Originally Posted by Lihu
That would be somewhere between Bubba@127 and Jamie S.@146
I wouldn't be able to tell anything from a 30fps video how fast a swing like that would be, but I do know that with that speed he could cut a lot of doglegs and drive most par 4 greens on public courses.
Must be nice.
25 years ago when my waist was 31" I was considered a long hitter. On an early monitor I hit 130mph range s/s. It stopped the store I was tested in. I played a few pro am's back then and would fly the longer hitting tour pros. One said cuz why you not out here with us getting paid?
I told him, look I was 15 playing traveling legion baseball witb a 90+mph fastball when I tore a rotator in the age you were done if that happened. So being a pro level jock swinging a golf club came easy. Now having to play foul balls was a different game. I then told him due to that injury I changed paths formed my first software company and by 25 I was making six figures PER DAY. So why would I play golf for money? It would be a major pay cut.
But at 130 mph even with old technology you drive many par 4's, you hit mid irons into long par 5's and the wide open courses you tear up.
You play a tight course and your lenght means nothing.
130mph is fun but hard to control.