Originally Posted by Pablo68
I'd love to go to the driving range with a lot of the posters here with a range finder. Then they'd see what distances they're actually hitting.
I'm guessing it'd be like their girlfriends holding a ruler finding out what 12" really is.........
One of my local ranges has flags constantly moving around because they move them as they move us up on the grass.
However, they sometimes forget to move them back, and we end up pitching half swings 120 yards
The only sure thing is the fence in the back of the ranges. I checked them out with a borrowed rangefinder, they seem to jive with the given yardages.
With a swing speed of 125+ mph, it is possible to deloft a PW 170 yards. The fact is, he appears to be consistent in being able to do it. I presume that you have shanked a PW at least 140 yards before, I know I have and my driver swing speed is >20% slower than his.
So, it is physically possible.
I did not think with a swing speed of 125, that a standard lofted hit on a PW is possible to 170 yards. Without taking higher order effects, a swing speed of >200mph might get that high.