SuperSpeed Golf - Increasing Swing Speed for Junior Golfers

GLT Content Writer & Developer Joe Culverhouse
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SuperSpeed Golf

Last week, the GLT Golf blog examined SuperSpeed Golf and their line of speed training products. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the SuperSpeed Juniors line.

Just as the standard SuperSpeed training set, the SuperSpeed Juniors line helps golfers hit the ball father by swinging faster, not hitting harder, through the use of overspeed training, a process that creates faster than normal speed during a known motor pattern (in the case of SuperSpeed Golf, a golf swing.)

You may be asking why an emphasis on swing speed should be placed upon junior golfers. If so, GLT and AJ Academy coach Arick Zeigel has an answer for you.

“Speed and distance off the tee is an overwhelmingly popular topic in the golf world as we see PGA Tour players hitting the ball miles week in and week out,” says Zeigel. “Especially knowing that the average club speed coming out of DI colleges is actually higher than the PGA Tour places a huge emphasis on developing speed as a junior. Implementing the SuperSpeed Golf training protocols into your training not only helps junior golfers develop strength and the ability to hit the ball farther, but it also helps them actively discover sources of power including how to better use the ground to leverage speed which has technical benefits as well as fundamental athletic movement benefits.”

 

SuperSpeed Golf for Juniors

For optimal results, SuperSpeed Golf should be used at least three times a week. With so many other tasks consuming their lives, the last thing many junior golfers want is to have another practice regiment. Luckily, Zeigel has more advice on adding SuperSpeed Golf to your junior golfer’s routine.

“As coaches, we know the benefits of speed training, not just from a physical standpoint, but also from what Mark Broadies’ work with Strokes Gained shows,” Zeigel answers. “Young golfers don’t always understand the value of distance and speed, nor do they necessarily need to at a young developing age, which is why we turn speed training into a game or competition. Creating a leaderboard where you track and publicly show progress will not only help motivate young golfers to work on developing speed, but also adds a fun element of competition within the junior programs as kids strive to progress up the board.”

Golfers of any level can expect to see an increase of 3-8 mph in swing speed after just one use of SuperSpeed Golf. When the SuperSpeed Golf program is followed in 3 workouts a week for 6 weeks, the increase in swing speed can be optimally retained. Speeds then continue to increase through progression of the SuperSpeed Golf protocol levels.

To see Coach Zeigel’s video review of SuperSpeed, watch the video below.

SuperSpeed Junior Golf