This is not, I will say off the bat, any comparison between skill level or ability – people are always confusing swing technique versus the overall game or ability of a swinger and the two are not the same.
I have been looking at Cameron Champ’s down swing to impact however and have compared it to Brooks Koepka’sand this is the thing:
I am still shaking my head about the ridiculous claim by Peter KostisonCBS’Masters Saturday broadcast, claiming that top club head speed will occur well before impact, and if you still need proof of this, I have it below.
He showed a clip of Brooks Koepka, if you’ll remember, claiming that the analysis machine had B.K.’s top club head speed at 126 mph about 18″ or 45 cm before impact, and an actual club impact speed of 120 mph.
I am still waiting for conditions in this area to allow some good swinging and video-taking, but while doing so, I’ve been getting my swing muscles back into shape after a long season off (I haven’t hit a ball in about 9 months to date), and I discovered something surprising today.
I’ve been working on the speed aspect of the pivot, just trying to get raw speed with the SwingRite, and take a look at the top position of my absolute fastest swings through the bottom:
Update: I will put this update at the beginning to lead off, because you don’t have to read the entire post to see what I got out of the App.
That was, nothing. I tried using the App twice and the ball speed reading was so off, I deleted the App and haven’t thought of it since. My findings – unreliable and nowhere near as accurate as one would want, unless you’re OK with ball speed readings 15-20 mph off. /update
Now, there’s no reason that a kid hitting it 350 yards carry distance would need any more distance, but find me one person, even among the longest hitters, who didn’t want more distance with their swings.