I drive the ball like a little girl

BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

So, in watching the ladies British Open my attention was piqued when I noticed the young lady who won it (wasn't she great to watch!?) was driving the ball distances that I drive it. Then I noticed she's about half my size. The wheels have been turning since. How does that happen? I don't know the clubhead speed they're at, and assume they are certainly hitting the sweet spot, have optimized gear, etc. Anyway, I found it interesting. Fun tourney to watch yesterday...

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,490 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    thats sexist. haha.

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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,985 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hinako's swing speed is in the 98 mph range. Her smash factor is probably 1.49, or 1.48 on a bad day. That's the key. She hit 77% of her fairways for the week, and 83% of her greens in regulation.

    How often do you hit 11 fairways, and 15 greens?

  • JeffreySpicoliJeffreySpicoli Members Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    How does that happen?

    She’s an extremely good golfer. You’re a pretty bad golfer.

  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers Posts: 7,403 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @JeffreySpicoli said:
    How does that happen?

    She’s an extremely good golfer. You’re a pretty bad golfer.

    No that cannot be it. There is surely some mystery science LGPA golfers utilize that old guys do not

  • LICCLICC Members Posts: 906 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What was her distance with driver?

  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @BeerPerHole said:
    So, in watching the ladies British Open my attention was piqued when I noticed the young lady who won it (wasn't she great to watch!?) was driving the ball distances that I drive it. Then I noticed she's about half my size. The wheels have been turning since. How does that happen? I don't know the clubhead speed they're at, and assume they are certainly hitting the sweet spot, have optimized gear, etc. Anyway, I found it interesting. Fun tourney to watch yesterday...

    What's your drive SS? That would obviously be the place to start on this puzzle.

  • JDCONJDCON PrincetonMembers Posts: 319 ✭✭✭✭

    @farmer said:
    OP, I don't want to be insulting, but she's also cuter than you.

    Hey now, don’t go insulting a fine piece of man-meat like the OP. I’m sure he’s quality stock.

  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,985 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 5, 2019 8:23pm #14

    @LICC said:
    What was her distance with driver?

    The LPGA calculates driving average on two holes each round, one upwind and one downwind. Her daily averages were 259, 263, 233, and 264. Since they only track two holes, they include both drives, even if they aren't in the fairway. That likely explains the 233 number. It's also possible she hit a 3 wood playing for position. Her average for the week was 254 yds. Toss out the low average, and its 262 yds.

  • LICCLICC Members Posts: 906 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 5, 2019 8:27pm #15

    @Argonne69 The LPGA calculates driving average on two holes each round, one upwind and one downwind. Her daily averages were 259, 263, 233, and 264. Since they only track two holes, they include both drives, even if they aren't in the fairway. That likely explains the 233 number. It's also possible she hit a 3 wood playing for position. Her average for the week was 254 yds. Toss out the low average, and its 262 yds.

    262 yards is a very good drive for a recreational golfer. It isn't all about how big you are. She probably has very quick hands.

  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 4,201 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Less arms, more body. Its science.

    First, the OP needs to be 2 beerperhole.
    Jokes aside, exactly like what you stated. If a 130 lb. person could throw 80-90 lb. of the 130 lb. into the golf swing instead of a 200 lb. person swinging with mostly arms. Huge advantage for the person whom could utilize the body weight through shafting the center of balance.
    Simply put, like throwing a punch, throwing a basebal. If one knows how to use the bady mass to assist the motion ( in golf is to deliver the club head to the golf ball ).
    Stop worrying quantifying the numbers of swing speed, club head speed.........If I watch a person hitting a 120 lb. puching bag, I won't be measuring how hard he throws a punch. I'd be watch how the bag react after he hit it. The most devastating kick I had witness was this guy throws a kick at the 120 lb. bag, the bag will momentarily motionless then swung back in a big arc like in slow motion. No one wants to receive that kick, it'll be the end of the sparring right there. The guy had thrown his whole body weight behind the kick.
    Watch how atheletes in other sports generate power. Golf is no different. The LPGA pro had used almost all she has to hit a driver and you probably only utilized a portion of your potential.

    Also keep in mind, the better you use your potential, the more chances you'll sustain injury in the future.

  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,192 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
  • buckeye440buckeye440 Members Posts: 385 ✭✭✭✭

    You probably also don't play on open courses that allow for a lot of roll out?

  • mizuno playermizuno player Mizuno player Members Posts: 1,432 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Less arms, more body. Its science.

    This ....

  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,490 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @mizuno player said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Less arms, more body. Its science.

    This ....

    the majority of speed comes from your hands not you body..

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers Posts: 7,403 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @mizuno player said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Less arms, more body. Its science.

    This ....

    the majority of speed comes from your hands not you body..

    Yep. She just knows how to properly use her body such that the arms/hands have room to move in the most efficient way possible

  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @wkuo3 said:

    Stop worrying quantifying the numbers of swing speed, club head speed.........

    Wait, what?

  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    All great answers...Only one pair of panties in a slight bind. I especially like the Dieter reference! Love that!
    In short, that was a great round of golf. She was killing it.

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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Argonne69 said:
    Hinako's swing speed is in the 98 mph range. Her smash factor is probably 1.49, or 1.48 on a bad day. That's the key. She hit 77% of her fairways for the week, and 83% of her greens in regulation.

    How often do you hit 11 fairways, and 15 greens?

    About once over a 12 month period.

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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,985 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Take a look at Mi Hyang Lee. She's 5' 3", and probably weighs 125 lbs. She averages 263 yds off the tee. Great tempo and extension. On plane. Quick hips.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=7qA8ZQfJiAo

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=kd1-l2OoXZI

  • FadeFade Members Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @mizuno player said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Less arms, more body. Its science.

    This ....

    the majority of speed comes from your hands not you body..

    How odd, there isn't much muscle in them.

  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,633 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Baitkiller said:
    I know right? She is only a little bigger than Rory.

    Lol. I’d love to shake your hand friend. That almost killed me. I’m eating a BLT and still coughing up bacons bits.

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  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @bladehunter said:

    @Baitkiller said:
    I know right? She is only a little bigger than Rory.

    Lol. I’d love to shake your hand friend. That almost killed me. I’m eating a BLT and still coughing up bacons bits.

    We are even my brother. I spit beer all over my keyboard when I wrote it.. LOL>.

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  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 8,085 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Argonne69 said:
    Take a look at Mi Hyang Lee. She's 5' 3", and probably weighs 125 lbs. She averages 263 yds off the tee. Great tempo and extension. On plane. Quick hips.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=7qA8ZQfJiAo

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=kd1-l2OoXZI

    Also cuter than BpH.

  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 4,201 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @mizuno player said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Less arms, more body. Its science.

    This ....

    the majority of speed comes from your hands not you body..

    Hands move faster but alone have less power. Your core , especially the legs ( ever heard the quote of the power comes from the ground up ? ).
    I had never seen a power driver with skinny legs.

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