Open Mic Night With Bobby Lopez and Darren DeMaille

Thanks to Bobby Lopez and Darren DeMaille for having me on their Open Mic Night to talk swing speed training, single length irons, and much more! Have a listen below!



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GolfWRX The 19th Hole: Keeping Your Swing Warm in Winter

Want to keep your swing warm in the winter or even increase your speed so you come out of the gates more powerful than ever in spring?

Be sure to listen below to my guest interview on Episode 16 of GolfWRX's 19th Hole Podcast with host Michael Williams.

Show Notes:

"National Golf Correspondent Adam Schupak breaks down Tiger Woods’ return to PGA Tour golf at Torrey Pines, and the winners and losers from the week, with host Michael Williams. Also, Michael gives his highlights of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, and instructor Jaacob Bowden’s tips on keeping your swing warm during the winter."



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Golf Fitness Q&A Feature in PGA Magazine

Jaacob Bowden helps a fellow professional perform a downswing band isometric golf fitness exercise

Thanks PGA Magazine for the opportunity to do this Q&A about incorporating golf fitness in to one's golf instructional business in the December 2017 issue. 

PGA of America professionals can get 7 MSRs for completing Swing Man Golf's 1-day self-paced online swing speed training certification program at http://www.swingmangolf.com/swing-speed-trainer-certification.php.

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More Distance for Golf - Part 3 - Long Drive Fitness

Golf fitness expert Jaacob Bowden recommends heavy squats to help build club head speed and hit for more power

In Part 3, the final part of my “More Distance for Golf” series, we’re going to talk about what you can do to get longer from a golf fitness standpoint.

Long Drive Golf Fitness

In all of the interviews I’ve done with my professional long drive colleagues and friends via Swing Man Golf, just one of them said they swing as fast as they do naturally. The lone exception, who said his distance was natural, told me in the interview that he’s in the gym 5-6 days/week. So whether they realize it or not, every single long-drive guy is doing or has done something from a golf fitness standpoint to be able to swing faster to generate more ball speed.

So what are some things they do… and that you can do?

Read more at GolfWRX

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Germany's Golf Post Features My Study On Distance Loss With Age

Germany's Golf Post referenced my article about distance lost in golf with age

My GolfWRX study on how much distance is lost with age was mentioned at Germany's Golf Post.

Distance loss can actually be slowed down or even reversed with swing speed training.

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Broke the 600 lb Barrier

Jaacob Bowden performs a half squat for 1 rep with 605 pounds on the bar

Broke the 600 pound barrier on my half squats. 605x1!

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New Breed of Golf

Listen to Jaacob's guest appearance on A New Breed of Golf onSirius XM PGA TOUR Radio on 10 December, 2015

Have a listen to me as a guest of Michael Breed on his show “A New Breed of Golf” on Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio.

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6 Exercises Using Resistance Bands For More Distance

Jaacob Bowden performs a golf fitness exercise using resistance bands that you can use for more distance

In a previous article, I wrote about how you can build functional speed into your golf swing over several weeks by practicing swinging faster, and using resistance bands to perform downswing band isometrics.

Most amateurs and even professionals don’t work on their speed at all, so when you simply put in a little bit of effort to gain speed, you can make very quick improvements.

If you’re hungry for more distance, here are 6 additional exercises that you can add into your routine to continue building strength and speed to your golf swing.

Read more at GolfWRX

The bands used in this photo and article are these.

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Isometric Golf Exercises For More Distance

Jaacob Bowden demonstrates a downswing band isometric golf exercise to gain distance

If you want to hit the golf ball farther and you’re willing to put in a bit of physical effort to achieve the desired results, then consider adding isometric exercises to your training program.

An isometric exercise is an exercise in which a muscle gets contracted but the joint doesn’t visibly move. For example, pushing your hands together as hard as you can will contract the muscles, but your joints don’t appear to move.

Isometrics have been around for many hundreds, and possibly thousands of years with historical application in activities like yoga and oriental martial arts.

Because isometrics do not need much in the way of equipment and can work with just your own body weight, they are relatively safe to perform and are often used in physiotherapy and for injury rehab.

Personally, I first remember learning about isometric exercises when I was studying Bruce Lee’s training regimes in an effort to find things that would help with hitting the golf ball farther.

As it turns out, they’re wonderful for golf. 

Read more at GolfWRX

The bands used in this photo and article are these.

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18 Strong - Episode 49

Thanks to host Jeff Pelizzaro for having me on his 18 Strong podcast.

Show Notes:

• Jaacob shares his story from growing up in St. Louis, MO to becoming one of the world’s leading experts in gaining swing speed.
• He didn’t start his journey to be a professional until after college and working several years in the corporate world.
• He went from a 14 handicap to a professional golfer in a ridiculous amount of time
• Jaacob talks about his mentors Dan Shauger and Mike Austin and how they changed his golf swing and ultimately his career path
• Jaacob tells us about his long drive competitions and what his training consisted of during that time
• He gives us his 2 biggest keys to gaining speed in your swing
• Jaacob explains how his system at SwingManGolf.com has helped thousands get more clubhead speed in short period and how you can take advantage of it, too

Listen on YouTube below.



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How Much Distance Is Lost With Age

Father Time...How Much Distance Is Lost With Age?

There seems to be a steady progression of lost driving distance that comes with age, but I don’t recall ever seeing much actual information on the topic. My curiosity got the best of me, so one day I sat down and tried to figure it out.

I started by looking up the ages and driving distances of 440 players on the PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour and European Senior Tour.

Here’s a breakdown of the averages I found in five-year increments, along with a calculation of their estimated average swing speeds based on the average Tour players driving distance efficiency being about 2.57 yard/mph.

Read more at GolfWRX

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Three Ways To Hit Longer Drives

Jaacob Bowden discusses 3 ways to hit longer drives

Those of you who have read my article “How Far Should You Hit Your Golf Clubs” may remember this success story:

“With a 2-degree change in driver loft and some minor adjustments made to his swing path, angle of attack, etc., one of my amateur students went from being an already above-average efficient driver at 2.61 yards/mph to an extremely efficient one at 2.75 yards/mph. So with no change to his 102 mph swing speed, he increased his driving distance average from 266 to 280. Then after some swing speed training, he got up to 112 mph and can now hit drives around 307 yards with that same efficiency of 2.75 yards/mph. That’s 41 more yards!”

Let’s talk about the three reasons this student was able to achieve the extra 41 yards, because they can help every golfer add distance to their drives.

Read more at GolfWRX

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Quick 9 Interview for Golf Dash Blog

Jaacob Bowden did the Quick 9 Interview with Golf Dash Blog

Was recently interviewed by Golf Dash Blog for their “Quick 9” feature Q&A.

Read the interview here.

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Teaching the Swiss PGA - Swing Speed Training

Jaacob Bowden teaches a class on swing speed training to the Swiss PGA in 2013

Taught a continuing education class on “Swing Speed Training” for the Swiss PGA.

Check out the photos.

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World Championship Record Score at Speedgolf World Championship

Tied the championship record for golf score shooting a 72 in 55 minutes 42 seconds using only 6 clubs at the Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes.

Here’s a little clip of me playing my approach shot in to the 9th hole during the 2nd round.


Click here for some other photos from the event.

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Hit it Longer - Swing Speed Training for Longer Drives

Check out Jaacob Bowden's Hit It Longer - Swing Speed Training for Longer Drives Video at Swing Man Golf

Want to hit it longer?

Head over to Swing Man Golf to see my new video called “Hit it Longer - Swing Speed Training for Longer Drives”.

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Official Swing Speed Trainer for eGolf Pro Tour

Excited to be named the Official Swing Speed Trainer for the eGolf Professional Tour.

Looking forward to helping the guys hit the ball farther!

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Training David Gossett in St. Louis

Doing some swing speed training with PGA TOUR winner David Gossett today in St. Louis

At the First Tee Driving Range outside of St. Louis helping David Gossett on his swing speed.

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Hitting Drives To Raise Money For St. Pius X High School

Hitting drives at Union Hills Golf Course to raise money for St. Pius X High School

Hitting drives as the Pro on #11 at Union Hills Golf Course to benefit my alma mater, St. Pius X High School in Festus, MO.

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In Flint, Detroit, Dayton, Cincinatti, and Louisville

In Flint, Detroit, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Louisville.

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Swing Speed Training Clinic at Flint Golf Club

Jaacob Bowden puts on a swing speed training clinic for the membership at Flint Golf Club in 2013

Putting on a swing speed training clinic at Flint Golf Club.

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Eastern Open - Speedgolf

Jaacob Bowden awaits teeing off at the charity event at Kanawah Golf Club in conjunction wtih the Eastern Open

Was in Richmond Virginia from June 26th to July 1st participating as a Pro in a speedgolf event at Kanawah Golf Club in conjunction with the Eastern Open from June 27th-30th in order to raise money for the First Tee of Richmond.

A nice crowd turned up.

Next up on the first tee is me!

More pics from both events are here.

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Return Guest on ESPN Golf Talk Radio

Jaacob Bowden returns as a guest on ESPN Golf Talk Radio to discuss how to increase swing speed & the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships

Was a return guest on ESPN Golf Talk Radio.

Show Notes:

"CJ Silas joins Mike & Billy in studio from The CJ Silas Show for a 2012 reveiw and the announcement of her move to Wednesdays on ESPN 1280.  Jaacob Bowden from Swing Man Golf calls into the show to discuss how to increase your swing speed and the RE/MAX Long Drive Finals airing on ESPN Sunday, December 30th, 2012."

You can listen to the show below.


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The Leader - Swing & Sprint

While in St. Louis, it was a nice surprise to open up a local newspaper and find this article in the Leader.

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Speedgolf - 18 Holes In Under An Hour - MyGolfSpy

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Curious to learn about Speed Golf and my experiences at the World Championships?

Then be sure to read my article on MyGolfSpy.com.

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Golf Club Radio Show Talking 5th Place At Speedgolf World Championships

Jaacob Bowden was a guest on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show talking his 5th place finish at the 2012 Speedgolf World Championships

Was a guest on Danielle Tucker’s Golf Club Radio Show in Hawaii.

Here’s the link to listen to the show.

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5th Place Finish Speedgolf World Championships

Jaacob Bowden makes a putt on his way to a 5th place finish at the 2012 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Photo Courtesy - Wood Sabold

Finished 5th at the Speed Golf World Championships at Bandon Dunes from October 18th-21st!

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Swing Speed Training Clinic- Golf Club Bad Alvaneu

Jaacob Bowden hosted a swing speed training clinic at Bad Alvaneu

Hosting a swing speed training clinic at Golf Club Bad Alvaneu.

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ESPN Golf Talk Radio

Listen to Jaacob Bowden's guest appearance on ESPN Golf Talk Radio

Was a guest on ESPN Golf Talk Radio!!!

Show Notes:

In 2003, Jaacob Bowden was living in Kansas City working as a computer engineer in the corporate world. Uninspired in his daily work and realizing that playing golf gave him tremendous satisfaction, Jaacob traded in his corporate career to pursue the dream of becoming a Professional Golfer. This journey has since taken Jaacob from being an average golfer who typically drove the ball 220-275 to scratch golfer and long-drive champion.

While Jaacob's long-term goal is to play on the PGA Tour, he has made considerable strides in a relatively short amount of time. In 2003, after working with distinguished golf instructors Dan Shauger and
Mike Austin, Jaacob won the Pinnacle Distance Challenge with a televised drive of 381-yards and he has also since hit a grid-record 421-yard drive at a RE/MAX World Long Drive Local Qualifier in Temecula, California.

His athletic ability coupled with his insatiable appetite to learn every aspect of the game has made him not only a respected player but an incredible teacher as well. As a result, he brings perspective and experience that uniquely relates to both the average and professional golfer. Through his own training Jaacob has explored and tested a variety of techniques and training aids - the most recent of which involves researching swing speed training. His personal efforts to increase his own swing speed - and thus hit bigger drives - has made Jaacob one of the foremost experts on speed training in the world.

Jaacob continues to train and prepare for golf tournaments and long drive events while furthering his knowledge of golf and swing speed.


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Record 144 MPH On My Swing Speed Radar

Swung 144mph tying my fastest recorded driver swing speed ever.

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Golf Fitness Segment on Good Day Arizona With Chris Akard

Appeared on Good Day Arizona day-time news for a golf-fitness segment with fitness expert Chris Akard!

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