How to Estimate Your Swing Speed?

Posted on August 31, 2014

Materials Needed:


  • 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 YardsYour Estimated Swing Speed

7-wood

55-60

4-iron

60-65

5-iron

65-70

6-iron

70-75

7-iron

75-80

8-iron

80-85

9-iron

85-90


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 8550-55
85-10055-60
100-12060-65
120-14065-70
140-16070-75
160-17575-80
175-19080-85
190-20585-90
205-21790-95
218-23095-100
230-237100-105
238-245105-110
245-252110-115
252-260115-120