How to Estimate Your Swing Speed?
Posted on August 31, 2014
- Swing Speed Meter: Purchasing or borrowing a 'swing speed meter'. These are small electronic devices for about $100 giving you a digital readout of your swing speed or you can borrow one from your teaching pro or club fitter.
- A dash of honesty
- Read the Chart below
Estimated Swing Speed with Irons:
To find your swing speed with irons, all you have to do is (honestly) answer one question: What club would you use to CARRY the ball 150 Yards? We are not talking about which club you WISH you could use, nor about your best 'career' shot with it. Under normal circumstances, what iron number would you honestly grab? Then look up your answer on the chart below:
|Club Needed to Carry 150 Yards||Your Estimated Swing Speed|
Estimated Swing Speed with Woods:
To find your swing speed with woods, ask yourself (honestly) how far do you hit your 3-wood ON THE FLY off a tee, and then compare the number to the chart below:
|3-Wood Carry Distance (yards)||Estimated SwingSpeed (mph)|
|Less than 85||50-55|