Formerly an average-length hitting 14-handicap computer engineer, Jaacob quit his job, took his savings and moved from Kansas to California to pursue a golf career at age 27. Generally speaking, if you have a low swing speed, then the higher loft driver is for you, and vice versa. He has since won the Pinnacle Distance Challenge with a televised 381-yard drive, won multiple qualifiers for the World Long Drive Championships including a 421-yard grid record drive, made cuts in numerous tournaments around the world with rounds in the 60s and 70s, and finished fifth at the Speed Golf World Championships at Bandon Dunes. Clean lines with a very high powerful face. Realizing that I am an oddball, i completely ignore what my swing speed and those of several of my fast-swinging senior teammates dictates. Are you using an X-stiff or stiff shaft? What do you all think would be the best ball to use? I found it interesting that the Srixon Z565, which is draw biased and higher launch, was ranked 1 for high swing speeds and the Z765, which is fade biased and moderate launch was the winner for slow swing speeds. Typically when that happens, they are better fit for their equipment, they are more mentally strong, they take better advantage of wind conditions, and things like that.
Obviously, this is a positive attribute and, not having to concern yourself with buying equipment to make up for reduced velocity, you can turn your attention towards the challenge of having the ball land where you intended. I would like to add in relation to this article that yes playing from the correct tees any golfer that hits it over 200 yards can actually attain a + handicap. So while you might feel tempted to make an effort to swing faster and just buy the best driver for 90 - 100 mph swing speed, there are ways to can get just the same results out of practicing your low swing speed as is. And it might even change the order of the rankings around a bit. Depending on how efficient their swings are, this could represent upwards of 250 yards with the driver and about 140 yards with the 7-iron.
For that matter, neither distance, nor accuracy, nor dispersion paints a complete performance picture, which is why we use strokes gained driving as our key metric. You want a ball that will maximize your potential, swing speed and. Lots of guys have shafts that are too stiff, loft that is too low and clubs that are too long. If a club is very poorly suited then sure, it would make a difference. When you dial them in, the days you hit fairways and greens, you will clean up. On an individual tester basis, we determine the club which produced the highest average strokes gained driving value.
Indeed relative to amateurs they are long. But the numbers he says he carries a golf ball is very hard to believe. I take looks and feels over data anyday. If you tend to hit the ball toward the toe or high in the face, this driver turns the directional miss and distance loss minimal. The 2017 M2 is the driver for you if you don't like to worry about the myriad of weight placements on the sole of the club to manipulate the shape and height of your shots.
We want you to get the most out of your money, time and performance. If you have to approach with a 9 iron instead of a wedge, who cares as long as the results pay off the plan of attack. If the average amateur had the same 2. Hit Hard Only When Needed One of the differences between amateurs and pro golfers is that they tend to maintain focus on different aspects of a swing. Most assuredly the shaft flex would change at any speed. The other shaft was pretty good.
Jon Sherman is the owner of Practical Golf, a website dedicated to being an honest resource for the everyday golfer who is looking to enjoy the game more, as well as improve. I believe baseball would be a great analogy for this because you see mlb players attain the highest skill as pitchers and hitters whereas the minors are full of dead read power hitters and straight throwing 101 mph pitchers that would go knowhere in the mlb. Simply the best driver out there for 90 mph swingers who hit it too low. The Titleist Pro V1x also has a high compression rating at around 100, created to offer the maximum compression for fast and experienced golfers. I recieved it and took both clubs out yesterday- The Epic was 20 yards longer! The solid red ones are the great performing shafts.
Get more swing speed now by becoming a Swing Man Golf member. Pro V1x and Swing Speeds As two of the most popular premium golf balls on the market, it's important that golfers know exactly which model best suits their playstyle and ability. Once you have the flex narrowed down, this is great information to take to your club fitter to begin the more in-depth custom fitting process that takes into account many other characteristics. Without a doubt, the best drivers for average swing speeds are the ones on this list. A Grade C prospect in rookie ball could end up being very impressive. The name of the game is to hit it as far as possible off the tee, keep it in play, and be proficient enough with your wedge and putter to convert birdies. Yea I had to take a double take after seeing the Srixon Z765 in my swing speed group.
The reason why this information should be relevant to a player is the thought that slow swing speeds tend to generate shots that fail to make the distance. If your irons shafts are graphite, then you should have stiff flex also. We estimate the average amateur women run in the region of 78 mph and 179 yard drives. Contact me at if you have any questions! The first is to go for a very lightweight shaft. What makes one driver better for one golfer over another? If you're hovering around 85 mph, this little beauty can bring you up to 90 mph and give you a few yards more off the tee. I have several different shafts.
When it comes to durability, the Big Bertha is nothing short of impressive, shining with the robust construction that Callaway is known for. My cousin can hit my driver great with a stiff Aldila, but couldn't hit my mates G5 with the same shaft for toffee. For instance, beginners and intermediate golf players might think that generating distance requires a fast swing straight from the top. All well and good but what about us super seniors that are between 70 and 85 speed. A Little bit of Swing Speed Data for You I was interested to find out the relative swing speeds of golfers based on their handicap level, so I had my friends over at run an analysis. By looking at the rate at which any given driver appears in the statistically reliable top group, we get something that approximates the probability of success for any given golfer. I swing 125-130 and have xx-flex 2x shaft in my driver.