GOLF WITH TOMMY MANSUWAN FA S T E R S W I N G & F U R T H E R D I S TA N C E A RT I C L E BY TO M M Y M A N SU WA N
In a previous article, I’ve written about increasing your club head speed by way of over speed training and so it only seems right that I share a company I recently came across that specializes in just this. The method experts believe to be most efficient is to swing with three different weighted clubs (lighter, normal, and heavy) for a certain amount of repetitions and sets before you start to hit the driver. Just as if you were to train at the gym in order to get stronger and more fit, likewise, you should do the same while trying to swing faster. To do this, a golfer should have the right equipment along with a proper training regimen so that an injury can be avoided while being as efficient as possible. SuperSpeed Golf seems to have a solution for this training. Used by several touring professionals, as well as, highly respected golf instructors, SuperSpeed Golf offers three well-constructed weighted clubs for this purpose. While I wanted to build my own set of three different weighted clubs to hit with, this approach works much better. By having an actual club head at the end, a golfer may get too focused on where they hit the ball or whether they are making the correct swing. With having just weights on the end, it helps change the mindset for the golfer to simply swing and move as fast as they can rather than worrying about external factors. Another advantage is the ease of travel with the three clubs. Instead of carrying four drivers around, the weighted clubs are simply a thicker and heavier alignment stick that won’t take much room in the golf bag. With all that said, what I love most about this product is that it complements my work in the gym perfectly. I’ve spent over a decade doing various golf specific workouts in the gym trying to get stronger
and faster. However, I always had a tough time trying to transfer the gym work to the actual swing. This is where the speed trainer really helped. Although I was becoming more fit in the gym, I was never taught how to swing faster. By practicing with the SuperSpeed trainer, it has taught me the proper use of my body to create speed by using ground force along with a good core rotation. As a result, my sequencing has improved dramatically since I started using this speed trainer. Before anyone reading this gets too excited and thinks they are going to be the next long drive king after a few sessions with the SuperSpeed trainer, be realistic with yourself. If you have been recently fitted for a driver, you’ll know there are plenty of factors that need to be considered to get more distance out of your drives. Even with a higher swing speed, you’ll still need to hit the center of the club while maintaining an optimal spin rate (among other things) to produce more distance. Also, know your body’s limitations. If your current driver swing speed is 85 mph and you are close to collecting your pension, the odds of you getting Dustin Johnson’s distance after using the SuperSpeed trainer is highly unlikely. After all, this is a training aid and not a magic wand. For more information on this product, check out www.superspeedgolf.com
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