By Jaacob Bowden

Member Question:


My question is, what happens when I start swinging closer 115 mph? My ideal launch angle and spin rate will change and the loft I am playing will need to change with it right?


Jon M, 44 years old, 16 handicap, Arizona, 100 mph swing speed

Jaacob’s Answer:

Launch conditions do indeed change as your speed changes.

For 100 mph, I would put you between 12-15 and 1900-2500 depending on if you want max carry or max total distance. What you optimize for depends on various factors like the type of course you play. If the course(s) has a lot of dog legs, there is trouble to carry, you don’t the ball to run in to the rough, etc…you could go for carry. If you’ve got light rough, firm conditions, etc…you might do total distance.

At 115, for example, those numbers would be about 11-13 (slightly lower) and 1700-2400 (slightly less spin).

With more speed, launch and spin…

Read the rest of what Jaacob has to say about Your Questions Answered in the July 2015 Monthly Handicap Improver here:

Back to Blog

Ask Jaacob A Question Or Leave A Comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How to increase golf swing Speed Golf Swing Speed Pro Pablo Martin

"Jaacob's work is great. It's pretty straight forward. There are no magical tricks and it doesn't mess with your golf swing. If you follow his advices, you will drive it further."

Pablo Martin, 3-Time European Tour Winner, Increased Max Swing Speed from 119 mph to 128 mph


Swing Man Golf Premier Member Gary S

"Working with Jaacob's swing speed training programs I increased my speed by 12 miles per hour in one month. The game is a lot more fun with the driving distances I'm hitting them. Now I'm reaching greens in two more often. Swing speed training really works."

Gary S, Premier Member


Premier Member increased Golf Swing Speed to 130 Mph

"When I first started the swing speed training I was very skeptical it would do anything for me because I was already swinging at speeds close to 130 mph. But I wanted to get to the next level and be able to compete in Long Drive Events. So I gave it a try. I gained 13 mph in just one month of the basic swing speed training."

24 Years Old, Premier Member