How Do Pro Golfers Swing So Fast?

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You can have the sweetest clubs and most advanced golf balls known to man, but if you can't generate speed in your swing, you're probably even worse at golf than we are.

Get some tips and some knowledge in this video before you hit the driving range! Let us know if you have questions in the comments.

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Comments

Ryan Anderson says:

I just finished reading these golf swing secrets “kaha shocking guide” (Google it) last week before going out and putting the exercises to the test. I never thought that after playing for 3 decades, my swinging ability can still be improved. The drills have assisted with small details I had never paid much attention to.

Randsurfer says:

Butch Harmon: "Club head speed generates Power"… More like Power generates club head speed. Club head speed is the effect. This video is about "how golfers swing so fast", not "what happens when you swing fast". That's ok Butch, just keep charging $1000/hour.

Jon Lanier says:

The whole key in this video is one word.  Athletic.  If you are not athletic you are not going to generate enough speed and power to pound the ball out there.  But that does not mean you can't enjoy the game.

John Troutman says:

Thanks for the lesson

yang zhao says:

You can create speed through the golf ball without swinging hard as you can. My club head speed average is 125mph and my max output was 130mph. Being  6'1 228lbs and workout everyday does help immensely with hitting it further but another for smaller guys is creating whip at the bottom of the swing arc where if you took a video the forearms and club should be forming a L which is followed by a very fast release that should generate a lot of speed through the ball.

MusicByRyder says:

What is the name of the song that starts at 0:48?

Arfdog says:

It's actually both speed and mass, due to physics and the equation for momentum. If you have big forearms, it's just as effective as high speed. Pros usually have both, or a little extra club speed. 

gabong says:

Love your theme song! It's catchy! Please share on Soundcloud! Thanks

gabong says:

Song name at the end of video??

Jack Wilson says:

I'm 12 and I hit it 230

718Gilbert says:

i couldnt tell you based on that comment but obviously you dont swing very fast.

Cam Bakerr says:

You probly just swing hard which normally leads to bad shots, you need to generate lag and you will be able to generate high club head speed without swinging hard

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