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  1. Hey Guys!  Been about a month since I've posted, been really busy with work (luckily I'm really enjoying my job, went back to my old company, but a better position, in late Feb after 6 years away).  Traveling to our Raleigh, MC office from Boston once a month which is fun so far (hasn't gotten old yet, and just Tues - Thur).

    Anyway, I wasn't able (well, in a couple of cases, just didn't feel like it 🙂) to do any SS sessions for about three weeks, but was able to get three rounds in on Saturdays during that time.  I have Arccos now, so I have distance stats for this year (none for last year), so this is mainly guestimation, but I'd say on my well-hit drives, I'm about 15 yards better than last year, so really happy about that, but the rest of my game has been pretty lousy.  Hard to tell with the other clubs because I've been struggling with them for the most part.  Then again, I am a 30+ handicap...my goal it to get down to about a 24 by fall, which I think is very doable if I continue practicing.  The past three years since I started playing I've mainly just played once a week and not practiced much, and I know that's not a recipe for success.

    A couple of weeks ago I decided to go to maintenance mode until the season ends to free up a couple of days to practice other stuff, mainly chipping from 15 yards and in and being able to just hit the ball with a hybrid or longer iron.  My speed during SS training is down a bit from my peak, but figure it's one of those normal dips and I'm not gonna worry about it.

    Like sirchunksalot mentioned a few pages back, I've been struggling especially with that second and third shot (most of those 3rd shots are because of the 2nd shot), really pretty much anything over a 9 iron it feels like.  Right now I'm using a Zepp and Orange Whip to help work on my tempo, which around 2.2:1 a couple of weeks ago and I think a big cause of my problems (quick back-swing seems to make me sway a bit).  I'm now able to work my way from about a 2.6:1 to close to 3:1 about about 15 practice swings, so making progress.  I've picked up a few training aids (Zepp, Orange Whip, Putt-Out, and now SS and Arccos) the past three years, but hadn't really stuck with them long until I discovered SS training, and now I'm inspired to use them more.

    Anyway, back to work, hope to be able to jump back on here more often and see how everyone else is coming along.


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  2. Hey All - I haven't had a chance to drop by for about 2 weeks now.  

    First off:  welcome to the new guys!  I just caught of on all your posts, I'm psyched to see you join us - I'm an "unofficial tester" like you guys (just finished week 22), and having new folks definitely keeps the enthusiasm going, in a training program this long, some weeks it's more like a chore.

    With all the rain and cold this spring here in the Boston area, I've only gotten in two session for the past 5 weeks, and my speeds have been down just a tick. Haven't practiced at all, which certainly doesn't help.   Playing my 3rd round of the season tomorrow - the first round was great (for me), my second round was awful - couldn't hit anything (didn't play last weekend, my youngest kid graduated from college, woo hoo!)...but one thing that stands out so far is I've hit the ball straighter than I ever have in the 3 years I've been playing.  Hopeful I didn't just jinx myself.  Anyway, I'm chalking that up to the SS drills, no matter what anyone says ;-)



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  3. Thought I'd post a few numbers now that I've finished week 20...the past 3 weeks have been busy, so I've only been able get 2 sessions a week in, but my speeds have been holding pretty steady.  I plan to work in the ASD protocols starting next week - I'm going to skip the first one and jump to the second since sequencing is a bit more of a problem for me than ground contact.  Running that for 6 weeks will get me to the end of level 3, then I'll go into maintenance mode for the rest of the summer which will free up some time for practice between rounds on Saturdays.  Not sure if that's enough time to get out of the current plateau, but I'll be happy to stay where I am and not lose ground.

    I got to play my first round of the season this past Saturday, and was pretty happy especially considering I haven't been able to hit balls at the range or into a net in my yard due to all the rain we've had.  Broke my previous best score by 4 strokes (97 - it's not easy being a 30+ handicap)...if I hadn't missed 4 putts I normally would have made and didn't blow up on a couple of par 3s on 16 and 17, I had a good shot at 90.  Next round: tomorrow.

    I think I was hitting a little longer than last year, but was a bit wild and hit some pop-ups off the tee and was a bit left.  Don't have any data from last year - this was my first round with the Arccos, which is an awesome device.  Definitely was more comfortable in my swing than last year, and everything I hit was pretty straight (except one drive that I pulled left to the far side of the neighboring fairway - but made my best shot of the day with a 7 iron 140 yds onto the green, wouldn't have done that last year).

    Anyway, here's the numbers:


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  4. 19 hours ago, ga_pike said:

    So after reading this thread and the article, I pulled the trigger.  Mine arrived today and I did my first protocol this afternoon.  Couple of observations...

    1. 3 swings per side is way more intensive than I expected it to be
    2. My swing speed is all over the place...  I assume that is normal to start with?
    3. Right handed swings are tough for a lefty
    4. I'm understanding this is 3 times a week...  I assume at least 1 day off in between?  

    Welcome aboard!

  5. 7 hours ago, revkev said:

    We shouldn’t loose sight of the fact that SuperSpeed has been great through this process. For example their little post a week or so ago about how to maintain during the season was huge. I was really struggling with what to do between play and work. Work will slow after next week and having done maintenance the past few weeks I’ll jump back in where I left off.

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    Absolutely!  I'm not even part of the official test group, and they treated me as is I was. 

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  6. On 4/11/2019 at 11:17 AM, SuperSpeed Golf said:

    Great job to everyone who has been doing the training! If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@superspeedgolf.com

    We are in the golfing season now! If you were wondering how to maintain your current speed gain without advancing through the protocols just yet, you can perform our level 1 protocol once per week. Through testing we have found this to be enough to maintain the neurological reaction speed reset. 

    By doing this you can prolong your plateau phases thus to prevent inconsistencies in speed and distance on the course throughout your competitive season. When you have 3 weeks break you can get back to training and pick up where you left off, once the 3 week break is up you can go back to the "maintenance protocol".

    Everyone eventually will hit their maximum speed predominantly due to genetics. But there are ways in which you could further advance your speed by improving how your body moves. We highly recommend getting physically assessed by a TPI Certified expert near you to further advance your speed gains while using SuperSpeed!

    Thanks for the suggestion!  Do you maintain a list or know if there is there a way to search on the SS website for TPI certified trainers that know the SuperSpeed program?  I was poking around the site, but didn't see anything (which could just be me missing it).

  7. Hey All -  been a few weeks I think since I've posted any numbers, so I figured I'd toss out a spreadsheet.  I few weeks back, someone (I forget who) posted a formula to project driver speed based on the three SS sticks (81% for green, 85% blue, and 88% red), so I added a column to average those out - it's one way to see see progress a little more clearly over time, and it seems to be a really good approximation based on a few swings with the driver here and there to see how things match up).  Still in that plateau (expected) and have slowed up just a little the past 2 or 3 weeks, which I attribute to not getting as much sleep lately and my eating being a bit off (lot of treats, I gained about 4 pounds the past moth, oops!).  I'm hoping to start playing in couple of weeks (tomorrow will be rainy, or we wouldn't gone out, then its Easter weekend).  It'd be great to start the year hitting the driver in the 88-90 range (secretly hoping for 90-92), get to that next jump, and once I get to the end of this protocol go into maintenance mode as suggested by (I'm assuming Daisy) in the last SS Golf post.  Hope to catch that elusive 120 mph soon too 😉 

    Looking forward to update from the rest of the gang.


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  8. On 4/3/2019 at 2:31 AM, mr.hicksta said:

    I started Level 2 tonight, and yeah, I don’t like he crow hop swing. I suspect I’ll improve as I get deeper in the protocol, but it’s going to be awkward for a couple weeks.

    You should email Superspeed support and ask for the new protocols, they eliminated the crow hop.  They were great about sending them to me when I let them know I was informally tagging along here.

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  9. 47 minutes ago, Bucky CC said:

    I finished my week 26 training yesterday and this morning was able to play for the first time since October.  It was hard to get an accurate read on my overall driving distance as the temperature was around 50° and there was very little roll, but I seemed to be carrying my drives to about the spot I used to get with roll last summer.  Maybe an extra 15-20 yards?

    I brought my SwingSpeed radar along to the range before the round as well.  Most of my swings were around 115mph, but I did hit 118 as I started to warm up.  I'm going in for a full bag fitting sometime in the next two weeks so I'll let everyone know if there are any big equipment changes coming.  Otherwise most of my posts will probably migrate over to the 2019 Cobra Connect challenge thread.

    Lastly, thank you to my fellow testers for sharing this journey with me.  The biggest obstacle with the SuperSpeed training program is definitely staying committed to the program, but it was much easier with everyone else going through the same peaks and valleys and offering feedback and encouragement along the way.  Thanks!  🙌


    Thanks Bucky, best of luck out on the course.  I have to say i’m a bit in awe of your numbers!

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  10. 5 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

    @cnosil, that's an impressive gain with your driver! Keep up the good work and enjoy those kneeling swings.

    I've just finished week 26, so like rev I'm done kneeling. I haven't put the numbers in my spreadsheet yet, but they were definitely in a plateau stage coming to the end of level 3. I still haven't been able to hit 120, which is frustrating to no end. I just don't get along with the yellow club and need to inquire about getting a red club since my driver is heavier than the one I started with. Going to do speed tests for the next couple of weeks since the jump isn't always immediate to see what gains I've made.

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    I’ve hit 118 a few times but am with you trying it hit that 120 mark.  Have to admit I get just a little bit jealous when I see a post with a radar showing 120, but it also makes me want to get there too

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  11. 5 hours ago, cnosil said:

    I am 6 weeks into the program so protocol 1 is now complete.  While I didn't see my superspeed numbers increasing over the 6 weeks,  I did get a driver swing speed increase.   interesting to see my numbers compared to how most others saw a progressive increase through their training.  


    I looked back through the thread to see if anyone did a comparison of the radar unit to an actual launch monitor to see how they compared but couldn't find anything.  Anyone reading the thread have that kind of comparison?    Since we are don't with driver testing,  I don't have ready access to comparing driver swing speeds on the MGS GC Quad.  During driver testing my swing speed on the GC Quad was in the 105-111 range depending on the day so I am interested in how the 112 on SSR possibly compares.   

    Time to dig up a pad for the knees as a start protocol 2 and kneeling swings 

    Like you I didn’t any real change in speed through the first 6 weeks (most of the increases were the lefty swings catching up), and again like you, I saw a nice jump in the driver at the end of the 6 weeks.

    This continued until I think week 9, and then I had a very distinct jump of about 9%.  I’ve been on that plateau for 7 or 8 weeks now.  My driver actually slowed down a bit at the week of the 2nd protocol, but that seemed more in line with what I think I should be doing, so maybe that first driver test was a fluke.

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  12. On 4/3/2019 at 11:40 AM, revkev said:

    I use my regular grip when making super speed swings and try to replicate my righty grip, lefty. 


    I recently started using a baseball grip with the SS clubs because the tendinitis between the base of my left thumb and wrist was getting aggravated...I may actually try playing a couple of rounds with the new grip to see how it goes - I definitely agree that I want a consistent grip for practice & play, but the tendinitis has been a problem for a few years and now that I'm swinging the SS clubs 3 days a week, it's gotten a little worse.  Luckily, it's not bad enough to stop me from the protocols and playing, but it's definitely an annoyance - mostly feel it in those 10 warm-up swings with the red club and after I'm done, but once I get going, I hardly notice it.

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  13. 2 hours ago, revkev said:

    Happy birthday, Mike!

    Thanks to both you and Kenny. The 20 to 30 minutes three times a week hit really hairy in December and April could be that way, too.

    Every who knows me know that I’m abetter me when given a little Tim to play golf. This year has been rough because we’ve been short staffed but that’s about to change

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    Thanks RevKev!  It’s been a good birthday - my wife gave me a Swing Caddie, pretty psyched to get out in the back yard to try it out!

    Speaking of a hairy April with Easter duties at church, have you heard of Walter Ciszek’s book “With God in Russia?”  He describes one Easter in the USSR that was pretty exhausting.  If you’ve seen the movie “Bridge of Spies” he wasn’t named, but was one of the Americans traded by the Soviets for their spy.  Anyway, it popped into my mind when you mentioned that April could be pretty busy for you...https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1063146.With_God_in_Russia

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  14. 13 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

    I was able to hit the course today after work and play. It was windy out and my irons decided to give me problems, but I do have a couple of shots I'm really proud of.

    The first is the 11th hole at my course, I will admit I had the wind at my back and it was probably blowing at 15 mph. When I got to the ball and saw it was past the fairway bunker I was pumped! Screenshot_20190322-185901-01.jpeg
    It's the longest drive I've had in a long time that didn't involve a cart path, 261 yards!

    The second shot was on the par 5 18th, I hit a low drive into a left to right wind and possibly pulled it a bit, but it was still a great drive for me.

    Now that I've seen what potential I have, I realize that I'm going to have to work on better contact on the face. Being a high handicapper, consistency is not my specialty. When I started SuperSpeed, a 230 yard drive was a great drive for me. Seeing that jump up 25-30 yards is really encouraging.

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    That’s awesome - and seeing stuff like this is a great incentive to keep going with the program.  

    We got about an inch of snow overnight, but fortunately I’ll be heading over to the indoor golf simulator in an hour where the conditions are always great 😀

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  15. 4 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

    Well......The snow is melting; 60 degree days all this week.  The course isn't open yet because snow is still in shady areas, and the ground is frozen so there is puddling as the snow melts.  But I made a Tee Time for Sunday, and I got a text from my Monday walking buddies, 10:34am next Monday!!

    I got out today for my first SuperSpeed protocol since January.  I decided to start with the Level 2 protocol, even though I started the Level 3 protocol after we posted the Stage 2 review.  I haven't done anything for almost 2 months, literally nothing, and I could feel it.  Speed was down with all clubs, but not by much... 2-3 mph.  My speed when kneeling was the same, go figure!!  My plan is to do the Level 2 protocol two more times this week, then start Level 3 over again.  Onward!!

    That’s great Kenny!  Can’t wait to hear how your rounds go!

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