If I am anything when it comes to the swing, it’s hyper-focused on the “how” far more than that the “what.”
If that doesn’t make sense, then I’ll try this – it means nothing to me that XYZ player achieved X club speed or that even I myself have achieved Z ball speed, without knowing the “how” of that achievement.
I shot a quick video clip of the right-dominant swing action I’ve been working on for the last while, and I can’t believe how much more compact it is than what I used to consider my best action.
As you’ll see and hear, this adjustment for me has dramatically increased my speed and power as I use the SwingRite stick for feedback, and today was the first day swinging after having determined what I was doing to get to the speed setting I’m on right now.
I have been swinging the SwingRiteand it occurred to me to dig out the Swing Speed RadarI’ve got in my bag, and to see what the different speeds would be to “click” the stick on certain settings.
When I had it on my usual setting (around 5.5 – 5), I couldn’t get it to click unless the tip reached around 90 mph, and let’s look at the ratio of the SwingRite’s length to my 45″ TaylorMade RBZ, and what this may portend.
I have been doing some swing work and I can tell that I’ve found my position to be able to swing right-dominant instead of “pulling” the swing as I have, being a left-handed person swinging right-handed.
I haven’t shot any video of myself swinging this way yet, but the results are promising – I have been going at it with my SwingRite stick (hello J.M.!), which I’ve had since a reader sent it to me in 2010.
Now, I know that you have to keep reinventing the wheel when it comes to marketing and hype, but I don’t get why GolfDigest is so breathless about Dustin Johnson’s driver numbers when they are largely the same as they were over a year and a half ago.
If you were around at the beginnning of 2015, you’ll remember that TaylorMade had a commercial out showing that Dustin was getting really good numbers with his Aero Burner driver, and let’s compare the numbers on two drives from then, and now.
I just got off a video call with Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell, PGA.
He called me with the “video chat” function now available on FB Messenger(how cool is that? For someone born in 1970, this is some ‘Star Trek’ stuff here) as he was hitting balls and noticed that his club speed was higher after our discussion on the pivot last evening.
Now, just remember that only a couple of years ago, he was at 110 mph cruising speed and about 114 mph top club impact speed with his driver.