One of the most memorable lines in Television history, along with one of the most memorable theme songs to go with it.
In the beginning of each episode Peter Graves was given a mission, an impossible mission, left on a portable real-to-real tape recorder that would self destruct just 5 seconds after it was played.
Of course the mission was always accepted and completed. Mission accomplished!
Now I have a mission for all of you… should you choose to accept it of course!
What’s The Mission?
To swing faster than you’ve ever swung before…
Enter SuperSpeed Golf
For those of you who don’t already know, the SuperSpeed Golf Training System has caught fire on professional golf tours all over the world.
Over 350 PGA, LPGA, Champions, and EUPGA Tour Players are now using SuperSpeed Golf! In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a profession that’s not using them!
What is SuperSpeed Golf?
SuperSpeed uses 3 different clubs in its swing protocols. One that is about 20% lighter than a typical driver (green club), the the next club is 10% lighter than a typical driver (blue club), and finally a club that’s 5% heavier (red club).
All of their training systems are based on that breakdown of weights, relative to the players driver to really magnify how fast we can get the body to respond in the golf swing.
Each of the swing protocols requires you to swing in your dominant direction as well as your non-dominant direction. And for many of you, swinging in your non-dominant direction will seem quite awkward for a while. But I assure you if you pay attention to what your body is supposed to be doing it will improve-as will the speed of the swing as compared to your dominant side.
By starting with the lightest club first, you should be able to swing significantly faster than your average driver swing. And by adding load with each progressively heavier club we are teaching the body that even with a little more weight it’s capable of that much faster muscular reaction speed. Which in turn, allows us to create an overspeed scenario for the body, and after weeks of practice, that becomes your new normal for your swing speed.
After you’ve used the system for a while (4 – 8 weeks of regular practice), one can expect a 5% – 8% increase in club head speed when going back to hitting balls with your driver.
What Set Should I Get?
The green, blue, red series is typically recommended for men and the yellow, green, blue set for women and seniors. My personal recommendation is this. If you are over 60 years of age or under 160lbs. I recommend you use the yellow, green, blue set. I am 57 and 160lbs. and have found that to be challenging enough. Remember, the goal is to swing FASTER. So if the set is too heavy for you it will set you up for failure, not success.
How Long Does It Take?
The beginner protocol takes about 6 – 10 minutes, depending on your level of fitness.
How Often Should I Do It?
SuperSpeed Golf recommends 3x/week. Now I know that’s probably not realistic for most of you (myself included). But you have to commit to 2/week to see any results. Less than that and you’re just having fun.
What’s The Most Optimal Time To Do It?
This is a deep topic that can take a lot of time to explain but the nuts and bolts are this. Overspeed training is not the same as strength training. The system is mostly focused on training the neuromuscular system (brain to body). So what we need for that is for your muscles and nervous system to be as fresh as possible.
You can’t get faster if you’re already tired.
So that means it works best either right after your warm-up before you begin strength training, as a protocol on its own day, and as part of your practice protocol prior to playing a round.
Does It Work?
The below quote comes from SuperSpeed’s Twitter page:
“Congrats to committed SuperSpeed user Phil Mickelson on a huge WGC Mexico Championship victory today! Here he is before his round today on the range.
Many golfers complain of losing distance as they get older. At the age of 47 he is still hitting it long and actually improving his club speed year to date!
Last year Phil’s club head speed average on the PGA Tour was 114.21 MPH. This year he is averaging 115.13. He was a little over 116MPH all the way back in 2012, then dropped slightly in 2014 to 115.
Even with the years adding on, Phil continues to pound the ball off the tee and continue to compete at the top.“
When Should I Get Started?
I have put together a tracking sheet that will take you through a 12 week protocol, getting you to the beginning of May, so it’s time to start now!
You need to know your numbers. You cannot change what you don’t measure!
This is for everyone, regardless of skill level or age. Everyone improves. You just have start.
How Do I Get My Set?
I know some of you already have your own set and now you have a definitive purpose for using it. Those of you who do not own a set can get them by clicking the link below. And I do recommend getting the portable swing speed radar detector along with it. You need to see how fast you are swinging.
Brett’s Bottom Line:
The best players are making Overspeed Training a key part of their normal practice and training programs to generate more club head speed and shoot lower scores. What is working for these players will work for you too!
Doing these workouts consistently and following the plan is the key to your success. Put it on your calendar and mark off each time you do it on the sheet I give you. That will help you stay consistent and get the work done. Make sure every rep counts and that’s what’s gonna take your game to the next level.
Get started with your training today and Unleash Your Speed!