Sco, give me your science input here.
I was watching this season of Wilson's Driver vs Driver and in the next to last episode they have celebrities hitting it at a Pro-Am event. Now this is at sea level, cause I can see the ocean in the background so I figure it's somewhere in Cali. But i was seeing swings that if I were guessing about the distance, I would have been way off. One guy, very overweight not a big swing had these numbers:
swing speed: 96.7MPH
Ball Speed: 145.6
Distance: 280 yards.
Another guy, former football player Brian Urlacher hit one 335 . Swing speed 128MPH, ball speed 183.8MPH and 335 yards.
Now Brian Urlache's swing speed it pretty high comparably but these are just a few examples. Steve Young hit it like 270 with a 95 MPH swing, etc. Are they just hitting the ball into a paved parking lot and letting th eball bounce forever? Guys I know who swing in the mid 90's are getting 270 and 280. Am I just confused?