During the Skins game coverage today, they were posting all sorts of Trackman data from the players in the game. Here is a little sampling of the data.

Hole #2
Name: Clubhead/Ball Speed/Smash Factor
Wetterich: 119/177/1.49
Johnson: 106/157/1.48
Couples: 118/174/1.47
Ames: 113/167/1.48

Hole #6
Name: Clubhead/Ball Speed: Carry (Smash Factor)
Wetterich 120/178: 302 (1.48)
Johnson 107/159: 261 (1.49)
Couples 116/171: 291 (1.47)
Ames 111/162: 259 (1.46)

Hole #8
Name: Clubhead/Ball/Carry (Smash)
Wetterich: ???/180/258 – low pull hook
Johnson: 108/159/258 (1.47)
Couples: 118/175/301 (1.48)
Ames: 113/167/272 (1.48)

So next time you’re upset with your 250 yard drive…or think you swing the club 120mph…keep this in mind

Comments
Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:36 pm November 25, 2007
Mr Business Golf
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I’d like to learn more about this Smash Factor they were talking about…looks like Mr Couples was producing the most.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:55 pm November 25, 2007
DeepRough
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Smash Factor is just the ratio of Ball Speed to Clubhead Speed (BallSpeed/Clubhead Speed). The higher that number, the more efficient the transfer of clubhead speed to ballhead speed. A hit off the toe or heel, most likely will result in a much lower ratio. A good golfer who delivers the club efficiently to the ball, and hit the ball on the center of the face, will generally be around 1.4-1.5.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:44 am January 10, 2008
kenny
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i like this info

so much nonsense online about the distances pros hit, the average ss for a pro is 114 average carry around 280

the number of threads you see online stating that pros hit 5 irons 200yards – wrong (184) or average at least 300 yards with the driver

another one is that tiger has a swingspeed of 140mph – wrong mid 120s when swinging hard and ball speed 185-188 flat out

excellent information

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:58 pm August 31, 2008
Lars
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I dont agree with part of Kennys statement. I am not a pro at all and have a handicap of around 14. I can personally carry my 5 iron over 200 yards.

Here are my current stats. I am a average swing speed of 105 to 120.
The only reason i know this is that i hit off a launch monitor very often.

Driver 300+
3 Wood 250
Hybrid 230
2 Iron 225
3 Iron Broken no idea
4 Iron 211
5 Iron 205
6 Iron 190
7 Iron 173
8 Iron 164
9 Iron 155
PW 135
52 120
56 110
60 100

These are all at full swings.
So i dont agree with your statement.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:27 pm January 27, 2009
1hndcp
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Let’s see here, par 4, 400 yards, 300+yard drive, that leaves you a 60 wedge into the green. 14 hdcp. What’s wrong with this picture?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:39 am March 1, 2009
andy
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kenny is correct on his statement, this is all just because tigers carry distance doesn’t correlate to a 140 swing speed

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:15 am November 17, 2009
Mike
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kenney when tiger swings hard his swing speed is actually closer to 135-140. this produces 185-188 ball speed. the smash factors support that. And maybe the Champions tour members hit there 5 irons 184 but the PGA members hit theirs around 190-210 with normal swings

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