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  1. @ChasingScratch when you are using the PRGR and feeling like you were faster than it is reading try moving it to the side of where ball position would be for driver or even a few inches forward toward the target. You may be producing those higher speeds a little more out front of the ball and they just aren’t catching on the launch monitor at their peak speed.
  2. @tony@CIC thanks for the feedback. Definitely not necessary to increase the speed of the backswing. Just a test to see. Probably best to stick with your current backswing
  3. @tony@CIC great question. It could make mechanics feel off or it could make them feel better. Want to reiterate that a lot of thIs process involves discovery learning and getting out of one’s comfort zone. It does add another variable but most golfers have never tried adding speed to their backswing. It’s been drilled into us to have a slow rhythmic looking backswing. For some players that slowness is going to cause them to be both short and crooked. Others may fare better. Feel free to give it a try just on some driver swings. We are not asking everyone to add that to the SuperSpeed routine. More so just helping Tony get a bit of a breakthrough. let us know how it goes!
  4. @ChasingScratch really appreciate you putting these videos together for everyone! Definitely less leg drive happening now. One thought here is that after someone has an injury it can take a bit of time for the brain to allow to speed to jump back up to the fear that more strain in that segment can induce that pain response. It’s a natural protective mechanism but as you continue to prove to yourself that it feels ok then that fades. One cue to add when swinging the driver testing speeds is to increase the speed of the backswing which can create greater muscle activation during transition leading to more speed through the ball. It’s like a rebound effect.
  5. It’s amazing how fast many of the longer players and Long Drive professionals can swing on their non dominant side. Here is a recent video of Brooks Koepka hitting 110 mph while hitting a driver left handed.
  6. For the testers that were able to stay on schedule Level 2 is now coming up. Here is the video for reference. https://superspeedgolf.com/pages/overspeed-training-protocol-level-2 We are now adding a kneeling swing position. The two main tips here are to make sure to keep the knees directly under the hips not wider. If they get wider it restricts the movement of the pelvis. We want the pelvis to rotate as it would in a full standing swing. Also, make sure to put something soft under the knees such as a yoga mat or rolled up towel. If anyone feels discomfort let us know and we can troubleshoot. At the bottom of the protocol page there is a alternative version that is standing with a narrow stance. These swings will be much more rounded in the swing plane compared to a standing swing. Look forward to getting started!
  7. @MaxEntropy this is a great post as this is not uncommon to have happen. Hopefully throughout the process everyone is learning how other factors affect performance. Sleep, hydration, food, weather etc can do a lot to upgrade or downgrade a round or a SuperSpeed session. We are seeing more professional players now wearing the Whoop or Oura ring devices that give a lot of data as to their recovery. This process is all about discovery learning including what swing keys help to increase speed versus not. As @revkev said before sometimes what you thought be a fast swing read slower than a swing that didn’t feel good. The more you do this the more those keys stick with you on the course. Remember, think faster not harder.
  8. Wanted to share this recent article from Ping. It talks about how curvature of ball flight off the tee impacts distance. Some good information in here to think about when considering accuracy versus distance. https://ping.com/en-us/blogs/proving-grounds/demand-to-curve-it-less
  9. @ChasingScratch yes perfect explanation! Definitely think when we add the heel stomp it will further this point for you. For now pick the lead up more off the ground and then plant it down more vertically for the step change. Also watch the stride length on your non dominant side as well. Here is a little more video detail on the heel stomp. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6zj2dfd6s4d7ub9/2 L3.6 Heel Stomp Applications.mp4?dl=0
  10. @tony@CIC glad to you posted about testing the PRGR launch monitor versus the swing caddie unit. We have lots of launch monitors including the top end ones and the PRGR is surprisingly accurate for such a low price point. The Swing Caddie SC 200+ model actually measures speed without hitting a ball for anyone out there that owns that version. The other two swing caddie models do not though.
  11. @ChasingScratch appreciate you posting all this! Before getting into this post want to preface by saying we designed these protocols so that everyone could get benefit. Obviously we all have unique swing characteristics and areas where we could be leaking speed. We love to help SuperSpeed users troubleshoot when they may hit a road block as the goal is to get the most out of the training for the effort put in. A couple items to note for Tony here due to his fantastic video. You get a lot of lateral motion and leg/knee drive on both sides but especially on that dominant side. If we put you on a force plate we would most likely see you try to produce your power more from lateral or torque type forces. The step change promotes this as well which is why you may not actually be as fast on that drill versus the standing. In our level 4 training we introduce a heel stomp drill which works more on vertical force production. (Think pushing down into the ground and then that energy driving back up) Due to your swing characteristics this may be of more benefit than the step change so as you complete level 1 let’s look into adding that instead of the step change in level 2. As far as the knee drive, often golfers do this due to limited internal or external hip rotation. If you could go ahead and check that here and let us know. https://www.mytpi.com/improve-my-game/swing-characteristics/slide_v2 Note-don’t want everyone to get bogged down or worry too much about mechanics during the training but in the case it could help these two areas. Finally, the step change in the dominant side had the lead foot planting too wide. It’s looks like it’s getting better but keep an eye on that.
  12. @ChasingScratch for most people it is faster but you could be more efficient already with sequencing or the way you use the ground. This is why we begin to add and remove positions as the protocols progress so we are covering other areas as well. That helps the protocols work for a large number of players versus if they just did the level 1 over and over. make sure to review the tips we gave @revkev a few posts ago on the step change though.
  13. @Jbmullin and others, club fitting is a huge opportunity to dial in speed and launch conditions. There are lots of myths surrounding club fitting. Our favorite resource is the mygolflab.ca We did a webinar with them recently that had a lot of good feedback. One big point is that shorter shafts may not always provide more accuracy and longer shafts may not provide less accuracy. Shaft weight is talked about. https://superspeedgolf.com/blogs/news/webinar-8-how-new-speed-gains-affect-club-fitting
  14. @okitoki we almost every time see training in consecutive days make the person actually slower that second session. Neurological fatigue often isn’t felt like a general workout soreness.
  15. For everyone on the forum, we just did a webinar this week about Best Practices for Speed Training. Many of you have already heard these tips but it could be a good refresher or helpful for those starting out.
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