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Driver launch numbers for 9 year old


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#1 lanceleo

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:45 PM

Ok, please move if not in the right area.

My kid has a pretty consistent swing, like everyone he'd like more distance. Average numbers below from 20 shots on Foresight.
Driver is Callaway Big Bertha 13.5 V Series from 2015. Junior shaft from UST Flynn golf. He plays tournaments and quite serious about getting better.

Swing speed = 60mph
Launch = 21 degrees
Spin = 3000
Carry = 110 yards
Total = 140 yards
Ball ProV1
His swing below

https://instagram.com/p/BN2MZu9D2wB/

Will getting him a 10.5 help gain a little distance? Thanks

Edited by lanceleo, 17 December 2016 - 08:14 AM.


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#2 Cwebb

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:01 PM

They're estimating that a 21* launch angle will get 30 yards of run out at that speed?  That's not realistic.

I'd experiment with something lower and see what his on course results are

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 01:07 AM

Get him into a softer ball, the ProV1 is not made for a 60mph swing.  Go to the Wilson 50, or something in that range.  Also, I don't know what driver he is using but probably needs around a 12 or 13 degree loft.

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 01:37 AM

It is a Callaway 13.5 degree Big Bertha 2015 V Series, I'm going to try out the 10.5 for him and see what that does.(I choose that model because I heard it's very light)  We will have to try out the Wilson 50 ball, he loves Titleist though.

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 01:43 AM

The V series are a nice set, I use their 3, 5, and 9.  I have their driver but it did not play well for me.  Good luck, I am sure he will do well.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:27 AM

View Postlanceleo, on 16 December 2016 - 10:45 PM, said:

Ok, please move if not in the right area.

My kid has a pretty consistent swing, like everyone he'd like more distance. Average numbers below from 20 shots on Foresight.
Driver is Callaway Big Bertha 13.5 V Series from 2015. Junior shaft from UST Flynn golf. He plays tournaments and quite serious about getting better.

Swing speed = 60mph
Launch = 21 degrees
Spin = 3000
Carry = 110 yards
Total = 140 yards
Ball ProV1
His swing below

https://instagram.com/p/BN2MZu9D2wB/

Will getting him a 10.5 help gain a little distance? Thanks

Experiment with some numbers here:

https://flightscope....tory-optimizer/

I think you will find at this point in time, the higher the launch the better.  A lower lofted club may increase his ball speed but may not be the best for distance.  As his swing speed increases the transition to lower lofted drivers will take place.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:34 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:16 PM

He is getting 30 yards of run. Keep the loft and change the ball. The swing looks real good. Distance will come.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 08:13 AM

View PostQuickFeet, on 17 December 2016 - 08:27 AM, said:

View Postlanceleo, on 16 December 2016 - 10:45 PM, said:

Ok, please move if not in the right area.

My kid has a pretty consistent swing, like everyone he'd like more distance. Average numbers below from 20 shots on Foresight.
Driver is Callaway Big Bertha 13.5 V Series from 2015. Junior shaft from UST Flynn golf. He plays tournaments and quite serious about getting better.

Swing speed = 60mph
Launch = 21 degrees
Spin = 3000
Carry = 110 yards
Total = 140 yards
Ball ProV1
His swing below

https://instagram.com/p/BN2MZu9D2wB/

Will getting him a 10.5 help gain a little distance? Thanks

Experiment with some numbers here:

https://flightscope....tory-optimizer/

I think you will find at this point in time, the higher the launch the better.  A lower lofted club may increase his ball speed but may not be the best for distance.  As his swing speed increases the transition to lower lofted drivers will take place.

+1 on this.  If you increase the launch, he will get better results overall.  Sometimes people get too involved in ball speed and overlook the other numbers.  I know he loved Titleist, because its the "best" and all of his golfing friends are playing with it, but if he is serious about getting better a ball more suited to his SS will benefit more for him.  Hes doing great for 9.

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