Tried & tested: The Momentus Golf Ladies' Speed Whoosh
by Carly Cummins
May 27, 2011
I had the pleasure of meeting former PGA Tour professional Jim Sorenson at Golf Live last weekend. Jim showed me a unique training aid he has invented called the Speed Whoosh. It’s basically a golf club with a tennis ball sized lightweight golf ball at the end instead of the clubhead. The ball splits into two halves and the aim is to start with the halves separated and swing the club so that the two halves join together at impact. Doing so improves the synchronisation of your swing, your timing and release of the club and therefore boosts clubhead speed and distance off the tee.
Within a few seconds of using the Whoosh Swoosh I was instantly hooked. Not only was the Speed Whoosh swooshing noise addictive, it also highlighted my habit of early release and therefore wasting all that stored power. Like most lady golfers I’m not the longest hitter and this training aid got me ‘whipping’ the clubhead through the hitting area with a lot more speed, a sensation I could easily transfer to my swing.
Unlike most training aids that are designed with the attitude that ‘one device will suit all’, Jim has actually bothered to make a ladies version with a smaller training grip and lighter weight graphite pink shaft, and that alone makes this device more appropriate for ladies learning than any other.
The Speed Whoosh certainly gets the thumbs up from me and will be staying in my practice bag for the next few months, so watch this space to see whether I gain distance...
Available in American Golf stores from next month onwards priced at £69. For further information visit www.momentusgolf.com