After seeing a lot of drives on Trackman, one can get a good idea on a minimum clubhead speed necessary to drive the ball different distances. Now I know the Trackman chart might read a bit different, but it’s really really hard to have everything perfect unless you are a tour pro who can get his clubs tweaked anytime he wants.
Of course, to get these near optimum distances, it takes much more than just swinging the clubhead fast. We also need the right angle of attack, the right trajectory, centered square contact, and a driver that fits.
Assuming all of these things, here is a pretty accurate estimate on how much speed you will need to reach your personal milestone:
70 mph – 175 yards
75 mph – 188 yards
79 mph – 200 yards
86 mph – 225 yards
91 mph – 250 yards
97 mph – 275 yards
100 mph – 284 yards
106 mph – 300 yards
112 mph – 320 yards
120 mph – 345 yards
So I have 3 important questions for you.
Are you getting all the yardage you should be at the speed you are swinging?
Do you know how fast you swing?
Are you getting all the clubhead speed you should be getting?
It is pretty amazing how optimizing both clubhead speed and driving distance can make you a much longer hitter.