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Hit 130.5 mph w/Std. Driver, How much more w/ LD?


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#1 CROCN

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:58 PM

This weekend i got on a trackman with a standard driver, M1 9.5 with Tour AD-BB 7X, and hit 130.5 mph clubhead speed and 375-380yds total drive length.  What could I expect to gain with a LD setup? 48" LD?


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:47 PM

There is much talk about moving to a 46" USGA for all LD events, For some there will be a SS reduction for others not much, what most don't realize is a LD setup doesn't mean more distance , the right combination of driver set up and swing mechanics make more distance, teeing up higher , hitting it on a upward angle ,rotataing the shoulders much more can be done with any driver , now you have to get the right low lofted club and shaft to release, so its a combination of both , if you hit a 5* driver with a 2x shaft without those LD swing thoughts and  hitting on a desending plow at 130 it will produce a 300 yard 20ft screamer,

If your getting 375-380 from 130CHS  then you should be entering some LD events,,,

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 06:41 PM

View PostCmacLD, on 17 November 2016 - 02:47 PM, said:

There is much talk about moving to a 46" USGA for all LD events, For some there will be a SS reduction for others not much, what most don't realize is a LD setup doesn't mean more distance , the right combination of driver set up and swing mechanics make more distance, teeing up higher , hitting it on a upward angle ,rotataing the shoulders much more can be done with any driver , now you have to get the right low lofted club and shaft to release, so its a combination of both , if you hit a 5* driver with a 2x shaft without those LD swing thoughts and  hitting on a desending plow at 130 it will produce a 300 yard 20ft screamer,

If your getting 375-380 from 130CHS  then you should be entering some LD events,,,
I entered a Callaway Kings of Distance Promo event a couple years back and won it with a 392 yd drive with a trackman confirmed 142chs, but i am just getting back into it since i am out of coaching. My new hobby,lol.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:13 AM

Usually a long driver for me increases my swing speed by 4-6mph but I also make a bigger swing with it because it is longer and higher swingweight

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:46 PM

View PostCROCN, on 15 November 2016 - 07:58 PM, said:

This weekend i got on a trackman with a standard driver, M1 9.5 with Tour AD-BB 7X, and hit 130.5 mph clubhead speed and 375-380yds total drive length.  What could I expect to gain with a LD setup? 48" LD?
Oh yea? Well I hit 92 MPH and 235-240. I play with a guy that was on the Canadian tour who's at 114 MPH and I thought he hit the ball long but 130 MPH , is impressive. Go play in Denver or Calgary and you'll hit 450.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

My brother does this as a hobby and currently has a 5.0 Krank he games for the tournaments. His SS is 135 + with a 45 in club and low to mid 140's with the long shaft. It shouldn't matter as they are going to 46 in drivers this season.
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:05 PM

The LD clubs are a different ball game. I hit a krank 7.5* 45 inch for a gamer and get 195-200 ball speed at 138- 140 CHS at 12* launch. My competition drivers are 48" and 3.5-4* of loft with xxx-flex. I'll swing them at 145-150+ CHS which usually generates anywhere from 210-220 ball speed. The trick is getting those numbers with 10-13* launch angle.... Not easy. You basically must have 3-5* upwards angle of attack on the ball or you will never get off the ground.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 11:08 AM

Impressive swing speed man ! Any videos ?
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:36 AM

Good lord, I average right at 120 mph, never tried to swing it as hard as humanly possibly but I doubt it would be much different.  You guys must really be eating your Wheaties!

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

View Postckay, on 06 June 2017 - 09:35 AM, said:

I accidentally stumbled into this thread, and I will purposely leave this thread to the rightful beasts that belong.

LOL, same.  For some reason, I feel like a 6 year old who accidentally sat down at the adult table at Thanksgiving.  No need to send me off, I know I made a mistake. Goodbye.
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Posted 08 July 2017 - 09:59 AM

For the guys coming in with 140+ SS, do you have to take anything off when you get on a real course vs. the range? I've watched LD on TV and the guys seem to spray a good bit. Maybe something you can get away with when you can take a lob wedge into a par 5 lol

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:11 AM

View PostRSK7070, on 08 July 2017 - 09:59 AM, said:

For the guys coming in with 140+ SS, do you have to take anything off when you get on a real course vs. the range? I've watched LD on TV and the guys seem to spray a good bit. Maybe something you can get away with when you can take a lob wedge into a par 5 lol

I have hit over 140mph twice this year with Krank Formula 5 with Flywire XXX when training for a long drive comp here in the UK.. With a std length 45' I have maxed 135mph CHS and on course I am anywhere from 122-132mph depending on what is needed. Courses aren't as long here in UK as they are in US, there really aren't any good landing areas for drives that go 340+ in fact on one of the par 5 I play (520yd) the greenkeeper has cut all these weird bumps into the ground 340-380yd so a good drive on there will find some very strange lies!

I use Aldila Rogue Silver 60X (110MSI) in a Callaway XR Pro for 'real golf'. Generally pretty straight but when it goes off-line, it really does go off line (we are talking 3 fairways over)

If I use my brain when playing, the driver doesn't see much action on the course at all. 3w (XR Pro) and 3i (Cally XR Pro) are weapons of choice

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:12 AM

View PostRip_it406, on 10 February 2017 - 12:05 PM, said:

The LD clubs are a different ball game. I hit a krank 7.5* 45 inch for a gamer and get 195-200 ball speed at 138- 140 CHS at 12* launch. My competition drivers are 48" and 3.5-4* of loft with xxx-flex. I'll swing them at 145-150+ CHS which usually generates anywhere from 210-220 ball speed. The trick is getting those numbers with 10-13* launch angle.... Not easy. You basically must have 3-5* upwards angle of attack on the ball or you will never get off the ground.

150mph and 220mph are the holy grails of LD.. 200mph with a gamer has been my goal for years now (198mph is my best).. have you tried Callaway LD clubs? I like Krank products but found Callaway to give higher ball speeds by 2-3mph consistently

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:30 PM

View PostNLX, on 01 August 2017 - 07:11 AM, said:

View PostRSK7070, on 08 July 2017 - 09:59 AM, said:

For the guys coming in with 140+ SS, do you have to take anything off when you get on a real course vs. the range? I've watched LD on TV and the guys seem to spray a good bit. Maybe something you can get away with when you can take a lob wedge into a par 5 lol

I have hit over 140mph twice this year with Krank Formula 5 with Flywire XXX when training for a long drive comp here in the UK.. With a std length 45' I have maxed 135mph CHS and on course I am anywhere from 122-132mph depending on what is needed. Courses aren't as long here in UK as they are in US, there really aren't any good landing areas for drives that go 340+ in fact on one of the par 5 I play (520yd) the greenkeeper has cut all these weird bumps into the ground 340-380yd so a good drive on there will find some very strange lies!

I use Aldila Rogue Silver 60X (110MSI) in a Callaway XR Pro for 'real golf'. Generally pretty straight but when it goes off-line, it really does go off line (we are talking 3 fairways over)

If I use my brain when playing, the driver doesn't see much action on the course at all. 3w (XR Pro) and 3i (Cally XR Pro) are weapons of choice

Bonkers stuff. Feel like courses here (at least where I play) are wisening up. 15 years ago, they might tighten the fairway 250 yards from the tee box where many would hit. Now, find bunkers or doglegs right in that 270-300 range. Granted, 340 and you carry it all!


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:05 PM

View PostRSK7070, on 22 August 2017 - 03:30 PM, said:

View PostNLX, on 01 August 2017 - 07:11 AM, said:

View PostRSK7070, on 08 July 2017 - 09:59 AM, said:

For the guys coming in with 140+ SS, do you have to take anything off when you get on a real course vs. the range? I've watched LD on TV and the guys seem to spray a good bit. Maybe something you can get away with when you can take a lob wedge into a par 5 lol

I have hit over 140mph twice this year with Krank Formula 5 with Flywire XXX when training for a long drive comp here in the UK.. With a std length 45' I have maxed 135mph CHS and on course I am anywhere from 122-132mph depending on what is needed. Courses aren't as long here in UK as they are in US, there really aren't any good landing areas for drives that go 340+ in fact on one of the par 5 I play (520yd) the greenkeeper has cut all these weird bumps into the ground 340-380yd so a good drive on there will find some very strange lies!

I use Aldila Rogue Silver 60X (110MSI) in a Callaway XR Pro for 'real golf'. Generally pretty straight but when it goes off-line, it really does go off line (we are talking 3 fairways over)

If I use my brain when playing, the driver doesn't see much action on the course at all. 3w (XR Pro) and 3i (Cally XR Pro) are weapons of choice

Bonkers stuff. Feel like courses here (at least where I play) are wisening up. 15 years ago, they might tighten the fairway 250 yards from the tee box where many would hit. Now, find bunkers or doglegs right in that 270-300 range. Granted, 340 and you carry it all!

Most of the courses I play in rotation haven't been changed in 15+ years but some of the newer courses I've ventured to do have bunkers and ditches in that 270-300 range you refer. Even with today's technology 270+ is a healthy bust off the tee at sea-level

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:49 PM

Haven't posted in a while, but this past week I hit a 423 yd.drive with my 3W, but it was downwind.  Nice to have a 115 yd SW for your 2nd into a par 5!!  Now, down to the real question.   What's the hot shaft on the LD tour right now?

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