One of the easiest ways to improve something, whether it’s something of yours that needs improvement, or something of someone else’s, is by monitoring your progress. By knowing what your starting point is — whether it be with your weight, your daily water intake goals, or perhaps how fast your golf club swing is, keeping a close eye on it and monitoring it as accurately as possible is the easiest way to know where you’re starting at, and how far you need to go in order to meet your goal.
In the world of golf, your swing was once calculated by the distance your ball traveled. But obviously this type of measuring isn’t exactly scientific. Thanks to technology, today’s golfers can easily determine the speed of their swing. And since male and female golfers have different average rates of swinging the club, and amateurs have differing rates of swing than professionals, being able to use science to determine the exact speed of an individual golfer’s swing is a great way to keep tabs on progress and differing rates between genders and levels of expertise.
The swing speed radar works by attaching a special device to your golf club driver. During each swing, the radar records your speed, and eventually produces an average. For example, you might attach this type of radar to your golf club, then take 20 swings – and hit 20 balls. You would then measure the distance each ball traveled, remove the two best and two worst hits, and take the remaining average and divide it by three. The resulting number would let you know your average swing, as well as the average distance your ball travels.
While using radar to check on the speed of your swing may help you work out goals, don’t use this number as the end-all-be-all determining factor of your golf abilities. It’s more important to look at your capabilities as a whole, rather than to focus on just one or two aspects.