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While I would have liked to spend a little more time there (it is a fabulous newish facility in Toronto and I mistakenly booked a half-hour instead of a full session), I did get some numbers that I’ll be sharing and discussing.
I’ll be sharing some of the footage that the Welshman shot of me going through some clubs later, but for now, I wrote in a posting just yesterday that the leading PGA Tour driving average was 319.8 yards (courtesy of Mr. Trey Mullinax), didn’t I?
Now, remember that the driving stats are compiled by taking the average of drive number for the Tour players on 2 holes each event, usually conducive to producing good numbers, with downhill landing areas much of the time, and lightning fast fairways all of the time…
Taking in factors such as wind and course conditions, you get positive and negative, therefore I imagine it all evens out so you can compare it reasonably to the neutral conditions of a testing facility.
Keep in mind that I’m a swing researcher & analyst, not a professional player on the top Tour in the world, and 48 years old, out of shape and barely a month back into hitting balls again after a near-six-month winter layoff.
So, then if I walked off the street to take some swings on the state-of-the-art Foresight GC Quad machine used at TXG’s (Tour Experience Golf) testing facility and, after picking up a Callaway Rogue 8 degree driver (and after 2 or 3 test balls), averaged 324.6 yards per drive (with over 300 yards carry average) for 5 drives, that wouldn’t be too bad, would it?
DJ At The Facility
Note: You’ll see above that I only got an average of 21.8 yards of roll-out on the drives, so imagine what my stats would be like if I could get 50+ yards of run on drives like they do on Tour!
Check out the dispersion as well, with an average of 11.6 yards off the dead-center line!
My SSR turned out to be accurate too, as I mentioned last week I was high-160’s to low 170s mph in average ball speed with my driving, and GC Quad showed about the same readings – and I’m getting close to back above 120 mph club head speed, still early in the season.
Those numbers are the best numbers I’ve ever compiled when I share with your the AoA & other Launch #’s, and for someone who used to not know know where the ball was going to go – I was hitting the ball where I aimed.
That is not me, my friends… it’s the MCS Golf Swing model that just produces the results when you apply it!
I’ve got video hitting 7 and 5 Iron in addition to the Driver to share.
I plan to visit TXG again as it is an amazing facility – my thanks to owner & CEO of TXG, Mr. Ian Fraser, and my technician Chris, for a great experience, I’ll be back, lads!
The next time I’ll take a couple of sleeves of brand-new balls to use, as that’s what one would use for tournament play.
I haven’t really gotten into the numbers yet as this was yesterday and I have a full day of family stuff today, so I’ll have to leave off here and continue later.
Great video and commentary for the “Project 2028” video however along with discussion on things like Attack and Launch Angle, Spin, etc.
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