How I Gained 15 Yards in One Week—But There’s a Problem

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There is a very constant stream of golf training aid Move through the market. Most of them appear on my doorstep at some point along the way. But it is a noticeably shorter list of training aids that have stood the test of time. Aids that are still popular year after year, because they are respected by teachers and used by students to actually improve.

SwingFan He is one of them.

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$129.99

The Power SwingFan is one of the easiest and most effective products for increasing distance and control available anywhere because it produces maximum resistance on impact. Choose this golf swing fan trainer and you will be on your way to better swing style, longer driving and fewer points. Power SwingFan works using air resistance. The four-fin design produces maximum resistance while swinging through the impact. Unlike weighted clubs – you do the work! Since the Power SwingFan golf swing speed resistance trainer stands on its own, it is more likely to be used than stuck in the closet. It looks very attractive when you see it calls for a swing. In terms of how much, how hard and how often, think of it just like lifting weights. Swing it to exhaustion every two days. Since a golf swing strength trainer has the advantage of increasing strength, you want to break down your muscles and allow them to rebuild. You can swing very hard and a typical exercise routine might be to start with 2 sets of 25 repetitions swinging at 70% effort. After a week, do 3 sets of 30 reps and you can start shooting harder through the impact. We also suggest swinging with your left hand for a set so you don’t over-build one side of your body. The Power SwingFan has two basic men’s and women’s sizes (juniors also available) with the ladies’ fins slightly narrower. The women’s model is suitable for anyone over 5 feet tall and is used by some men who want speed training more than strength training.

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Developed by GOLF Hall of Fame instructor Gary Wiren, the SwingFan has a golf grip attached to a shaft with propellers. It is a speed training aid and is less technical than many current products, like The Stack, But in many ways, it does what is written on the tin. As you swing it you’ll feel resistance, which helps build golf muscles and teaches you to release the putter faster.

Feeling my swing was slower earlier this summer, I decided to run a little experiment. I would swing the SwingFan 500 times over the course of one week to see if I could get a faster, well, faster swing.

You can watch the full video about seeing me in action, but in short, it worked! Actually better than I thought. Within one week, I gained 7 miles per hour of ball speed, which equates to an average of 15 yards.

But it wasn’t all great news. Let’s break it down.

good news

  • See, at the end of the day, I got faster. This is a win.
  • It is very easy to swing the fan constantly. Even just five minutes a day will help.
  • This process definitely made my swing longer, and I felt more flexible in my upper body by the end of the week.
  • If you have difficulty releasing the racket, a fan will help you train your wrists and forearms.

Less good news

  • I was faster, but since my swing also got longer, it was my fault road Larger.
  • Overdoing anything can lead to injury, so be very Be careful not to overdo it.
  • It’s a good problem, but adding more speed could change the drivers’ numbers, which would require a club-appropriate solution.

Regardless, it was a trade worth making. You can hear me talk about the experience in the 12-minute podcast below, and you can subscribe to the Play Smart podcast on Apple hereor in Spotify here.

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Luke Kerr-Dineen is Game Improvement Editor for GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role, he oversees game improvement content for the brand that includes Help, Equipment, and Health & Fitness across all multimedia platforms at GOLF.

An alumnus of the International Junior Golf Academy and University of South Carolina – Beaufort golf team, where he helped them get first in the NAIA National Rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. . His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast.

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