So, we always hear club head speed determines distance to some extent, providing you make good contact with the ball.
I was at the range today working on keys 1 and 2 as usual. I also work on 2 things that Mike provided for me when I took a lesson from him. I always try to work on things going at about 50%, but as we all know, sometimes you goof and speed up. Well I had my 9i and made a big effort to combine keys 1,2 and the things Mike told me to work on. I made a decent back swing while counting 1001, 1002 then I began my down swing and absolutely pured my 9i that resulted in a slight draw, that hit the 152 yd marker.. I did a double take to make sure that WAS the 152 yd marker. I tried to duplicate that shot to no avail..
Now for my question, I know my swing speed couldn't have been over 80 mph if that, yet that's the furthest I've ever hit my 9i, also I have the older lofts, i.e. PW is 47*. So what caused the ball to go that far, I figure it must have been the technique, because as I said, I swung really easy, maybe I got luck and everything was in sync..
I would appreciate some knowledgeable comments on this. BTW, hitting that shot was to say the least GREAT!
The question is can you carry a 6iron 200 yards with the same swing?
It takes exceptional technique to be able to do that, not exceptional swing speed.
The sound coming the clubface should sound different too, more like a "click" than a 'thud"
Think "strike" and not 'hit".
On a well hit shot on any iron (which is not as often as I would like), I hear a "thud" or "poof". The "click" is usually from a shot not in the sweet spot.