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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 promotes Swing Speed Radar Jim McLean Endorses Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer

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Measure your golf, baseball swing speed with this inexpensive radar.

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Swing Speed Radar


Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer



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.


Ball Distance is primarily determined by :

· Ball Speed

· Launch Angle

· Ball Spin & Aerodynamics

· Ball Speed is basically dependent on :

· Clubhead Speed

· Clubface “SWEET-ZONE” Squareness on the ball

· C.O.R. of the ball/clubface collision

· Optimum Clubhead Speed is determined by :

· Proper Equipment

· Proper Swing Technique

· OPTIMIZE your clubhead speed with your personal SWING SPEED RADAR™ as you practice on your own in the backyard, garage, basement, etc.; as well as on the Driving Range, practice area or during practice rounds; OR with your clubmaker, insturctor, OR clubfitter, FOR BEST RESULTS!

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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.

Measure golf ball speed while protecting the swing speed radar.

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.


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Swing Speed Radar™ with Tempo Timer

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 single, affordable device.

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 mechanics.

Golfers--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 swing performance.

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.



Swing Speed Radar(TM)
Dimensions: 6"x 3.5"x 1.5"

Golf Rewind Forums,

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 was reported to be accurate regardless of the club you use, you can place it directly beside your tee 10 inches away instead of behind 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 and 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 real 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 monitor did.

Overall I'm very happy with the unit and would recommend it to anyone looking for a device to measure SS or ball speed.

Reviewer: 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.

Reviewer: 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!



Included in your package:

*Swing Speed Radar Unit
*Blue Protective Carry Bag
*Distance Conversion Card (convert   swing speed to yardage)
*Instruction Booklet

Included with Swing Speed Radar here

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Who is Al Dilz?

Al 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.

 Al 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 Radar .

Can Swing Speed Radar  be used for any other sports?

Yes. Swing Speed Radar can also be used to measure the swing speed of baseball and softball players.

Sport Sensors Inc. also have other radar devices for baseball (Glove Radar) as well as radar instruments for sports such as archery and paintball.

Who should buy Swing Speed Radar  ?

According to Dilz, instructors across the country as well as club makers are using Swing Speed Radar .

The device can be particularly useful for club makers to help measure client swing speeds so that proper shaft fittings can be done.

Another obvious audience for the Swing Speed Radar  is golfers of all skill levels, but particularly recreational golfers.

However, 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.

As I suggest, as well as the owner’s manual, speed is only one factor in increased distance. These other factors include:

  • Club Loft
  • Coefficient of Restitution (COR)
  • Launch Angle
  • Ball spin
  • Climate

The 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.

 What is the maximum speed that the Swing Speed Radar  can measure?

 200 mph.



 The 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.

All 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.

I 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:

  • Average Golfer: 82 mph -95 mph
  • Tour Professionals: 110 mph – 127 mph
  • Long Drive Professionals (like Pinnacle’s and’s Dan Boever) 135 mph –145 mph

During a recent hybrid golf club test that 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.


Click here to learn more about how to use Swing Speed Radar.

The owner’s 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.

Swing 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.

We enthusiastically recommend Swing Speed Radar.You may order your Swing Speed Radar  by ONLY $99.95 !!!


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