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# Yardage for a 95 mph swing speed

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Is everyone to assume that 95 MPH is for the driver's (clubhead) swing speed??

BTW, a common bit of knowledge is this: 1 MPH increase in (driver) clubhead speed = 2.5 yards. Or 1.5 MPH in ball speed = 2.5 yards (again, driver).

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Yes for the driver and 3 wood... because iron swing speed tends to be lower, around 80-90 mph?

Is everyone to assume that 95 MPH is for the driver's (clubhead) swing speed??

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Yes for the driver and 3 wood... because iron swing speed tends to be lower, around 80-90 mph?

It depends on the iron. They get shorter, you know...

The 3-iron swing speed is gonna be a lot closer to a driver's than the 9-iron's.

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Is everyone to assume that 95 MPH is for the driver's (clubhead) swing speed??

Hi Erik,

Good info. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy9GTAENiJA Using the formula, Tiger's 139mph club speed should = 347 yards, but he only hit it 297. Can you elaborate on that formula? Is that ratio always constant? Say if I increase my club head speed from 5mph to 6mph vs increasing it from 105mph to 106mph, would both situations result in a 2.5 yard increase? Thanks.

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I think the law of diminishing returns should kick in at some point of time..dunno when. would be interested in what Erik has to say though..he seems to be quite a numbers man.

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Is everyone to assume that 95 MPH is for the driver's (clubhead) swing speed??

OK... so you'll get about 237 yards out of your driver with 95 mph swing speed.

How about the formula for irons? which is around 75-80 mph for normal swing.

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BTW, here is my yardage without much bull@#\$, I don't hit far-far away like tiger, but I managed to put pars on long par 5s (500-600 yards)...

Driver Swing speed: 90-95 mph
Iron Swing speed: 80-85 mph

Driver: 210-240 yards (really depends on the driver)
3 Wood: 210 yards
Hybrid: 190 yards
4 iron: 180 yards
5 iron: 170 yards
6 iron: 160 yards
7 iron: 144-150 yards
8 iron: 130 yards
9 iron: 120 yards
PW: 110 yards
SW: 75 yards

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I usually avg about 95-100 with my driver and i usually hit on average 250-270. Longest was 296.

irons i have never measured swing speed.

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I average from 95-105. I hit it about 250 on average, but I lay into it I'll get 280, or maybe the occasional 300.

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I don't think that it is simple as this, unless you are assuming a perfectly fitted shaft for everyone (maybe you are). one person with a 95mph swing can hit the same driver head two totally different distances by playing different shafts. i guess my point is that one guy in here with a 95mph swing may hit it 275, and another may hit it 225 because he is playing a poorly fitted shaft. It is important to find the ideal launch conditions are for your swing, where you load the shaft, where the kick point needs to be, launch angle, backspin rate, etc and once you find the shaft that does it, there you go. you can also do this for irons as well. i know this question is not trying to get to an exact science and it is probably more general, I just want throw this out there...

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102 MPH 240 yards of carry.

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I am a senior golfer with a handicap of 2.  I play most of the time on Muny courses about 6400 yards in length.  My average club head speed with my driver is 93.  My swing speed with my irons varies from 84 to 93 depending on the club.  I play with Callaway Diablo's with regular flex graphite shafts.  My average distances are:

Driver:  265

3-wood:  235

3-iron:   205

4-iron:   195

5-iron:   180

6:iron:   170

7-iron:   160

8-iron:    155

9:iron:   145

P-wedge:  130

A-wedge:  110

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BTW, here is my yardage without much bull@#\$, I don't hit far-far away like tiger, but I managed to put pars on long par 5s (500-600 yards)...

Driver Swing speed: 90-95 mph
Iron Swing speed: 80-85 mph

Driver: 210-240 yards (really depends on the driver)
3 Wood: 210 yards
Hybrid: 190 yards
4 iron: 180 yards
5 iron: 170 yards
6 iron: 160 yards
7 iron: 144-150 yards
8 iron: 130 yards
9 iron: 120 yards
PW: 110 yards
SW: 75 yards

My swing speed is close to yours and I agree very closely with your yardages. This is also no bs. I would not count on real honesty when it comes to these numbers on the internet. I think most people want to believe they are longer.

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I swing intentionally slow to save my back & hit accurately.     I hit my go to club, the 4 iron 165 consistently.     Internet yardage, I'm way short - in real life, just about average.

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The best part of my game is driving the ball be it with a driver or wood.  My swing speed is around 91-96 measured by the Bridgestone swing team at Big Oak in June of this year.  My drives usually go anywhere from 210-240 yds, of carry unless the ball is going down hill then it might be a bit longer.  I don't see how folks with this swing speed even come close to 270 yds of carry?  Now this being said I play a small muni in Hamlin NY alot just cause I like it and the greens are SUPERB.  There is a par 3 at 290 and one on the back of 210.  The one at 210 playing with my TM Firesole graphite irons I can reach with a 5 iron, the 4 iron flies the green.  The 290 yd'er is down hill by alot so I usually punch a driver down to about the creek at around 240 and hit a sw to the green.  I figure because the 290 is so down hill the actually level distance is considerably less.  But in reallity getting back to club distances, my 5 iron is right around 170 carry on a level.  Most other clubs are about 15 yds plus or minus.  thanks

PS  it seems that I hit to me what seem to be traditional lengths for the club I am using or close to it.  ONce in a great while you will absolutely nut it with perfect rythm and timing but for me that aint' often

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I posted this in another thread, but maybe it will do some good here too. Some real-world numbers from robot testing done to compare the predictions of four different driver fitting/trajectory analysis programs. Top to bottom, the numbers are: ball speed, launch angle, backspin, actual carry, predicted carry (x4), swing speed, effective loft, angle of attack.

It's pretty clear -- when you look at Robot 2 -- that even with an extremely efficient strike (hard for a human player to get such a positive angle of attack), anything close to 220 yards of carry is a very good shot with a 95 mph swing speed. (PS: The testing showed the second program was very inaccurate, so that outlier can be discarded.)

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Actually, clubhead speed (swing speed) isn't the right metric for measuring average or anticipated distance.  Instead, you need to focus on ball speed, which is typically a function of clubhead speed, the quality of the strike on the face, and ball spin.  Ideally, with a driver, a pro will aspire to reach a 1.5 to 1 ball speed to clubhead speed ratio, which will result in the 290 - 300 yard drives we see on tour.  Amateurs tend to see ratios closer to 1.25 or 1.3, which result in the ball not flying as fast or far, and spin can influence resistance in the air and overall roll of the ball (with the driver or fairway metals).

You should spend some time swinging with a launch monitor and evaluate your ball speed / clubhead speed ratio.  I recently watched a friend hit a 7-iron with a clubhead speed of 80 mph and a ball speed of 90 mph.  He was hitting the ball approximately 135 yards.  Another player, who was a much lower handicap, was swinging his 7-iron at about 85 mph but achieved a ball speed of 100 - 105 mph.  He was hitting a consistent 160 - 165 yards.

This is the foundation of the premise of "swing easier" or "swing at 80%" - the idea of swing efficiency.  If you can swing with less effort and achieve better ball contact, you'll send the ball farther and straighter than if you wail at it but miss a center face shot.

Hope that helps!

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