Precision swing and ball flight analysis
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TRACKMAN DATA GATHERED ON EVERY SHOT
Club Speed: At center of club head immediately before impact
Attack Angle: Hitting up or down on ball
Club Path: Hitting inside out or outside in
Vert. Swing Plane: Angle relative to ground level
Horiz. Swing Plane: Angle relative to target line
Spin Loft: Actual loft at impact
Face Angle: Open or closed club head
Ball Speed: Immediately after impact
Vert. Launch Angle: Angle relative to ground level
Horiz. Launch Angle: Angle relative to target line
Launch Spin: Revolutions per minute
Spin Axis: Tilt of spin (draw/fade)
Smash Factor: Ball speed to club speed ratio
Maximum Height: Top of trajectory
Carry: Flight distance
Side: Distance from target line at end of flight
Total: Distance incl. bounce and roll
Total Side: Distance from target line at end of bounce and roll
Landing Angle: Angle relative to ground level
Flight Time: From impact to end of flight
Optimizing your driver distance requires ideal launch conditions depending on your clubhead speed. Singing with a positive (upward) angle of attack with the driver will increase distance. This is due to reducing the spin on the ball and increasing the launch angle. Hitting down on the driver can increase spin and lower the launch angle. The followin 4 pages of data shows ideal launch conditions for various clubhead speeds.
Generally speaking slower clubhead speeds need a higher launch angle and more spin, compared to a faster clubhead speed which needs a lower launch angle and less spin. Many amateur golfers play with too little loft, producing low shots or low launching high spinning shots which rob the golfer of distance.
For example, a typical amateur club speed of 90 MPH would require a launch angle of 16.4° and a dynamic loft of 18.5 when swinging 5° up on the ball, 0this golfer would often use a 9.5 to 10.5 lofted club and swing 3-6 ° deg down on the ball making it very difficult to launch the ball at the optimal angle and spin.