Question: What is smash factor?

Smash Factor is calculated by dividing the ball speed by the clubhead speed. For example, if you swing a driver with a clubhead speed of 100 mph and generate a ball speed of 150 mph, the Smash Factor is 1.50. So, the higher the Smash Factor, the more ball speed you are getting for a given clubhead speed.

What is a good smash factor for irons?

Generally, top professionals would be aiming for a 1.5 smash factor with a driver and a 1.4 smash factor with mid irons. But its important to note that any level of golfer can achieve these numbers; a young child who has a good relationship between his club speed and ball speed could produce a 1.5 smash factor!

What is ideal smash factor?

Generally, 1.5 is an ideal smash factor, but the average golfers smash factor is only about 1.42, TrackMan says. If an average golfer could achieve a smash factor of 1.5 (by solid, center hits), that would increase ball speed by 8 miles per hour and reduce spin by about 30 percent.

Is 1.45 a good smash factor?

With a driver, the ultimate goal is to get your smash factor up near the coveted 1.50 mark. So, from our previous example, a factor of 1.45 would be pretty good, if not great. If you were only getting ball speed in the 130 range out of your 100 MPH swing, there would be cause for concern.

How do you increase your smash factor in golf?

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What is the highest smash factor in golf?

1.5 The USGA has limited smash factor to 1.5 when manufacturers submit new club designs. This means that theoretically a golfer who swings 100 mph with the driver will be maxed out at 150 mph ball speed.

How far should I hit with a 7 iron?

What Distance Does the Average Golfer Hit a 7 Iron? A standard amateur golfer can hit a 7 iron from 128 yards to 158 yards. The lower range will be for women and senior golfers. To hit the ball over 150 yards in total distance with a 7 iron club, an amateur golfer will have to have a good swing and be physically fit.

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