A driver two inches longer and two ounces lighter enabled campbell to generate more speed. While this is true for all clubs, the discussion properly centers around the driver. There is a relationship between golf club swing speed and carry distance, but other variables have an effect too. They use a driver which is too long for them to consistently make contact with the sweet spot of the club. Golfsmith suggests that golfers who swing between 110 and 120 miles per hour should use a driver with a loft of seven to 10 degrees. When a golf ball is launched from a club, it follows a trajectory dictated by its speed, launch angle and spin rate. If so, how does your carry distance compare to the chart. Why your swing speed should determine hitting driver or 3wood. Golf handicap and information network ghin shows similar numbers of 15.
Swing man golf helps you increase your average golf swing speed. In the golf world, this is something of a controversial topic, as there is no agreement with regard to whether or not compression is actually an important ball fitting factor. Wed feb 27, 2019 by chris finn over the past four years at par4success, we have been working with and testing juniors, amateurs, professionals and senior golfers in the state of north carolina and throughout the country. The chart ranges from swing speeds of 65 mph to 105. In both cases, the 5iron swing speed is 84 percent of the driver swing speed. May 23, 2019 to build speed and increase distance, twist your body as you swing, shift weight between your lead and trail feet, and extend and push up through the finish. If your swing speed is 100 mph, your distance potential could be as high as 270 yards. Combine that with arccos average golfer driver distance, and you get a. With the driver, for every 1 mph you add to your swing speed you.
Golf ball compression vs swing speed golf info guide. Optimal driver numbers golf instruction andrew rice golf. These figures are a couple of years old, but another recent study shows that they really havent changed that much. Golf digest ran a test a couple years ago with players at high swing speeds over 105 miles per hour and slower swing. By swing man golf staff carry distance vs swing speed chart is jaacob bowdens latest post that was published over at golfwrx. The speed of the clubhead determines how far you are able to hit the golf ball. How to convert golf club swing speed to distance sportsrec.
This chart explores maximum driving distances for a given swing speed, as well as advice on how to. If you swing the club at 100mph, your theoretical limit is 260 in the air. Average carry distance vs swing speed distance is directly related to swing speed. Tour pros swing speed with their drivers anywhere from 110125mph. December 29, 2014 distance, golf instruction 1 comment. Getting the right loft on your driver is crucial to maximise distance. Although the pga tour pros swing between 110 and 120mph, you dont need to be that fast to score well. Aug 24, 2015 with this in mind i created with the help of trackman a chart that i like to use to show golfers how far they are capable of hitting the golf ball with their current club speed.
Because golf club distance depends more on the player than on the clubs. How to determine which loft you should get on your driver. Ive experimented myself and learned from top club fitters and teachers in the industry. My swing speed based on one of those ssr radar things ranges from mid 80 s to mid 90 s depending on how warmed up i am and i play at sea level. Pga professional eric hogge explains why adding even the tiniest amount of weight to your driver golf club can have a big impact on the distance you get off the tee. Golf ball compression vs swing speed golf ball compression vs swing speed when you are trying to decide which golf ball model to add to your bag, the topic of compression is one that you will want to consider. Club head speed calculator golf talk the sand trap. With most other clubs, were concerned about distance control, while with the driver we usually just want to get as much distance as we can. For the low swing speeds, 12 testers in our most wanted driver test produced driver swing speeds below 95 mph. Most players who fall under this average should use a loft of 10.
Jun 30, 2019 this simple chart above shows the relationship between how fast you swing the club club speed and how far you can potentially hit the ball with your golf driver. As the swing speed decreases by increments of 10, the loft on. This calculator has been updated to include carry distances and total distances for drivers of different lofts and different club speeds. Have a look here if you liked the article about the swing speed chart and the carry distance and you think it would help another golfer, please. What to know the relationship between golf driver distance and golf swing speed. If you drive the ball 155 yards, your speed is roughly 60 mph. With swing man golfs swing speed training, based on your gender, age, handicap and average driving distance, how far could you be driving.
It is, therefore, reasonable to assume that an average players 5iron swing speed will be about 84 percent of the golfers driver swing speed. They use a driver which has insufficient loft for their club head speed. Subscribe for new videos every week former pga and champions tour player jim. The chart is based on reasonable maximums normal conditions and represents optimal carry distances distance in the air. Golf drivers can be classified as low loft, middle loft, and high loft based on the amount of degree. Jaacob bowden is a professional golfer, pga of america class a member, top 100 most. Jul 05, 2016 why your swing speed should determine hitting driver or 3wood. You can have it measured by a golf pro, or do it yourself with a smartphone app. To receive golf s allnew newsletters, subscribe for free here. You need to train your body to generate more club swing speed to hit the ball further. Carry distance vs swing speed chart swing man golf. When it comes to price, distance, and forgiveness, this is the perfect combo for senior ladies.
Golf monthly looks at the different elements of a golf swing that affect the amount of loft you should play on your driver. The average driver carry distance from the pga tour is 269 yards. A fast swing will not translate to more distance if you have less control and miss the sweet spot when connecting club and ball. The flight scope trajectory optimizer confirms this when i plug in the numbers from my last driver fitting about two years ago.
According to golf club designer tom wishon in a post on, each mileperhour of clubhead speed. In reality i tend to drive a ball anywhere from 255275 depending on quality of contact. Aug 01, 2017 how to increase the distance of your drives by activating your arms and creating more club speed. To add to the distance of their golf shots, many golfers focus their efforts on increasing the speed of the ball by increasing the speed of their swing. Given the huge changes in speed, distance, and accuracy, you would be right to expect that changes in swing weight changed our testers club path, face to path relationship, and angle of attack.
Optimizing a golfers distance with the driver using their existing club speed is an alternative. For 22 years i have taught golf full time, and the one thing that has never changed is the unrealistic expectations golfers have of how far they think they can drive the ball with their current swing speed. How far would golf s legends drive the ball using modern. If you reach 181 yards with a driver your swing is about 70 mph. Just as important is the ability of the golfer to maximize swing efficiency and to develop the ability to control the. They are even lighter to allow you to create as much swing speed as possible. Golf ball compression vs swing speed when you are trying to decide which golf ball model to add to your bag, the topic of compression is one that you will want to consider.
The most important factor in increasing carry distance is clubhead speed. There are a number of reasons why recreational golfers are lacking distance with their driver swing speed, impact tendencies, equipment setup, and several other factors. For these average male golfers, trackman statistics report the average club head speed at this 1415handicap level is about 93. Dec 29, 2014 i had a real problem with casting or creating the wrong angle at the bottom of my swing and therefore losing distance and power. Regardless of what our swing speed is we are all capable of this highly efficient delivery of. Understanding golf club loft can improve performance on the course. Over the past several years ive learned a lot about this topic. This chart lists the expected average golf club distances for each club based on varying swing speeds for men and women. Performance of the average male amateur golfer trackman golf. I think what one should pay attention to on any monitor used is swing speed, ball speed and carry distance. In this video i am showing the effects that smash factor and ball speed have on overall distance and how club head speed isnt the major influence on distance. Aim your club path slightly to the right of the target if youre righthanded.
Your swing speed fits a regular driver shaft perfectly and with a regular shaft, your tee shots will fly straighter and longer more often. While some drivers will work for most people, variables such as swing speed and swing arc can make a difference. In fact for every extra 1mph faster you swing the club, you can increase you driver distance by three yards. If you cannot get properly evaluated in your area, you can consider the other two options. Hence, golfers over 60 average distance of their golf shots, many golfers focus their efforts on increasing the speed of the ball by increasing the speed of their swing. The average club head speed for a male golfer is about 95 mph 15 km. The chart ranges from swing speeds of 65 mph to 105 mph and assumes no wind, flat terrain, normal ground conditions, sea level and premium type golf balls. So unless you have a comparable swing speed, chasing these pga. This is how far pga and lpga tour players hit it with. True spec and are operated by the same holding company, 8am golf. Using my swing speed alone it says my max distance is between 260 and 265. The following table looks at the ama versus what is optimal. They are the swing speed, driver distance, and the club you hit from about 150 yards. May 18, 2015 this story was selected as one of the 15 best golfwrx stories of 2015.
Jan 12, 2017 do lighter shafts produce longer drives. Determining optimal driver loft can be confusing, angle of attack, swing speed, all come into play read how to determine your optimal driver loft. My swing speed based on one of those ssr radar things ranges from mid 80 s to mid 90 s depending on how warmed up i am and i. Now you can pretty much guarantee that a tour pro is getting the best out of his club head speed. Understanding those variables can help ensure selection of. Now that i allow my brain to think gravity, i generate more club head speed, distance, and accuracy.
Per a suggestion in the comment section of my last article called how far should you hit your golf clubs. This is the most accurate depiction of your the type of flex you should have in your clubs. He was stunning and simply did not believe his swing speed with the driver was less than 80 mph and that his carry distance was 160s into low 170s i call it the reality chamber. He shows you what happens when he takes a normal swing with his driver golf club as is, then demonstrates the effect of a little bit of lead tape in terms of centeredness of contact. One thing i do not agree with is swinging weighted clubs.
But most golfers are woefully short of their potential. Last year, i took a golfing buddy of mine to a golf shop which had a golf simulator which measured swing speed and carry distance. These are the speeds required to launch the ball 300 yards and farther. Ball speed a reality check this is the most important report i have ever written. Trackman is a great way to capture data from the swing distance, especially with the driver, is one of the driving forces in the golf market. What i can argue is that you dont need tremendous distance to reach your. New data shows were not hitting it farther golf digest. Best driver for 90 mph swing speed in 2020 golf sidekick. The greatest distance factors are mechanics and club head speed. Golf driver distance and swing speed relationship adam. The complete guide to maximizing driver distance practical golf. The average senior tour player swings a driver at 106mph and hits it 274 yards. Alternatively, estimate your speed based on how far you hit the ball. Increase your driver distance activate your arms to increase.
Clubhead speed is how fast you are moving the head of the golf club just before impact. I had a real problem with casting or creating the wrong angle at the bottom of my swing and therefore losing distance and power. The average driver swing speed for women on the lpga tour is 94 mph, while the average 5iron swing speed is 79 mph. This middle range is ideal for golf players with a good swing speed that ranges between 90 mph to 115 mph.
Looking at the average swing speeds of male golfers with drivers youll see much. Apr, 2017 in this video i am showing the effects that smash factor and ball speed have on overall distance and how club head speed isnt the major influence on distance. Any time they can add a few miles per hour to their swing, it could mean the difference of making cuts and cashing bigger paychecks. Golf driver distance and swing speed relationship adam young. With our data, we have done exactly that for club head speed. Add weight to your driver golf club for more distance pga. The effect of club length on swing speed and distance. In this article, im going to take you through all of these issues so you are more knowledgeable about what actually creates distance. This is a good starting point and should allow you to enjoy a perfect combination between launch and distance for your swing speed. It is most commonly measured when players are using their driver. Because it is a technical fact that less loft with the irons hits the ball farther for all golfers, it is very. While there is a correlation between swing speed and ball speed, adding swing speed alone does not guarantee longer shots.
If you know your club speed, you can determine what loft driver optimizes distance for your swing. Loft in a driver golfweek golf tips and tricks golfweek. With a 90 mph swing speed, youre around the average swing speed of golfers worldwide. The effect of club length on swing speed and distance on january 11, 2016 by menno zacharias in clubs my last post identified a number of disadvantages of single length irons, primarily, hitting the wedges to 8 iron to long because the shafts are longer than conventional and hitting the 63 irons to short as the shafts are shorter than. Apr 23, 2019 how far do pga tour players hit the golf ball. In order to determine the best performing drivers at a given swing speed, we broke the data down into even groups based on testers average swing speed. Take a look at how club speed effects driver carry distance. Players make three significant errors in swinging the golf club when it comes to hitting the golf ball long. Good players have a wider range for each club and hit fewer poor shots.176 1164 934 171 1303 678 496 120 786 166 129 892 888 12 569 1409 421 791 21 501 210 1351 1184 1483 816 784 73 31 825 907 1130 104 1078 435 1204 793 899 761 295