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Jaacob Bowden in Golf Digest

Nice to get a mention in Golf Digest this month by Mike Stachura.

Below is a photo of the article!

Jaacob Bowden and Swing Man Golf get a mention by Mike Stachura in Golf Digest


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4th Guest Appearance on the Golf Club Radio Show

Jaacob Bowden was a return guest on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show to talk Sterling IronsĀ® single length irons

After Bryson DeChambeau's win at The Memorial, Danielle Tucker invited me back for the 4th time as a guest on The Golf Club Radio Show. Of course, we chatted single length irons and Sterling Irons®. We also briefly talked about swing speed training and Swing Man Golf.

Listen in here.

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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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GolfWRX Article Re-printed in The Professional

Jaacob's GolfWRX article Jumping for Distance The Two Foot Jump was reprinted in the MAPGA e-magazine The Professional

In cased you missed Part 1 of my GolfWRX.com article on "Jumping for Distance", you can also check out the re-print of it in Volume 2 Issue IV of the Middle Atlantic Section, PGA of America e-magazine, "The Professional".

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Jumping for Distance - Part 2

Mike Austin demonstrates how a one foot jump without leaving the ground can push up the lead shoulder for parametric acceleratio

In Part 1, I wrote about how I think this concept of jumping up with both feet for more power may have come about in part due to misinterpretation of still photography and force plate data, self-propagation, and a possible case of correlation vs causation. I also covered reasoning why these players are often airborne, and that can be from flawed setups that include overly wide stances and/or lead foot positions that are too closed at setup or a re-planted lead foot that ends up too closed during the downswing.

In Part 2, let’s look at what I feel is a better alternative, the one foot jump. To me, it’s safer, it doesn’t complicate ball striking as much, and it can still generate huge amounts of vertical ground force.

Read more at GolfWRX

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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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Jumping for Distance - Part 1 - The Two Foot Jump

Justin Thomas jumps in to the air off two feet

If you follow the sport of long drive (whether as a former competitor like me or as a non-competitor) and are interested in distance, you may have come across this modern idea of squatting down during your swing and jumping up with both legs to get more power as you come through impact, even to the point of coming off the ground. In this two-part article, I’d like to share my current thoughts about this.

In Part 1, I’ll go over how I think this two-foot jump concept came about and why I don’t think it’s necessarily a good idea to implement in your swing. Part 2 will discuss the 1-foot “jump” alternative and why I believe it is better.

With the two-foot jump, I think this came about from a few things.

Read more at GolfWRX

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6 Ways I Dramatically Improve My Golf Game

Jaacob Bowden hits an 8-iron in to a Par 3 during British Open Qualifying

At some point in the last few years, I recall sitting down for a little meditative-type reflection. I thought about where I had been, what I had done, and what was next for me. As I was reviewing my life and career, it became apparent to me that one of the things I’m good at is making dramatic transformations.

For example, I was cut from my high school JV baseball team, yet I went on to be invited to a tryout for the Minnesota Twins at the old Metrodome. I was a sixth man playing high school basketball, and I ended up playing NAIA Division II basketball. After college, I wanted to be in a fitness magazine, so I transformed my body to the point where I made that happen.

Read more at GolfWRX

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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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More Distance for Golf - Part 2 - Long Drive Equipment

Flightscope Optimzer can help you dial in your driver launch conditions to maximize distance
In Part 1, I wrote about some of the technical aspects of the swing you can employ for more distance in your golf game from a professional long driver point of view. In Part 2, I get in to the equipment aspect.

As a visitor of GolfWRX, you probably have an interest in golf equipment… and I assume you are also likely aware of the importance of club fitting. To hit the longest drives possible, club fitting is an absolute must. No top long driver skips this component of distance, because advancing or not advancing can come down to only a yard or two.

Equipment optimization can be the thing that makes the difference.

Read more at GolfWRX

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More Distance for Golf - Part 1 - Long Drive Techniques

Distance is an extremely important aspect of becoming a better golfer. Perhaps you’ve seen this graphic put out by the folks at Trackman.

Handicap Vs Average Driver Club Speed per Trackman

Notice that as golf handicaps go up, the average driver club head speed (and thus distance) goes down. Thus, one can deduce that more distance is a must in order to become a better player.

On the PGA Tour, players that keep their cards generally run in the +4 to +6 handicap range. The PGA Tour average club head speed is about 113 mph with the low man usually being around 105 mph.

So, if you were to extend the graphic from above out a little further, this fits right in with the PGA Tour, too. Further, I looked at the scoring averages of the top-20 players and the bottom-20 players on the PGA Tour. And if you compile the low rounds of the day shot during each tournament round, that averages out to be approximately a 63.3 scoring average with a 302.8 yards/drive driving distance.

As you can see, even within the confines of PGA Tour-level golf, distance matters to scoring.

Read more at GolfWRX...

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How To Set Up Your Feet To Minimize The Risk Of Injury

Earlier this week, video surfaced of Tiger Woods swinging his driver during a practice round ahead of the Hero World Challenge. In taking a quick look at his swing, one thing in particular jumped out at me that I thought I would point out for you.


Notice that during his swing, his left foot spins out a bit by the time he gets to his finish.

This observation inspired me to write this article, which is a piece I’ve actually had in mind to do for quite a while.

In modern golf instruction, it’s fairly common to see setups being taught in which the feet are perpendicular to the target line. Geometrically, this sounds fine and dandy. The problem, however, is that most people in their present physical state don’t have the mobility in their hips to be able to accommodate this type of setup… even many pros.

This includes myself.

Often times, what you’ll see is that the player will have no problems in the backswing and downswing. Then at some point in the through swing and/or on into the finish, the lead foot spins out or comes off the ground because it physically is unable to stay in the same place due in part to insufficient hip mobility. This is what you see in Tiger in the above.

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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Breaking Par With Bernard Sheridan

Thanks to Bernard Sheridan for interviewing me for Episode 99 Breaking Par. One thing we talked about was how to build swing speed in your golf swing.

Show Notes:

"Jaacob Bowden of Swing Man Golf is known world wide for helping players of all handicap levels get more distance. He has written several articles for many popular publications. Appeared on many TV, radio shows and podcasts. He is here to share his insight this week on episode 99 of Breaking Par with Bernard Sheridan. I know this will be an episode that goes down as one of the fan favorites."

Watch the video version of the interview below.



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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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Eagled My Last Hole Of 2015

Probably my last round of golf of the year…and I finished with eagle on #18!

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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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Return Guest Appearance on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show

Jaacob Bowden was a return guest on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show

Was invited back as a guest on Danielle Tucker’s Golf Club Radio Show to talk swing speed training and speedgolf.

Here’s a link to the show.

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Get Better Faster: The 80-20 of Golf Improvement

The 80-20 of Golf Improvement - Article by Jaacob Bowden at GolfWRX


Recently I got the following email from one of our Swing Man Golf members named Ken.

Hi Jaacob, Since you’ve been able to do what I’m trying to do, I’m hoping to get some insight from you. I have one question for you, so it should be brief. I’m a big proponent of the 80-20 principle; what do you think gave you the most bang for your buck in terms of improving your score?

According to Wiki, the 80-20 principle, also known as the Pareto principle, states that 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. Business-management consultant Joseph Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed in 1906 that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 percent of the population. Pareto developed the principle by observing that 20 percent of the pea pods in his garden contained 80 percent of the peas. Wiki also states that it is a common rule of thumb in business that 80 percent of a business’ sales come from 20 percent of its clients”.

I replied to Ken’s message with a few things off the top of my head, but his question got me thinking that a more thorough answer would make for a great article. Personally, I have a very busy life, as I’m sure is the case with many of you. So to get the most bang for your buck, here’s what I’d recommend for you to drop the most amount of shots with the least amount of work.

Read more at GolfWRX.com

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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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My 412-Yard Drive

Had a 412-yard drive on the 466-yard 16th hole at Rustic Canyon Golf Course in Moorpark, CA.

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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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How to Shoot Lower Scores - Take 14 Shots Off Your Handicap

Watch Jaacob Bowden's video How To Shoot Lower Golf Scores at Swing Man Golf

Check out my new video “How to Shoot Lower Golf Scores - Take 14 Shots Off Your Handicap”!

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Mike Austin - Teaching the Teachers

The Mike Austin - Teaching the Teachers video is now available at Swing Man Golf

In celebration of Mike Austin’s 515-yard drive in September of 1974, Swing Man Golf has now released another video as part of Mike Austin Month…this one is called Mike Austin Teaching the Teachers!

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Mike Austin at Studio City

Mike Austin at Studio City is now available at Swing Man Golf

Mike Austin at Studio City has just been released over at Swing Man Golf.

Be sure to check it out!

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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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Mike Austin - Austinology - With Mike Dunaway

Mike Austin's Austinology featuring Mike Dunaway  is now available at Swing Man Golf

Swing Man Golf is now offering Mike Austin’s Austinology video series.

To learn more, click here.

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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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Mike Austin - Golf is Mental Imagery

Mike Austin's Golf is Mental Imagery is available at Swing Man Golf

Swing Man Golf is now offering Mike Austin’s Golf is Mental Imagery video series.

To learn more, click here.

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Speedgolf Can Help Your Game

Jaacob Bowden runs on to the green at the 2012 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes

Mark your calendars.

Coming up on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. EST (Masters Saturday), CBS will be airing the Speed Golf World Championships from Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, where yours truly notched up a fifth-place finish.

For those not familiar with the sport, speed golf combines your normal golf score with the amount of time that it takes you to finish the round. For example, if you shoot 85 in 75 minutes, your speed golf score would be 160.

The rules of speed golf are basically the same as regular golf except you are allowed to putt with the flagstick in the hole to save time, and lost balls or out-of-bounds balls are treated more or less as lateral hazards. This was done because it was thought to be too severe of a price to pay to not only be assessed the penalty stroke but also the lost time from having to run back to the place where you played the original shot.

Elite speed golfers can shoot in the 60s and 70s in under an hour. Take a look on YouTube at my friend and fellow speed golfer Christopher Smith as he breaks 70 in less than 54 minutes.


Obviously, speed golf won’t be for everyone. However, there are numerous things that regular golfers could learn from speed golfers to help them play better. One thing in particular that I’d like to bring up in this article is how to control your distances when you are between clubs.

Read more at GolfWRX.com

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3 Keys That Took Me From a 14-Handicap To A Pro

Jaacob Bowden recommends keeping the club face more square to the swing path to hit more consistently straighter golf shots

Back in January 2003, I was a 27-year old 14-handicapper who had only broken 80 once on a normal length golf course, a 78 at the Walker Course at Clemson University. At the time, breaking 90 was sort of my barometer for playing well.

As luck would have it, right after I moved out to California to embark on my golf journey I was taken under the wing of a local Pro named Dan Shauger. By the end of March, Dan helped me add 63 yards to my longest drive and shoot my first 18-hole round of golf under par.

Since then, I’ve posted multiple tournament rounds in the 60s and made numerous cuts in professional golf events. My lowest score in a casual 18-hole round of golf is now a 64 (8-under) at GolfPark Otelfingen in Switzerland, where I now reside.

Obviously, a lot of people were curious about what I did to make such a dramatic improvement. As I look back in hindsight, here are what I consider to be the three things that had the greatest influence on improving my game and lowering my scores.

Read more at GolfWRX.com

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The 6 Actions Of The Wrists And Forearms

Actions of the Wrists, Wrist Angles, in the Golf Swing

Before I became a professional golfer, I was a computer engineer and before that I went to college to be a pharmacist.

Little did I know at the time that the pharmaceutical courses I took covering physics, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, etc., would serve me well in my golf career as far as understanding things like angular momentum, pendular motion, coil springs, lever types, joint functions, etc.

In this article I want to spend a little time going over six actions of the wrists and forearms and then discussing how those actions can affect the golf club.

Medically speaking, the six actions are pronation versus supination, radial deviation versus ulnar deviation and palmar flexion versus dorsiflexion.

Now for the big questions — what do those actions mean in simpler terms, what effect do they have on the golf club and what are some pros and cons of one versus another?

Read more at GolfWRX.com

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Carry Distance Vs Swing Speed Chart

Bubba Watson playing a pink Ping driver

Per a suggestion in the comment section of my last article called “How Far Should You Hit Your Golf Clubs?“, the purpose of this post is to summarize all of the carry distance versus swing speed data that was being discussed in to a summarized reference chart.

Several things to note about the data in the chart below are:

• The PGA Tour and LPGA Tour numbers were pulled from the Trackman website in 2010.
• The Senior Tour numbers were calculated by taking the 2012 mean driving distance of 273.4 yards per drive on the Senior Tour and back-calculating the other numbers based on the PGA Tour’s average driving efficiency of 2.58 yards per mph of club head speed.
• The average estimated PGA Tour club lofts were taken from 30 players by gathering 2010 club data listed on player websites, what’s in the bag articles and videos, and specifications numbers listed on manufacturer websites. It’s not listed on the chart, but for your interest, the average GW/SW was 53.9 degrees and average LW or highest lofted club was 59.7 degrees.
• The 19.2 degrees that is listed for the 5-wood, hybrid, and 3-iron is an average of the club(s) each player used that was between the 3-wood and 4-iron.  This was done because there is such a large variance of wood/hybrid/iron club choice to fill this distance slot from player to player.
• All remaining carry distance data (60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130 and 140) was calculated based on the average PGA Tour carry distances.
• The LPGA Tour Trackman data didn’t have numbers listed for a hybrid or 3-iron.  Rather they listed a 7-wood carry distance of 174 yards.
• There are limitations to the data gathering, calculations, etc., listed here, so please just use it as a rough guide for yourself.

Look at the chart and read the rest of the article at GolfWRX.com

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How Far Should You Hit Your Golf Clubs

How Far Should You HIt Your Golf Clubs?

One of the nice things about having all this new fancy technological equipment like Trackman, Flightscope, ShotLink, etc., at various PGA TOUR events is that distance data can be gathered for each of the players.

In case you haven’t come across it already, here are the approximate Trackman carry distance averages for men at the professional level.

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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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Understanding Distance Variance

One of Jaacob Bowden's pro tour yardage books

Sometimes it can be a blow to the ego to go to a new course where the ball seems to go nowhere and you just can’t bring yourself to hit 5-iron, for example, when you could normally hit 7-iron.

But if you want to score well, it’s something that can be important to understand and accept…that is, that distances can vary quite dramatically from course to course.

To illustrate this, let’s take a look at the average driving distances for the field in the following PGA Tour and European Tour events from 2012.

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Swing Man Golf Newsletter - November 2012

The November 2012 Swing Man Golf Newsletter is out!

The Swing Man Golf Newsletter for November 2012 is out.

Check it out here.

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Shooting Par In Less Than An Hour

Jaacob Bowden was invited back to Golf Smarter Podcasts for his 3rd appearance

Got invited to go back for the 3rd time on Golf Smarter Podcasts as a guest for Episode #357.

Show Notes:

"Jaacob Bowden of SwingManGolf.com came in 5th at this year’s Speedgolf World Championships. He hasn’t been in running shape since since High School, but trained for 2 months running the streets of Zurich with a golf bag over his shoulder to prep for this international tournament. He joins host Fred Greene to discuss the elite class of Speed Golf, how to train, the rules, and the benefits to the mental game that comes with playing at a very, very fast pace."

Have a listen to the episode below.


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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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Zero Point Golf - Mental Game Training

Swing Man Golf has a mental game training program called Zero Point Golf

Just launched a great new mental product called “Zero Point Golf”.

Learn more on the Products page!

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Distance & Accuracy Combined

Jaacob Bowden was a return guest on Golf Smarter Podcasts with Fred Greene on June 5, 2012

Was a guest again on Golf Smarter Podcasts. Have a listen to Episode #336 below!

Show Notes:

"GSfMO#337 Mike Austin over drove a 450 yard hole while in his 60s! Jaacob Bowden lowered his handicap from 14-scratch with his method and now he’d like to share it with you. Austin is gone but Jaacob met and studied his method of keeping the club face square through more of the swing."



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Learn the Mike Austin Swing - Video Launch

Learn the Mike Austin Swing with Jaacob Bowden

Launched my new Mike Austin instructional video.

Be sure to check it out here.

A 6-minute preview is below:


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Mike Austin Golf Swing Montage - Golf's 515-Yard Man


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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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Tiger Woods Swing Analysis


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Golf Bunker Sand Shots


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Dan Shauger's Spin the Meatball Concept


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Proper Golf Grip


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Backswing Rear Leg Position in Golf


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How to Cure Hitting Fat & Thin Shots


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Curing the Golf Shanks


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Releasing the Clubhead


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Hitting 3-5 Irons Too Low


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Length of Backswing


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Reducing Tension


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Gauging Distance on Pitching, Chipping, Putting


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Getting Fit For Distance: Part 2 - Driver Length


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Drive it Further: Part 1 - Driver Loft


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Improving Ball Striking


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Putting Speed


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SwingManGolf.com Launch

Interested in how I went from an average length hitting 14-handicap golfer to tour professional and long drive champion?

Check out my new website SwingManGolf.com!

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