How to increase driving distance

JimzJimz Members Posts: 52
edited Dec 10, 2018 in Instruction & Academy #1
Hi,



How can I increase my driving distance without increasing swing speed based on these numbers.



SS 98

Smash 1,47

Launch 12,5

Spin 2600

Carry 230

Total 255



Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • BNGLBNGL Members Posts: 1,600 ✭✭
    Scoot up a set.
  • fairways4lifefairways4life Members Posts: 1,553 ✭✭
    12.5 launch is a little low for your swing speed. What's the loft on your driver?



    (May want to move this discussion to the instruction section by the way)
  • jvincentjvincent Members Posts: 535 ✭✭
    Jimz wrote:


    Hi,



    How can I increase my driving distance without increasing swing speed based on these numbers.



    SS 98

    Smash 1,47

    Launch 12,5

    Spin 2600

    Carry 230

    Total 255



    Any suggestions would be appreciated.




    Just by the numbers, the first thing you need to do is increase your launch angle to around 18*. At that launch your spin is about optimal.
  • dg_1983dg_1983 Members Posts: 1,283 ✭✭
    Slight technical change to launch a little higher. Don't just chase hitting up
    2014 Low 2.9
    2015 Low 2.6
    2016 Low 2.1
    2017 Target 1.4
    2018 Target 0.4
    2019 Target +15
    Current 0.2
  • JimzJimz Members Posts: 52


    12.5 launch is a little low for your swing speed. What's the loft on your driver?



    (May want to move this discussion to the instruction section by the way)




    I play with a rogue 10,5
  • JimzJimz Members Posts: 52
    jvincent wrote:

    Jimz wrote:


    Hi,



    How can I increase my driving distance without increasing swing speed based on these numbers.



    SS 98

    Smash 1,47

    Launch 12,5

    Spin 2600

    Carry 230

    Total 255



    Any suggestions would be appreciated.




    Just by the numbers, the first thing you need to do is increase your launch angle to around 18*. At that launch your spin is about optimal.


    To get 18 deg of launch I need to change my swing quite a bit. I hit up on it 1,5 deg I guess I could get a couple more degrees of launch by hitting up a bit more. Thanks
  • Kenny Lee PuckettKenny Lee Puckett Members Posts: 3,460 ✭✭
    edited Dec 11, 2018 #8
    just an FYI, up to 240-245 carry should be in the realm of reasonable possibilities you actually swing it 98.



    edit: IMO just confirming your impact pattern tendencies off the driver face could help most in increasing your launch and/or lowering your spin.
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]PING G LST: Ping Tour 80
    PING Anser 4wd: Accra S380 RT
    PXG 0317: Fujikura Rombax 8D07HB
    PING i500 4 iron: D.G. 120
    PING S55 5-PW: D.G. Tour Issue
    PING Glide 2.0 50/54/58: D.G. Tour Issue
    PING Darby F Ti Pixel: SS 2.0 Mid
    PING: Sensor Glove, Ping 703 Cord grips
    PING: Hoofer Bag
    TaylorMade: TP5 & TP5x ball

    WITB photos: [/font]
    http://www.golfwrx.c...uckett-witb-19/
  • JimzJimz Members Posts: 52


    just an FYI, up to 240-245 carry should be in the realm of reasonable possibilities you actually swing it 98.



    edit: IMO just confirming your impact pattern tendencies off the driver face could help most in increasing your launch and/or lowering your spin.
  • JimzJimz Members Posts: 52
    I tend to get my strikes a bit low in the face and the miss is a low heel.

    When trying to hit more up the strikes get even lower.
  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 4,997 ✭✭
    Your smash is pretty much maxed out, you could add some yards by increase launch, honestly the only way you are going to gain any significant yards is by gaining swing speed; getting your avg over 105, would really see huge gains
    Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
    Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72x (255)

    LOOKING FOR A 7 Wood (probably gunna be 230-235 club)
    Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
    4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 210) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (195, 180, 165) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (150, 130, 110)

    S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (85): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
    L Wedge: Maltby Third Wedge (Custom Grind) 62*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35", 64* lie: THIS IS MY BUNKER CLUB, HARDLY USE FROM OUTSIDE 40 YARDS!!
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design #5 MB, YES! Tour Tracey (for practice only)

    Ball: Vice Pro
    Grip: Super Stroke S-Tech Cord (Woods +6 wraps, Irons and wedges +8 wraps)
  • ZitlowZitlow Members Posts: 157 ✭✭
    edited Dec 11, 2018 #12
    In addition to getting your launch conditions sorted out it wouldn't be a bad idea to get your swing speed up. One possible thing to look at would be to make sure you aren't sliding your neck and by extension your torso forward in a attempt to push the ball down the line.
  • JimzJimz Members Posts: 52


    Your smash is pretty much maxed out, you could add some yards by increase launch, honestly the only way you are going to gain any significant yards is by gaining swing speed; getting your avg over 105, would really see huge gains


    I think I might be able to get 103-105 without to much effort, it was about 6 weeks since I swung a golfclub so I was a bit stiff. Any good drills you can recommend?
  • Kenny Lee PuckettKenny Lee Puckett Members Posts: 3,460 ✭✭
    Jimz wrote:


    I tend to get my strikes a bit low in the face and the miss is a low heel.

    When trying to hit more up the strikes get even lower.
    low in face= lowered initial launch angles, increases in backspin.



    miss in heel= increases in backspin, increases in fading ball flight.
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]PING G LST: Ping Tour 80
    PING Anser 4wd: Accra S380 RT
    PXG 0317: Fujikura Rombax 8D07HB
    PING i500 4 iron: D.G. 120
    PING S55 5-PW: D.G. Tour Issue
    PING Glide 2.0 50/54/58: D.G. Tour Issue
    PING Darby F Ti Pixel: SS 2.0 Mid
    PING: Sensor Glove, Ping 703 Cord grips
    PING: Hoofer Bag
    TaylorMade: TP5 & TP5x ball

    WITB photos: [/font]
    http://www.golfwrx.c...uckett-witb-19/
  • Kenny Lee PuckettKenny Lee Puckett Members Posts: 3,460 ✭✭
    take this video in. a few basic things to consider when looking at distance loss or gains we all experience with the driver.



    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]PING G LST: Ping Tour 80
    PING Anser 4wd: Accra S380 RT
    PXG 0317: Fujikura Rombax 8D07HB
    PING i500 4 iron: D.G. 120
    PING S55 5-PW: D.G. Tour Issue
    PING Glide 2.0 50/54/58: D.G. Tour Issue
    PING Darby F Ti Pixel: SS 2.0 Mid
    PING: Sensor Glove, Ping 703 Cord grips
    PING: Hoofer Bag
    TaylorMade: TP5 & TP5x ball

    WITB photos: [/font]
    http://www.golfwrx.c...uckett-witb-19/
  • rich srich s Members Posts: 537 ✭✭
    edited Dec 11, 2018 #16
    I was similar to you. In one week of superspeed golf training I went from 145 ball speed to 150. two weeks later I am at 151 ball speed and my longest drive on skytrak went from 278 to 290. Get superspeed golf and the SSR unit. takes 30 minutes a week.



    If not, get your launch angle up. I would recommend a higher launching shaft so you don't have to change anything.
  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 4,997 ✭✭
    Jimz wrote:



    Your smash is pretty much maxed out, you could add some yards by increase launch, honestly the only way you are going to gain any significant yards is by gaining swing speed; getting your avg over 105, would really see huge gains


    I think I might be able to get 103-105 without to much effort, it was about 6 weeks since I swung a golfclub so I was a bit stiff. Any good drills you can recommend?




    Make your backswing faster is one



    Another would be to start working on your fitness off the course. Focus balance training, sprinting, and being explosive
    Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
    Fairway: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72x (255)

    LOOKING FOR A 7 Wood (probably gunna be 230-235 club)
    Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4-AW; Aldila VS Proto "By You" 100x
    4-5; 38", 61* lie, 5 iron weight (220, 210) 6-8; 37", 62* lie, 8 iron weight (195, 180, 165) 9-AW; 36", 63* lie (150, 130, 110)

    S Wedge: Scratch 1018 DS 57*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35.5", 63.5* lie (85): I HARDLY USE IT IN THE BUNKER
    L Wedge: Maltby Third Wedge (Custom Grind) 62*; Dynamic Gold S400 Onyx; 35", 64* lie: THIS IS MY BUNKER CLUB, HARDLY USE FROM OUTSIDE 40 YARDS!!
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design #5 MB, YES! Tour Tracey (for practice only)

    Ball: Vice Pro
    Grip: Super Stroke S-Tech Cord (Woods +6 wraps, Irons and wedges +8 wraps)
  • fairways4lifefairways4life Members Posts: 1,553 ✭✭
    ^^^ That's crazy. 87 more yards of carry distance with a swing that was actually 3 MPH slower.
  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,504 ✭✭
    Jimz wrote:


    I tend to get my strikes a bit low in the face and the miss is a low heel.

    When trying to hit more up the strikes get even lower.




    Tilting further back tends to do that.

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