My Swing Speed Journey

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Really enjoying the updates from everyone!

I'm probably a couple of weeks away from my wrist being back to normal, still playing golf but just not going through the extremes of speed training again, yet. Will be interesting to see where my speed is but I'm still seeing some good results on the course.
 

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I recently purchased the PRGR and Relentless speed stick from Amazon.

I've found the PRGR to be really accurate when using my driver (with or without a ball), but the club speed readings are all over the place with the speed stick. Has anyone else found the same? I position the PRGR a few inches off the ground (on the box).
 

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I recently purchased the PRGR and Relentless speed stick from Amazon.

I've found the PRGR to be really accurate when using my driver (with or without a ball), but the club speed readings are all over the place with the speed stick. Has anyone else found the same? I position the PRGR a few inches off the ground (on the box).

I have the PRGR and Relentless stick and initially noticed the readings were very variable. Play around with the position of the PRGR until you find consistentcy and then ensure it's in the same spot every time, and that you're setting up and swinging in the same position also. I have a range mat on my patio for speed training so it's pretty easy for me to maintain the exact positions as I just ensure the mat is lined up in the same place and the PRGR is in the same spot on one of the slabs.

Not sure if it would make any difference but I use a small tripod with mine.
 

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I have the PRGR and Relentless stick and initially noticed the readings were very variable. Play around with the position of the PRGR until you find consistentcy and then ensure it's in the same spot every time, and that you're setting up and swinging in the same position also. I have a range mat on my patio for speed training so it's pretty easy for me to maintain the exact positions as I just ensure the mat is lined up in the same place and the PRGR is in the same spot on one of the slabs.

Not sure if it would make any difference but I use a small tripod with mine.
Thanks. Out of interest, how high do you have it set on the tripod? How far behind do you position it?
 

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Thanks. Out of interest, how high do you have it set on the tripod? How far behind do you position it?

I've attached a picture of the tripod I got from Amazon. I've got my PRGR about 1.2m behind on the line I'm swinging.
 

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I've just tried elevating mine a bit higher (finally found a use for my old DVD cases!) so its 10cm off the ground and its worked much better with the speed stick, thanks for your help (y)
I just sit mine on the box it comes in and find that works great.
 

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got another session in at lunchtime at the range with TheStack - got a new fastest on one weight whilst stepping, but only really starting to get doing this regularly again after a few niggling injuries (caused by her indoors making me do too much decorating/tip runs/heavy stuff moving etc!)

Need to get back to twice a week from next week
 

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Got the speed sticks out last night for the first time in a while and predictably the speeds were down. Only managed to get the green to 126mph with what felt like swinging out my shoes, maximum effort, no chance of even making contact with a ball swing.

Maybe my next step is to book a lesson with someone that has force plates, I think Andy Paisley over in Hexham has them. Might be worth going there just to see if I can make some changes to swing faster.
 

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i've not been dedicated enough to thee Stack over recent few months due to niggly injuries, but last night at the range got a session in. I've been focussing on technique with driver also. I always wrap up with a few driver swings with ball, and these were slightly below (2mph) were i was previously, however ball speed was up - as was distance.

should be able to get back to 2 sessions a week from here, so hoping to keep things moving gradually upwards
 

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i've not been dedicated enough to thee Stack over recent few months due to niggly injuries, but last night at the range got a session in. I've been focussing on technique with driver also. I always wrap up with a few driver swings with ball, and these were slightly below (2mph) were i was previously, however ball speed was up - as was distance.

should be able to get back to 2 sessions a week from here, so hoping to keep things moving gradually upwards
What are you using to measure swing speed? Interested to see how my numbers match up with my distances
 
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