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Re: hitter vs. swinger

June 9 2010 at 1:57 PM

  (Login gHerbert)
SAGF Members 2001


Response to Re: hitter vs. swinger

Rate of acceleration at the ball is used for club fitting. Some really long hitters like Nicklaus in his prime have a relatively slow rate of acceleration. I read somewhere, probably Golf Digest that Nicklaus was surprised to find out that a favorite driver was an R flex. He could use it because of his slow acceleration at impact in spite of the high clubhead speed. A while back True Temper came out with a club or shaft of some kind that could be swung to determine the rate of acceleration for club fitting. Of course launch monitors take care of that sort of thing now days.

Anyway I guess that what you are saying is that a person with late or more violent acceleration is a 'hitter' while someone with a lower rate of acceleration might be considered a 'swinger'? Note that overall tempo could be the same for both players.

Regards, Herbert

 
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