Re: Driving Distance
Originally Posted by Vance87
Gee, you mean they might tweak the numbers to try to sell you a driver? Who would have thunk it?
OK, I just talked to the guy on the phone who was tracking my swings yesterday, and he told me that my smash factor was right around 1.49
. There were a couple swings I took that were lower, 1.45, and one I hit got up to 1.50
. My ballspeed was about 5MPH slower than optimum, however I was hitting crappy practice balls
; my carry distance and total distance were better than optimum. Unfortunately the system didn't save the stats, and the place is an hour and a half away from me. Also, it wasn't a screen, it was a little mounted device next to me.
Now you're really, really, really
showing you're lying. A 1.5 smash factor? Sorry pal, you just wrote your own death warrant. A 1.5 smash factor is considered theoretically perfect, and it's well above the very best smash factor recorded on the PGA tour this year (1.485, not counting erroneously recorded numbers). What you're now telling us, is that you have a better smash factor on average, than the very best smash factor recorded on the PGA tour all year?
I got a bridge to sell you pal.
Look, I know you really want to believe this stuff, but we're handicap golfers, not tour pros, and not long drivers. It's fun to hit the long ball, but we should at least give some credit to the people who do hit it 300 yards, they worked for many years, for many hours a day, to get there.