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13 hours ago, Naflack40 said:

I have been using the super speed golf system since March 26. In 9 weeks the only things I'm certain of "for me" are:

1. My golf swing muscles are ALWAYS tired. 3 × week, 2 × week, doesn't matter.

2. I'm not hitting the ball any further, and I'm often all over the course now. 

3. This is the worst my tempo has ever been since I made it to a single digit index. 

I'm selling these on Ebay and going back to only using my orange whip.

Fwiw, 2.5 index, with a driver ss of 100-105. I understand I'm an outlier...

Appreciate the honest review.

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Hey a few pages back someone asked how/of SuperSpeed has impacted our scoring.

 

I had a 7.0 index when I started. I’m a 5.1 right now trending 3.6 - last three scores 77,70,77. First sub par 18 in five years. During that time I had lost about 20 yards off the tee.

 

Guess what the difference is....

 

 

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Hey a few pages back someone asked how/of SuperSpeed has impacted our scoring.
 
I had a 7.0 index when I started. I’m a 5.1 right now trending 3.6 - last three scores 77,70,77. First sub par 18 in five years. During that time I had lost about 20 yards off the tee.
 
Guess what the difference is....
 
 
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Nice work man!

Going into week 6 now. Happy to say week 5 added three new top speeds from my dominant side. 126 on the green and into the 120 club with the blue. A not too shabby 117 on the red as well!

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Hoping to continue progress in week 6!


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On 6/6/2019 at 10:12 AM, Trial&Error said:

That's a bummer, sorry to hear that news.

Is there a Plan B? Given you bought them for more speed either just wanting more or feeling you needed more........where will the efforts be directed now, other means in mind? Or "eh, I've got enough."

I took a golf vacation this week, and decided to give the speed sticks one last chance during pre round warm ups. 

The jury is in, and they're simply not any benefit to me. 

I went as far as to leave them in the trunk after the 2nd round. Not using them helped my swing.

I think the issue is that I played baseball growing up, and only golfed a couple times a summer after the season was over. Swinging those sticks with no face grooves me back to baseball, which puts my hands way too far ahead.

I will drop them on ebay, continue my kettlebell workouts, and use my orange whip. 

Frankly, this is the worst spring of golf i've had in the last 5 years, and the only thing different is the speed sticks. 

I believe they work, just not for me. 

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I took a golf vacation this week, and decided to give the speed sticks one last chance during pre round warm ups. 
The jury is in, and they're simply not any benefit to me. 
I went as far as to leave them in the trunk after the 2nd round. Not using them helped my swing.
I think the issue is that I played baseball growing up, and only golfed a couple times a summer after the season was over. Swinging those sticks with no face grooves me back to baseball, which puts my hands way too far ahead.
I will drop them on ebay, continue my kettlebell workouts, and use my orange whip. 
Frankly, this is the worst spring of golf i've had in the last 5 years, and the only thing different is the speed sticks. 
I believe they work, just not for me. 


Bummer on the poor play - no doubt you’re making the right move. I’m a former base player myself (college - not a great player but still had to take all those BP reps). There are lots of similarities in the swings but enough differences to cause some issues.

I actually visualize pitching far more than hitting with SuperSpeed - I was a catcher so i had to understand pitching mechanics well.

Good luck - let us know here or elsewhere when you get your swing back in sync - you will. :)


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Just checking in with some successes and updates. A few weeks ago, I had to stop working through the second protocol due to a pulled muscle in my back that had been bothering me since February. I decided I could either continue the SS protocols or continue playing golf, but not both because the pain was getting to be unbearable.

My back is finally starting to feel better, and I'm happy to report the time off hasn't killed my numbers any. Last week while warming up for a scramble, my Voice Caddie recorded driver swing speeds of 104, 105 and 107 MPH! That's huge for me.

I'm excited to continue working through the protocol and milking some more gains this season yet hopefully.

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25 minutes ago, edingc said:

Just checking in with some successes and updates. A few weeks ago, I had to stop working through the second protocol due to a pulled muscle in my back that had been bothering me since February. I decided I could either continue the SS protocols or continue playing golf, but not both because the pain was getting to be unbearable.

My back is finally starting to feel better, and I'm happy to report the time off hasn't killed my numbers any. Last week while warming up for a scramble, my Voice Caddie recorded driver swing speeds of 104, 105 and 107 MPH! That's huge for me.

I'm excited to continue working through the protocol and milking some more gains this season yet hopefully.

Awesome to hear about your numbers not dropping off. Glad your back is feeling better!

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I'm on summer hiatus from the program (just doing the once a week maintenance protocol) but I've definitely seen some nice gains this spring.  I played in my course's first "major" of the year this weekend and ran away with the top flight.  Wasn't quite life changing money but I'll have no problem finding a way to spend $120 in the pro shop.

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This evening the wife, who bought me the sticks as a gift, recommended that i give them a try as an off season program. That way my golf muscle fatigue won't effect my game. I thought it made sense, so we'll see what happens this winter. 

Thanks for all the feedback. 

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Super speed training will be delayed this evening.

Go Bruins!!!

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Back to back drives recently on holes in opposite directions.

225 was a big one for me pre SuperSpeed. I have a 300 yarder but I think there was a cart path involved - these were just me and some dry for Florida conditions.


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Back to back drives recently on holes in opposite directions.

225 was a big one for me pre SuperSpeed. I have a 300 yarder but I think there was a cart path involved - these were just me and some dry for Florida conditions.


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Nice drives!

What are you using to track? I’m thinking about getting Arccos but trying to do some research on options.


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Shot Scope

I will be honest and say that it took a while for me to figure it out but once I did I love it.


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Those are two great drives Rev! I'm also jealous of the two approach shots and the distance you got out of them. I have the length with driver, but still struggle to get anything out of all my other clubs. Sounds like you're loving the new G410 driver. Keep it up!

 

P.S. (I'm also excited to read about your long game gapping once it goes live).

 

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Awesome drives, @revkev.

Getting back into training every other night. Very happy with what I'm seeing. Still working on translating to the course, but I know it will come eventually. 

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Awesome drives, [mention=16651]revkev[/mention].
Getting back into training every other night. Very happy with what I'm seeing. Still working on translating to the course, but I know it will come eventually. 


It took me a little time to figure out the proper combo of aggressiveness and control but I have it now or close to it at least.

My performance driving average is just a tad under 250 per shot scope. Those drives are representative of what I’m seeing under normal conditions at Sea Level pre-rainy season.

The rain has started so it will be interesting to see what this weekend brings.


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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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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.
 
It's good to hear from you, Mike. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your new (old) job and getting some time to practice and play. I'm also just maintaining with SuperSpeed. It's been pretty busy here with the warmer weather keeping up with the yard and working on the wife's dream flower garden. Right now I'm very happy with what I'm seeing off the tee, having hit several drives over 250. My iron game still isn't showing much distance gain, but I'm a little more hesitant to really go at them than I am with the driver.

Great to hear from you and I hope you'll soon see a drop in the handicap, the extra distance definitely helps. Keep us posted on how you're coming along!

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OK.

I think I have some real world results....apart from just increased distance....to report. After crunching numbers on my strokes gained app.....it looks as though I am playing the par 5s under par for the year....and I have at least one birdie in 13 straight rounds....which I have never done in the past. Now that I am talking about this streak....it will probably end.  Lol.   On a lot of the par fives I have birdied they have been easy tap in birdies because I was so close to the green in two shots. To be fair....my putting has also gotten better...,and my putting handicap is +2 for the year.  With that said....distance is a BIG advantage especially on par 5 holes. 

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OK.
I think I have some real world results....apart from just increased distance....to report. After crunching numbers on my strokes gained app.....it looks as though I am playing the par 5s under par for the year....and I have at least one birdie in 13 straight rounds....which I have never done in the past. Now that I am talking about this streak....it will probably end.  Lol.   On a lot of the par fives I have birdied they have been easy tap in birdies because I was so close to the green in two shots. To be fair....my putting has also gotten better...,and my putting handicap is +2 for the year.  With that said....distance is a BIG advantage especially on par 5 holes. 


That’s awesome!!

I read an article recently talking about how longer drives leads to better putting since you’re likely to be closer to the hole. Sounds like you’re a perfect example of that!

Keep it up!


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