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How far do you really hit it?


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#241 QuigleyDU

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:15 PM

i am going to get some launch monitor data to throw on here.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:20 AM

View PostBicknellCC, on 01 October 2017 - 06:25 PM, said:

View PostBaitkiller, on 01 October 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

51 YO at sea level.
Driver is 230 average, soft fairways. Longest ever measured was 290 and I thought i lost it. LOL. 7 iron 155 carry and a 3 wood is about 210 off the deck when I nut one. Those are real every day numbers. 400 yard par fours I'm hitting driver / 6 iron. so the math holds up.

Pretty much the same as Baitkiller,

I got a gps a few years ago, and found out how far I was really hitting it. Driver is normally in the 220-240 range total. 7 iron, a few yards more or less than 160. I'm 55 5 ft. 10 170.   Never had my swing speed measured.

Swing Speed is measured by stroll.
How many beers you can drink as you stroll to the ball.  Fred Couples strolls, so use a video of him as reference
So 1 beer is 100mph
Life's not fair
So 2 beers is 110mph
If you spill beer
Go back a hole.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:49 AM

Well you asked the question and now here come all the big guns with the 280++. There are legitimately some very good golfers on this forum, many who can match what they are posting, but my feeling is at least 25% are stretching things at least a little. Iíve been going down to the AT&T the last 5 days, today will be 6 and the difference between the pros and 95% of the amateurs on driving distance is very evident. You have your Tony Romos who can keep up but most not even close.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:05 AM

This is my 6 iron.
My issue has always been dispersion.
I switched to a lower spinning ball to try and help but still have some work to do.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:40 AM

6Ē0 200lbs 28yo:

I can get a good 20 or 30 yards extra per club if I play the ball back a hair and release the piss out of it. Granted it will draw 15 yards and is much harder to control. I will occasionally play it like that off the tee box or if Iím on the left side of the fairway and really need some distance.

But I like swinging 80%. (PW- 4 are bent 2 degrees strong FYI)

60: 102 yards.

56: 114yards.

52: 130 yards.

PW: 142 yards.

9: 153 yards.

8: 164 yards.

7: 178 yards

6: 185 yards.

5: 196 yards.

4: 212 yards

3H: 232 yards.

3W: 274 yards.

D: 304 yards.

These are GC2 stock average distances after roll.
I play in Texas and itís super windy here and really have to take wind into play, I may have to club up/down 1 or 2 clubs.

On the range prior to a round I can get a feel for how well Iím striking and measure out a 7 And 4 Iron and it will give me my yardageís for that specific day. I will generally try to go in increments of 10 yards per club as a guessing tool.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:44 AM

View Postmocokid, on 13 January 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postmocokid, on 04 January 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

did a simulator for the first time.
Previously thought my "good" drives were 250-260 yds.
I hit about 12 drives on the sim: 233 carry, 244 total.  3500 RPM, average 102mph clubhead speed.  Yeah I'm a bit disappointed, but a I gotta figure I'm 60, and it's a benchmark that I can now seek to improve on.   My PGA pro wants the RPM done to 2500-3000.  Unfortunately, I don't have the launch angle figure.

Here are recent driver #s, constructive comments appreciated.  One thing for sure, teeing it lower gets the spin down, and there's nothing like hitting it straight to get max MPH.
Don't put too much stock in the AboutGolf numbers as they can get pretty wonky. The algorithm they use to calculate the ball flight is oftentimes simply wrong. For example, look at the "max height" column--doesn't really jive with your ballspeed and launch...

The raw data (ballspeed, launch angle, spin, direction) should be relatively accurate. As for distances, throw it into the flightscope optimizer if you want to get a better idea of what that really looks like.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:53 PM

Age 60. Handicap 12.  Play in CT.
Average 225-235 carry with a driver. Total is 240-250.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:23 AM

View Postrcb1586, on 10 February 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

This is my 6 iron.
My issue has always been dispersion.
I switched to a lower spinning ball to try and help but still have some work to do.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:32 AM

View Postmocokid, on 13 January 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postmocokid, on 04 January 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

did a simulator for the first time.
Previously thought my "good" drives were 250-260 yds.
I hit about 12 drives on the sim: 233 carry, 244 total.  3500 RPM, average 102mph clubhead speed.  Yeah I'm a bit disappointed, but a I gotta figure I'm 60, and it's a benchmark that I can now seek to improve on.   My PGA pro wants the RPM done to 2500-3000.  Unfortunately, I don't have the launch angle figure.

Here are recent driver #s, constructive comments appreciated.  One thing for sure, teeing it lower gets the spin down, and there's nothing like hitting it straight to get max MPH.

So how'd you make out ?

Looks like the pro should fix the swing a little bit. Possible negative angle of attack (lower launch and higher spin).

Seems like you're leaving it out to the right so slight strengthening of the grip might square up the face (if all else is good).

But one way or another that spin rate has to come down (you saw the Flightscope data, yes ?). I didn't see where you mentioned either the shaft or the head you're using but changing one or both (rather than(?) your swing) might help. My Fusion is a more forgiving, higher launching head but the Hzrdus Black I've put on it has done wonders for both spin and trajectory as well as tightening up the dispersion.

And given some Tour players are already using the G400MAX I expect they've found a shaft to match with that highly forgiving head as well.

One formula that seems to have stood the test of time here on WRX is that optimal strikes (center strike, launch & spin rate) should carry just about 1.5 times the swing speed.

Hope this helps.

Edited by nsxguy, 13 February 2018 - 12:34 AM.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:33 AM

View Postnsxguy, on 13 February 2018 - 12:23 AM, said:

View Postrcb1586, on 10 February 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

This is my 6 iron.
My issue has always been dispersion.
I switched to a lower spinning ball to try and help but still have some work to do.

Shaft ?
I currently have XP115 S300 in my irons.
I've been fighting an over the top move forever but have been making good progress with my irons.

TM M1 430, Fujikura Pro Tour spec 73X
TM RBZ stage 2 3HL, stock Matrix RocketFuel stiff
TM RBZ stage 2 21.5* hybrid, Proforce Axivcore tour black X
Mizuno MP15 4-PW, XP115 S300
Mizuno MPT5 50.07, 54.12, 58.12, stock wedge shaft
Bettinardi C-03 34"

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

View Postrcb1586, on 13 February 2018 - 07:33 AM, said:

View Postnsxguy, on 13 February 2018 - 12:23 AM, said:

View Postrcb1586, on 10 February 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

This is my 6 iron.
My issue has always been dispersion.
I switched to a lower spinning ball to try and help but still have some work to do.

Shaft ?
I currently have XP115 S300 in my irons.
I've been fighting an over the top move forever but have been making good progress with my irons.

You might want to try a heavier shaft. DGS300 (or X100), KBS Tour (120 ?), Modus3 (also 120 ?)

In my current set, an unusual combination, I tried all of Ping's demo shafts. And although my SS probably doesn't match up with an S300, the simulator told me I had significantly better dispersion, at the cost of about 2 yards, over all the lighter weight shafts. No brainer.
Callaway Fusion 9* Project X Handcrafted Hzrdus Black "60" 6.0
Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, 20*, 23*
Ping G20 5-U, DG S300
Callaway PM Grind 56* SW & 64* LW
Scotty M1 Mallet

Chrome Soft TruvisYellow

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:54 AM

View Postnsxguy, on 13 February 2018 - 08:54 AM, said:

View Postrcb1586, on 13 February 2018 - 07:33 AM, said:

View Postnsxguy, on 13 February 2018 - 12:23 AM, said:

View Postrcb1586, on 10 February 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

This is my 6 iron.
My issue has always been dispersion.
I switched to a lower spinning ball to try and help but still have some work to do.

Shaft ?
I currently have XP115 S300 in my irons.
I've been fighting an over the top move forever but have been making good progress with my irons.

You might want to try a heavier shaft. DGS300 (or X100), KBS Tour (120 ?), Modus3 (also 120 ?)

In my current set, an unusual combination, I tried all of Ping's demo shafts. And although my SS probably doesn't match up with an S300, the simulator told me I had significantly better dispersion, at the cost of about 2 yards, over all the lighter weight shafts. No brainer.
Thanks, I'll look into those.
My fitting was not on a launch monitor. Just outdoors and watching the flight without any real data to back it up.
I have a Skytrak now so I can do some tinkering.
TM M1 430, Fujikura Pro Tour spec 73X
TM RBZ stage 2 3HL, stock Matrix RocketFuel stiff
TM RBZ stage 2 21.5* hybrid, Proforce Axivcore tour black X
Mizuno MP15 4-PW, XP115 S300
Mizuno MPT5 50.07, 54.12, 58.12, stock wedge shaft
Bettinardi C-03 34"

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