I like how you disregarded the second part of my post. The OP asked if high swing speed in high handicapers was possible, which of course it is. And he also asked is it the equivalent of posting about much longer drive distance than their handicap would dictate, which is also accurate IMO. He falls in the same boat as me, which is not understanding how people can have these swing speeds and distances and still play at a high handicap. Why in the world would you keep swinging so hard if you can't keep the strike consistent and know where the ball is going? If you do know where the ball is going and you hit 280 yard drives, how do you play off so much cap?
Obviously there are more things that go into distance than swing speed......but swing speed, and to a lesser extent spin rate (at an amateur level), makes up the largest percentage of that pie. Smash factor shouldn't even be listed there, because its the product of all the other things (and a bit of how hot the face is). Club path doesn't change distance if the strike is on the same spot of the face.
Other things to consider with a push cart. Not just overall weight but size of wheels, width of wheels... are they greased axle or ball bearing? Angle(s) of handle for easy "push-ability", toe in/toe out, firmness of tires... rolling resistance. I won't mention aerodynamics. 😊
Took them out to the range today, although it wasn’t the best day since it was very windy with gusts of 30 mph. I tend to draw with the hybrids, so that’s actually a bit nice. Ball flight is a bit higher than the 5 iron as well.
Very good points that I never even considered.
Yep, I'm one of those guys.. been on launch monitor in the low 130's swing speed. Doesn't equate to great scores however. Finding equipment sucks and harnessing the speed on the course can be harder. Shoot mid to high 80's generally.