How Far Do The Pros Hit The Ball?
With today’s technology, we can measure exactly how far the ball is traveling and how it’s traveling. How it travels has a lot to do with how far it travels. Launch monitors are becoming very popular today because of the ability to measure spin rates and more. My personal opinion, only opinion mind you, based on years of experience is that the best data on this chart is actually the “Smash Factor.” The data you can get from something as inexpensive as a piece of face tape on the front of your golf club face, which makes a mark where you’re hitting the golf ball, will do just about the same thing.
If you fit a golf club that you hit more times than not right in the center of the golf club face, more often than any other configuration, that’s YOUR golf cub period! Get the ball right in the center of the club face and you’ll play your best golf.
I have links to the Tour Average Charts I mentioned earlier below. I have the Mens Tour and the LPGA Tour. The data in these chart include:
Club Head Speed – How fast the golf club is traveling
Attack Angle – The angle of approach to the ball. The longer hitters have an upward angle of about three degrees. The Tour average is one point three negative.
Ball Speed – How fast the ball comes off the face of the golf club. 1.5 times faster than club head speed is excellent. Example 100 mph club speed – 150 mph ball speed.
Smash Factor – Overall performance at impact and center hit.
Launch Angle – Angle ball travels after impact
Spin Rate – The number of revolutions in flight
Apex – Overall flight angle
Landing Angle – The angle of approach to the ground
Carry – How far it went in the air.
With all this data, you can see how the modern day touring professional dials in all the advantages available. Now it’s up to his swing and controlling his/her emotions.
To see the chart on the Men’s PGA Tour Click Here
For the Ladies LPGA Tour click here.
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