Jump to content
IGNORED

Sand Trap Superspeedsters - Support and Encouragement Group


iacas

Recommended Posts

  • Administrator
On 11/25/2020 at 9:42 AM, DeadMan said:

May I suggest a name change for this thread? When I read it too quickly, it looks like Sand Trap SuperSpreaders...

I added an "st" to it. Does that help? 🙂

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

@iacas and everyone else: what's the best radar to get for club head speed?  I've got a gc2 (no hmt so no club data) and the little white SS radar.  The little white radar is box of crap.  I took my 9i and it'll say I'm swinging 84, 71, 64, and so forth.  It's piece of crap.  I've tried meticulously placing the monitor and all that.  It's just a piece of garbage and a waste of money.  I want to take part in this, but I need the right equipment.  Is there a cheap option out there?  I only need club head speed; don't need anything else, but it HAS TO WORK and BE CONSISTENT or it's just not worth it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator

I’d love to give you a good answer. I’m not sure what you mean by the little white box - if you mean the old ones that SuperSpeed used to sell, then those have been “decent” as far as I can tell and as far as I know.

They sell a different thing now, but I haven’t seen it in person at all.

I’d still LOVE it if the Mevo would track just clubhead speed or SuperSpeed speed, but it still requires the impact and a ball to trigger the system.

I messaged FlightScope again just now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

22 minutes ago, iacas said:

I’m not sure what you mean by the little white box - if you mean the old ones that SuperSpeed used to sell

Yes.  The Swing Speed Radar.  The white and blue one.  It's terrible.  I just need something for swing speed for when I'm hitting a ball.  I'm not going to buy an HMT when I can buy that Fullswing LM that's coming out next year.  I just didn't know if ya'll knew about a decent option for clubhead speed in the meantime.  Some have suggested the swing caddie, like the sc100 or 200, since all I'd need it for is CHS.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
7 minutes ago, ncates00 said:

Yes.  The Swing Speed Radar.  The white and blue one.  It's terrible.  I just need something for swing speed for when I'm hitting a ball.  I'm not going to buy an HMT when I can buy that Fullswing LM that's coming out next year.  I just didn't know if ya'll knew about a decent option for clubhead speed in the meantime.  Some have suggested the swing caddie, like the sc100 or 200, since all I'd need it for is CHS.

I talked with FlightScope just now and it’s on their developer’s list. When you’re hitting a ball, how about a Mevo? You may even be able to pick one up on eBay or something since many people upgraded to the Mevo+.

Does the Swing Caddie work without hitting a ball? I don’t think it did. And when doing SuperSpeed, that’s the thing - we need something that tracks “clubhead” speed without hitting a ball.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

11 minutes ago, iacas said:

Does the Swing Caddie work without hitting a ball? I don’t think it did. And when doing SuperSpeed, that’s the thing - we need something that tracks “clubhead” speed without hitting a ball.

It probably doesn't.  I use the crappy SSR for my SSG swings, but I'm referring to my "hit a ball" swing speed.  I want to be able to compare my SSG swings to my "hit a ball" swing.  I know my SSG swings will be faster, but I want to see it translate.

I can hit 130 mph with the green stick, but it does me no good with my hit a ball swing, or does it?  That's why I want to measure my hit a ball swing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
4 hours ago, ncates00 said:

Yes.  The Swing Speed Radar.  The white and blue one.  It's terrible.  I just need something for swing speed for when I'm hitting a ball.  I'm not going to buy an HMT when I can buy that Fullswing LM that's coming out next year.  I just didn't know if ya'll knew about a decent option for clubhead speed in the meantime.  Some have suggested the swing caddie, like the sc100 or 200, since all I'd need it for is CHS.

How do you have it set up? I notice a lot of variability with the unit. I’m careful to set it up the same way each time. Their instructions are vague. I align it 8 inches from my tee and pointed back at a 45 degree angle.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

How do you have it set up? I notice a lot of variability with the unit. I’m careful to set it up the same way each time. Their instructions are vague. I align it 8 inches from my tee and pointed back at a 45 degree angle.

I do this too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

This is how I place the Swing Speed Radar. The two black lines put the center of the radar 8” from the tee and aimed at 45 degrees back. The left line has the center  parallel to the tee and the right has the left edge of the device parallel to the tee. I tested both and it doesn’t seem to make that much difference. 
0FC40759-C56D-4697-AC9C-9DE9BD74C2A9.jpeg

B4A0F160-1611-4FD8-8710-579B46F109AA.jpeg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On 12/8/2020 at 11:53 AM, iacas said:

Does the Swing Caddie work without hitting a ball? I don’t think it did. And when doing SuperSpeed, that’s the thing - we need something that tracks “clubhead” speed without hitting a ball.

I can confirm that the Swing Caddie will NOT work without hitting a ball. I've tried it AND I spoke to Swing Caddie. You can use a foam ball, but that may or may not give you consistent results. 

BTW - I don't even like using it when hitting into a net. In theory the SC300 will work if you net is 8 feet away. In my experience you need at least twice that amount of room if not more for the Swing Caddie to properly track the ball. 

I have found the SC300 to be very accurate when hitting "real" shots. But it's not great for hitting into a net. I'd be interested to hear if others have had different experiences. 

Edited by ChetlovesMer
  • Like 1
  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Ive been using my speed sticks for a couple of weeks now with the aim of fastest speeds. I was hoping for any success stories from anyone who has used them previously? How long would you recommend using them for? Hat sort of improvements would you expect (%)?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Administrator
59 minutes ago, RhysPowell16 said:

Ive been using my speed sticks for a couple of weeks now with the aim of fastest speeds. I was hoping for any success stories from anyone who has used them previously? How long would you recommend using them for? Hat sort of improvements would you expect (%)?

@RhysPowell16, welcome to the site. I'd recommend this topic:

There are other topics out there, too.

This topic, I'd like to keep to the goal(s) stated in the first post: for a group of us to use this as a sort of "new year's resolution" to work specifically on speed, because sometimes you can lack the motivation to do so. You're welcome and encouraged to join us.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
2 hours ago, RhysPowell16 said:

I’m ready and raring to do. I’ve gotten the speed sticks and a radar. 
I was wondering if you’d recommend wearing gloves on both hands for training opposed to just the dominate hand? Given we are swinging left as well?

I didn’t wear gloves at all so it’s up to you. 🙂

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
2 hours ago, RhysPowell16 said:

I’m ready and raring to do. I’ve gotten the speed sticks and a radar. 
I was wondering if you’d recommend wearing gloves on both hands for training opposed to just the dominate hand? Given we are swinging left as well?

I’ve been wearing gloves on both hands because it is fairly cold here. I don’t see a difference with or without.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • iacas changed the title to Sand Trap Superspeedsters - Support and Encouragement Group

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo after clicking this link. For Mevo+, click this link or the image above.
  • Posts

    • The guy pretty much knows what he's doing.  But as you said, possibly not for us mere mortals.  Though I do use this swing sometimes in the wind.  And I'm as mortal as anyone...
    • From what I've heard him say in interviews, it comes from the fact that he drills loads of punch shots, and it just kind of stuck in the full swing... It does work for him and I assume his coaching staff are cool with it, but I'm fully invested in the idea that what works for pros might not be a good idea for the rest of us mortals. I've seen some coaches say that working on post-impact positions (such as "straighten your arms in the follow-through") can lead to tension, which can be harmful. I certainly notice some tension when doing this finish in a full swing (it feels as if I need to decelerate the club more consciously),  but at first glance it hasn't had any negative effect on my shots, but rather the opposite...
    • Looks good to me too. It obviously works well for him. I suppose it keeps the ball under the wind better for those European courses?  I happen to like his putting grip as well….I’ve adapted it lately
    • I really like Tommy Fleetwood's three-quarter finish, both aesthetically and in terms of the feeling of control it provides. I haven't found any good technical discussions on potential trade-offs and risks. My current instructor is not against it, but he hasn't elaborated on the topic.  I plan to do a little statistical experiment where I try a three-quarter vs. a full finish at the range. In the meantime, what are your thoughts?
    • It's not the handicaps we're concerned about....we know that's going to be accurate. It's the weekly and overall year-end competition we're concerned about. We're thinking average scores will be artificially lower than they actually should be. Players just turn in their gross scores and the software does all the calculating after someone (meaning me) plugs in everyone's gross scores hole by hole. There's no way 99% of these guys would be able to figure out which holes they get strokes on and how many. Since I'm considered the numbers guru, I'm the one elected to figure this stuff out and will ultimately be the one who makes the decision (and get the bitching afterwards). I'm leaning towards agreeing with @iacas though.   
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. bm85
      bm85
      (36 years old)
    2. canadianpro
      canadianpro
      (76 years old)
    3. deryl50
      deryl50
      (54 years old)
    4. Facialman
      Facialman
      (74 years old)
    5. lowtidecharters
      lowtidecharters
      (42 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...