Re: 250 yards is a respectable carry distance
Originally Posted by shortys408
Interesting, you should check your driver, or the range balls, cause something is fishy. A 90 mph swing speed with a COR of .83 and a perfectly optimized launch of 15.8° with optimal spin yields a best scenario carry of 200 yards, for an average total distance of 219 yards. So, you're violating the laws of phsyics, are a mile above sea level, or something is not right.
I swing about 110, and the ideal launch angle for me is 13.4°, and the total carry will be 254 yards, for an average distance of 272 yards. This sounds about right for a pure shot for me. For someone who swings 125, a solid shot will carry 291 yards with an average distance of 308 yards, with optimal launch of 10.9° Again, these assume the spin rates are optimal, and there is no wind, on average dry fairways.
Dustin Johnson, who swings 124 mph, averages 300.5 yards. Rocco Mediate, who swings 106 mph, averages 265.5. I'd love to have either of their average drives too, not bad considering that nearly every member of this forum can outdrive both of them.