I noticed the odd time that I saw Tiger Woods driving (with driver, not a 3 wood or iron) that I was either dreaming or he had dropped off drastically in ball speed, measuring in the low 170s mph, when he’d been topping 180 mph regularly last season.
When I went to check his average club and ball speed for this current season however, I was shocked by the degree of drop-off.
Update: I will put this update at the beginning to lead off, because you don’t have to read the entire post to see what I got out of the App.
That was, nothing. I tried using the App twice and the ball speed reading was so off, I deleted the App and haven’t thought of it since. My findings – unreliable and nowhere near as accurate as one would want, unless you’re OK with ball speed readings 15-20 mph off. /update
Now, there’s no reason that a kid hitting it 350 yards carry distance would need any more distance, but find me one person, even among the longest hitters, who didn’t want more distance with their swings.
I had said in the weeks previously, while working on changing my back swing pivot to shorten it and produce a shallower plane on the down swing, that I was hitting baby draw with it due to the changes I was making.
I showed some data from May where I had gone to the TXG Golffacility in Toronto to show how the MCS Golf Swing model allowed me to drive the ball well upwards of 300 yard and to also create a positive Attack Angle to maximize drive distance.
As you all know, I usually swing to play a fade, because most people will either play a fade or draw depending on how they come through impact.
Today however, I was working on my positioning to get the deepest possible “drop” in my “Drop & Pop,” which makes it easier to shape a draw if you’re a natural fader, and the results were… interesting!