Speed System Golf Review

February 1, 2019

Speed System Golf: A Solution for Longer Drives

What if your driver, golf ball, and tee were all designed to work together to help you achieve optimum speed and longer drives

And what if these three components were engineered based on your specific swing speed? 

(Editor’s note: some images provided by and used with permission from Speed System Golf)

These are the questions put forth by Speed System Golf, a new golf system created specifically with the amateur golfer in mind. Whereas most leading brands engineer their drivers for PGA Tour players and low handicap golfers, Speed System Golf is designed to make the most of the average golfer’s swing. 

But how exactly does this system work? And can it really fulfill the advertised promise to add an average of 21 yards to your drive? 

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Here is your comprehensive guide to Speed System Golf. 

If you want to purchase, head over to speedequalsdistance.com for more info.

The Philosophy Behind Speed System

As golfers, we have a natural inclination to imitate our heroes. From golf swing motion to preferred brands, we keep tabs on how our favorite players approach the game of golf. This is especially true when it comes to choice of driver.

Well, the minds behind Speed System Golf would tell you, “you shouldn’t care what driver a tour player uses.”

Why? Because if it works for a tour player, it’s not designed for a weekend warrior.

Most popular drivers were engineered specifically for pro golfers. They were made to optimize a well-above-average golf swing speed and tour-level precision. Speed System Golf, on the other hand, is an approach based on the swing speeds that account for 90% of golfers. The goal of this three-component system is to help the majority of golfers:

  • Swing the driver faster
  • Launch the ball higher
  • Drive the ball farther
  • Improve accuracy

That is, admittedly, a tall order. Here’s how the Speed System engineers approached it.

The Design of Speed System

First, some statistics.

The design team behind Speed System Golf determined that 90% of golfers swing their driver at a speed less than 100 miles per hour and achieve a carry distance of less than 255 yards. Looking at these stats, the engineers concluded that most drivers are heavier than necessary for the majority of golfers.

Leading brand drivers—those designed for tour players—tend to have a heavy tour weight shaft and a low-spin clubhead. Perfect for Tiger, maybe. In the hands of the average golfer, however, this kind of driver is likely to hit shorter, lower drives.

Drawing from these insights, the design team set out to create a lightweight, USGA and R&A conforming driver that could increase swing speed for the 90%. What they wound up with was much more than a driver.

They ultimately designed a full system, including a driver, golf balls, and tees all optimized to make the absolute most out of your swing. Then they further specialized this system by tailoring these components to four different speed zones.

Here’s how it works.

Speed Zones

Even while designing a driver to benefit the vast majority of golfers, the Speed System design team knew that one size doesn’t fit all.

They split golfers into four zones based average swing speed and average driving distance. Those speed zones are:

  • Speed Silver: 72 mph and below or 172 yards or less
  • Gold: 70-79 mph or 165-194 yards
  • Blue: 80-89 mph or 195-224 yards
  • Black: 90-99 mph or 225-255 yards  

But it doesn’t stop there.  For each speed zone, there is a Speed System driver fully optimized for:

  • Club head weighting
  • Effective loft
  • Club Face angle
  • Shaft dynamics, including kick point
  • Overall weight
  • Grip

The design for each of these elements takes into account the specific needs of golfers who fall within the given speed zone.

And the driver isn’t the only element of the Speed System that’s zone-specific . . .

The Components of Speed System Golf

No matter your speed zone, your Speed System Golf package comes with three major components.

  • An ultra-premium lightweight driver
  • 12 compression matched tour balls
  • 2 spring-loaded tees

These elements are engineered to work together to increase the speed and efficacy of your swing, giving you a better chance to hit the ball on the sweet spot more frequently.

Like the driver, the tour-performance golf balls are matched to your speed zone. So the slower the swing speed, the softer the balls are in their compression.

It’s also worth noting that while the balls are designed for use with the Speed System driver, they are meant to be used for every shot you take. So players who’ve used the Speed System Golf balls report feeling a difference even when using the ball with their irons and wedges.

So, now you understand how the components of Speed System Golf are supposed to perform together. But the question is: Does this new product actually deliver on its promises?

Putting Speed System Golf to the Test

Golf Laboratories conducted tests of Speed System Golf using both robots and amateur golfers. Within these tests, they explored the benefits of the Speed System driver alone and the full, three-part Speed System.

Robotic tests determined that, compared to the leading brands, the Speed System driver:

  • Hit the ball an average of 17 yards longer
  • Generated more golf club head speed
  • Created a higher launch angle
  • Generated a greater flight trajectory

Golf Laboratories conducted a similar test using real players—amateur golfers with average handicaps. When tested against each golfer’s regular driver, Golf Laboratories found that the Speed System driver enabled golfers to drive the ball 16.5 yards farther. Moreover, the driver seemed to improve accuracy, as well.

“With the majority of golfers, their shot is low, and their shot is to the right,” says Golf Laboratories president Gene Parente. “With [the Speed System driver], it hit higher and it hit straighter. And those are the two major results that I believe resulted in the 16.5 yards increase in distance.”

Those stats are plenty exciting on their own. But when Golf Laboratories tested the full Speed System—driver, golf, and tee—they found an average increase of 21 yards driving distance.

That’s no small gain.

The Speed System Golf Package

Now you know what Speed System Golf does. So let’s talk about what exactly you can expect to receive if you decide to order your own Speed System.

Every Speed System package includes:

  • An ultra-premium lightweight Speed System driver
  • 12 tour performance golf balls
  • 2 spring-loaded tees
  • A matching head cover
  • A bag tag
  • Membership to Club Speed System

On top of that, Club Speed System gives you access to exclusive online video content featuring expert golf instruction.

Your purchase also comes with a 60-day guarantee. So you can return your Speed System within 60 days, no questions asked. And you receive a full product refund.

Speed System vs Super Speed Golf

There seems to be a bit of confusion of the two, as the names have similarities.  But while Speed System is built around a driver, Super Speed is actually a training aid.  And although both try to help golfers maximize total distance, Super Speed is a system of weighted training clubs to help with speed training and strength training in the golf swing.  In fact, we interviewed the guys behind these training clubs a few years back at the PGA Merchandise Show.

So if you are looking more for golf fitness or strength training and swing speed training, Super Speed is a great option.  But other than both dealing with distance, the two products are nothing alike.

Speed System Golf: A Snapshot

To put it simply, Speed System Golf is a comprehensive golf system designed with the majority of golfers in mind. Unlike leading brand drivers that are engineered for tour players, the Speed System driver was created specifically to compliment the natural swing speed of amateur golfers.

The design works. Moreover, leading independent testing lab in golf confirms that the Speed System driver alone helps golfers drive the ball an average of 16.5 yards farther.

But when used with the included Speed System golf balls and spring-loaded tee, the average gain leaps to 21 yards.

The success of the Speed System Golf design lies partly in the use of speed zones. So when you order your own Speed System, you select from one of four speed zones based on your average swing speed or carry distance. Each Speed System Golf driver and golf ball is fully optimized for its specific zone. By doing so, this product truly is tailored to the average golfer.

Finally, Speed System Golf comes with a no-questions asked, 60-day guarantee. So the risk is low. But do you think the potential reward is worth a shot?

Thoughts? Insights? Opinions?

Does The Speed System Driver sound like it might be right for you? Perhaps you have any questions? Or are there other products you’d like to know more about?

Drop us a line in the comments! We always want to know what’s on your mind and learn how we can help you play better golf.

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  1. How do you order the Speed System Golf Package, and what is the cost?

  2. You can go to http://www.getspeedsystem.com for more info. The site has a price of $347 for the package. Hope the info helps!

  3. I am trying to register my recently received system but have been unable to find any link that allows me to do this. The 800 customer service number has an hour wait. I find that to be unacceptable. Please advise how I can I validate my warranty coverage.

    My club serial number is: 18J2304A . Purchased Jan 30, 2019. I guess this makes me registered.

    Sincerely, Warren C Tiahrt

  4. Not sure about this “system”. The “black” driver weighs 296 grams. My Mizuno ST180 315 grams. No way that difference is going to get me 20 more yards. Many of the folks in the video have swings that probably got better because the lofts were higher, softer ball and higher tee heights. You can buy 50 gram shafts, most driver heads are 200 to 210 grams and you can get grips that weigh 30 grams. The other problem is that physics also tells you that hitting an object is a function of velocity times MASS. So if you lower the mass too much you have to compensate by adding a lot more speed. All this can be calculated. Bottom lone is most folks don’t tee the ball high enough, hit down on the ball on their drives and play a driver loft that is too low.

  5. If I were to purchase the speed system, would you regrip the driver to my needs. If not, and I regripped myself, would you still honor the 60 day return policy?

  6. How do I know or find out which Speed Category I fall into?

  7. Is this available in the UK

  8. Actually, lighter mass in a clubhead is very important. As someone else here said…ball speed is a function of mass times velocity. BUT IT IS NOT A LINEAR EQUATION!! FORCE is actually MASS times ACCELERATION!! Acceleration being a function of VELOCITY SQUARED !! So, if you swing a slightly lighter clubhead and swing it slightly faster you will get much more FORCE on the ball!! In fact If you are able to swing a lighter headed club that is a little longer and you just swing it at the same velocity, you will also impart much more Force on the Ball!! The longer club may cause a loss of control though. Thus…for optimum distance AND Control the ideal club would be lighter AND SHORTER.
    Physics does not lie!!

  9. In the black series what is the loft and is face square or closed?

  10. where do you go to register Exclusive Member Rewards. I love the driver its added a good 15 yards to my drives with far more control.

  11. im trying to registar my speedsystem driver but cannot find a link that allows me to I love my driver so much I bought a second driver for my wife please advise

  12. I have purchased the speed driver and like many others can’t find where to register for the club.
    Is there one?

  13. Hi Robert, this is a question we receive frequently. You should be able to go to https://www.clubspeedsystem.com to register your club.

    Hope this helps!

  14. Hi John, this is a question we receive frequently. You should be able to go to https://www.clubspeedsystem.com to register your club.

    Hope this helps!

  15. I have repeatedly tried to register. It thanks me and then goes back to the log-in screen. I can’t get past that. If I am doing something wrong, I surely can’t figure it out. I would like to watch some of the videos that supposedly come with my purchase.

  16. HI. I’m Peter Will be 75 next week.. Learned to play in 1953, and immediately got hooked and have been playing ever since. Except, I lost my left leg at the knee in 1972 and picked up the game again in ’75. and have been pretty much a bogey golfer ever since. So, from No. Ill., to Tucson for college, to the seattle area for 40 years, Then, 10 years in Mtn. Home, Ark., to play w/ my brother again, and finally to Casa Grande, Az. last fall. I know; too much info..

    I’m 5 ft. 6 in. tall and approx 160 lbs.. I’ve had approx. 15 different artificial legs. And I can’t allow my artificial left leg
    to bend during the swing. I currently have 3 clubs that I use as a “driver”. Right noe. It’s it’s a GX-7 14 degree, w/ a senior flex 55 degree shaft. It’s OK??.. I can hit the ball between 165-185 yards most of the time..
    When I score well, it’s probably my short game and recovery shots that make the difference..
    What can you do do for ME!!!

  17. Peter,

    Thanks for reaching out and great to see you playing golf! Based on the information you have shared, I would suggest focusing on swinging more with your arms vs. the body. The arm can provide a ton of speed in the swing and require very little to no weight shift. Here is a good video from our good friend Paul Wilson: https://youtu.be/2QitJU1pqng

    Hope that helps!

  18. what is the shaft weight of the gold driver?

  19. Would I be able to order this club with a 48″ shaft?

  20. It works! Hit 13 out of 14 fairways. No time at the range, just nailed the driver on the first tee. Pared the #1 hole on the front nine and the same on the back nine. Its been a long time since I’ve felt confidence with my driver, and I’m older than dirt. One of the very few times I’ve purchased anything that did exactly as promoted. Great driver.

  21. Thanks for the comment and feedback James! What do you find you like the most about the driver?

  22. I recently got my speed system driver blue. Unbelievable difference not only in length but direction. I’m again hitting over 200 hundred yards and mostly between 210 and 220 yards. But hitting it down the middle every time is the key. I put my M6 away and I won’t look back. Thank you.

  23. Alan, this is awesome news! You are correct the Speed System driver is solid and easy to hit…thanks for sharing!

  24. James, yep!! Good for you….solid product that produces.

  25. Mark, drop us an email at info@usgolftv.com and we can check for you.

  26. Yes I have the silver which has been great! I’m driving better and have at least 30 yards more! I love it! However I want o order more balls and tees. How do I do this as I cannot find a sight to order?

  27. I need to return the driver but cannot find a phone number or address on any of the websites. This makes me wonder why there is no information to help with this since there is a 60 day return policy. I send an email but never heard back.

  28. Fred, here is the contact email we have one file support@speedsystemgolf.com

  29. Purchased and found that I preferred my Titleist TS2. Despite money back guarantee, there is no information I can find anywhere about how to return the club/package. Help!

  30. John, here is the contact email we have on file: support@speedsystemgolf.com

  31. The question posed earlier by one gentleman on how to register his club, and how he followed the link provided but the link kept taking him back to the original screen (In other words, his issue was not resolved) didn’t seem to be answered. Nor was the question on how to return a club. Could you follow up on those as several other reviews point out the same problems arising. Thanks.

  32. Jon, thanks for bringing this forward. We do not have direct ownership in the company, however have reached out to them regarding a few of the questions. Our hope is to have an update next week. Much appreciated!

  33. Are the clubs USGA approved? I see so many products made for the amateur that are not approved. I suppose if someone is playing just for playing and not comparing their scores within GHIN, then okay this would be fine. But if I can’t use it in an amateur tournament then it would not be good. If score is not an issue, then just put a 48-50 inch shaft. Sorry for all the info my only question, are the clubs USGa approved?

  34. It is our understanding the Speed System products are USGA approved; however it would be good to check with them directly. Good question…

  35. Could you please provide the driver head weight for all four colors. My current driver’s head weight is 201. If they weight about the same, I’m not sure my swing speed would improve much. If you can provide the weight, that would be very helpful. Thanks.

  36. Thank you for reading and commenting Cathy. Here are the weights of each club (total weight including shafts):
    Black – 296 grams
    Blue – 289 grams
    Gold – 279 grams
    Silver – 272 grams
    Depending on the weight of your shaft, that should give you a good indicator of how your driver would compare.
    Hope that helps!

  37. How do I go about returning my driver? I hit too
    High for how the wind blows in Kansas. 12.5 degree
    Loft just doesn’t work. I actually hit it about 5-10 yards shorter than my current driver.

  38. Hi Jesse, you will want to contact support@speedsystemgolf.com and they will get you the info needed to make your return.
    Let us know if you need anything else!


  40. Sam,
    We do not represent Speed System. Please contact them directly. Thanks.

  41. where can i buy speed system blue golf balls?

  42. We believe they are on the speed system website.

  43. I returned Speedsytem driver via UPS on May23, 2022.
    I have emailed twice and phoned twice.
    I left a cryptic comment on Gary Mccord’s Speaker page.

    SpeedSystem has their driver back and I don’t have my refund.

    My question for you: Is Speed System a scam? If it is not, why don’t I have my refund?

    I need your help!!!

  44. Stephen,

    I am sorry to hear of your experience. We only reviewed the product and have no affiliation with the company other than that. Sorry.

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