Trains your body to swing faster with Overspeed training.

Trains your body to swing faster with Overspeed training.

At 48 years old, Phil Mickelson should be entering the twilight of his PGA Tour career. Younger players are starting to dominate the game with their explosive power and athleticism. Lefty refuses to give in though; he’s already won once in 2019 and came very close to securing two victories.

One of the big storylines in Phil’s resurgence has been his driving distance. In 2019 he has seen a massive spike in club head speed, and it has a lot of golfers scratching their heads. Phil has never been a physical specimen, and over the last several seasons he has been losing ground off the tee. But this year he finds himself in the top 25 in driving distance and improved dramatically in the strokes gained off-the-tee category.

Phil’s Workouts

For the past several years his driver club head speed has been respectable, here are his averages:

2016: 115.41 mph

2017: 114.24 mph

2018: 116.48 mph

Those are excellent numbers for a man in his late forties. The problem is that the newest generation of golfers routinely averages well over 120 mph and into the 130mph region. Phil has ranked almost dead last in strokes gained off the tee in those years with a combination of shorter driving distance and accuracy issues. If you want to win on tour these days, that combination makes it a much harder task.

So when Phil started posting swing speeds of 122mph and ball speeds upwards of 185mph, people’s heads turned. How did he regain so much speed this late in his career?

Many people have taken note of Phil’s use of a product called SuperSpeed Golf. He’s been seen on TV warming up with their speed sticks before rounds for over a year now. Their system trains your body to swing faster using a concept called Overspeed training.

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