- Aug 10, 2006
Bottom line is swing speed alone does not dictate distance. Ball spin rate and launch angle also are important.
Swing speed with every thing else being ideal can assume a distance of 2.5 of carry yards for every mph of swing speed. Ball speed is a good indicator of the solidness of your contact with the ball. There is a formula for this as well but I dont have it handy at the moment. Launch angle should be a about 14* to gain optimal carry.