Originally Posted by x129
The average golfer is probably something like a 55 year old guy. If your a 20 something guy, you should be able to generate more power than they do.
Nope. That' the feeling, but it's wrong.
Judy Thompson, spokeswoman for the National Golf Foundation, says, "There is the perception out there that golf is for older retired people. Seniors (50+) play more and spend more, but they don't comprise the largest segment of golfers. The largest group are people in their thirties; 25 percent of golfers are in their thirties, and 22 percent are 18-29. This means that better than 50 percent of all golfers are under 40." Thompson says the average beginning age is in the twenties and the average player is 39 and has been for quite a while. Only 13.5 percent of golfers are retired.
Let's put it another way. The average male golfer swings the club between 82 and 90 mph. What kind of carry do you feel that generates?