One of the most frustrating parts of the game of golf is when your playing partners are out driving you by 20, 30 or even 40 yards.
There you are in the fairway, hitting a hybrid into the green with little chance of actually holding the green.
You are left with a difficult chip in hopes of saving par.
If this sounds like your golf game, you have arrived at the right place to get some help! You don’t have to settle for the distance you are hitting a golf ball any longer! There are now ways to train that doesn’t include olympic style lifting.
In fact, the system below that I used with great success, does not involve any weights. Instead it is a swing based program that is built on you training 3-4 times per week for 15 minutes each session!
I have no power in my golf swing: help!
Our number one recommended training device for the golfer that lacks power and speed is the SuperSpeed Training System. This revolutionary system is built on overspeed training and can add 5-8% increase in swing speed as early as the first training session.
Over time the speed will become more permanent and slower increases are experienced with consistent training!
I believe many used to believe, well this is just how fast I can swing.
Recent training tools have started to change many minds. We have seen many of the professional golfers get longer and longer with their tee shots as a result of additional swing speed. You will find many touring pros using the SuperSpeed System, which I highly recommend.
SuperSpeed Golf is one option to increase your swing speed through a science based overspeed training approach. In simple terms, you train by swinging a lighter club (20%) faster than you swing your driver. Over time, by training at a higher speed, your mind and body feel safe to swing that fast with your normal driver, resulting in an increase in driver swing speed.
The SuperSpeed System provides 3 different weighted sticks and takes the golfer through a training protocol every other day for about 15 minutes. The golfer can expect to see a 5-8% increase in swing speed, resulting in 20-30 yards for most golfers. The great news is that the 5-8% can be expected as early as the first training session. The additional speed will become more permanent after about 30-60 days of training.
My own experience has been an increase of 7-10 miles per hour on average from between 98-101 all the way up to 106-109. My goal is to hit the PGA Tour average of 113 mph in the coming months. I will continue to train every other day and watch in amazement as I am hitting drivers longer now than ever before!
Phil Mickelson has been known to increase his swing speed in the past year or so and is close to 120 miles per hour in his swing speed. There are potential results for golfers of all ability levels and age!
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Quick Personal Story
Recently, I played in a golf scramble with two guys that were 6 foot 5 and pretty big guys. I stand a total of 5 feet 9 inches and hit the ball with them if not past them on every hole. I was carrying the ball right around 275 yards and we weren’t getting any roll that day. I have experienced a significant increase in swing speed and carry distance as a result of the SuperSpeed Training System.
I am looking forward to this winter to try to gey my swing speed to the PGA Tour average of 113 miles per hour! Goals are a key to short term and long term success!
How To Get Power in Your Golf Swing
The key is speed. Without speed, even the strongest person isn’t going to hit the ball very far. Golfers must train for speed and think about swinging fast, not hard!
Power and ball speed is a result of swing speed. Of course, we need to hit the ball on the center of the face to maximize the swing speed, but it even the best struck shot with a slow swing speed will only go so far! We must maximize the speed and this starts with the proper training!
Other Factors to Consider
- Swing Thought
Mechanics are important to ensure you are maximizing swing speed. It starts with the proper sequencing and ensuring the club is shallow on the way through the hitting zone. The good news is that the SuperSpeed Systesm has helped golfers over the years improve mechanics from the training with the three speed sticks.
There are several key swing thoughts that I have found to help the golfer maximize speed and distance. First, you should focus on creating speed just past the ball. Too many golfers waste all of their speed before they even arrive at the golf ball. This is a result of pulling down hard from the top and improper sequence. When the lower body gets too far ahead and then stalls the hands have no option but to try to rescue the shot and the body stalling reduces total speed in the swing.
From the top of the golf swing the golfer should allow the first foot or so of the downswing to be taken over by gravity. Do not rush from the top and pull the arms down hard. This hurts the sequencing and many golfers will early extend causing the body to stall. Instead, be patient at the top and get the body turning out of the hand then the hands and arms can come flying through allowing the club to fully release and maximize the speed!
If you haven’t checked out John Novusel Jr and his Tour Tempo system, it is a must read! He found that the best and most efficient swings have a 3:1 ratio in backswing to downswing. He has an app that allows you to measure your ratio, which is often 24:8, 21:7 or 18:6 with the golfers on tour.
What he found is that many amateur golfers have a backswing that is in the 30s in a frames per second in video. His dad discovered this when watching videos of the many of the greatest of all time. What this means for the amateur is that they need to swing a bit faster on the backswing.
While this might go against the old saying of “low and slow” the reality is that the best golfers of all time had a fast backswing and downswing. They were taking the club back slowly in that 30 count or higher range!
Take Action – What You Can Do Today to Get Better
What does this mean for you? I believe in the following recipe to get better:
1 – Improve your motion in the golf swing by identifying a golf instructor. Here are some options:
Here is a list of golf instructors that we have reviewed:
2 – Train to swing faster and improve your swing speed. Here are some options:
Looking to gain more Speed and Distance in your swing. Two Options:
3 – Understand course strategy and work to break through your next barrier. Here is a series on breaking through:
We have provided guides on how to break 100, 90, 80 and 70. Check out more below, if interested.
4 – Practice Frequently
Did you know that I build a golf simulator in my garage and have played over 500 rounds of golf on my SkyTrak system? It has been a game changer and one worth checking out. Here are some of my other posts on golf simulators frequently asked questions:
- Is a Golf Simulator Worth It?
- How to Build a Golf Simulator?
- What is the Best Golf Simulator?
- Golf Simulator Accessories?
- How to Build a Golf Simulator for under $7000
- Top 11 Reasons to Buy a SkyTrak
- How to Build a Golf Simulator for Under $1000
- Why Build A Golf Simulator?
- What Space is Needed?
- Can A Golf Simulator Improve My Game?
- How Much Does A Golf Simulator Cost?
- Don’t Forget to Check out our 15 best golf swings of all time.