your swing speed with affordable Doppler radar!!
your swing speed to increase your distance!
your swing consistency!
velocity feedback when trouble-shooting your swing!
your optimum swing speed for distance, control and accuracy!
the club characteristics that achieve the best results!
the effects of changes in your mechanics on your swing performance!
SPEED RADAR(R) HOTTEST NEW TRAINING AID FOR GOLFERS IN 2004!
It's not how
hard you swing
but how well you swing!
FOR YOUR BEST DISTANCE, CONTROL AND ACCURACY!
distance is determined primarily
Ball Speed is
basically dependant upon:
speed is created by:
“Sweet-Zone” Squareness on
the Ball/Clubface Collision
Relationship of Driver Swing
Speed and Ball Distance
clubhead speed with
your personal SWING SPEED RADAR™ as you practice in your own backyard,
garage, basement, etc.; as well as on the driving range, practice area
or during practice rounds; or with your Clubmaker, Instructor or
for best results!
the bottom of this page for the all new Swing Speed
with Tempo Timer!
It's not how
hard you swing
but how well you swing!
WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL RADAR VELOCITY SENSOR!
optimum swing and
bat selection for your best distance, quickness, bat control, and ball
BAT SWING SPEED
swing speed to increase
Monitor your swing
feedback when troubleshooting
Measure your swing
as you optimize your swing mechanics
MEASURE THE SPEED OF
OF THE BAT, OUT FRONT, IN THE HITTING ZONE
To measure bat
speed “out front”,
in the hitting zone where batters are taught to hit the ball, the Swing
Speed Radar™ can be positioned in front of the batter, or behind the
The most important consideration in using the Swing Speed radar™ is to
position it in the plane of the swing as the bat enters the hitting
similarly to positioning a ball at the desired height and location on a
batter is swinging “in air”
without a ball, the Swing Speed Radar™ can be located forward about six
feet in front of the hitting zone, at the height of the bat swing
the hitting zone. The radar can be mounted on a tripod or hung on a net
or fence, using the two snaphooks provided with the Swing Speed
The batter is now swinging toward the radar as though it were the ball
coming from the pitcher. This is an ideal location for bat swing
If the batter
is swinging at a ball
on a tee, the Swing Speed Radar™ must be located behind the batter to
the batted ball from striking the radar and/or erroneous reading caused
by the unpredictable ball flight from the tee. The radar should be
six feet behind the tee, facing the ball on the tee and at the height
the ball. The radar must be sufficiently rearward , where a
catcher would ordinarily be positioned, to prevent it from being struck
with the bat .In this location, the batter is swinging away from the
To accomplish this positioning, the Swing Speed Radar™ can be mounted
a tripod, or hung on a net or fence by using the two snaphooks.
Swing Speed Radar™ is
located rearward or forward, it will measure the speed of the bat
in the hitting zone. When determining the energy imparted to the
ball, the maximum exit velocity results from the ball being struck at
near the “sweet spot” of the bat, which can be about 4” to 6” from the
bat tip. Therefore bat barrel velocity is more relevant to ball
velocity, and ball flight distance, than bat tip speed, which will be
15%-20% faster than the “sweet-spot” velocity. Thus a 60 mph
barrel velocity will correspond to a bat tip speed of about 70
However, a batter doesn’t intentionally hit the ball with the bat
measure bat barrel velocity with the Swing Speed Radar™.
A short, compact
swing allows the most
time to react to the pitch.
A light bat can be
swung faster, and
with more control to make ball contact, facilitating the short, compact
swing better than a heavy bat.
A heavy bat will
provide more momentum
to drive through the ball.
A heavier bat,
swung at the same speed
as a lighter bat, will hit the ball harder and farther.
heaviest bat swung at, or
near, the same speed as the lightest bat.
candidate bats ten times
each and record each swing speed.
Alternate bats to
biases. That is, swing bat A once, then bat B, then bat C; then
D; swing D again, then C, then B, then A; repeat A, B, C, D, D,C,
B, A ,A, B, etc, until the ten swings of each have been recorded.
Average the speed for each bat.
heaviest bat that can be
swung at, or near, the fastest average speed.
considerations include moment
of inertia characteristics, incl. bat length, barrel size, shape,
sweet zone; and “feel” to the batter. The batter must be
with the bat!!
||The Swing Speed
Radar™ with Tempo
Timer can be set to measure and display:
speed alone (SS Mode);
Tempo time, from
club takeaway to ball
impact, alone (TT Mode);
Or both swing
speed and tempo time in
the Dual Mode, in which the display toggles (alternates) between swing
speed and tempo time.
SPEED RADAR(R) WITH TEMPO TIMER
FOR SPORTS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR FOR 2005!
The Swing Speed Radar™
Timer is a small, inexpensive microwave Doppler radar velocity
that provides the swing speed and tempo rhythm for golfers of all ages
and skill levels. It assists players in developing /optimizing
swing, and maintaining consistency, by measuring ACTUAL TEMPO TIME
from club takeaway to ball impact at the climax of their forward swing,
as well as the SWING SPEED of the clubhead as it approaches the
The Swing Speed Radar™ with Tempo Timer, featuring simple one-button
provides unmatched utility in a single, affordable device.
Clubhead speed and tempo
significant characteristics of a golfer’s swing that must be optimized
and controlled if the golfer is to consistently achieve his/her best
results. Expensive launch monitors costing thousands of dollars,
primarily used by well-funded clubmakers, instructors, or pro golfers,
generally include these two vital parameters in their measurement
However, less expensive devices for use by most instructors,
and by the golfing public are limited in utility. Conventional
speed meters can be inconsistent, unreliable, and complicated to
Some even require attachments to the club that can change the club
dynamics. Metronome-type devices can provide tempo time
for the golfer to try to emulate, but the resulting tempo time can only
be estimated by comparisons with the model.
The Swing Speed Radar™
Timer is the practical choice of clubmakers and instructors who want
flexibility and convenience of use in the field as well as at their
hitting stations. It can be used by golfers of all ages and skill
at home or at their practice facilities, as they strive to optimize
swing mechanics and rhythm for their best distance, control,
When practicing at home,
in the backyard,
or in areas where actual balls cannot be hit, it is best to use a
ball "target" to obtain swing speeds that correspond directly to those
of hitting an actual golf ball. The practice target provides a
to focus the release of the clubhead. Many golfers experience a
swing speed without a practice target on which to precisely
Plastic and sponge balls are often used for practice, but the new Birdie
Ball provides the feel and trajectory characteristics of an actual
Golfers need to determine
time that best suits their swing rhythm. John Novosel, in his
selling new book "Tour Tempo", points out that most Pro Tour Golfers
tempo times within the range of 0.9 to 1.3 seconds. Ben Jackson,
Owner and Head Instructor at the New England Golf Academy, emphasizes
trend for the new, young Tour Pros of today is for faster tempo
In Ben's words, "Speed is the new frontier!" (Tempo time and
speed!) Check out your tempo time and swing speed and see where