Originally Posted by Fang66
With optimum launch angle and spin 275 is about 110 ~ 115 swing speed. That's very very doable for a young athletic guy, I'm getting on for 47 and I can get her up to 120ish, rarely flush the ball at those speeds though. A throttled back swing at 105ish will get me 240 ~ 250 yards carry. Last year I drove through the green of a 360 yard par 4, hit the front bunker and skipped through the green ended up in the back bunker. From the normal landing area to the green is a pretty steep down hill but the peak of the hill is 260~270 and I flew that easily. Thing was I just wanted to send it down the middle, so I just relaxed and made good contact, I guess not trying to smash the ball at all actually allowed me to swing more freely.
last time I had my speed measured was 4-5 yrs ago @ 103-106. I can definitely say it has slowed a little since. To your point, easier swing leads to better results. At mid 40's, I am in fairly good shape but not athletic. I don;t play as much as I use to (30+ rounds of amateur tournament golf) so my on course feel are off and tend to get into too much technical/swing thoughts, lots of pull hooks lately
my short game is keeping me sane....