Jump to content
IGNORED

My Swing (Lag Rag)


Note: This thread is 3012 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

My name is Scapo.  I'm 5'8".   Turning 40.  And last time I measured, my swing speed was 130 mph.  Even though I swing so hard, I'm relatively accurate for the distance that I'm hitting.  When I was younger, I had much more wrist lag in my swing and was very wild.  Now, I generate speed with rotation and I have a very long impact position with a flat left wrist.  Even though my wrists are less active, my upper torso increases speed as it rotates through impact.  This creates what I believe is a very powerful whip effect as my left arm approaches the ball.  As I get to the ball, it feels like I can hit it as hard as I want with my right hand, and still take the left side of the course out of play.  I believe this technique is somewhat rare, because most of the pros I talk to don't believe in this technique.  I have a lot of fun hitting the ball well over 300 yards.

P.S.  I have special training that I do in minutes a day around my house.  Any questions or comments?

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Administrator

First, welcome to the site. We're glad to have you.

Second, if you have a product you'd like to promote, then please send me a PM or email us at advertise@thesandtrap.com.

And finally, "My Swing" threads are for the posting and commenting on of our golf swings. Ideally you'll post a video and people can comment. You can ask questions, show changes over time, tell us what you're working on improving, etc. I think people here would love to see what it takes to deliver the clubhead at 130 MPH, and eventually would love to hear about your products. If you'd like this thread to be moved to another forum, I'd be happy to move it, but I hope you will be able to post some video.

Thanks, and welcome to The Sand Trap.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 1 year later...

In this video, I'm swinging as hard as I can just to see how fast the club head was going.  When I was younger, stronger and had more time, I could only swing 125 mph.  Now that I'm 41, out of shape and out of time, I'm swinging the club head faster than ever. 133 mph!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

133mph swing speed is legit.  If you don't mind me asking... Where did you get that swingmate swing speed meter?  I tried to find it online, but couldn't find any retailer for it.  I'd be interested in getting something like that to help with guaging my fitness goals.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 3012 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

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
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjan21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Your earlier statements included this: It’s false. And that video is ridiculous. The ball is basically smeared against the face, but it’s less so with wedges, and so I believe there’s more contact with wedges with these dimples. It’s based on physics. What you quoted (without quoting - please attribute material and quote it) -  says little about the basic physics, and what it does say it gets wrong. Like: This is not true most of the time. Again, given the same impact parameters, a firmer ball will have a higher ball speed and a bit less spin. Until the spin gets too low, that ball will likely fly farther. Softer balls are appealing because for some they generate a bit more spin to keep the ball in the air longer.
    • Golf ball compression is important because it affects the distance and control that you will gain on a golf shot. Your ability level will determine which kind of golf ball you will get the best feel and distances with. Firstly, on the low end of the spectrum it is possible to find low compression balls that create long distance if you have a slower swing speed. On the compression chart, these balls would often be rated between 30-70 and are ideal for beginner golfers or senior golfers. An example of a low compression golf ball in this category would be the Callaway Supersoft. Yet at the other end of the spectrum, you have high compression balls which mean you would have to strike the ball with more speed to achieve the same kind of distance. These types of balls, however, give the golfer more control over their shot, especially with their faster club head speeds that they are generating. These balls may be rated greater than 70 on the compression chart and are ideal for more experienced golfers. An example of a higher compression golf ball is the Callaway Chrome Soft and offers a direct comparison to the Supersoft. You can view more about the differences and similarities between these golf balls here.  A good rule of thumb which can be applied to knowing your compression level, is that golfers with a club head speed of 70mph should use a 70 Compression Ball. A golfer with a club head speed of 80mph should use an 80 Compression Ball and those with speeds of 90mph should use a 90 Compression ball with 100mph swing speeds indicating the use of a 100 Compression golf ball. By using a suitable golf ball you can make sure that you increase your average golf ball speed. In order to get the maximum distance possible out of a golf ball, it must be fully compressed. This is when the ball will be half flattened upon impact due to enough force being applied to maximize the compression. Golf Ball Compression: What Is It? [Complete 2020 Guide & Chart] (reachpar.com) Is that based on the wide variety of swing speeds?   
    • At least it wasn’t Kelvin.😜
    • I gave up on my home course.   I just don't play it enough.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Aynfan
      Aynfan
      (153 years old)
    2. DDBowdoin
      DDBowdoin
      (36 years old)
    3. drw72
      drw72
      (49 years old)
    4. jest
      jest
      (68 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...