Originally Posted by Pretzel
135 in high school without amassing a fortune in broken shafts and chiropractic bills is great. I've watched a couple guys snap their driver or 3-wood shafts just loading them on the downswing with a speed of only around 115 mph, but those were the cheapey TM stock shafts that only go up to a regular flex that's labeled as a stiff.
But really, I would be surprised if you swung at 135 mph. I apologize for sounding a bit doubtful, but in my years of high school golf I haven't seen a single player swing at a speed above 125 (which is what the swing speed of the longest member of my HS's golf team when he swings it out of his shoes. We played on a simulator in the winter a couple times)
Again, sorry if that's really how fast you swung but I'm finding it a bit hard to believe myself.
Okay, so my first response would also be something like "Maybe on Playstation. . .", but. . .
My son played one kid in league who actually carried the ball 330 yards. They couldn't see where his balls landed exactly, but they found the balls most of the time (about 330-360 yards away every time). Now the funny part is that this kid shot something in the high 90s that day (my guess is lots of OB). There were three long hitters in the group so they were all used to looking for balls that were hit far away. I think they grouped them by handicap, which is the only reason why my son played in their group.
I've also seen many people come on this site and claim really fast speeds and tons of people jumped on the said person as well. One example was a poster named JimboSlice. They spend hundreds of posts telling him he was full of it, etc. Then in the end he was able to prove that he was able to get 300 yard drives now and then as he stated.
So, while it is pretty rare to find someone who can really swing fast, it does happen. My guess is that many more of the younger generation will drive longer distances, and maybe some of them will be able to play golf too?
Originally Posted by 14ledo81
It also appears the @jthomp007 could swing faster if need be?
Maybe? I've seen people chop the tops of bottles with their bare hands with pure speed before, so it is possible. Just not by us normal people.