You averaged 275 carry at about 2,000' above sea level. Average clubhead speed was just under 110. To call it 320 is more than a little misleading, at sea level you'd average mid 260s carry.
First off, I don't have a dog in this hunt. But, it irks me when people generalize and estimate to get a result that discredits someone. So let's look at the big picture. If we go back to the OP and check the video, he read the posted hole length off the scorecard as 321. We all know that can be +/- whatever. But, he then lasered the edge of the water at 275yds. Once he got up to the green, the distance from the edge of the water to the #1 ball, by my best approximation, appeared to be 30-35 yds. It was short of the pin, so maybe the hole length was actually close to 320, regardless, I think we can safely say that the ACTUAL distance from tee to ball in the original video is really around 305-310yds.
In the Trackman video, He is hitting an "off the cart" driver he has never hit before. We have no idea whether the length, weight or anything fits him. On average, his data is: SS=109.8, BS=161, LA=11, spin=3241 average dist = 274.8. When entered into the Flightscope TO, that data at 2000' (your number) elevation gives a carry of 278.4. Possibly the dense dry Las Vegas desert air cheated him out of a few yards, who knows. Now, had he been there for a fitting and they worked until they got the balance of the club just right, his spin down where it should be and his launch where it should be, the numbers could very possibly have been much better, wouldn't you think? Say after fitting the numbers were: SS=109.8, BS=165 (1.5 SF), launch 13, spin=2300, completely possible numbers with a proper fitting for someone with that SS. Entered into the FTO, this gives you a carry of 293.5 at 2000'. Change the elevation to sea level in the FTO and it gives you a carry of 285yds. This carries the water by 10 yds, in the original video, and rollout puts the ball where he found it at 305-310.
Misleading? Really?!?! Splitting hairs IMHO.
The hole measures 290 from tee box to center of the green. He's cutting off the corner so what the hole yardage says is irrelevant. Being in the desert at elevation is helping him not hurting him. I hit my 3 iron 270 on average in the desert. I don't claim I hit my 3 iron 270 though. I've driven a 438 yard par 4 too.
Nobody swinging just under 110 should claim they drive it 320. Guys swinging 128mph don't average 320 on tour. It's absolutey misleading, especially on a dogleg hole that only measures 290 to the center of the green
I played in Vegas 2 weeks ago and also last summer. My driver carry varies approximately 10 yds more there than in my home area near Boston, which pretty much equals what the math says that elevation difference should give you. Dense air will help your distance as long as your spin is not too high. Spin too high and the denser air causes more ballooning. Where's the wind blowing? Who the heck knows. But yet, you insist that this guy, who on Trackman with a non-fitted driver, is hitting balls distances ranging from 280 to 310 cannot POSSIBLY hit a ball 320 yds whit his fitted driver.
Seriously, at first it was "NO WAY is he swinging 110!!". Well, we see three instance on varying equipment, Trackman included, where he DID swing 110. Then it's "NO WAY he can hit it that far ONLY swinging 110!!!!" So, he posts a video showing that he can come pretty close with an "off the rack" driver. Then it's "Yeah, but you couldn't do that at see level." Which doesn't mean crap because he wasn't at sea level in the original video. But I go ahead and post the same numbers on a trusted LM sight's piece of software that shows HE COULD get that distance, roll included with a properly fitted driver. And finally we get "NO WAY can that hole be that far!!", which is a totally mute point once it is proven that his numbers CAN give a drive of that length anyway. What's it gonna be next? "NO WAY Bob Parsons let him hit that driver for free!!!!"
I'm beginning to get the impression that, regardless of what he CAN do, you're not going to accept it.
BTW, I happy that you get great distance out of your 3i in the desert and are able to drive long par 4s sometimes. It's pretty awesome!
Totally this. At first it was
"that swing is not producing 3 bills, not enough speed"
doubting the SSR and Swing Caddie numbers. Then he finally gets on a Trackman showing he can swing it ~110 mph, then it's
"109 just isn’t that fast"
Just goes to prove the saying, "haters gonna hate."
More like Golfwrx haters gonna hate. Has there EVER been an instructor that has come on here and not been run off by the know it alls? EVER?