### Re: Heavier club head = ball goes farther?

Originally Posted by

**upah**
Are you suggesting that it is easier to double your swing speed than it is to double the weight of the clubhead?

No. Well, kind of, because it wasn't written very clearly... he was saying that speed matters more than weight.

Let's say a driver weighing 200 grams and going 100 MPH hits a ball 250 yards.

Add 10% swing speed to make the driver travel 110 yards and the ball will go, oh, 275 yards.

Add 10% driver weight but maintain the 100 MPH and the ball will go, say, 255 yards.

I made those numbers up but they illustrate the point. Velocity in the force equation is squared - mass is not exponential.

**Would you rather be hit by a 100-pound object traveling 1 MPH or a 1-pound object traveling 100 MPH?**