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This will be fascinating. I understand the theory behind this but does it really work? You boys have a lot of work ahead 😁😎

I think for the most part the reviews should come back positive.

I'm a big proponent of this type of training, I've used similar approaches in several of my previous sports to great success.

 

I cheated on this front and made my own set using an old driver shaft with a threaded shaft epoxied into the end, then a series of different weights made from blocks of washers and a wing nut.

Not quite as convenient as "put down light shaft, pick up medium one", but spinning off the nut, adding more weight and putting it back on takes no time and you have the same thing. It's a great exercise for training your body to swing fast and really, for many people having the separate shafts and a training plan is a worthwhile expenditure over making your own.

 

I would say, from my perspective, the approach works, whether it's worth the cost the reviewers will enlighten us on their thoughts 😀

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Okay after a rough afternoon of foul ups mine is up and the media is inserted correctically.  I should know better than to try this on any computer other than the one that I'm using this evening.

 

It was like trying to hit an old Wilson Staff 4 iron from 190

 

Much better off with the hybrid. :)

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I think 02uwmadgrad hit the most important thing for me is an increase in swing speed while staying accurate.  As your swing speed increases, the mishits will become worse.  In theory I think this product looks great, but I'm still curious to see how it turns out!

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This will be fascinating. I understand the theory behind this but does it really work? You boys have a lot of work ahead

I've wondered about the theory myself. They claim that we limit ourselves on how hard we normally swing. I took the lightest club out of the box and swung it in front of the radar after a range session. It registered 90 mph, which was only 2 mph faster than my average. By all accounts, I should have been at 105 using the same effort. I think I was limiting my swing.

 

I'll be starting tomorrow so I'm eager to start the journey to find out.

 

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I've wondered about the theory myself. They claim that we limit ourselves on how hard we normally swing. I took the lightest club out of the box and swung it in front of the radar after a range session. It registered 90 mph, which was only 2 mph faster than my average. By all accounts, I should have been at 105 using the same effort. I think I was limiting my swing.

 

I'll be starting tomorrow so I'm eager to start the journey to find out.

 

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So in the interest of full disclosure Kenny and I had separate phone conversations with trainer Daisy-May from the rest of the group because of scheduling conflicts. She told me that it often takes the first week to learn to swing aggressively enough to get the SS on the training clubs up to their max.

 

I started the protocol today and.....

 

 

 

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"I started the protocol today and....." Now that is a professional tease. I'm in the testing protocol myself and I still can't wait to see where this leads.

 

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There's an element to fitness and you guys may have heard about this and this is about activating the " twitch muscles" which helps to increase speed.

For example, there are exercises I do with rubber tubing for strength, but they also have a version to increase your swing speed by doing reps as fast as you can to activate the so-called " twitch muscles".

 

There are some good responses here about increased swing speeds and hence loss of control or bigger shot dispersions.

 

It would be good if the testers also went on a flight scope with a club to get a baseline on their shot dispersion as well.

 

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Not sure about the other testers but I've thought a lot about shot dispersion and consistency.  The problem is that SuperSpeed's focus is to improve your max swing speed.  They don't claim to improve shot striking, number of fairways hit, iron proximity to the hole, etc.

If I notice any big changes in my accuracy I'll definitely add it to my notes, but to be fair to SuperSpeed and this test the main focus will be on increasing swing speed.

Then again, if my wife buys the excuse that I need a FlightScope for this test.  Hmm........

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Not sure about the other testers but I've thought a lot about shot dispersion and consistency.  The problem is that SuperSpeed's focus is to improve your max swing speed.  They don't claim to improve shot striking, number of fairways hit, iron proximity to the hole, etc.
If I notice any big changes in my accuracy I'll definitely add it to my notes, but to be fair to SuperSpeed and this test the main focus will be on increasing swing speed.
Then again, if my wife buys the excuse that I need a FlightScope for this test.  Hmm........
I've thought a lot about that too, my swing is a work in progress and I've seen a lot of improvement this past year. My plan involves lots of range sessions to try to keep it sharp with some rounds sprinkled in.

It's going to be interesting too, I'm planning on purchasing new irons really soon so I'll have to adjust to those on top of everything.

Hadn't thought about FlightScope, man this site is such a bad influence....

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I've thought a lot about that too, my swing is a work in progress and I've seen a lot of improvement this past year. My plan involves lots of range sessions to try to keep it sharp with some rounds sprinkled in.

It's going to be interesting too, I'm planning on purchasing new irons really soon so I'll have to adjust to those on top of everything.

Hadn't thought about FlightScope, man this site is such a bad influence....

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so true


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Just finished my first session with the SuperSpeed system. Not gonna lie, I broke a sweat. I was sweating doing the dynamic warm-up in my house.

Right now, the left handed swings are awkward, but I think as I go along they will improve. Practice makes perfect, right?

My top speed was 101 with the lightest club and I noticed at the last protocol which is three swings with the lightest club were all slower than my first three. Guess that comes with exhaustion.

Overall it didn't take too long, I did pause between sets to record speeds. It was fun, though and I'm looking forward to my Tuesday session.

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On 9/29/2018 at 7:43 AM, 02uwmadgrad said:

First and foremost, a big thank you to MyGolfSpy and SuperSpeed Golf for the opportunity to review the SuperSpeed Golf training system.

 

My Story

 

I first picked up a golf club when I was 10 years old.  My older brother played, and like any little brother I wanted to do what he was doing.  Through many ridiculous flop shots in our back yard, a few bladed wedges into the siding, and trips to our local muni, I fell in love with the game.  I loved the outdoors and being able to play the same course 20 times without ever having the same shot twice.

 

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If I would have tried this I guarantee a broken window would have followed.

 

I played in high school but slowed down with college and then family life (married with two kids).  About five years ago I joined a weekly 9 hole public golf league and started to play more frequently.  That led to joining the course as a member and playing in weekend events.

 

I don't feel like I have any great strengths or weaknesses in my game.  Some days I'm great off the tee but can't hit an iron to save my life.  Other rounds I'll smack three drives in the water but hit 13 GIRs to save a round in the 70's.  My handicap index has been between 5.2 and 6.5 this year.

 

The Fitness Side of Things

 

I never worked out regularly or did any type of fitness program until I hit my 30's.  My first foray into the world of training was P90X3.  I can't say it was always pretty but I did enjoy exercising for the first time.  Ever since then I've tried to work out at least three times per week.  Most of my workouts are geared towards functional fitness and rotational exercises to help with flexibility and stamina walking 18 holes.  I have tried one golf specific program; Kai Fitness for Golf.  I wrote a short review of the program here.

 

I currently hit my driver about 260-275 yards depending on the course conditions.  My 100 yard club is a 56 or 60 degree wedge, 150 is between an 8 and a 9 iron, and 200 is usually a 4-hybrid.

 

The last time I paid attention to my swing speed was a few years ago when I was trying out new drivers.  My range then was 97-103mph.  SuperSpeed was kind enough to provide us with SwingSpeed radar for this test and review.  Using the radar at a local driving range my average was around 100 with a top speed of 104.

 

First Impressions

 

Woo hoo, I got a box!

 

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Pretty standard packaging with the three different weighted shafts together in one box.   Can't say there was much of a wow factor upon receiving the clubs.  More of a “oh cool, now I can get started to see if this thing actually works” response.  The written materials were extremely light with multiple reminders to visit their website for more detailed instructions.

 

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The three clubs each measure 45” long, which is right in line with my Callaway Epic driver that has been trimmed 1”.  SuperSpeed states the light, medium, and heavy sticks are 20% lighter than my driver, 10% lighter, 5% heavier.  My super old kitchen scale confirmed the percentages were in the ballpark.

 

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The grips look to be a standard Golf Pride type grip; though no logo can be found so it's probably something made specifically for SuperSpeed.  The grip shouldn't be a big deal since I'll be using these in my basement and they won't be subject to any outdoor conditions.

 

My Action Plan

 

While SuperSpeed is careful not to promise any specific increases in your swing speed or distance, they do mention that players typically gain 5% over the first 6 weeks.  Their website lists a 1mph increase = approximately 2.6 yards.  For my 104mph max swing speed that would be about 13.5 extra yards.

 

I intend to follow the prescribed training plan to the letter.  The plan calls for three sessions per week, approximately 15 minutes per session, one day off in between.  While the website lists 3 main protocols to follow we will actually be testing out a brand new plan that contains 5 levels over 72 weeks!  Yeah, I was shocked at the 72 week thing too.  This should be extremely interesting testing out a brand new training protocol.

 

We'll plan on having weekly check-ins but the main performance updates will happen as we complete the first two levels at 6 and 14 weeks.  The 14 week update will be a big one as I believe many people outside of this test group would give up on the program if they don't see significant increases after 3+ months of work.

 

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I'm not worried about following the Level 1 protocol swings as they are just regular stance and feet together step-swing from your dominant and non-dominant sides.  Where things should get interesting is in Level 2 when you get to incorporate kneeling swings both right and left-handed.

 

My biggest fear for the program is that I increase my swing speed but can no longer find the center of the club face.  The training protocol calls for you to swing as hard as possible 6” above the ground, so it's not exactly a real swing towards a target.

 

I will consider the SuperSpeed training system a success if I am able to increase and maintain my max swing speed by 5% or more without any accuracy loss.  I don't believe the product will increase my general fitness since its only 15 minutes a session and I already exercise at least 90 minutes per week.  An extra benefit would be if it keeps away the winter rust over the long Wisconsin winters.

 

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Not as fun as it looks.

LOL. Actually, not ever having played snow golf, it looks like a blast.  If we lose our minds and decide to stay here in winter, I'd have fun creating the golf course on the ranch. The snow here is like dry dust however and might be like having to constantly play from the ruff.

Great reports from you and the other testers so far!

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How flexible are the shafts? 

I would think, the stiffer the better for a product like this but I could be wrong. 

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15 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I would guess that they are regular or stiff flex, they definitely aren't buggy whips.

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Okay, thank you. 

I just wanted to make sure you could swing as hard as you can without feeling like the shaft was hindering you. 

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