The Myth of the "New and Improved" Driver
Understanding Smash Factor for Distance with a Launch Monitor
Smash factor is an important data parameter to gain more distance off the tee. Smash factor refers to the efficiency at which the ball comes off the face and is calculated by dividing the ball speed by the clubhead speed.
For example, if your clubhead speed measures 100 mph and your ball speed is 150 mph, your smash factor will be 1.50.
Higher smash factor = more ball speed gained for a given clubhead speed.
Average smash factor for amateurs = 1.32
Average smash factor for tour players = 1.48 to 1.51
Launch monitors are a great way to measure and track your smash factor, and improve your distance.
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Improving Technique and Physical Fitness
As much as proper equipment is important, a combination of power, speed and precision are crucial for improvement.
Fitness training can help golfers reduce the risk of injury by optimising strength, flexibility and endurance! This is also beneficial to prevent fatigue out on the course. Efficient training allows you to optimise all your power - and therefore lead to fast club speeds, more ball speed and overall more distance!
Improving technique can also lead to more efficient ball striking, resulting in a higher smash factor. Increase club head speed with speed sticks, RYP stick been the most popular brand available on our store front.
How Clippd makes you better
While buying a new golf club can be exciting, it's important to understand that it won't magically improve your game or give you the additional distance you're dreaming of. To gain more distance, proper use of data and fitness are far more likely to give you quick & accurate results.
Using a launch monitor and a platform like Clippd can help you track your progress and practice purposefully with actionable insights and drills, ultimately improving your game.
By using data, you can take a more analytical and evidence-based approach to improving your golf game. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, data can help you understand your performance, track your progress, and make informed decisions to improve your game.
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