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waybalegolf
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PostSubject: Build drivers for speed   Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:52 am

Hi Guys,

Just for info.......

Build Drivers for Speed

An easy reference on matching swing speeds with driver lofts

How do we determine if a golfer does not generate as much impact force as a professional or a strong -hitting amateur?

A swing speed device can offer helpful feedback so you can prescribe the best loft angle for the golfers you serve. From field studies performed with golfers, we offer the following recommendations for relating loft with swing speed.

The recommendations apply regardless of whether the golfer is a man or a woman:

♦ A golfer with a driver swing speed of less than 60 mph should not use a driver with less than 15 degree loft.
♦ A golfer with a driver swing speed of 60 - 70 mph should not use a driver with less than 13 degree loft.
♦ A golfer with a driver swing speed of 70 - 80 mph should not use a driver with less than 11 degree loft.
♦ A golfer with a driver swing speed greater than 90 mph can play with virtually any loft on the driver.

However, please note that as the British research team Cochran and Stobbs revealed in making a parallel to shot trajectory in their book, The Search for the Perfect Swing, the child who wishes to squirt water the maximum distance out of a hose should aim the hose at precisely a 45-degree angle.

Any more or any less of a launch angle would result in less carry. But a golf ball is considerably different than water shooting from a nozzle. Because of backspin, the ball has the added components and the optimum trajectory for maximum distance decreases, but not as much as you might think.

Cochran and Stobbs discovered that the optimum launch angle for maximum distance was different for different golfers, and was predicated by strength. For average players, due to a lack of impact force, the British scientists felt the best launch angle for maximum distance, taking carry and roll into account, was more like 11 to 13 degree angle.

But launch angle is different than loft. Due to the friction of the ball sliding up the face at impact, a 16 degree loft will send the ball off at approximately a 13 degree angle.

Hence, the average golfer who does not generate as much impact force as a professional or strong-hitting amateur would likely get more distance off the tee with a driving club that is made with more than the usual amount of loft.

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PostSubject: Re: Build drivers for speed   Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:14 am

bro waybalegolf,

This is insightful. And it reminds us that the best clubs are always the one that's best fitted and not the flashy ones that the pros play. Wink

Related question though:
In your opinion, how does the shape of the driver head affect ball flight? These days, some manufacturers veer into the arena of square head drivers, which promote higher ball flight and bigger MOI. Does this really work? Is this hypothesis correct?

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Build drivers for speed   Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:35 pm

Hi Captian,

Most drivers heads are of equal quality, it depending on the manufacturers where they want to place the MOI.....front, centre or back of the driver's head as this will cause the trajectory of the ball flight.

Just find the right shaft for your driver and you will hit further and straighter but it will take time to find the right one.....

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PostSubject: Re: Build drivers for speed   Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:31 am

Cool! Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Build drivers for speed   Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:50 am

Thanks for sharing.... Very Happy
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