Swing Speed of the Senior Gods

wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
edited Jul 12, 2018 in Instruction & Academy #1
[background=transparent]That 230 yard drive you think I just hit, I must need a stiffer shaft to really take advantage of my prodigious speed. [/background]Just having a bad day today, but tomorrow, I'll be back in form.
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  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,073 ✭✭
    What did I just read? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 19,840 ✭✭
    Can I buy pot from you?
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Edited to remove the goofiest of my lame sense of humor.



    And no pot for sale today. Those days are long gone except for the permanent damage done to world view.
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  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 19,840 ✭✭


    Edited to remove the goofiest of my lame sense of humor.



    And no pot for sale today. Those days are long gone except for the permanent damage done to world view.




    Aw... image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭



    Edited to remove the goofiest of my lame sense of humor.



    And no pot for sale today. Those days are long gone except for the permanent damage done to world view.




    Aw... image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    Just come visit in CA... plenty of weed for sale. It's legal, people advertise consulting services to help you start your own pot business.
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Yeah, but what did you shoot? :-)
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Last time I measured SS was at local golf store - GC2. Driver maxed out around 88. This was maybe 12-18 months ago.



    Today, the real SS topped out at 96. I only saw 95 one other time in my life, that was 25 years ago.



    Gym, stretching, Monte. 100 is possible.



    I am stoked. And LOVED seeing that 117. Hilarious. Immediately thought of that elk in Saskatchewan. (The alternative idea was "a jackasz in Orange County")

    Sean2 wrote:


    Yeah, but what did you shoot? :-)




    Hey, I hit an elk. Isn't that enough shooting?
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Well, people always wondered whether William Blake was a mystic or a madman. :-)
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    I have nothing to add except that I wanted to be a part of this thread. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:


    Well, people always wondered whether William Blake was a mystic or a madman. :-)




    Indeed. That thin line, where delight bursts out of the seams and scatters in the wind. I took a class in Blake's poetry in college and this old, Southern alcoholic with a smoker's raspy voice like thunder read Blake and I loved it. I saw some of his woodcuts at the Huntington Library in LA.
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    dlygrisse wrote:


    I have nothing to add except that I wanted to be a part of this thread. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    Excellent. I should rename it, 'golf without all the dread; let your freak flag fly. Lunacy and frivolity welcomed and encouraged. No debating nothing about golf. Double negatives encouraged.'
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  • Kenny Lee PuckettKenny Lee Puckett Members Posts: 3,460 ✭✭
    wmblake2000, whoa, whoa, whoa, that's enough of this "117 mph" stuff there sir. I'm contacting the commissioners office immediately. Starting you on random testing for PEDS. If you've been getting needle injected in the @ss by Jose Canseco just fess up to it now and they might go easier on you.

















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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    wmblake2000, whoa, whoa, whoa, that's enough of this "117 mph" stuff there sir. I'm contacting the commissioners office immediately. Starting you on random testing for PEDS. If you've been getting needle injected in the @ss by Jose Canseco just fess up to it now and they might go easier on you.

















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    117, dude.



    Live with it.



    I am the man!

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    Can I buy pot from you?


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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Ok, but here's what little serious there is in this nonsense. I really am 66. I just saw over a year's time (or thereabouts) 8-10 mph increase in swing speed, equaling my speed when I was much younger.



    Gym. Stretch. Better swing mechanics. And then trust.



    I'm just a little blown away. I can't wait to get to the range again. Can't play until Wednesday, but can't wait to play again.
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  • LefthookLefthook Golf nerd Members Posts: 3,232 ✭✭
    So cool to beat the age. Enjoy!

  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭


    Ok, but here's what little serious there is in this nonsense. I really am 66. I just saw over a year's time (or thereabouts) 8-10 mph increase in swing speed, equaling my speed when I was much younger.



    Gym. Stretch. Better swing mechanics. And then trust.



    I'm just a little blown away. I can't wait to get to the range again. Can't play until Wednesday, but can't wait to play again.




    Your passion has been reignited...which at our age is a good thing. :-)
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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,663 ClubWRX
    Ok, but here's what little serious there is in this nonsense. I really am 66. I just saw over a year's time (or thereabouts) 8-10 mph increase in swing speed, equaling my speed when I was much younger.



    Gym. Stretch. Better swing mechanics. And then trust.



    I'm just a little blown away. I can't wait to get to the range again. Can't play until Wednesday, but can't wait to play again.




    What stretches???
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  • leekgolfleekgolf Members Posts: 1,171


    Last time I measured SS was at local golf store - GC2. Driver maxed out around 88. This was maybe 12-18 months ago.



    Today, the real SS topped out at 96. I only saw 95 one other time in my life, that was 25 years ago.



    Gym, stretching, Monte. 100 is possible.



    I am stoked. And LOVED seeing that 117. Hilarious. Immediately thought of that elk in Saskatchewan. (The alternative idea was "a jackasz in Orange County")


    Sean2 wrote:


    Yeah, but what did you shoot? :-)




    Hey, I hit an elk. Isn't that enough shooting?




    Are you still doing the Drive 400 program?
  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,535 ✭✭
    California used to be a state I would dream of living in, now...

    Do they still play golf out there? I mean, it's a difficult game, where instant gratification is pretty much impossible.
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    Gods? They must be crazy 😜.

  • mfm22mfm22 Members Posts: 885 ✭✭
    Love to hear more details on your exercise / stretching routine ....



    Looking for something for my achey breaky body feel better - sitting at desk most of day has not helped my 60 + yr old body
  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,287 ✭✭

    wmblake2000, whoa, whoa, whoa, that's enough of this "117 mph" stuff there sir. I'm contacting the commissioners office immediately. Starting you on random testing for PEDS. If you've been getting needle injected in the @ss by Jose Canseco just fess up to it now and they might go easier on you.

















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    117, dude.



    Live with it.



    I am the man!
    It's kind of tough with the shadows but you missed the decimal point.



    That says 11.7!! image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Obee wrote:
    Ok, but here's what little serious there is in this nonsense. I really am 66. I just saw over a year's time (or thereabouts) 8-10 mph increase in swing speed, equaling my speed when I was much younger.



    Gym. Stretch. Better swing mechanics. And then trust.



    I'm just a little blown away. I can't wait to get to the range again. Can't play until Wednesday, but can't wait to play again.




    What stretches???




    Leg chain, hips, back, shoulders. :30/every morning.



    Hips are major focus. I stretch them in every direction - in, out, up, down. So much of the swing is a function of hip mobility.

    Shilgy wrote:

    wmblake2000, whoa, whoa, whoa, that's enough of this "117 mph" stuff there sir. I'm contacting the commissioners office immediately. Starting you on random testing for PEDS. If you've been getting needle injected in the @ss by Jose Canseco just fess up to it now and they might go easier on you.

















    image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    117, dude.



    Live with it.



    I am the man!
    It's kind of tough with the shadows but you missed the decimal point.



    That says 11.7!! image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />




    Why you basterd I’m gonna steal your woman and your dog.
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2018 #26
    leekgolf wrote:


    Last time I measured SS was at local golf store - GC2. Driver maxed out around 88. This was maybe 12-18 months ago.



    Today, the real SS topped out at 96. I only saw 95 one other time in my life, that was 25 years ago.



    Gym, stretching, Monte. 100 is possible.



    I am stoked. And LOVED seeing that 117. Hilarious. Immediately thought of that elk in Saskatchewan. (The alternative idea was "a jackasz in Orange County")


    Sean2 wrote:


    Yeah, but what did you shoot? :-)




    Hey, I hit an elk. Isn't that enough shooting?




    Are you still doing the Drive 400 program?




    Essentially. I had to downsize it (kept getting injured - initial regimen was 2 hrs and I just wore down) but absolutely! Main change is I added yoga-poses and less pure mobility; also only do squat, dead lift, bench press, row and plank. All the speed training is with homemade light shafts.



    But Drive 400 is the foundation and I will post these results in that thread because I really respect and support Rob and his efforts.
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    If you see any more new irons in my bag before 2020, call the paramedics because my wife will have seriously injured me
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Also Monte. Just learning to shallow added 3 mph. Generally more efficient mechanics.
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    Cameron Futura 5W

    If you see any more new irons in my bag before 2020, call the paramedics because my wife will have seriously injured me
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:


    Ok, but here's what little serious there is in this nonsense. I really am 66. I just saw over a year's time (or thereabouts) 8-10 mph increase in swing speed, equaling my speed when I was much younger.



    Gym. Stretch. Better swing mechanics. And then trust.



    I'm just a little blown away. I can't wait to get to the range again. Can't play until Wednesday, but can't wait to play again.




    Your passion has been reignited...which at our age is a good thing. :-)




    Sean, golf is one of those things I have a long term, sustained passion about. My son once said it seemed like a “life’s work” to him...
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭

    Sean2 wrote:


    Ok, but here's what little serious there is in this nonsense. I really am 66. I just saw over a year's time (or thereabouts) 8-10 mph increase in swing speed, equaling my speed when I was much younger.



    Gym. Stretch. Better swing mechanics. And then trust.



    I'm just a little blown away. I can't wait to get to the range again. Can't play until Wednesday, but can't wait to play again.




    Your passion has been reignited...which at our age is a good thing. :-)




    Sean, golf is one of those things I have a long term, sustained passion about. My son once said it seemed like a “life’s work” to him...




    I can relate to that. :-)
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  • jonsnowjonsnow GeorgiaMembers Posts: 1,205 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:


    Well, people always wondered whether William Blake was a mystic or a madman. :-)




    Could be both. They're not mutually exclusive.
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,577 ✭✭
    Ok last point. Speed is a function to a large extent of the pace of the pivot. Of course, arms also have some independent movement, at least for me and there is a symbiotic relationship between pivot/arms.



    Once years ago a teacher told me if I wanted to hit it farther to ‘turn faster.’ I did and it worked but the ball was all over the planet.



    Now because mechanics are so much more fundamentally sound, I can turn as fast as I can and the ball goes where I aim.
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