Re: Driving Distance
Originally Posted by Vance87
No, not at all, your numbers come out fairly simply. 100 mph clubhead speed, at sea level, with a perfect launch angle of 12.7°, and an optimum spin rate for the dimple pattern on the ball, the optimum drive will go 247 yards. Fairway conditions can add a few yards to this, as can altitude, so I would say your well struck drives will go, maybe 265 with no wind and no elevation change.
It's wise to note that I have a friend who has one of the most perfect swings in the state, and he swings around 100 mph as well, and hits the driver squarely all the time. his average drive is almost exactly 245 yards, exactly as the numbers say. I swing 110, and my well struck drives go exactly as far as the numbers say they should, 270 yards.