Probably, but how many people have a swing speed above 100 mph? Younger low handicap golfers might well be in the 100-120 mph range, but in reality they make up a small proportion of golfers (Probably less than 10% of golfers?). The majority are probably in the 85-95 mph range. It’s a big ask to get them into the 100-110 mph range, whereas they could all probably learn to deliver the club better quite quickly?
I don’t think I’m really talking about improving strike to a comparable quality of a tour player. I’m suggesting that some general improvement in how people launch the ball will make a big difference. The LPGA reference I made is really to illustrate the distance potential of better striking and optimal launch conditions.
I guess I wanted to have my cake and eat it too.. lol!
But yeah, when put it that way there is no doubt that golf is above all.. fun - even on bad days I have never had even a small urge to quit.
It is definitely not some joyless pursuit to lower scores. I have survived some terrible golf (haven't we all..) and far from done, but if the joy/fun was gone, I would find myself spending more time bouldering a V2 at the local rock wall gym.
I changed my vote.