Jim McLean endorses the Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer. Recognized as one of the top three golf instructors in America, Jim McLean says. “The Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer is the most affordable, portable instrument available for measuring clubhead speed and actual tempo time. We use it at all of our Golf Schools to provide golfers immediate feedback on their swing improvements.” The Jim McLean Golf Schools, comprised of ten outstanding facilities staffed with highly qualified professional instructors, are consistently rated number one in golf instruction world-wide.
Jim McLean Endorses Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer
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Measure your golf, baseball swing speed with this inexpensive radar.
Measure your swing speed with affordable Doppler radar!!
Increase your swing speed to increase your distance!
Monitor your swing consistency!
Include velocity feedback when trouble-shooting your swing!
Determine your optimum swing speed for distance, control and accuracy!
Determine the club characteristics that achieve the best results!
Monitor the effects of changes in your mechanics on your swing performance!
Trying to gain distance? Making swing changes can lead to greater clubhead speed but not ball speed if mishitting the ball. Know instantly whether swing changes increase your clubhead speed, then work on consistency.
Monitor the effectivenss on other swing aids that claim to increase clubhead speed.
IT'S NOT HOW HARD YOU SWING BUT HOW WELL YOU SWING!!
Ball Distance is primarily
determined by :
· Launch Angle
· Ball Spin & Aerodynamics
Speed is basically dependent on :
· Clubface “SWEET-ZONE” Squareness
on the ball
· C.O.R. of
the ball/clubface collision
Clubhead Speed is determined by :
· OPTIMIZE your clubhead
your personal SWING
SPEED RADAR™ as
you practice on your own in
as well as on the
or during practice rounds;
OR with your clubmaker,
FOR BEST RESULTS!
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The Ball Shield protects the Swing Speed Radar and the Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer from ball impacts when either Radar is being used for ball speed measurements.
Place the Radar flat on its' back, about 3 feet directly in front of the tee, such that it doesn't read clubhead speed. Place the Ball Shield over the Radar with the sloping surface toward the teed ball, and with the Radar Display protruding from the open end of the Ball Shield.
Ball speed will be measured accurately for balls passing directly over the Radar at launch angles of about 12 degrees or less. Ball speed measurements at higher launch angles are reduced due to the cosine effect of the ball trajectory and Radar vector.
Velocities of well-struck balls are typically 40% to 47% faster than clubhead speed. Balls not hit on the clubface center can be much lower in velocity, depending on how far from the center the ball was hit, and the C.O.R. characteristics of the clubface design.
A GREAT TOOL FOR LONG DRIVE COMPETITORS, AND ALL SERIOUS GOLFERS WORKING ON INCREASING THEIR DRIVING DISTANCE!!
The Swing Speed Radar™ with Tempo Timer is a small,
inexpensive microwave Doppler radar velocity sensor that
provides the swing speed and tempo rhythm for golfers of
all ages and skill levels. It assists players in developing
/optimizing their 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 ball. The Swing
Speed Radar™ with Tempo Timer, featuring simple
one-button operation, provides unmatched utility in a
Clubhead speed and tempo are two significant characteristics
of a golfer’s swing that must be optimized and controlled
if the golfer is to consistently achieve his/her best ball-striking
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 systems. However, less expensive devices
for use by most instructors, clubmakers, and by the golfing
public are limited in utility. Conventional swing speed meters
can be inconsistent, unreliable, and complicated to use.
Some even require attachments to the club that can change
the club swing dynamics. Metronome-type devices can provide
tempo time models 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™ with Tempo Timer can be set
to measure and display clubhead swing 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.
The Swing Speed Radar™ with Tempo Timer is the practical
choice of clubmakers and instructors who want the flexibility
and convenience of use in the field as well as at their home-based
hitting stations. It can be used by golfers of all ages and
skill levels, at home or at their practice facilities, as
they strive to optimize their swing mechanics and rhythm
for their best distance, control, consistency and accuracy.
Golfers need to determine the tempo time that best suits
their swing rhythm. John Novosel, in his best selling new
book "Tour Tempo", points out that most Pro Tour
Golfers have 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 the trend for the new, young Tour
Pros of today is for faster tempo times. In Ben's words, "Speed
is the new frontier!" (Tempo time and swing speed!)
Check out your tempo time and swing speed and see where you
fit in!! The next page of this web site is a chart of ball
carry distance relative to clubhead swing speed!
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Measure your swing speed with affordable Doppler
radar!! Increase your swing speed to increase your
distance. Monitor your swing consistency. Include
velocity feedback when trouble-shooting your swing. Measure
your swing speed improvement as you optimize your swing
Golfers--Determine your optimum swing speed for distance,
Determine the club characteristics that achieve the best
Monitor the effects of changes in your mechanics on
Baseball/Softball Players--Determine the optimum swing for
your best distance, quickness, and
bat control/ball contact. Select the best bat size and
weight for your optimum swing.
IT'S NOT HOW HARD YOU
SWING BUT HOW WELL YOU SWING!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, WRITE TO SPORTS
SENSORS, INC, 11351 EMBASSY DRIVE, CINCINNATI, OH
I purchased a Swing Speed Radar delivered after
researching the different alternatives for SS measuring
devices. I chose this over the Beltronics unit because it
to be accurate regardless of the club you use, you can
place it directly beside your tee 10 inches away instead
you, and it measures ball speed.
The unit looks well made and is easy to turn on and change
modes after inserting the three "AA" batteries.
I selected MPH and GOLF mode and went out into the yard
to give it a try. I set the unit up 10 inches from my tee
facing backwards at a 45 degree angle. I had read that
you could get an accurate SS from this unit by just swinging
at a tee, this was not the case for me. Unless I hit a
golf ball my SS was 10-15 mph low, my experience was you
needed to be hitting a golf ball to get an accurate reading.
Once I started hitting balls behind my house I was getting
consistent readings that were dead on to what I have gotten
on golf shop machines in the past. I swung my 5 iron (103
mph) and 45.5" driver (117mph) to get my baselines.
I the started to swing my different length drivers (43.5" to
47.5") to see the differing swing speeds and again found
the unit very consistent and my SS stepped up or down pretty
much as I expected. I was surprised that I was swinging the
43.5" steel driver 112mph as I thought the length
would lower my SS further.
I then set the unit facing up about 4 feet in front of the
tee on the target line to get ball speed. The unit functioned
well and returned my ball speed every time. I really excited
about this feature a ball speed will be a better indicator
of how the club head is working for me.
I had 3 of my friends (6-11 handicap) use the radar and
all of them felt the SS measured was accurate to what they
have gotten from various pro shop devices. One of my friends
just had a launch monitor fitting and he felt the Swing Speed
Radar was giving him the same SS measurement as the Launch
Overall I'm very happy with the unit and would recommend
it to anyone looking for a device to measure SS or ball speed.
S. Lee (Los Angeles) -
It arrived on schedule and quickly tried it out in the house. I was not swinging too fast in the house and in the Swing Speed mode nothing registered. Called customer support and within 10 minutes I got a call back from Al who explained it had a minimum threshold of 40 mph in the SS mode. He spent over 15 minutes with me to test out all the other modes and shared tips for using it effectively. I was introduced to this training aid from John Novosel's book Tour Tempo that I also recommend. As noted, do not set it up too close or forward where it can accidentally get hit, and when you are ready to track your performance have someone with you to record the readings so you can concentrate on the swing.
Robust product at an affordable price.
C. Nimmo (Hendersonville, TN USA)
OK, I had this little guy about 5 hours... TIP - read the instructions and set the device away from your impact zone... I set mine about 6 inches from the ball... got a wild swing and sent this thing flying in 6 different pieces... don't do that!
Alright out of the box this thing did as it is advertised... measures your swing speed up to the point of ball impact and calculates backswing + top swing + downswing timing or referred to as swing tempo. It works... I'm shelling out more money to replace it and buy another one.
So is it just a gadget or can it help your game?... Well if you use this to measure your current swing speed and tempo and thus the progression of it as you improve, and not to set your tempo/speed or force you to increase either one... then yes it can help. Here is my experience... while it lived. I got so distracted by the read out that I would lose my swing and a good controllable tempo trying to get the readout I wanted...
What I finally had to do was set it to read tempo or speed only... this way I could zero in on a consistent tempo that resulted in a accurate and consistent shot... good for muscle memory and learning your natural timing... see the speed of the swing would mess me up (or test my ego rather) and I would swing faster and thus out of control... I found that the same tempo can produce a range of club head speeds... so having a good tempo is the foundation. Then adjusting the swing release can produce faster or slower club head speeds, but the tempo remains the same.
I recommend having a partner monitor the read out of the club head speed and tempo and mark it all down... I would rate the "feel" of my shots and tell my partner so that she would write down the tempo and speed as well as the "feel rating". This way I didn't get messed up trying to swing the club to get a particular speed just to get a higher number.
What I found in the end is that although I can swing a 7-iron 70 mph, I would be off tempo and the shot would be poor or inaccurate... I have more control when I am on tempo and swinging at about 55 mph. Thus this little guy help me realize that it wasn't my stance, my grip, or my ball position that would cause the occasional wild shot but me increasing the tempo and trying to hit it faster then I can control.
So yes this little guy can help you. Cool little carrying case with bag clip too!
in your package:
Speed Radar Unit
*Distance Conversion Card (convert swing
speed to yardage)
Dilz is the President of Sport Sensors Inc. Al attended
Ohio State University and studied Engineering. After Ohio
State, Al spent a few years in the United States Army and
over 30 years designing defense applications, especially
devices that use radar technology.
retired from the defense industry in 1995. In simple
terms, Al is a man who knows what he is doing when it
comes to designing radar devices such as the Swing Speed
Swing Speed Radar™ be
used for any other sports?
Swing Speed Radar™ can
also be used to measure the swing speed of baseball and
Sensors Inc. also have other radar devices for baseball
(Glove Radar) as well as radar instruments for sports such
as archery and paintball.
should buy Swing Speed Radar™ ?
to Dilz, instructors across the country as well as club
makers are using Swing Speed Radar™ .
device can be particularly useful for club makers to help
measure client swing speeds so that proper shaft fittings
can be done.
obvious audience for the Swing Speed Radar™ is
golfers of all skill levels, but particularly recreational
I think a word of caution is needed. Swing Speed Radar™ should
be used, I believe, as a tool to help gauge how
well your practice sessions are either improving or hindering
your swing speed. I would not, however, have it become
the focal point of your practice sessions. When I tested,
as well as many of our hybrid testers used it, swing
speeds in many cases actually began to decrease. This
was due to tester anxiety in trying to max out their
swing speed, rather than swinging naturally.
I suggest, as well as the owner’s manual, speed is only
one factor in increased distance. These other factors include:
of Restitution (COR)
lesson is that the device is better used as means for one
to find out what speed can you comfortably swing with maximum
accuracy and control, and then trying to improve from this
baseline, rather than swing for the fences.
is the maximum speed that the Swing Speed Radar™ can
device is very easy to use. The hardest part for us in
using the device was finding three AA batteries in my home…you
see, we have an eleven-month-old son so batteries are in
high demand. Once we found three AA batteries in my son’s
Dancing Barney, the best thing about the device was that
my son’s Dancing Barney didn’t work anymore.
joking aside, this is an inexpensive device that delivers
big results. The unit powered on immediately, and it seemed
to provide results consistent with my swing measurements
recorded on state of the art launch monitors. At some point
we hope to take the device and measure golfer’s swings
while on a launch monitor to compare results; however,
this may be unnecessary. When speaking with Al Dilz of
Sport Sensors Inc. he assured me the device has already
been tested in this manner.
also applaud Al and his team for the nylon bag that the
unit comes packaged. It has two snap hooks that allow players
to hook to their golf bag. Inside the bag, a plastic card
is provided which is about the size and thickness of a
credit card. The card correlates approximate swing speed
in miles per hour (mph) and approximate distance measured
in yards. Below is a breakdown is approximate speed ranges
for various skill levels of golfers:
Golfer: 82 mph -95 mph
Professionals: 110 mph – 127 mph
Drive Professionals (like Pinnacle’s and RhodyGolf.com’s
Dan Boever) 135 mph –145 mph
a recent hybrid golf club test that RhodyGolf.com conducted,
we used Swing Speed Radar™ to
measure golf club tester swing speeds. Most of those
tested fell within a range of 88 mph to 94 mph.
manual is simple, complete and easy to read. The unit will automatically
power-off if no swing event occurs within a 5-minute period. Additionally,
the unit is smartly designed, specifically if a duplicate swing speed occurs
the unit will flash so that the golfer knows that his or her swing was actually
read. Other units on the market do not do this. One unit that I have tested
from other manufacturer specifically did not ‘flash’ or let me know if it
measured by most recent swing. Consequently, I never was sure if the unit
actually did measure my swing. Due to this, whether valid or not, I always
questioned the validity and reliability of the other manufacturer’s device.
Speed Radar™ is
a wonderful departure from other units on the market,
and that I have had the opportunity to use. Some of these
units seem to be overly complicated. For instance, one
unit has you adjust its settings based on the clubs that
you use. Swing Speed Radar™,
on the other hand, is ready to measure any club in your
bag by simply powering on the unit.
enthusiastically recommend Swing
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