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so I was measured on a launch monitor and my average numbers are (with 10* driver, Rflex shaft)

ss 95mph

launch angle 17

spin 3500

ball speed 142

which gives me an average carry of 230.

Playing with the if I decrease the spin to 1800 and increase launch to 24* I get a carry of 244 - which is a big improvement

my question is, is it realistic to be able to achieve a launch angle of 24* with a driver and reduce the spin down to 1800? If I wanted to get less spin what time of shaft would help. I have a pretty sound swing


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No, it's not realistic. If you are averaging 230 yards carry with a swing speed of 95 mph, you are almost perfectly optimized.

Read this if you want to understand why it is hard to simultaneously increase launch angle and decrease spin.


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thanks very much Stretch, that's an excellent article. I guess I need to try and find a little more speed if I want a little more distance.


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