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By Paul Myers

If you had to guess names that you would find in the top ten of the PGA Tour swing speed statistic for 2014, names like Bubba, Rory, and Dustin would likely come to the top of your mind first. However, there are some lesser-known players that are to be found in these rankings, and Jason Kokrak is one of those names. While he might not be as prominent as some of the other players on the list, his power is just as real. Currently ranked 9th in swing speed for the 2014 season, Kokrak has plenty of power to use when he competes with the best golfers in the world.

The Numbers                 

So far in 2014, Jason Kokrak has averaged an impressive 120.57 MPH swing speed off the tee with his driver. When you look a little closer into the numbers, you notice that his power is more consistent than some of the other players high on the list. The difference between his slowest and fastest swings is just six MPH, indicating that he uses a fairly consistent amount of power drive after drive. Power is even more useful when you can rely on it every hole, and this is certainly a trait that has helped Jason Kokrak to reach the highest level of golf.

The Swing

When looking for one word to describe the golf swing of Jason Kokrak, some say it would be extension. Kokrak is a large man, listed at 6’4’’ and 225 pounds. He uses a good bit bit of that large frame to generate power. He keeps his backswing wide and gives the club plenty of room to gather speed. Once he is loaded at the top of the backswing, there seems to be no hold on coming down. He is able to release the club relatively aggressively, taking advantage of all that he built in the earlier stages of the swing.

To take something away from Jason Kokrak’s swing that you can apply to your own game, look at the commitment that seems to be present in each swing. As the club is coming down into the ball, all of the possible speed is unleashed and distance is maximized. Some amateur golfers struggle with confidence, and they slow down the club head through impact possibly because they are worried about the club not being square or the path not being correct. Regardless of any mistakes that have been made during the swing, the club should always be swung with confidence and controlled aggression.

For Jason Kokrak, the power that he has displayed on the Tour is yet to turn into a win at the highest level. However, simply carving out a spot on the PGA Tour is an accomplishment in and of itself, and he is still 29 years old, likely with plenty of golf left ahead of him. If he is able to establish the rest of his game to the level of his driving prowess, his results could take a step up to another level.

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By Paul Myers

Hudson Swafford is another in a  list of players from the University of Georgia to make noise in the professional golf world. Swafford is another long hitter on a Tour full of them, and his 6’3’’ inch frame certainly plays a part in that power. At 27 years old, he is yet to land in the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour, however he does have a professional win to his credit on the Web.com Tour. Given his experience and accomplishments earlier in his golf career as a collegian, it won’t be a surprise to some in the least if Hudson Swafford is able to take the next step and compete for titles.

The Necessary Power

To compete on the PGA Tour today, players need at certain level of power to handle the long courses that are played – especially in the big events. Hudson Swafford possesses more than moderate power, ranking 17th in the 2014 swing speed statistics at 119.32 MPH average. Already having a power advantage over most of the other players in the field, Swafford stands a great chance to be able to improve his ranking and continue to add accomplishments to his resume.

A Beautiful Swing

The swing that Hudson Swafford makes is what many golf teachers would consider to be a ‘classic’. Even watching in slow motion, there isn’t much that a lot of teachers would find in his swing that could be adjusted or tweaked in any way. The backswing is  considered by some to be fundamentally beautiful, and there is a slight reroute of the club at the top to drop it into the slot and deliver it powerfully from the inside. On the downswing, one element that stands out is just how quiet his feet are through the hitting area, which is a popular modern preference amongst today’s teachers. Instead of moving all around like some other powerful players, like Sam Snead, he uses his technique and large frame to remain stable and balanced through the ball in a different way. He is able to combine a fast swing with the control of a player who hits the ball much shorter.

The average golfer watching Hudson Swafford swing the golf club should take note of just how nicely he is able to execute his modern fundamentals throughout the motion. While there is room for individualism in the golf swing, it is still important to keep the fundamentals in place for solid ball striking. Good fundamentals are important because they, along with a good mental state of being,  are more likely to hold up under pressure than a swing that is pieced together with a series of elements with lots of timing. Try to build your swing on a combination of fundamental execution and your own personal style until you reach a balance that is successful.

It will require more than power for Hudson Swafford to secure his first win on the PGA Tour, but having the power to rely on is a great place to start. As a young pro with plenty of time ahead of him to refine his swing and polish up the rest of his game, there is no reason for some to think that Hudson Swafford can’t develop into a top player on the PGA Tour. With a classic swing that is full of solid fundamental positions, he is already ahead of the game.

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By Paul Myers

At first look, Graham DeLaet might not appear to be the prototypical PGA Tour bomber. After all, he stands less than six feet tall, and certainly weighs less than 200 pounds. However, the stats don’t lie – DeLaet is right up there with the longest hitters on the Tour and possesses one of the most consistent swings around. Something of a late bloomer on the pro golf scene, Graham DeLaet is still a relatively new name to lots of golf fans despite being 32 years old. No matter how long it took him to arrive, he appears poised to stay around for a while with a combination of power and control in his golf swing that is uncommon.

Just Outside the Top Ten

For the 2014 PGA Tour season, Graham DeLaet is ranked 11th in terms of average swing speed off the tee. His average of 119.80 is right up there with the biggest hitters around, and he has even moved it up to 122.83 for his fastest swing this season. With plenty of club head speed to spare, there are no golf courses on the Tour that will be too long for DeLaet to take on successfully.

Keep the Club Moving

As mentioned above, Graham DeLaet isn’t the biggest guy you will find on the PGA Tour. He appears, however, in excellent physical condition and is able to use is body to generate serious club head speed. If you are to watch him swing the club, the first thing that may stand out is the quick tempo of the swing as a whole. Many long hitters use a long, slower backswing and gradually generate speed and power. That is not the plan for Graham DeLaet. Instead, his swing is quick and abrupt, but it seems perfectly suited to his build and mechanics. With just the right tempo to square the club up time after time, he is able to use his power efficiently and achieve great ball striking.

If you would like to learn from what Graham DeLaet does with his golf swing, the lesson that you might take away is that you could match your swing to your own personal traits. DeLaet could have tried to copy the long swings of other long hitters like Bubba Watson, but that wouldn’t of been a good fit for his size and physique. Instead, he has created a swing that is true to him and is effective for him as an individual. That is the same way you might think about your golf swing. It doesn’t matter how others do it – what is the best way for you to swing the club?

Not everyone will be surprised if Graham DeLaet is able to make a bigger and bigger impact on the PGA Tour in years to come. While putting is always important on Tour, great ball striking will take a player a long way. With a powerful swing that is repeatable and consistent, DeLaet seems to have a ball striking edge on many of his competitors. He already has a nice list of accomplishments to his name on the Tour, and that first PGA Tour win could just around the corner.

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By Paul Myers

Recently, Jhonattan Vegas made a big splash on the PGA Tour with a relatively exciting style of play and a few impressive results in a short period of time. While he hasn’t been quite as prominent on leaderboards as of late, Vegas remains an exciting young player to watch with a beautiful combination of power and touch. At 6’3’’, Jhonattan Vegas is another of the large men who are having success in professional golf by bringing an athleticism and power that used to be reserved for other, more physical sports. Now in his 30s, Jhonattan Vegas has one PGA Tour win to his name and is certainly capable of more going forward.

Near the Top for Power

With an average swing speed of 121.74 for the 2014 PGA Tour season, Jhonattan Vegas is among the longest hitters in the game today. That average speed ranks him 6th on Tour, ahead of such prominent names as Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. While Vegas obviously has not yet reached the level of success that those two names have found in the top events, he is right there is terms of the ability to launch the ball down the fairway.

Flat Swing for a Tall Man

Sometimes, you will see the taller players on the PGA Tour using more upright swings, with the flatter swings saved for the shorter guys. That is not the case with Jhonattan Vegas. He is uses a flatter backswing than you might expect for a player as tall as he is, and yet it is obviously highly effective. With his flatter backswing, he uses his body to turn the club through the downswing, without as much work from the arms. He does this with consistency and repeatability.

Jhonattan Vegas sets a relatively good example with his swing for players of all heights. Some amateur golfers could be well served to go to a flatter backswing. If you want to go flatter, work on making a swing that goes more around your body and less up and down to see which way you hit the ball better.

For Jhonattan Vegas, he will need both his power and the rest of his game to provide the consistency it takes to return to the form he had just a few years ago. The good news is that his age, there is plenty of time for Vegas to iron out the kinks in his game and rise even closer to the top of the professional golf world. Power isn’t everything in pro golf, but it certainly helps to have as much of it as you can. Jhonattan Vegas has power to spare, so bringing together the other parts of the game could be key to his future success.

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By Paul Myers

The story of Brooks Koepka and his professional golf career is an interesting one, and it is still just getting started. A standout player at Florida State in college, Koepka turned pro and took his game to Europe in order to try and work his way up the ranks. The strategy worked incredibly well, and he is now on the PGA Tour and has posted some impressive finishes for a player who is still just 24 years old. Among his most notable accomplishments to date includes a T4 finish at the U.S. Open and a T15 finish at the PGA Championship. Only having turned pro two short years ago, it seems likely that there is still a lot left to be heard from Brooks Koepka in the years to come.

Crushing the Ball

Brooks Koepka has the ability to absolutely crush the golf ball by Tour standards – there is no doubt about that. Ranking 5th currently on the 2014 PGA Tour swing speed list, Koepka averages 122.33 MPH with his driver swing. Perhaps more impressively, he has topped out at 127.91 MPH, which is among the fastest speeds recorded all season on the Tour. While you don’t get out onto the PGA Tour with sheer swing speed alone, power is obviously one of the weapons that Brooks Koepka relies on. At 6’, he is able to use his size and athleticism to create speed and accelerate through the ball aggressively.

A Unique Swing Position

If you watch Brooks Koepka swing the golf club, one element of his swing may immediately stand out. At the top of the back swing, he reaches a position where his left wrist is a bit bowed an the club face is “closed”. There are other pros who play this way, so it is not completely unheard of, but the degree to which Koepka has his wrist bowed is more pronounced than most.

Koepka takes takes the club up steeply on the backswing, and reroutes it slightly to the inside on the way down. If the club was taken back flatter, some would say he could have difficulty squaring the ball up through impact. Also, he has some leg drive. Without what some would consider a powerful lower body move through the swing, he wouldn’t have the same swing. He has managed to successfully combine a couple of specific swing elements that come together to produce a powerful and repeatable golf swing.

The evidence all points to Brooks Koepka potentially being one of the next big stars on the PGA Tour. He is just 24 years old, has one of the most-powerful swings in the game, and has already seen some impressive results on the biggest stages in golf. As long as the rest of his game continues to develop in the same way that his power has, the sky is the limit for this exciting player.

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By Paul Myers

When some first see Gary Woodland on a golf course during a PGA Tour event, they get the feeling that he might be in the wrong place. It’s not that he doesn’t belong on the Tour – certainly, he has plenty of game to keep up with the world’s top golfers. However, Woodland has the physique of someone who could be playing some other professional sport – not necessarily golf. Of course, that impressive size that he brings to the golf course helps him to generate tremendous power and be one of the longest hitters on the Tour year after year.

Near the Top

A scan of the PGA Tour leaderboard for longest hitters won’t take long find Gary Woodland’s name. Currently he is ranked 4th for the PGA Tour season at 122.50 MPH average, putting him within about 1 MPH off the leader, Bubba Watson. Being able to make an average swing of over 122 MPH, and maxing out at 125.55 MPH, demonstrates the kind of weapons that Woodland has to use on the long courses of the PGA Tour.

Not Just a Power Player

Unlike some of the other long hitters on Tour, Gary Woodland has plenty of other skills to back up the long drives. To prove that point, he already has two wins on the PGA Tour, in addition to top-30 finishes in each of the four majors. While power will help you reach those accomplishments, you will need more than long drives to find yourself in the winner circle on Tour. Gary Woodland uses an all-around game to compete consistently with the best in the world, and has reached a personal high of 36th in the World Golf Rankings (back in 2011).

Solid Swing

Gary Woodland doesn’t need any tricks or gimmicks in his swing to generate power. Thanks to that afore mentioned physique and his 6’1’’ height, he can just use solid fundamentals and a repeatable motion to crush the ball down the fairway. A lesson for the average golfer to learn from watching Woodland play is that it is sometimes best to use what comes naturally to you and don’t try to do too much extra. Woodland is able to hit massive drives thanks to his natural strength, so he takes advantage of that. When you are working on your own swing, it is important to identify your personal strengths and make sure that your swing highlights them, not takes away from them.

Gary Woodland can stand on the tee knowing that he is among the most-powerful golfers on Tour, yet his game is about much more than just swing speed. That power is simply one tool among many that he uses to try and fight his way up the leaderboard and back into the PGA Tour winners circle. With two wins to his credit on Tour and still just 30 years old, it would seem like a good bet that there is still plenty of great golf left to come from Gary Woodland.

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By Paul Myers

One of the fastest swings on Tour belongs to a player you might not have heard of – Andrew Loupe. While the name might be a little bit new to you, Loupe is a player worth watching, if for nothing else than that impressive power that he possesses. While Andrew Loupe has yet to secure a win on the PGA Tour, he is currently ranking third on the PGA Tour swing speed list at an 122.81 MPH average. At just 25 years old, there is plenty of time for Loupe to round the rest of his game into shape and become known for more than just his power.

Where Does That Speed Come From?

To start with, Andrew Loupe has a large 6’1’’ frame to work with, which can be helpful in terms of generating speed. There is nothing unusual or unique about a tall player hitting the ball a long way on the PGA Tour. What is unique, however, it the way that Loupe goes about generating that power. Instead of making a big, wide golf swing with a long arc like so many other players on the Tour, Andrew Loupe makes a swing in which he stands close to the ball and keeps the club relatively close to his body throughout.

While this isn’t the norm for a tall player, it isn’t completely unseen on the Tour or in other high level golf events. By making a swing where the arms and club stay closer in to the body, he generates more whip during the downswing while still controlling the club face. There is something to be said for this kind of swing that stays closely connected throughout the backswing and downswing. Keeping the timing of the swing consistent could be easier this way, and the day to day performance on the swing may be more reliable.

Is This a Swing to Copy?

There is a lot to like about the motion that Andrew Loupe makes through the ball, and obviously the power that he is able to generate speaks for itself. However, most people would be better off sticking to their natural motion rather than trying to copy what Loupe does with the golf club. It requires a tremendous amount of speed and power to make his golf swing work properly, and that is something that most amateur golfers simply don’t have available without training. While you can certainly take notice of the way he keeps his swing connected and timed to the rest of his body, a little more extension may likely benefit the average golfer.

With a unique swing that is capable of generating some of the best power on the Tour, Andrew Loupe seems to have a big portion of the puzzle figured out. Even though that first PGA Tour win has not yet occurred, Loupe has posted some high finishes that speak to his potential and promise for the future. It won’t be a surprise if he is able to match the rest of his game to his prodigious power and start to be a more-familiar name on leaderboards throughout the Tour season.

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By Paul Myers

Swing speed is far from the only measure of a good golfer. However, it is an important skill to have, especially on the PGA Tour where the golf courses average around 7200 yards in length. When you start talking swing speed and those that possess the most of it on Tour, the name Charlie Beljan could quickly come to mind. In the 2014 PGA Tour statistics, only Bubba Watson is ahead of Beljan in terms of swing speed. Looking back a year, Beljan stood alone as the fastest swinger in the Tour. No matter how you look at it, Charlie Beljan has more than enough power to work with in his game.

Who Is Charlie Beljan?

Beljan is a powerful professional golfer with one PGA Tour win to his credit. The power that he possesses isn’t a complete surprise, as he stands 6’4’’ tall and is listed over 200 pounds. However, there are plenty of professional golfers who have that kind of size on their side, and most of them still aren’t able to turn out the swing speed that Beljan can. So far in 2014, is average swing speed is 123.16 MPH. With that kind of speed at the bottom of his swing, there are very few par fives that are safe from Beljan taking a go at them in two shots.

One of the most impressive things about the power that Beljan has is the relatively simple swing which he uses to create it. Unlike some powerful players who move all around during their swings to create space and speed, Beljan keeps it simple. He stands tall with very little flex in his knees – common for some tall men. There is very little rerouting of the golf club during the swing, and the shaft stays largely on the same plane throughout. This is considered by some to be a great way for a powerful player to swing because they say it requires less timing in order to control the ball flight of the driver.

Learn from Charlie

There is a lot that the average golfer can learn from Charlie Beljan, even if they can’t reproduce his incredible power. Simplicity is always a good thing to have in a golf swing, as it helps to hit more consistent shots – and hit them under pressure as well. Too many amateur golfers make the mistake of thinking they have to do a lot in their golf swing in order to generate power. Often, the opposite is true. When a swing is simple and makes it easy to hit the sweet spot time after time, distance can quickly increase if only through the quality of contact that is made. Once you have a consistent platform to build on, you can start to swing more aggressively and add speed while maintaining the simple elements that make the swing successful.

For Charlie Beljan, the future would seem to be bright in terms of more wins and accomplishments on the PGA Tour. You can’t teach size or power, and Beljan has plenty of both to keep up with the longest hitters on the Tour.

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By Paul Myers

Over the last two decades or so, distance on the PGA Tour has increased dramatically. This has mostly to do with the improved technology in the golf clubs and balls, but it is also may be related to the better physical condition of the players themselves. Physical conditioning was not a priority for golfers a generation ago, but that has changed significantly. Most players today take pride in their fitness and use it as another tool that they can use in the fight for lower scores.

So, the question is, will swing speed increase in the coming years, or have we reached a level where it is going to remain pretty well static for the near future? With some limits having been put in place on the technology that is used in golf club construction, longer drives are going to have to be found mostly by greater club head speeds.

Better Athletes Could Be Coming

There is a lot of money to be made in professional golf – that is no secret. Of course, that money is very, very difficult for most to make, but it is there for the taking for a select few who reach the top of the game. Along with money comes interest, and with interest often comes better athletes. Young people who might have previously put their attention into other, more lucrative sports, may now be focusing on golf as their preferred game. When that happens, we could find that swing speed increase simply because of the great athletes that would suddenly be playing on tours around the world.

With that said, there are already plenty of great athletes playing golf – people like Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, and more. While there is some room for great athletes to make their mark on the swing speed leaderboard, it doesn’t seem like that is happening yet. The average PGA TOUR swing speed hasn’t really changed much since 2007, despite there now being knowledge out there of how to do it .

The Point of No Return

It is important to remember that the focus of professional golf isn’t to hit long drives – it is to shoot low scores. Long drives can help in the quest to shoot lower scores (in fact, there is a correlation between higher swing speeds and lower scores), but they are far from the only ingredient. It’s also important to be able to round together the rest of the game well enough to make it on a tour.

In all, it seems based on the past seven years that swing speed will remain around where it is currently for the foreseeable future. That is, unless tour players on a greater scale undertake swing speed training like what is available at Swing Man Golf.  Such a shift in the training of tour players sure would be interesting to see, especially since we know that the average RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship finalist can average almost 30 mph (at least 75 yards farther off the tee) in the mid 140s. For Tour players and amateurs alike, there’s a lot left in their swing speed developmental tanks.

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By Paul Myers

Hunter Mahan is a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team that might fly a little bit under the radar. While he is highly accomplished in the world of professional golf, and extremely talented, he is yet to take home a major championship trophy which could quickly increase his notoriety on a world stage. Unfortunately for Mahan, one of his biggest moments in golf to this point was not a positive one – he lost a match to Graeme McDowell on the 17th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 which sealed the cup for the European side. Mahan has done plenty of positive things in his pro career, but that one moment is remembered by many golf fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

Takes Advantage of Swing Speed

Considering the fact that he is one of the top American players, Mahan lands surprising low on the list of swing speeds for the 2014 PGA Tour season. With a swing speed of 112.22 MPH, Mahan is ranked 103rd on the Tour for the year. However, he does a great job of maximizing the distance that he gets out of that speed, as he ranks T45 on the Tour in driving distance with a 295.8 average.

Impressive Swing Mechanics

This could be interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it shows the quality of the impact position that Mahan is reaching swing after swing. If he weren’t in a decent impact position, and wasn’t hitting the ball on the center of the clubface more often than not, he wouldn’t be able to get as much power out of his drives as he does. Also, it demonstrates the importance that having the right equipment can have when translating swing speed to yards off the tee. Mahan passes more than 50 spots on the rankings between his swing speed and his driving distance, suggesting that he perhaps has done a better job of optimizing his equipment and launch conditions to get the most from his swing.

Interesting Ryder Cup Future

Whatever the case, Mahan has a golf swing that many consider to be picture perfect and has allowed him to win on Tour and remain consistently one of the top American players. How that translates to the 2014 Ryder Cup will be interesting to watch, considering his aforementioned experience with the event. One lost match in a big spot doesn’t mean that Mahan will never come through for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup, but that experience may still be on his mind as he returns to Europe for another try. It would seem likely that some success early in the week would be very helpful in putting to bed those old memories and making room for new ones.

Hunter Mahan may be exactly the kind of player that the U.S. will need to perform well in order to take back the Ryder Cup from Europe. The team has experience in players like Mickelson and Furyk, but it will require a group golf effort to defeat a deep and talented European side. With a solid effort from Mahan, along with good performances from even younger players like Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, the U.S. could have a chance to pull off the upset and take back the trophy.

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