Golf Swing Speed
Swing Speed Is Critical to Driving Distance in Golf
Swing speed is often what sets apart the professional from the amateur golfer. Microwave detectors can now analyse your swing speed for low cost. Technique is more important than strength in determining swing speed. That is why golfers of slight stature are able to compete with muscular fellows. And we all know that some female golfers, notably former number one, Lorena Ochoa, can hit the ball a long way while weighing about 120 pounds! And we older guys remember Chi Chi Rodriguez, who is enshrined in the World Golf Hall of Fame at a playing weight of 132 pounds. He ballooned to 150 pounds on the champions tour. But still, distance comes with timing and club head speed, a crucial ingredient in golf success. Proper launch sequence of the body, as illustrated in videos below, can improve the power of the swing for even those with slight builds.
Swing speed results from the understanding and implementation of centrifugal force. Perhaps the greatest golfer of all time, Tiger Woods, has been analyzed to be deficient in the triggers that are key to this release. With great strength of upper body, Tiger is able to make up for this lack of efficiency. Yet that may result in problems as all golfers age and lose that strength.
Why Is It Helpful to Have a Swing Speed Analysis?
Why is it important to have a swing speed radar in your golf toolkit? Well, for one thing, you can fit yourself with the correct golf ball. Take a couple of different balls out to the range and use your analysis to measure your distance and control using different balls. You may decide you need a high compression ball if your golf swing is slower, and yet, you can control the accuracy better with a low compression ball. Using your swing radar, you can focus on getting the speed up, and you may be able to switch to a low compression ball.
Golf clubs themselves are fitted based upon swing speed and launch monitors. You can improve your swing speed before being fitted for your new clubs, and this will make your swing more efficient in the long run.
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