Just want to say hi and thanks for the training info.
I’m training for long driving competitions and started training/eating seriously in December. I’ve been focusing on deadlifts, squats, oly lifts, dips, pullups, and military presses.
Stats in Dec.
6’4" 215 lbs.
Swing speed ~130mph -->310-315 carry or so (with regular driver)
6’4" (didnt gain any height ha) 240 lbs.
power clean+jerk 190 (clean was easy, jerk was max)
front squat oly style ATG 235
Swing speed ~140-145? -->340-350 carry with long driver
Lifts aren’t great, but I’m pleased with the improvements. Anyway, I’m having fun with this and if anyone wants to know how to hit a golf ball farther, or see a vid of me hitting one, don’t hesitate to ask.[/quote]
First congrats on the gains. I’m a fairly keen golfer myself, I play off a h’cap of 3.
Since geting into weights for training 2 years ago I’ve noticed three things:
- I dont’ hit the ball any further with driver when going flat out,
- My short game (<100metres) has improved considerably,
- I can hit what feels like a 90% shot further than I used too.
I think it is point 3 that is the major benefit of lifting weights when applied to golf.
The increases in swing speed you noted earlier would nearly all be attributable to the longer shaft in a “long drive driver” assuming you are hitting a 48" shaft versus the standard 44-45". Obviously this increases the swings “arc” (radius) and hence club head speed when swung at the same rotational speed. The big trick with the long drivers is timing and keeping the thing straight. Timing is easier when swinging that little bit within yourself and hence my comment relating to point 3 above.
Anyway best of luck with the LD thing. Also are those distances yards or metres? If they are metres you are indeed giving it a big rip, if they are yards they are still good but you will know you have a ways to go before we see you on the remax tour.