By S. Dee Davis
Matching your swing speed to the golf ball may be one way to increase distance and lower your handicap. Almost all golf balls are made by their respective manufacturers to target golfers of certain ability levels. One of the best ways to know your ability level is swing speed and it is measurable which makes it a possible practical technique.
Many golf balls these days contain a rating for various optimum swing speed ranges. Look for it on the packaging or the manufacturer web site to find out. It’s easy to find your average swing speed. Most high end golf stores have speed reading meters on their simulated driving ranges. It only takes a few minutes to find out how fast you are swinging the club and then match your swing speed to a ball that optimizes its flight for your swing speed. Always keep in mind however how comfortable the ball feels around the greens as well, as most golfers use far more strokes there than from tee to green.
|As an avid golfer and tennis player for most of his life, he enjoys researching the latest in golf and tennis technology as well as analyzing his own game. He has been a writer and reviewer for a dozen years and his work has appeared in numerous publications including CBS, the San Fransisco Chronicle… See more about S. Dee Davis|
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