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How can I overcome a mental swing speed block
The title is mostly self explanatory, but for a little more detail.

When on the course or at a driving range, 90% of my driver swings range from 102-106 mph when hitting a ball. While that's okay and I am not being outdriven by most people that I play with, I think I have much more potential.

When taking practice swings, or even hitting a plastic whiffle golf ball, I can swing with the same setup, from 112-118 and occassionaly will bust over 120 with 123 mph as a high. Just recently, I been been able to keep the ss up when hitting the whiffle balls. Prior, my swing speed with them dropped just as it did with a real golf ball.

In practice, I have measure ball speeds of around 165, so I know that I can occassionally pass what seems to be a barrier for me, but I think that even at 165 mph ball speed, there would be more potential if I could just make decent contact at 115 mph clubhead speed every now and then. Measured on course yesterday, my best ball speed was just over 150.

Any exercises (physical or mentaly) that you could recommend to overcome this "block" would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, I'm 5'10", 200lbs, 30-ish, been playing 2 years and am using a 44.5" Diamana 63 stiff R5tp with a regular shot shape of a draw (sometimes turns into a hook if I'm not careful)
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