Swing Man Golf: More Speed, More Distance

Recommendations for a swing speed radar?

June 26, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question:What do you recommend for a swing speed radar?Jaacob’s Answer:The one that I’m currently using is Sports Sensors Swing Speed Radar.  They make  blue one that only measures swing speed (baseball and golf) and they also make a red one that measures tem


When you start training to increase your swing speed…

June 23, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden Today I started up my swing speed training for the 2008 long drive season. Even though I haven’t trained since the season ended last October and I also lost about 10 lbs from being sick in March, my speeds are actually pretty similar to the starting point from last season. Her


The first time I shot par

April 30, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden Recently, someone asked me about the first time I shot par.  What were my thoughts?  Keep the ball in play?  Putt well?  Relax? I don’t recall that first “par” round, however, I do remember my first tournament round in the 60s.  It was actually one of the R


Average PGA Tour driving distances by tournament

April 28, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden When it comes to hitting the ball off the tee, remember to take driving distances with a grain of salt.  You might be only averaging 210 yards (190 m) per drive at one course…and you hear of a friend that tells you he’s averaging 250 yards (227 m) per drive at his [&hel


From 95 mph to 139 mph Swing Speed!!!

April 25, 2008

by Swing Man Golf Staff Today we wanted to share a success story from one of the Swing Man subscribers. Last December, Steve C signed up to the Swing Man Golf website with typical driver swing speeds in the 95-100 mph range.  After doing the swing speed training, Steve has now reached a top speed [


Wider golf swing stance for more power?

March 29, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question: Does widening the stance really help distance or is there more to it than that? Jaacob’s Answer: I’ve seen people hit powerfully from both narrow and wide golf swing stances. I think it’s a matter of personal preference and what you find works f


How to perfect Dan Shauger’s twirl?

March 24, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question:I have a problem twirl club as described by Dan Shauger.  How can I make a “perfect” twirl?Jaacob’s Answer:You might be over-complicating the motion – hehe, that’s what I used to do.As long as you are getting to a good spot at the to


2 of My Golf Swings Posted on YouTube

March 19, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden Recently, a couple videos popped up on YouTube of my swing during a District Finals competition for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships in Arizona in September 2007. A few comments… In this particular competition, I was experimenting with using a 48″ 4 degree drive


In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing

January 29, 2008

By Swing Man Golf Staff Be sure to check out The Golf Channel’s article called  Going DEEP! regarding Guinness World Record Long Driver Mike Austin and Phil Reed’s book about Mike called “In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing”. If you liked the article about the greatest gol


2007 PGA TOUR Club Head Speed Rankings

December 31, 2007

2007 PGA TOUR Club Head Speed Rankings Are you curious what the club head speed rankings are on the PGA TOUR for 2007? Who posts the fastest swing speeds? Who has the slowest swing on PGA TOUR? HERE to Learn How to Increase YOUR Average Golf Swing Speed Take a look at the rankings below! […]


Different Golf Technique 1W vs 3W?

December 28, 2007

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question: I am a new golfer with 28 HC and have started hitting 3 wood nice. I am hesitant to use one wood driver as it goes away. Is there a different technique to use 1 wood?Jaacob’s Answer:That’s wonderful that you have begun hitting the 3-wood nicely.  Hav


Why are my friends outdriving me?

December 20, 2007

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question: My swing speed is 110 with ball speed around 180. 305 is a regular drive. I still feel like i have more in me to hit further.  I’m in great shape, and play with guys my size, about 6 feet tall, who are flying me. What is it? Jaacob’s Answer: [&hellip


Weighted Golf Club

November 30, 2007

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Comment:  I bought a weight iron at Wal-Mart and ended up pulling a muscle in my rib cage area so I stop using it.Jaacob’s Reply:Yes, that’s the danger of weighted clubs – injury.  Personally, I think they are fine for warming up, but for speed trainin


Full Swing Video

November 29, 2007

By Swing Man Golf Staff For those that were asking for more video of Jaacob Bowden swinging…here’s a clip from one of Dan Shauger’s videos that is posted on YouTube. If you liked the article about a full swing video and you think it would help another golfer, please   To lear