally Posted by Surefire
IMHO, it has a great deal with being able to generate speed.
Now, i'm not just talking weight , if you're all fat, it won't help.
But if you workout, and or played other sports (seriously) and built up your overall strength and learned how to use your body effectively to generate power it makes all the difference in the world.
I played college football and was recruited to play college baseball.... during the spring one year I tried out for our golf team....
Keep in mind this was 12 years ago, before the new technology.
The top 3-4 guys on the team were only out there 230 yards off the tee. I was blowing it by these guys by 30-40 yards. They were all skinny kids who never played anything other than golf growing up.
Could they hit the ball straight, and could they put their 3 wood on the green from 210 after their drive, sure. But had they spent any time developing more athletically and building up their strength, they would have been much better golfers IMHO.
Did they beat me, sure did, they turned in scores between 73-76 generally. I turned in 77-78. Had they played my drives I have no doubt they'd have turned in around 70 though.
On a side note...
The golf coach said I could play and would contend for the 5-6 spot on the team.
My ahole football coach ( who wasn't expecting me to make the team, let me try out) wouldn't let me play, said he needed me there for spring ball >:|