Re: What's Your Swing Speed?
Originally Posted by JaY_B
Post 44 by AnalogAG:
I don't feel offended but I guess you have to differ between people who can accelerate a clubhead to over 100 mph and people who are able to hit a straight long shot with a clubhead speed over 100mph!
In my case, I don't drive 250 - 270 yards everytime I hit the ball because I have a swing flaw that causes to balloon the ball from time to time.
And in addition to that, a one inch putt counts the same as a 300yard drive...
Post 45 by niblick:
I played with a business acquaintence recently. He's a big guy, and absolutely murders the ball off the tee. But he'd be lucky to hit the green in 2 from 75 yards. His short game is a mess. He's the one that always comes to mind in these conversations.
My handicap went from god-knows-what down to 20 this year, partly as a result of getting fitted. X-stiff shafts were the biggest change to my sticks, and it's helped me too. One of my goals for next year is to get down to a 15. :)
I'm not sure how those support your argument.
On the same note neither does it surprise me that you yourself are a 20+ handicap sticking up for the what i presume to be false claims.
There aren't very many 20+ handicaps who have posted in this thread. Forgive me if I don't take kindly to being called a liar. I answered a simple question. I was not sticking up for anyone but myself.
What you have to understand is swing speeds needed to hit a 280 yard drive require a technically sound golf swing and you also have to have a fair amount of strength to swing the club fast enough.
Gosh, thanks. Glad you could enlighten me.
I don't blame them for the exaggeration however, as most of them will have paced it out wrong, or assumed that if you have X yards left to the green and the whole is Y yards long, then you have in theory driven the ball X amount of yards, however in another post on this forum this issue has been discussed and the general consensus is that this method is not accurate.
I guess the issue is this thread is about clubhead speed. Your tirade is about claims of distance, of which I made none.
tour pro's on the other hand are the complete opposite of the previous statement, and yet you are claiming to be hitting it the same distance as they do?
No, I'm not.
Most of the 20+ handicaps i doubt have ever swung it at 100+ mph and just assume they have, 100+ is quite fast and a faily solid swing is needed for this.
I know there will be the occasional player off 20 who has got a high swing speed but lets be honest, most amateurs in general don't swing the club 100+
and yet most the 20+ handicaps on here are claiming too.
I count 4 people with handicaps over 20 who have posted here. None made claims of distance. All made claims of head speed over 100 (106, 108-112, 107, 100-103). All fast speeds to be sure, but nothing that would lead me to call shenanigans. Any reasonably strong male could crack 100 mph with decent mechanics. Again, just talking speed here, not distance, not accuracy.
You also say I am talking out my rear end, but can you honestly tell me that in this thread, and many other threads for that matter most players haven't exaggerated the distance they hit it??
I apologize for saying you were talking out of your rear end. That was out of line. And for the record, as a rule, I think people think they hit farther than they do. I've been guilty of that, no question. I just don't enough evidence in this thread to justify your flaming of 20+ index players in general.