Swing Man Golf: More Speed, More Distance

Jumping for Distance (Part 1): The Two-Foot Jump

December 7, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Did you see Jaacob Bowden’s guest post on Golfwrx the other day about Jumping for Distance? In Part 1, He goes over how he think’s this two-foot jump concept came about and why he doesn’t think it’s necessarily a good idea to implement in your swing. Read


Phillis Meti Long Drive Q&A

December 5, 2017

Age:                        29 Height:                 182 cm, 5’11” Driver Specs: Tour Edge XJ1 and Ex10 drivers with Reve Shafts at 47” Sponsors: Volvik USA Reve Shafts Tour Edge Special Accomplishments: 2017 World Long Drive Championship – Semi Final


Your Questions Answered

November 28, 2017

By Tom Wishon Member Question: Tom, Any thoughts on steel vs graphite for my Sterling Irons single length irons? Jeff F Tom Wishon’s Answer: There are two primary decision making factors for choosing between graphite and steel. First is the major effect that shaft weight has on the total weight of


Experiment for Better Golf

November 25, 2017

By Adam Young We are often told that there is a perfect swing, or that every individual has an optimal model. But with individual variations of… Height Weight Limb length Point specific strength Power production profile Flexibility profile Previous sporting experiences Previous life experiences Li


The Shaft – The Engine of the Golf Club or Not?

November 15, 2017

By Tom Wishon After this many years in the golf equipment industry, I must say if I had a dollar for every time I have heard a golfer, or even a clubmaker, say the shaft is the engine of the golf club, it would probably pay for a pretty nice dinner with a good bottle of wine! To […]


Nick Kiefer Long Drive Q&A

November 5, 2017

Age:                                23 Height:                         5’11 Weight:                        240 pounds Driver Specs: 4-degree loft Krank Golf F6/F7 driver with a 3x Fujikura Flywire 48-inch shaft Spons


Your Questions Answered

October 25, 2017

By Jaacob Bowden Member Question: Hi Jaacob, I have just bought access to your speed training material and it looks good, but have a few questions – see below. My name is Keith, 5 handicap (now trying to become a scratch player), 50-year-old, very fit and used to gym, sport oriented most of my



October 15, 2017

By Adam Young So many mid-high handicap golfers I see are unnecessarily struggling with their chip shots. When I ask them what they are thinking, they usually respond with a checklist of 20 points they are going through, from set up cues to swing cues. Weight on left side Handle forward Keep weight


6 Ways I Dramatically Improved My Golf Game

October 6, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Did you see Jaacob Bowden’s post on GolfWRX this week? He talks about Transformations and how you can relate them to not only your golf game but all areas of your life. Read the full article here: http://www.golfwrx.com/468626/6-ways-i-dramatically-improved-my-golf-ga


Troy Teal Long Drive Q&A

October 5, 2017

Age:                           26 Height:                     6′ 4” Weight:                    220 lbs Driver Specs: Krank 2-degree with a Fujikira XXX stiff shaft Sponsors: Krank, Dogleg Belts, Switch Grips Special Accomplishm


Adjusting Wedges and Wedge Play Due to an Increase in Distance

September 28, 2017

By: Darren deMaille, PGA   Most people and I say “most” people who come to take a golf lesson want to lower their handicap. When I ask the question what they think the problem(s) are from preventing them from shooting lower scores, the answers vary from three-putting, to slicing the golf ba


Your Questions Answered

September 25, 2017

By Jaacob Bowden Member Question: Jaacob, I’m enjoying using the swing concepts of Dan Shauger (enjoyed you on the videos! How does one hit the low, spinning pitch shot with this method? With the “conventional” method of “leaning the shaft at impact” with a supinated left wrist I can hit t


More Distance for Golf (Part 3): Long Drive Fitness

September 19, 2017

By: Swing Man Golf Staff Did you see part three of Jaacob Bowden’s guest post on GolfWRX? In Part 3, the final part of his “More Distance for Golf” series, he talks about what you can do to get longer from a golf fitness standpoint. Read the full article here.


Delayed Learning

September 15, 2017

By Adam Young One of the biggest lessons I can pass down to someone learning golf, or anything, from my experiences as a player is this – patience. Although not one of the key factors in learning, it certainly helps. This is just a quick piece to allow you to understand the learning process a [&he


More Distance for Golf (Part 2): Long-Drive Equipment

September 12, 2017

By: Swing Man Golf Staff Did you see part two of Jaacob Bowden’s guest post on GolfWRX? In part two, Jaacob talks about equipment, and how equipment optimization can be the thing that makes the difference. Read the full article here.


More Distance for Golf (Part 1): Long-Drive Techniques

September 8, 2017

By: Swing Man Golf Staff Did you see Jaacob Bowden’s guest post on GolfWRX? He talks about Long Drive Techniques- from the set up, a strong grip, the backswing, high hands. This is part one of his series, so be sure to check it out and follow along! Read the full article here.  


Dan McIntosh Long Drive Q&A

September 5, 2017

Age:                        27 Height:                  6′ 0” Weight:                 198 lbs Driver Specs: 4-Degree Callaway XR, 3x HOF Ninja Shaft Sponsors: The Athlete Factory, Callaway Special Accomplishments: Won a 2-day profession


A Counterweight Could Be the Best Thing You Have Ever Done For Your Putting

August 25, 2017

By Tom Wishon Who couldn’t benefit from making a few more putts or cutting down on the number of three-putts during a round? Pretty obvious question, right? If your problems with poor putting include any of the following… Inconsistent Distance Control Pulling or Pushing Putts Too Many Off-Ce


How to remove over 90 variables from your golf game

August 16, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Golf can be a very complex game, and as much as it can be fulfilling, it can also be nerve-racking. It is often called the most complex sport there is, sometimes up there with pole vaulting, but in many studies done, it IS the most complex sport there is. Where does [&hellip


Supercar Golf Swing

August 15, 2017

By Adam Young You have just been invited to drive a Formula One car around for the day – you can’t wait! You excitedly jump into the driver’s seat, only to find that it is really narrow and you can barely squeeze in – uncomfortable. As you stare at the steering wheel, you see


What Is The Best Ball Position?

August 14, 2017

By Jaacob Bowden In order that you hit the ball where you want, it can be important to understand the implications of what will happen if you hit the ball from various positions in your stance. So where is the best ball position? Well, it depends…let me explain. First, it’s important to understa


Swing Man Golf Launches A Swing Speed Trainer Certification

August 13, 2017

By: Swing Man Golf Staff Swing Speed Trainer Certification In the old days, it wasn’t uncommon for slightly pot-bellied professional golfers to finish their round and head off to the local bar or 19th hole. Now-a-days many golfers are leaner, in better shape, and golfers travel with or work with g


Emil Rosberg Long Drive Q&A

August 5, 2017

Age:                       20 Height:                 6’3” (190 cm) Weight:                207 lbs (94 kg) Driver Specs: Callaway XR 3-degree head with Paderson Shafts Sponsors: Callaway Golf, Paderson, Cross Sportswear, ILovePizza Accomplishm


Why Middle to High Handicap Golfers Benefit More From Custom Clubfitting Than Low Handicap Players

July 25, 2017

By Tom Wishon I kid you not. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a middle to higher handicap golfer tell me, “Until I improve my swing, custom fitting will never help me”, I might not be rich, but I sure could have a nice round of golf at just about ANY […]


Technique Versus Skill

July 15, 2017

By Adam Young Skill is different to technique. Many golfers don’t realize this and aimlessly work on their swing form without any consideration for their skills. For example, if a player is producing a certain strike pattern which is suboptimal, this is their technique. However, their ability to m


Jeff Gavin Long Drive Q&A

July 5, 2017

Age:                        49 Height:                  6’4″ Weight:                 240 Driver Specs: 3 degrees Sponsors: Krank Golf, HOF Golf shafts Special Accomplishments: 2014 World Long Drive – Masters Champion What is y


Most Important Thing in Golf

July 1, 2017

By Adam Young Swing Man Golf Monthly Handicap Improver Contributor If you are a golfer, this article is simply too important to ignore. As a teacher with thousands of hours coaching elite players and rank beginners, if you were to ask me “what is the most important thing in golf”, I would have t


When to Think About Graphite Shafts For Your Irons

June 15, 2017

By Tom Wishon There is a truly fascinating statistic that pertains to the type of shaft installed in golf clubs sold today. Presently, 99.9% of all drivers, fairway woods and hybrid clubs are made with a graphite shaft. Yet when it comes to the irons, 75% of all irons sold today are made with steel


Stages of Learning

June 5, 2017

By Adam Young Understanding this really simple principle might be the trigger to learning not just golf, but everything better. The vast majority of my students leave the lesson tee hitting the ball better. Whilst it is often the case that the result is instantly better, even in those cases it req


The Facts of Life About Fitting

May 29, 2017

By Tom Wishon The Good, The Bad, The Truths, The Myths and How to Ensure YOU End Up With the Best Fit It’s no secret golfers are curious about custom fitting, whether it’s worth pursuing, how much difference it could make for their game, and most of all, how to even know if you are […]


Aggressive Tactics

May 25, 2017

By Adam Young What if there was a way to knock shots off your game without touching your swing at all? What if you could shoot consistently better scores and have a game plan for competitions which fills you with confidence? Golf is chaotic – we never know which golfer is going to turn up [&he


Last chance for Left Handed Preorder Special

May 19, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff The wait is almost over! Left handed heads are on their way! Our first shipment should arrive sometime next week- at that time we will work down the list of preorders! Preordering saves your spot in line and saves you $50 off your set. Once all components are in stock, [&hell


Eri Crum Speedgolf Q&A

May 15, 2017

Height:                5 foot 9 inches Weight:               155 pounds Sponsors: None Special Accomplishments: 2014 Speedgolf World Champion 2013 Speedgolf World Championships – Runner-up Captain Stanford Golf team 3-hour Boston Marathon How did you first get invo


The Swing Mechanics of Barry Bonds

May 5, 2017

By Jaacob Bowden One of our members sent in a message to me on behalf of his friend who is recovering from shoulder surgery. His friend was looking for a way to change his swing to be able to still have a reasonable amount of power yet minimizing the strain on his shoulder. Along with […]


Trend or Fad: Single Length Irons

May 1, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Check out this article by My Golf Spy writer Chris Nickel as he compares Sterling Irons to other clubs on the market today. Ready to get your hands on a set of your own? Find them here: www.sterlingirons.com    


Your Questions Answered

April 25, 2017

By Tom Wishon Member Question: I am getting ready to buy a set of the Sterling Irons, but not sure which wedges to play. How would I decide between: My current Titleist Vokeys bought last year; reshaft these? buy the Sterling wedges as part of the set, to match other irons or 3) I like […]


Shawn Clement reviews Sterling Irons

April 22, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Did you see Shawn Clement’s review of Sterling Irons®? Check it out below. Ready to get your hands on a set? Order at www.sterlingirons.com  


Different Practice Modes

April 15, 2017

By Adam Young If you are like most golfers, your practice routine is the same and a bit too…. routine. Let’s look at some alternative methods of practice that you can try to spice up your range sessions. Blocked Most golfers get a huge bucket of balls, put an alignment stick down for their feet,


Scott Dawley Speedgolf Q&A

April 5, 2017

Age:                                 38 (06/06/78) Height:                           5’11” Weight:                          165 lbs Sponsors: OnCore Golf Rival and Revel Speedgolf USA LinksRun Special Acco


Apply Your Power at Just the Right Time

March 29, 2017

By Paul Myers If you spend much time reading golf instruction and working on your swing, you probably do so with one goal in mind – hitting the ball as far as possible. Many golfers are obsessed with the idea of adding distance, to the point where they will look into technique, equipment, fitness,


Your Questions Answered

March 25, 2017

By Jaacob Bowden Member Question: Hi Jaacob, My name is Sean and I’m from Dublin. I’m a 20 handicap and as you refer to a lot is that it’s easier to score with shorter clubs. I’ve recently bought a new driver and in the testing area Trackman showed I had a swing speed around 102 […]


Alistair Davies Sterling Irons Review

March 20, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Alistair Davies golf shares with you his review of the sterling irons using trackman. Ready to get your own set? Head on over to: www.sterlingirons.com    


Transferring Your Game

March 15, 2017

By Adam Young Wow, what a warm up session you just had on the range. Your last 10 balls were all flushed. You walk off the practice area as confident as Tiger in 2001 – this is going to be your round of golf. You step up to the first tee and eye up your […]


Use These Five Keys to Successfully Two Putt Any Green

March 14, 2017

By Paul Myers As a golfer, you naturally want to make every single putt you face. Seeing the ball drop into the cup after just a single stroke is a great feeling, and one-putting greens is a sure way to lower your scores in a hurry. Unfortunately, one putts are always going to be the […]


Rickie Fowler Runs Away with Honda Classic

March 8, 2017

By Paul Myers So far in the 2017 calendar year, there have been a number of easy wins on the PGA Tour. Well, to be fair, no win on the PGA Tour is easy, as you have to defeat the best competition in the world to come out on top. However, a few players have […]


Dan Konyk Long Drive Q&A

March 5, 2017

Age:                      39 Height:                6 feet 3 inches Weight:               16 stone 9 (233 pounds) Driver Specs: 4.5-degree Krank F5 with XXX-flex UST/XPHLEXX Shaft Sponsors: Krank, Hirzl, Golf Pride, Champ, Max Golf Protein, 5 Hour En


A New, and Deserving, Number One Player

March 1, 2017

By Paul Myers Dustin Johnson is officially the number one ranked golfer in the world. If you follow professional golf closely, this news is not going to come as a surprise to you – Johnson has long been one of the most talented players in the world, and his ranking now reflects his true ability. [


Are Today’s Sweet Spots on Drivers Really Getting Bigger?

February 25, 2017

By Tom Wishon As a club head designer with over 30 years of experience in the field, there are a handful of terms used in the marketing of golf clubs which elicit a reaction from me that is well, less than positive. One of these is the use of the term “SWEET SPOT” when trying to [&helli


Spieth Adds Pebble to His Rapidly Growing Resume

February 17, 2017

By Paul Myers Perhaps the most-notable event in the world of golf in 2017 was the Masters collapse of defending champion Jordan Spieth. It seemed that Spieth was going to cruise to his second consecutive Green Jacket before he deposited two golf balls into the water short of the 12th green. That sin


The 80/20 Rule for Golf

February 15, 2017

By Adam Young You may have heard of the 80/20 rule. It states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. Often, in golf, we focus so much on the gross movement patterns – how our shoulders are moving, how our hips are rotating, where our weight is positioned at impact, etc. […]