Golfers say all the time that they think they should be able to hit the ball farther than what they actually achieve. Most would be right. A big portion of problem lies in the fit, or lack thereof, of the golfers’ driver.
Here are the facts. The average male golfer has a club head speed of 94mph. Not bad considering we are taking averages from all walks of life, all body styles and ages. This average male golfer should be able to carry the ball 228 yards with a total distance of approximately 255 yards depending on the landing conditions.
This average golfer has hit the ball 250, maybe 255 yards on one or two occasions. Unfortunately, we want this rarity to be an average distance and not a best ever distance (which golfers tend to think of as their average but that’s another topic).
The TRUE average for the average male golfers’ drive is 204 yards carry and approximately 226 yards, again depending on the ground conditions. The reason for this 30-yard shortfall is the fact that the golfer has not optimized their launch conditions with their driver. Such a waste of club head speed.
Obviously golf swing is to blame for some of these golfers. However, for most golfers, it is simply the lack of a proper fitting. If they would take the time to get fit correctly, they would see an increase in their distance. Even if they can only increase their distance by 10 yards this would make a big difference in their game. 10 yards longer is one less club into the green resulting in more greens hit per round and more chances at pars and birdies.
Take the time to be fit for your clubs. The fitting fee will be worth it … when you invest in perfectly fit clubs that have been perfectly built just for you … you will get years and years of optimal play. A real savings for you, not to mention to the real joy in your new game.