When you consider that the average amateur swings a driver around 90 mph and hits 220-225 yards per drive, a PGA Tour player swings around 112 mph and hits 285-290 yards per drive, and many long drive professionals swing between 130-150 mph and frequently hit over 400 yards...it's easy to see that club head speed is an important factor in achieving long drives.
Whether you are looking to make swing speed increases through mechanical changes to your swing, equipment changes, or actual swing speed training, having a swing speed radar to track and monitor your speeds can be very useful.
A Trackman device is normally used to measure speeds on the PGA Tour and in the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships...and many custom club fitters, instructors, retailers, and professionals actually have one.
However, they can costs thousands of dollars and obviously most people won't want to spend that much on one for personal use. Fortunately, there are other more affordable devices available to the general golfing public that are small, portable, easy to use and yet still provide reliable and consistent results.
The best ones I've found are the Swing Speed Radar® and Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer made by Sports Sensors. Not only are they what I've personally used in my own training and what I recommend for use to my members of all ages and skill levels, but they are also used by renowned instructor Jim McLean in his golf schools, 2005 Senior RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Steve Griffith, and many other prominent long drivers.
To learn more about and purchase a Swing Speed Radar®, Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer®, and/or the companion Ball Shield...scroll down below.
Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer
The Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer also measures actual tempo time from club takeaway to ball impact at the climax of the forward swing, as well as the swing speed of the clubhead as it approaches the ball.
The Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer can be set to measure and display clubhead swing speed alone (SS Mode); tempo time, from club takeaway to ball impact, alone (TT Mode); or both swing speed and tempo time in the Dual Mode, in which the display toggles (alternates) between swing speed and tempo time.
NOTE: Please note that at the moment we can only take orders for the US. Due to continuing issues with the Canadian Postal Office, we do not ship to Canada.
Swing Speed Radar