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My radar says my best swing is near 90 mph with the driver and it's not any slower on video than any 100+ mph swings I see on youtube, I wonder how people get those numbers and how pros hit like 100 mph with just their irons, I just cant imagine it when I'm swinging at 90 mph and at this speed I already cant see the club head moving near the ground. 

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In a thread this past Spring you said that there's nothing you can do to improve your technique, but I'd bet that you're wrong.  You might want to consider posting a video of your swing, there are folks on this website who can help you improve your swing mechanics, which could lead to increased swing speed and improved distance and consistency.

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Think alot of it is size/leverage and athletic ability. I played baseball all my life and can dip into the low 130's swing speed but it if I don't swing all the time it can hurt turning it up that far. Usually I can stay in the 120's though. 

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2 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

You might want to consider posting a video of your swing, there are folks on this website who can help you improve your swing mechanics, which could lead to increased swing speed and improved distance and consistency.

Unless you already have a perfect swing, or some physical limitation that impede certain mechanics, there are gains that can be realized from better technique. After taking lessons for a year, my swing speed has increased about 10 mph from having a better swing (I definitely haven't gotten in any better physical condition). In addition to higher club head speed, I am making much better contact with the ball. I started the year with about 95-98 mph swing speed (driver), and now I top out around 108 mph, and probably average around 105 mph.

I'm considering Superspeed training device for the winter when I won't be playing as often.

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You say your swing looks just as fast as 100mph swings on video, but that might be an overall view of it.  You might be just as fast for most of the downswing, but in reality the speed at impact is slower because you’re not accelerating through the ball.

It would be interesting to see what your speed is without the ball.  I’m not an instructor so I don’t know if this is a good test or not, but if it is faster, you should be able to make adjustments that will increase you speed at impact.

John

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14 hours ago, mighty said:

My radar says my best swing is near 90 mph with the driver and it's not any slower on video than any 100+ mph swings I see on youtube, I wonder how people get those numbers and how pros hit like 100 mph with just their irons, I just cant imagine it when I'm swinging at 90 mph and at this speed I already cant see the club head moving near the ground. 

If you look at guys who really bomb it, from amateurs to tour pros, very few of them astonish you with how hard or fast they swing. It's the economy of movement - mechanics -  and timing that generate the speed, power and consequential distance. TIMING is everything.

If you played with Marc Leishman, for example you'd  be amazed at how far he hits it, but he wouldn't look as if his swing speed was super fast.

 

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6 hours ago, leftybutnotPM said:

If you look at guys who really bomb it, from amateurs to tour pros, very few of them astonish you with how hard or fast they swing. It's the economy of movement - mechanics -  and timing that generate the speed, power and consequential distance. TIMING is everything.

If you played with Marc Leishman, for example you'd  be amazed at how far he hits it, but he wouldn't look as if his swing speed was super fast.

 

Isn't that video in slow motion? Why would you choose a slow motion video to prove your point about swing speed? Even Cameron Champ's swing speed looks slow when it's in slow motion.

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7 hours ago, klineka said:

Isn't that video in slow motion? Why would you choose a slow motion video to prove your point about swing speed? Even Cameron Champ's swing speed looks slow when it's in slow motion.

Of course the video is in slow motion. My point is that you can't see any outrageous moves which make him look as if he's doing something superhuman. I didn't post it to represent swing speed. I posted it to demonstrate how power is generated by rhythm, timing and tempo.

It is possible that you could have done this yourself, but here is a normal speed video to help prove my point:

 

 

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8 hours ago, klineka said:

Isn't that video in slow motion? Why would you choose a slow motion video to prove your point about swing speed? Even Cameron Champ's swing speed looks slow when it's in slow motion.

I think this is great....it’s like those damn Cheetah videos where they’re always in slow motion!! Who the hell wants to see the fastest land animal in the world  running slow motion!? It’s like showing the world’s tallest tree like this: LOL.

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