Jaacob Bowden at the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships

January 15, 2014

By Swing Man Golf Staff Swing Man Golf’s Jaacob Bowden plays his approach shot in to #9 at Bandon Dunes during the 2nd round of the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships. If you liked this article about Jaacob Bowden at the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships and you think it would help another go

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GolfWRX: Best Golf Instruction of 2013

January 1, 2014

By Swing Man Golf Staff GolfWRX.com has announced their “Best of 2013” golf stories. We’re honored to say that Jaacob Bowden’s golf articles were #1 in both the “Instruction” and “Opinion & Analysis” categories. • #1 in Instruction: 3 Keys That T

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Swing Speed Training at the Swiss PGA

November 11, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Click here to view some of the photos of Swing Man Golf’s Jaacob Bowden teaching a Continuing Education course for the Swiss PGA. If you liked this article about swing speed training at the Swiss PGA and you think it would help another golfer, please like it. To learn m

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Live Webcast of 2013 Speedgolf World Championships

October 25, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Be sure to check out defending champion Chris Walker, Guinness World Record Holder Christopher Smith, Olympic medalists Bernard Lagat and Nick Willis, Swing Man Golf’s Jaacob Bowden, and many others at the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes this weekend

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Hit it Longer – Swing Speed Training for Longer Drives

October 10, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Want to hit it longer? Of course you do! Have a look at Jaacob Bowden’s latest video called “Hit it Longer – Swing Speed Training for Longer Drives”! If you liked this article about Hit it longer – swing speed training for longer drives and you t

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2013 Speedgolf World Championships Results

October 2, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff The Speedgolf World Championships have wrapped up…and what a fantastic event! Congratulations to Ireland’s Rob Hogan on putting together two stellar rounds to become World Champion! Hogan beat a stellar field that included two Olympic medalists, the world’s

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“Anatomy of the Golf Swing” Featuring Mike Dunaway & Mike Austin

September 24, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Mike Dunaway is the LDA “Player of the Month” for September 2013 and has received the LDA’s “Live Long Lifetime Achievement Award”. The timing couldn’t be more perfect either…because we’ve got a new video for you. If you’d

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Mike Austin – Teaching the Teachers

September 17, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff In continued celebration of “Mike Austin Month” and Austin’s 515-yard drive in September 1974, “Mike Austin Teaching the Teachers” has now been made available at Swing Man Golf! This is an interesting cut of raw video footage from a clinic in whi

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Stellar Field for 2013 Speedgolf World Championships

September 11, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff The field is shaping up for next month’s Speedgolf World Championships. These guys are amazing…shooting in the 60s and 70s in under an hour! Here are a few player bios from the Pro/Elite field: JJ Killeen – Ft. Worth, TX -Nationwide Tour Player of the Year 2011

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St. Pius Golf Tournament at Union Hills Golf Club

August 2, 2013

By Jaacob Bowden Thanks to Paula Napier, Ben Ervin, the volunteers, and everyone at St. Pius and Union Hills Golf Club for hosting myself and Swing Man Golf on the par-5 11th hole during the annual fund raising golf tournament to benefit the school. The weather was beautiful and it was wonderful eve

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Swing Speed Training Clinic – Flint Golf Club

July 11, 2013

By Jaacob Bowden Thanks to everyone at Flint Golf Club for hosting myself and Swing Man Golf for a swing speed training clinic last night.Great people and a fantastic golf course! If you liked this article about Swing Speed Training Clinic – Flint Golf Club and you think it would help another

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POLL: Who Has The Best Golf Swing?

July 9, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden’s latest GolfWRX article is now available. It’s called “POLL: Who Has The Best Golf Swing?” and you can read it here. You’re going to want to check it out because some of the results have been surprising! Special thanks to those of

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Mike Austin Golf Swing – A Golf Swing Montage

July 2, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff For those of you asking to see more clips of Jaacob Bowden making the Mike Austin golf swing, here is some additional footage. If you liked this article about the Mike Austin golf swing and you think it would help another golfer, please like it. To learn more about Swing [&he

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Mike Austin – Golf is Mental Imagery

April 17, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff For those of you that follow Mike Austin, the man who hit the Guinness Record 515-yard drive in the 1974 US National Senior Open, perhaps you have heard of his hard-to-come-by “Golf is Mental Imagery” VHS tapes. Swing Man Golf is very excited to announce that the

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2012 Speedgolf World Championships – Rebroadcast

April 15, 2013

By Jaacob Bowden An update from Speedgolf International: “In case you missed it, the show will be rebroadcast several times in the coming weeks. Here are the times it will be shown on CBS Sportsnet (CBSSN): • Sat, 4/20/13 at 10:00am ET • Fri, 4/26/13 at 3:00pm ET • Sat, 4/27/13 at 11:30a

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Technical Discussion on Adjustable Drivers

April 11, 2013

By Jaacob Bowden Recently, friend of Swing Man Golf, Tom Wishon of Wishon Golf did a technical study on Adjustable Hosel & Adjustable Sole Plate Drivers in the modern golf equipment industry. You can download the report for free here. If you liked the Technical Discussion on Adjustable Drivers a

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Most Viewed Featured Writers at GolfWRX.com on Swing Speed

March 19, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden of Swing Man Golf has just taken over the 4th “most viewed” spot out of over 60 writers on the GolfWRX.com featured writer’s widget. Thanks for supporting him! Click here to go to his profile and read his articles. If you liked this article abo

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Speed Golf & The All Clubs All Flags Drill

March 11, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden’s latest article at GolfWRX is out. This one is called “Speed Golf & The All Clubs All Flags Drill”.  Have a look   here. UPDATE: The article was referenced by CBS Sports and PGA.com If you liked this article about Speed Golf & The Al

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Golf in Dubai

March 6, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Recently Jaacob Bowden got back from a 6-day golf trip to Dubai where he was at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club, and Jumeirah Golf Estates. If you’d like to see 39 of the pictures from the trip, click here. If you liked the article about Golf [&hel

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3 Keys That Took Me From A 14-Handicap To A Pro

February 26, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff “3 Keys That Took Me From A 14-Handicap to a Pro” is Jaacob Bowden’s latest article at GolfWRX.com. Have a look here. If you liked the article about Jaacob Bowden turned from a 14-handicap into a pro and you think it would help another golfer, please  

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5% Off Discounts at ValueGolf.com

February 15, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Swing Man Golf is happy to announce that if you use Gift Certificate code bowden, you’ll get 5% off ANYTHING you order through ValueGolf.com. Click here to visit Value Golf. If you liked the article about the 5% discount on products at ValueGolf.com and you think it wou

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Jaacob Bowden’s Updated Personal Website

February 14, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff There’s still a few content updates to be done but Jaacob Bowden has recently revamped his personal website…mostly to make it more phone friendly. The banner picture actually isn’t some random photo. It’s one that Jaacob took from the par-3 205-yard 11

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Carry Distance vs Swing Speed Chart

January 19, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff “Carry Distance vs Swing Speed Chart” is Jaacob Bowden’s latest post that was published over at GolfWRX. Have a look here.  If you liked the article about the swing speed chart and the carry distance and you think it would help another golfer, please  

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How Far Should You Hit Your Golf Clubs?

January 15, 2013

By Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden’s new GolfWRX article called “How Far Should You Hit Your Golf Clubs?” just came out. Read it here.  If you liked the article “How for you should hit your golf clubs?” and you think it would help another golfer, please   To le

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2012 Speed Golf World Championships – Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

October 18, 2012

By Swing Man Golf Staff If you’ve never had a chance to visit and play Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, add it to your list because it’s one of Jaacob Bowden’s favorite golf destinations. Here’s a picture of Jaacob on the Bandon Dunes course during a practice round for the 2012 Spee

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Swing Speed Training Clinic – Bad Alvaneu Golf

September 16, 2012

By Swing Man Golf Staff Today Jaacob Bowden put on a “swing speed training” clinic using Sports Sensors Swing Speed Radars at Golf Club Bad Alvaneu in Switzerland with local Swiss and German PGA Pro Edwin van Westing. Here’s a photo of a few of the students from one of the sessions

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2012 Omega European Masters

August 29, 2012

By Swing Man Golf Staff The Omega European Masters is being held this week at Golf Club Cran-sur-Sierre in Switzerland. Here’s a photo Jaacob Bowden took while he was on the putting green chatting with a few of his Pro buddies. If you liked the article about the 2012 Omega European Masters and

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Bad Ragaz Senior PGA Championship

July 11, 2012

By Swing Man Golf Staff The European Senior Tour is in town at the Bad Ragaz Senior PGA Championship. Jaacob Bowden spent the day on the range around the players, followed several of them on the course, and spoke with Gary Player for a couple minutes. Below is some video of Gary hitting a draw [&hel

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Swing Speed Radars

July 7, 2012

By Jaacob Bowden Trackman radars are used on the PGA Tour and RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships to measure the swing speeds of their competitors. Unfortunately, personally owning a Trackman is beyond most people’s budget at $15,000-$25,000 a pop. But when it comes to swing speed training,

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Golf Smarter Podcasts – Swing Speed Training

By Jaacob Bowden If you haven’t listened already, be sure to visit  Golf Smarter Podcasts. Fred invited me back to be on the show again and this time we talked about swing speed training and the Mike Austin swing. If you liked the article about swing speed training and you think it would help

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Golf & Country Magazine – Lang, Länger – Jaacob!

July 2, 2012

By Swing Man Golf Staff This month Jaacob Bowden has a featured article written about him in Golf & Country Magazine. You can read the article online here. If you liked the article about the featured article wiritten in the Golf & Country Magazine and you think it would help another golfer,

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Crans Montana, Switzerland

June 24, 2012

By Swing Man Golf Staff One of Jaacob Bowden’s favorite places to go play golf is Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre in Crans Montana, Switzerland. In fact, each year the European Tour’s Omega European Masters is held on the course. On his way to play in a Pro-Am (in which his team finished 2nd)

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X-BIONIC Products

June 7, 2012

By Jaacob Bowden Towards the end of April I tested out some golf products and did some filming with a Swiss apparel company named X-BIONIC. I got some behind the scenes access in their R&D department and they’ve got some really interesting things in the works. My friend “The Man in t

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Swing Speed Training Clinic – GolfPark Thalwil

May 15, 2012

By Swing Man Golf Staff Today Jaacob Bowden was over at GolfPark Thalwil in Switzerland where he was putting on a shot demonstration and swing speed training for a couple of groups totally around 50-60 people. He hit drives at a variety of speeds ranging from around 60 mph to almost 130 mph, hit a [

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Amazon.com #1 Best Seller in Golf

October 16, 2011

By Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden’s e-book “100 Golf Lessons That I Learned in My Journey From 14-Handicapper to Professional Golfer” has just hit #1 on Amazon.com’s Best Seller in Golf list. Click here to check it out here. If you liked the article about the e-Book, whic

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Golf Holiday Marocco

March 19, 2011

By Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden just got back from a 16-day golf teaching trip for a couple groups in Marrakech, Morocco. You might be surprised to find out that the golf is actually very good there! Here’s a few photos from the trip. If you liked the article about the golf holiday maroc

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Golf at St. Andrews

October 15, 2010

By Swing Man Golf Staff Several days ago Jaacob Bowden’s Dad made his first trip outside of North America…and what better place to meet than in Scotland where they got a chance to play the Old Course in St. Andrews and numerous other courses. It was a true pleasure to play true links gol

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Swing Speed of European PGA Tour and PGA Tour Driving and Iron Stats

March 20, 2010

By Jaacob Bowden Have you ever been curious to know how fast your favorite Tour player’s swing speed is? It’s not listed which tournament the stats came from, but it is believed these Flightscope stats came from an European Tour event in 2008. Stats included are last name, first name, cl

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Jamie Sadlowski Swing Analysis

March 14, 2010

By Swing Man Golf Staff In this video, Art Sellinger and Motion Golf analyze the Jamie Sadlowski swing, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion of 2008-2009. If you liked the article about the Jamie Sadlowski swing and you think it would help another golfer, please   To learn more about Swing Man

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Universal Golf Magazine: Interview with Christoph Gunther

November 25, 2009

By Jaacob Bowden Be sure to check out the Swing Man Golf video on “Gauging Distance on Short Game” on page 3 and my interview with  Christoph Gunther on page 25-26 in the current issue of Universal Golf Magazine. Click here to read it. If you liked the article about the interview with C

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Who had the Fastest Swing Speed in 2009?

November 21, 2009

By Jaacob Bowden According to Dave Lancer, the Director of Information for the PGA Tour, Bubba Watson had this year’s fastest swing speed average according to Trackman with a speed of 123.24 mph (311.4 yards per measured drive).  This is 0.01 faster than last year’s highest average from

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Jamie Sadlowski Repeats and Bobby Wilson Goes for Two

October 30, 2009

MESQUITE, NEV. –- With a towering blast of 384 yards into the cool desert air, Canadian sensation Jamie Sadlowski won the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship for the second consecutive year at Mesquite Sports and Event Complex on Friday night. Sadlowski, a 21-year-old resident of St. Paul, Albert

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Inside the Cobra Golf Tour Van

October 25, 2009

By Swing Man Golf Staff If you liked the video about the cobra golf tour van and you think it would help another golfer, please   To learn more about Swing Man Golf products, click here.

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Golfpark Otelfingen Tour – My Home Course – Part I and II

August 28, 2009

By Jaacob Bowden Here is a quick little tour of  Golfpark Otelfingen …my current home course. If you liked the article about the Golfpark Otelfingen Tour and you think it would help another golfer, please   To learn more about Swing Man Golf products, click here.

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Inside the Nike Golf Tour Van

August 24, 2009

By Swing Man Golf Staff Ever wondered what it’s like in one of the PGA Tour club vans?Check out this video to take a look inside the Nike Golf Van. If you liked the article about the nike golf tour van and you think it would help another golfer, please   To learn more about […]

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Tiger Woods Needs to Clean Up His Act

July 22, 2009

by Rick Reilly Tiger Woods has outgrown those Urkel glasses he had as a kid. Outgrown the crazy hair. Outgrown a body that was mostly neck. When will he outgrow his temper? The man is 33 years old, married, the father of two. He is paid nearly $100 million a year to be the representative […]

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Getting to Tweak my Golf Equipment

May 29, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden I don’t know how many times I’ve been in a custom club fitters shop and watched him customize and fit clubs, but I’ve never actually got to do any of it myself until last week. I have a set of 1irons that I’ve really enjoyed, but I shelfed them in January sin

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My Favorite Golf Driver

May 15, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden A lot of people ask me what’s my favorite golf driver…and although I really like the Wishon 919 THI for it’s high COR on off-center hits and it’s very minimal roll (the vertical curvature on the face of the driver) which makes for a very consistent launch ang

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Vijay Singh Hole in One Skipping Over Water

April 23, 2009

By Swing Man Golf Staff If you didn’t see Vijay Singh’s Hole in One at the Masters you need to check it out! If you liked the article about Vijay Singh’s Hole in One and you think it would help another golfer, please   To learn more about Swing Man Golf products, click here.

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Golf Clubs Urged to Relax On Golf Dress Codes

April 21, 2009

By Mike Aitken and Craig Brown Once considered taboo in golfing circles, jeans are winning acceptance as the recession hits membership levels and forces clubs to rethink their rules…read more here   If you liked the article about golf dress codes and you think it would help another golfer

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