The Swing Speed Radar is a small, affordable velocity sensor using Doppler radar technology for measuring the swing speed of golfers, baseball and softball players. It measures golf clubhead speed or bat speed to help players optimize their swing mechanics and to improve their distance, control and accuracy. Increased swing speed corresponds to increased ball distance. However, over-swinging can produce inferior results, ‘it’s not how hard you swing but how well you swing’. Players can measure their swing speed, determine their speed for optimum performance, monitor their swing consistency and select the club or bat characteristics that best suit their swing. The Swing Speed Radar is a valuable aid for players of all ages and skill levels. Coaches enjoy the immediate feedback provided by the radar to reinforce instructions to “hit the ball out front” and it is a great tool to help select the optimum bat size and bat weight for the player.
Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer
The Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer (SSRTT) is basically two instruments in one. When used on the driving range, or during practice rounds, the immediate feedback of these two inputs provided by the SSRTT, along with the ball flight characteristics, will help establish a benchmark by which a golfer can monitor swing performance, optimize swing mechanics, and monitor swing consistency. Increased swing speed corresponds to increased ball distance. However, over-swinging can produce inferior results, ‘it’s not how hard you swing but how well you swing’. Players can measure their swing speed, determine their speed for optimum performance, monitor their swing consistency and select the club characteristics that best suit their swing. The Swing Speed Radar provides real time velocity feedback that assists players and coaches/instructors in measuring performance improvement and in trouble shooting swing mechanics. The Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer compliments tempo training by measuring a golfers’ actual Tempo Time consistency, from club takeaway to ball contact, to one hundredth of a second. It has proven to be the tool of choice for professional golf instructors and clubmakers.
Ball Shield to measure Ball Speed
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.