Orange Whip vs. Speed Whoosh Swing Trainer

Orange Whip vs. Speed Whoosh Swing Trainer

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    Just curious to know if any of you use either the Orange Whip Trainer or the Speed Whoosh Trainer? They look like they could be fun to play with, but do they really work for an amateur who plays once a week on average?  How often do you use either one? Is one better than the other? I would love to hear about your experiences.

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    i dont think so but they do sound cool

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    I've used the Speed Whoosh some -  very good when you can't get out to practice or play.  Helps keep you muscle memory working (also seems to help with club head speed some).  Hope this helps.

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    Another great training device are the Whippy Tempomaster clubs. Super flexible shafted clubs you can hit balls with. To hit the ball well (straight) you need to "feel the clubhead", swinging with your body as opposed to initiating the swing with your arms only - As the name implies, you master the idea of good tempo in your swing!

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    I have tried the Orange Whip trainer, or at least that is what I think it was.  It had a large orange ball at the bottom of a flexible shaft.  I thought it was great for losening up, but only used it one time.  I carry a doughnut in my bag to help losen on the 1st tee when I can.  Sometimes this results in a dead hook off the 1st tee though.

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    There was a professional lady from Astor

    Who used the Whippy Tempomaster

    She employed her craft

    using the flexible shaft

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    I like the "whip" like trainers but I don't like the weighted clubs. Read some research that says you will actually swing slower after using a weighted club. Havent tested it, but maybe I will this winter.

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    Whaql1
    I like the "whip" like trainers but I don't like the weighted clubs. Read some research that says you will actually swing slower after using a weighted club. Havent tested it, but maybe I will this winter.

    that's interesting.  i had never heard that before.  anyone else??  i was going to start adding a weighted club to my practice routine.

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    Here is  an article from golfdashblog.com stating that weighted club warm up doesn't help to produce more power, distance and a better swing - I am sure there are many articles stating the opposite! I say you have to figure out what is best for your own swing and body and take it from there...

    weighted golf club Should You Swing a Weighted Golf Club?
    Swinging a weighted golf club is supposed to loosen your muscles, increase flexibility, add swing speed, increase distance and also tone/build muscle. But does it really?

    I have always been on the fence about this ever since I read an article long ago about Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial who never swung a weighted or multiple bats because he felt they altered his feel and therefore timing.

    I just took it for granted that swinging a heavier bat/club was nothing but beneficial. It was just one of those things that was so common that it didn’t enter the realm of my consciousness to question it but somehow the Musial connection always stayed with me.

    A lot of this new science recently came to light again from an ESPN show called, Sports Science, which has some real interesting content and often surprising discoveries. Well worth looking into.

    They ended up doing a little experiment: A PGA tour golfer first hit a few drives after his usual warm up and they measured his golf driving distance. The pro then did additional swings swinging two clubs and hit more drives and the distance was measured.

    After swinging the heavy club the golfer said that his regular club felt much lighter and he was positive he was swinging the golf club measurably faster.

    The results – don’t confuse feel with real. The golfer lost a tad bit of club head speed, but nearly 30 yards in carry because he couldn’t hit the ball on the center of the golf club. He impaired his feel and ability to swing a regular golf club.

    Swinging a heavier club teaches a person how to swing a heavier club, not swing a regular golf club. The body has to compensate and use different muscle to swing the heavier club which does not translate back to swinging a normally weighted golf club.

    Their conclusion: No benefit in warming up with a weight club and swinging a weighted club is counter-productive and should not be done.

    This is sort of what I initially alluded to in referencing Musial, which is, in my opinion, you lose feel, which is paramount in architecting a smooth golf swing. I do think it’s something to be aware of if you do train with a a weighted club like the Momentus. Should You Swing a Weighted Golf Club?

    Oddly enough, as golf is all about precision, it’s the same type of thing that I feel about Tiger and lifting heavy weights. Sure, it puts on muscle but at what cost. You really end up confusing your fast and slow twitch muscle fibers.

    You just have to be careful how your training and really understand the science (and the latest science) in order to obtain maximum benefit from your training.

    pixel Should You Swing a Weighted Golf Club?

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    interesting.  it use to be thought that large muscles were counterproductive to the golf swing.  but it seems more guys these days are working out and getting bigger.  

    it seems that a weighted club doesn't seem to add speed, but because you 'change' your swing you lose consistency.  but what if you are able to keep your swing the same?  would you be even?  would a 'workout' with a weighted club eventually help?

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    Thought it was weird...I will do a study next time I am near a track man. FJA swing speed study :)

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    bholley
    There was a professional lady from Astor

    Who used the Whippy Tempomaster

    She employed her craft

    using the flexible shaft

    The rest has been blocked by our webmaster

     

    Nice finish, Devin.

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    pistolpete
    Here is  an article from golfdashblog.com stating that weighted club warm up doesn't help to produce more power, distance and a better swing - I am sure there are many articles stating the opposite! I say you have to figure out what is best for your own swing and body and take it from there...

    Swinging a weighted golf club is supposed to loosen your muscles, increase flexibility, add swing speed, increase distance and also tone/build muscle. But does it really?

    I have always been on the fence about this ever since I read an article long ago about Hall of Fame baseball player Stan Musial who never swung a weighted or multiple bats because he felt they altered his feel and therefore timing.

    I just took it for granted that swinging a heavier bat/club was nothing but beneficial. It was just one of those things that was so common that it didn’t enter the realm of my consciousness to question it but somehow the Musial connection always stayed with me.

    A lot of this new science recently came to light again from an ESPN show called, Sports Science, which has some real interesting content and often surprising discoveries. Well worth looking into.

    They ended up doing a little experiment: A PGA tour golfer first hit a few drives after his usual warm up and they measured his golf driving distance. The pro then did additional swings swinging two clubs and hit more drives and the distance was measured.

    After swinging the heavy club the golfer said that his regular club felt much lighter and he was positive he was swinging the golf club measurably faster.

    The results – don’t confuse feel with real. The golfer lost a tad bit of club head speed, but nearly 30 yards in carry because he couldn’t hit the ball on the center of the golf club. He impaired his feel and ability to swing a regular golf club.

    Swinging a heavier club teaches a person how to swing a heavier club, not swing a regular golf club. The body has to compensate and use different muscle to swing the heavier club which does not translate back to swinging a normally weighted golf club.

    Their conclusion: No benefit in warming up with a weight club and swinging a weighted club is counter-productive and should not be done.

    This is sort of what I initially alluded to in referencing Musial, which is, in my opinion, you lose feel, which is paramount in architecting a smooth golf swing. I do think it’s something to be aware of if you do train with a a weighted club like the Momentus.

    Oddly enough, as golf is all about precision, it’s the same type of thing that I feel about Tiger and lifting heavy weights. Sure, it puts on muscle but at what cost. You really end up confusing your fast and slow twitch muscle fibers.

    You just have to be careful how your training and really understand the science (and the latest science) in order to obtain maximum benefit from your training.

    Excellent insight - thanks for sharing! I've never really thought a weighted club would help w/ a golf swing, afterall the driver isn't all that that heavy and the ball sits on the tee rather than coming at you at 90 mph.

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    Orange whip?  Orange Whip?

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    bholley
    There was a professional lady from Astor

    Who used the Whippy Tempomaster

    She employed her craft

    using the flexible shaft

    The rest has been blocked by our webmaster

    bholley  - golfer, Ambassador, and perhaps FootJoy's poet laureate!! NICE limerick...