getting into long-drive.... how much can i gain with equip/training
curious for insight from those who have competed in long-drive in the past or gotten into it recently... i live in SLC and they have a local qualifier for WLD this year.
How much clubhead speed did you gain by honing in your equipment and physical training? I've included my stats below, but before dropping $500 on a club/fitting and a swingspeed set and completely changing my workout regimen, I wanted to see what other people had experienced.
On a simulator I have access to:
- ~120 clubhead speed with a driver (titleist 917 D2, XS shaft, 75g)
- ~330 carry on said sim... don't have ballspeed / smash factor stats
- 12-13* launch angle
- 31 yrs, 6'0" 225
- 0 index
- weightlifting background: squat 400, dead 500, bench 275 - not the strongest guy in the gym but i can move some weight.
In looking at clubhead info online, I feel like you need to get to ~140 clubhead to be competitive. From those who got into the sport, where were you when you started vs. where did you get to with equipment / swing training / workout regimen?