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Best Driver Loft

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01/18/2019
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Golf Club Fitting

Best Driver Loft Angle

Have you ever wondered why you sometimes hit your 3-wood as far or farther than your your driver?

1. Loft Angle: The #3 Wood has 15° - 16° which will get the ball airborne much easier

Using the correct loft on a driver is similar to using a garden hose. A person turns up the hose to full power to try to get the longest distance of water spray. If you suddenly turned down the water pressure, you would see a loss of distance in the spray. In order to regain some of that distance, you raise the angle of the nozzle!

Same thing is true with a driver. With a slower swing speed (less distance), you need a higher lofted driver to get the ball airborne.

If Your Average Drive Distance in the Air ONLY is 0 - 140 yards, your Driver Loft Should Be 16.5°
If Your Average Drive Distance in the Air ONLY is 140 - 160 yards, your Driver Loft Should Be 15.5°
If Your Average Drive Distance in the Air ONLY is 160 - 180 yards, your Driver Loft Should Be 15°
If Your Average Drive Distance in the Air ONLY is 180 - 195 yards, your Driver Loft Should Be 14°
If Your Average Drive Distance in the Air ONLY is 195 - 210 yards, your Driver Loft Should Be 13°
If Your Average Drive Distance in the Air ONLY is 210 - 225 yards, your Driver Loft Should Be 12°

When considering your average drive distance, this does not mean if you hit a drive on a downhill hole that hit the cart path and rolled 120 yards and then got picked up by squirrel and carried 25 more yards so that you ended up on the front edge of a green on a hole that the scorecard says is 335 yards, that your average drive is 335 yards! No, your average drive would really be about 190 yards.

In addition, a drive that goes 225 yards and then slices 50 yards out on a highway is not considered to be a 275 yard drive!

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