Originally Posted by poser
I'm sure guys are coming in there hitting over 105. 100 mph isn't some supersonic speed it's still pretty slow compared to most actual golfers and not 3 times a year hackers. That said I never trust any of the big box store simulators I always use a trackman or flightscope for my numbers. I've seen the opposite to where people who hit it 290 were registering like 250 and 140 ballspeed on a crappy simulator. Never seen anyone that could judge the ballspeed off hearing it hit the net maybe they can put you out on tour and save the money they spend on the trackman.
I'm no expert in judging anything, really.
I agree with you that 100mph is not supersonic, and that there are lots of people hitting 280+ yards. I see it every time I go to the range. There's at least one person striping the balls down the middle of the range past the 250 yard flag, as far as I can see anyway.
However, these two people hitting in the cage did not have that typical sound at impact when a fast ball striker hits it. Yet, the monitors registered 105 mph. That and the fact that the optimal fitting was for a regular shaft 10.5 degree loft, and I don't think the average player hitting a ball at 105 could comfortably use a regular shaft. I've seen pros do it at my local courses, but they are really smooth.
So, while I agree that there are many people capable of hitting these distances, the stores clearly want to optimally fit you for a club and make you feel good even if you don't really hit that far.
I don't see a problem with that