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    Calypso55 got a reaction from Vegan_Golfer_PNW in 2020 Official Member Review: Rapsodo MLM Personal Launch Monitor   
    Picked up a Rapsodo last week.  I've taken it out to the range several times already but I've been frustrated by the numbers I've been getting.  They seemed to be registering well under my usual distance.  So today I picked out a yardage sign that was placed on the range, took a reading with my laser scope to get the exact distance, and then proceeded to choose a club that would carry to that sign.  There was about a 15 yard discrepancy between the laser reading and what the Rapsodo was telling me.  I know that they say that there is no need for a calibration-- that it's extremely accurate right out of the box.... but I'm not so sure.  And I have no idea how to manually calibrate it (if it's possible or even if I should!)   Any thoughts???  
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from tony@CIC in 2020 Official Member Review: Rapsodo MLM Personal Launch Monitor   
    Picked up a Rapsodo last week.  I've taken it out to the range several times already but I've been frustrated by the numbers I've been getting.  They seemed to be registering well under my usual distance.  So today I picked out a yardage sign that was placed on the range, took a reading with my laser scope to get the exact distance, and then proceeded to choose a club that would carry to that sign.  There was about a 15 yard discrepancy between the laser reading and what the Rapsodo was telling me.  I know that they say that there is no need for a calibration-- that it's extremely accurate right out of the box.... but I'm not so sure.  And I have no idea how to manually calibrate it (if it's possible or even if I should!)   Any thoughts???  
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from Dr Strangelove in Can we feature YOU???   
    Greetings everyone!  My name is Bill.
    I'm about to turn 64 years old and I have been golfing since I was in grade school.  The entire family were/are golfers.  Many of our vacations were golf vacations, fondly remembering the 'old' days at French Lick!
    Over the years, golf and friendships have been synonymous.  I still get together with several of my high school buddies for an annual golf weekend in Green Lake, Wisconsin, where we play at Lawsonia and Mascoutin.  A traveling trophy is involved, and this past summer I finally got to engrave my name on the winner's list.
    Last year I was picked by MGS to try out the SuperSpeed Golf Training system.  It required quite a commitment, but I definitely saw results, as others have indicated who have tried the system themselves.
    I was first introduced to MGS by a good friend and fellow member, RevKev.  He's a super golfer and just a wonderful individual!  We used to play a couple of rounds together before he up and moved from wintery Wisconsin to fun-in-the-sun Florida.
    The season is relatively short up here along the shores of Lake Michigan.  But that doesn't keep me from thinking about golf year-round.  Great group of guys at MGS!  Really enjoy the camaraderie!!
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from HardcoreLooper in Can we feature YOU???   
    Greetings everyone!  My name is Bill.
    I'm about to turn 64 years old and I have been golfing since I was in grade school.  The entire family were/are golfers.  Many of our vacations were golf vacations, fondly remembering the 'old' days at French Lick!
    Over the years, golf and friendships have been synonymous.  I still get together with several of my high school buddies for an annual golf weekend in Green Lake, Wisconsin, where we play at Lawsonia and Mascoutin.  A traveling trophy is involved, and this past summer I finally got to engrave my name on the winner's list.
    Last year I was picked by MGS to try out the SuperSpeed Golf Training system.  It required quite a commitment, but I definitely saw results, as others have indicated who have tried the system themselves.
    I was first introduced to MGS by a good friend and fellow member, RevKev.  He's a super golfer and just a wonderful individual!  We used to play a couple of rounds together before he up and moved from wintery Wisconsin to fun-in-the-sun Florida.
    The season is relatively short up here along the shores of Lake Michigan.  But that doesn't keep me from thinking about golf year-round.  Great group of guys at MGS!  Really enjoy the camaraderie!!
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from DawgDaddy in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from JohnSmalls in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    I was playing a set of Maltby irons.  Graphite shafts.  I'll be hanging on to them for my 'senior' years.  
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from JohnSmalls in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    I was playing a set of Maltby irons.  Graphite shafts.  I'll be hanging on to them for my 'senior' years.  
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from revkev in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    I was playing a set of Maltby irons.  Graphite shafts.  I'll be hanging on to them for my 'senior' years.  
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from revkev in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from Mike Lambert in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from joen in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from MattF in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from fixyurdivot in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from Kenny B in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from Bucky CC in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from DawgDaddy in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Stage Two– SuperSpeed Golf – Official MGS Forum Review by Calypso, January 30, 2019
     
    Intro
    Let me begin by extolling the customer support that we have received from the folks at SuperSpeed over the past several months.  They couldn’t have been more helpful or accessible.
     Physical Product
    I’d give 20 out of 20 points to the SuperSpeed sticks themselves. They’re well engineered, consistent from one progressive weight to the next, and they look sharp!  The senior set was perfect for me—I’m 63 years old and of average build.  I don’t think I would have done as well the regular weight set.
     Program
    As I indicated in my initial, Phase 1 report, I was excited to have been chosen to do a member review on this product—my very first time being picked! Little did I realize the commitment that would be involved in meeting this responsibility.  This wasn’t a case of grabbing a club, playing a few rounds with it, and then giving my opinion.  There were warm-ups, protocols, measurements to be taken, and a hand-full of equipment to carry around in order to record the results.
    The biggest hurdle was the time commitment.  Three days a week at approximately 30-45 minutes per session. And, to complicate matters, winter comes early here in east central Wisconsin.  In fact, I’m taking advantage of the coldest day on record (-50 degrees windchill) in order to write this review.  So, much of my practice was confined to my wife’s preschool classroom area, which afforded my enough space and ceiling height to practice my swings after the kiddies went home.
     And it IS a workout.  The various exercises, combined with the number of repetitions, makes this a challenge. Granted, it doesn’t come close to what you would be doing on a treadmill or in a gym, but it can get you winded, nonetheless.
     The program IS a commitment (I know, I keep using that word, Inigo Montoya) but it’s the best way to characterize what this product is all about. And, with that, comes to question of commitment.  I’ve got to tell you, it’s not easy, especially as the snow flies and the prospect of getting back out onto the course still is months away.
     And that’s why I’m going to give 10 out of 20 points to the program. I know what you’re saying, “It doesn’t sound like there’s anything wrong with the program itself; it sounds more like you’re too lazy to put in the effort.”  And you’re correct—to a point.  But inherent to the concept is the expectation that the participant will want to follow through; and all I’m saying is that might be a major drawback when so much time is being spent on how fast you’re swinging but not upon HOW you’re swinging.
     Performance
    I’m giving it 40 out of 40 points.
    As promised, I did see a significant gain in my swing speed.  This occurred within the initial phase of the program, after six weeks.  I went from a starting driver speed of 92 mph to a maximum speed of 102; an increase of over 10%.  How did this translate into driving distance??  Unfortunately, I have no idea.  
     Like I said, winter comes early here.  When I started the test, the end of the season already was close at hand. So, by the time I completed the six-week session, I was compelled to have to seek out an indoor range just so that I could hit some balls with my driver.  And, although the simulator indicated a decent ball strike, I wouldn’t be able to trust the distance results when compared to actual on-the-course play.
     Given those limitations, my impressions, however, were favorable.  I’m optimistic that my increased swing speed will, in fact, return some favorable results in added distance come this spring. And, more than anything, I was hoping to gain enough speed to warrant (ie. find a good excuse) to purchase a new driver, preferably with a stiffer shaft.  But I’ll hold off making that decision once I go through a proper fitting.
    Keep It or Re-Gift?
    So, the big question is, would I recommend SuperSpeed and, if I had not been picked as a tester, would I have spent the money to purchase the product.
     To the first matter, there is no question that the program is solid.  SuperSpeed has put together a quality product and, as I indicated before, their customer support is top notch.  You will need to purchase a radar if you’re going to be able to track your progress sufficiently.  I’m not sure I would recommend the radar that SuperSpeed sells; I think that there are more accurate radars on the market but you’ll probably pay extra for the precision as well.
     As to the second matter, honestly, I would have to say that I probably would not have made the purchase.  I’m a 16 handicapper.  My issues are not so much speed as they are technique.  A faster mediocre swing is probably going to mean errant drives farther out of bounds.  I’m entirely convinced that I would be better off taking that $199 SuperSpeed Training investment, along with the $100+ radar purchase, and put it all toward lessons with a PGA Pro.
    Personally, then, I’d give it 5 out of 20 points.
     
    Final Score
    75 out of 100 points.
    There’s no question that SuperSpeed is a hit on the professional and that the guys likely are seeing some significant results; but that’s with someone who already has honed his/her swing.  I think that that was evident even among the lower-handicap testers in our group.  The product will benefit the good player the most.
     That being said, I have no doubt that I’ll gain some benefits from the program.  Better muscle memory.  More flexibility.  A swing that better utilizes core muscles.  And, yes, additional swing speed.  If I can marry those things together with better and more consistent contact, then I’ll be playing in the single digits next summer!
     
    Thank you again to MGS and SuperSpeed for this opportunity!
     Calypso
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from sirchunksalot in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from cnosil in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Greetings, Group!
    Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting.  Last one I had was about two years ago.  I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft.
    The fitting process was interesting.  
    The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing.
    One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate.   He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle.
    Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons.   I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style.  Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts.  Again,  a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex.  My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat.  I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club.
    Then it was on to the drivers.  Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway.  Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch.  I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver.  So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more.
    I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver.  And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!!  
    Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured.  The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere.  Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge.  
    I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts.  They should be coming in at the end next week.  Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
     
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    Calypso55 reacted to Bucky CC in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Started week 23 of the program today and hit a new personal high of 144mph during the last 3 "normal" swings of the session.  My previous best was 143 during week 11 so it was a long standing record.
    I can't wait to get out to the course and see how much this program has helped my distance over the fall/winter.  The temperature here in WI is suppposed to be in the 50's by the end of the week.  Hopefully that means spring is near.

     
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    Calypso55 got a reaction from revkev in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Hope Harrison didn't witness that! 😉
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    Calypso55 reacted to sirchunksalot in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Thanks rev! The shaft is the ALTA CB 55 in regular flex.  
    Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
     
     
     
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    Calypso55 reacted to sirchunksalot in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    Ooh...what do we have here?

    Let's open this thing up and see what is inside.

    My wife promised me a new driver after finishing stage 2, as a reward and motivation for doing the program. I was able to get out and play 18 today, but unfortunately it didn't arrive at the house until I was teeing off on 12.

    Not my best day driving the ball, most of the day I was fighting a nasty low pull hook. I think my Burner was suspicious it was going to be replaced.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app


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    Calypso55 got a reaction from fozcycle in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    I'm out of commission for this week as well.  Visiting my brother who is hospitalized.  Even though I'll be down in Florida, I'm not going to be able to break away.  I'll pick things up next week.  (A little iffy as far as my flight taking off from Milwaukee tomorrow evening, as they're expecting a new round of snow.)
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    Calypso55 reacted to Bucky CC in 2018 Official Forum Member Review - SuperSpeed Golf   
    I've been meaning to retest my driver swing speed ever since I saw a 1 mph drop from Level 1 to the end of Level 2.  Unfortunately rain, snow, ice, and temperatures colder than Antartica have prevented me from going outside.
    My basement ceiling is tall enough to swing a driver but not quite big enough to hit real golf balls.  I also don't have a net (ricochet city! 🚑).  I tried swinging with no target but received mixed results so I found a small piece of foam to use.  It's still not a perfect testing environment but it got the job done.
    The results: I finally saw a 2nd bump and my average driver swing speed has increased to 115mph.  That's a 3.6% jump from my Level 1 speed and a total speed increase of 10.6% from Day 1!!!  That's nuts.🥜🥜
    Here's my beautiful foam target with the final driver speed this morning.

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