Nowadays with the new drivers, dustin can go up in loft to 11 degrees and hit level or barely up on it and still launch it at 12 or degrees with 2200 rpms, sbarbaro said. The less you try to emulate him the better driver youll be. I cant wait to go to tigers place and take him down may 19, 2020 10. Lefty lauds new callaway driver as key to his 41st pga tour victory. Phil mickelson expected to debut callaway golfsr new i. Phil and callaways tour and technology team decided to increase phil s driver loft by a full degree. Phil goes at it fast 115 mphplus swing speed but swings within his speed limit, which is essential for playing long and powerful shots. A driver clubhead with less loft andor a stiffer shaft may improve launch conditions.
A driver clubhead with less loft andor a heavier shaft can result in a more penetrating ball flight. Driver length and composition this is the loop golf digest. In his first tournament round with a new razr fit xtreme driver in the bag, lefty shot 29 on the back nine his first nine of the round, made four more birdies on the front side and barely lipped out a 25foot birdie putt for 59 on his last hole. As i look back on 20, i played some of my best golf and had some huge. Use less than 10 degrees of loft if you swing faster than 100 mph. From the use of ai in equipment, to sustainable course architecture, to the rise of interactive screen golf, forefront explores the revolutionary trends in golf that are driving the future of the game. Still others change with the times, replacing long irons with hybrids, for example. For the past several years his driver club head speed has been respectable, here are his averages. Wedges, and short irons have considerable loft by design. In fact, testing shows an inch of extra shaft length equals roughly 10 yards in distance. Phil mickelson explains why hes using two drivers at memorial after silly video.
Phil mickelson on why hes using 2 drivers at memorial, u. But now hes onto something new as his new prototype putter has been unveiled as the strokelab black ten which will be released by odyssey in the new. This week hes unveiling his new callaway driver, which has been dubbed the phrankenwood. Plus hes a known tinkerer, he plays some strange setups and usually changes at least something every couple weeks. Most golfers play drivers with too little loft, and for that reason i recommend they visit a reputable. Too often, an amateur golfer will choose the loft of his or her new driver based on. Hahn posts t4, mickelson plays new versa putter callaway. How phil mickelson added club head speed and you can too at 48 years old, phil mickelson should be entering the twilight of his pga tour career. The tour average runs about 1mph and they hit about 290 yardsdrive, which means their driving efficiency is about 2. Phil mickelson s famous high loft, low trajectory, high spin 70yard wedge.
Callaway mavrik, mavrik sub zero, mavrik max drivers. Pga tour professional phil mickelson claims that a hot day can change the. Phil mickelson, golfs king of social media and resident equipment geek, made a big announcement on his instagram account on thursday. Mickelson said that because the driver is lower spinning than his previous driver, a callaway razr hawk, he can add more loft, which makes it easier for him to hit. Recognized as one of asias most iconic course, it was ranked among the top 50 greatest golf courses in the world. Phil mickelson says hes in the process of joining michael jordans new golf. How to adjust a taylormade r11 driver download my profile my country club. How to watch tiger woods vs phil mickelson match ii. Others use a certain manufacturers clubs because theyre paid to endorse the equipment.
Phil mickelson adding loft back to his driver golf channel. Brooks koepkas surprise switch caps big week for callaway. He is averaging more than 300 yards per drive for the. How often do professional golfers change golf clubs. Tiger woodsphil mickelson rematch is a go with additions tom brady.
How to determine which loft you should get on your driver. This new threedriver family combines aerodynamic shaping with an. Desired launch angle, spin rates change based on driver speed. We can show you a chart indicating nominal loft angles for a modern set of irons. He finally put all the speculation to rest at his press conference on tuesday and now we can officially say.
That could mean a long course will play even longer, but phil has a plan for that. A threetime major winner, mickelson has, at various times, carried two drivers including. A driver clubhead with more loft andor a lighter, more flexible shaft may improve launch conditions. It feels odd watching mickelson use anything other than that halfmoon putter he used for years. The drive of phil mickelson, captured on the par5 1st hole at the redesigned trump national doral in the 2014 world golf championships cadillac championship, is analyzed by. One of the big storylines in phils resurgence has been his driving distance. However, they are even more efficient drivers of the golf ball than pga. Some try new clubs to improve their overall game, or to make a temporary change based on the course theyre playing. The driver question was an easy explanation for him, as was the question about not carrying a 6iron or 8iron.
If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device. The average estimated pga tour club lofts were taken from 30 players by. Phil mickelson had the golf world on the edge of its seat with his thrilling first round 60 at the waste management phoenix open. Phil mickelson also opted for callaways mavrik driver 9 degrees and fairway wood. This golf swing speed chart shows the approximate carry distance for each. Throughout the week, mickelson has been reticent to offer too much info as to which wedge does what. And, as your intuition tells you, the more highly lofted a club is, the higher will be the trajectory of your ball. Phil mickelson slomo swing analysis at cadillac youtube. The 2019 pm grind wedge with phil mickelson youtube. Getting the right loft on your driver is crucial to maximise distance. Younger players are starting to dominate the game with their explosive power and athleticism. I am in the market for new irons and am debating shaft flex options.
In 2019 he has seen a massive spike in club head speed, and it has a lot of golfers. Callaway staff professional phil mickelson uses new razr. Phil mickelsons driver secrets instruction golf digest. Nearly all golfers either add or take away loft at impact due to their stroke tendencies this is known as dynamic loft. Phil mickelson moved into the callaway razr fit xtreme driver this week at the waste mangement phoenix open at tpc scottsdale. A unique, highperformance wedge design from phil mickelson and roger cleveland. This week, callaway staffer phil mickelson is using a new mavrik sub zero driver 9 and he played his first tournament round with it earlier today on the european tour. After that, i can dial in the loft to finetune the launch and spin. September 3, 2010 as hurricane earl huffed and puffed its way up the eastern seaboard and wandered east of nantucket island, which is 90 miles southeast of here, its only effect at the tpc boston was hours of showers that started three holes after phil mickelson teed off. Mickelson encouraged by new driver september 3, 2010 norton, mass. The graphic below displays data collected on sam puttlab. If you know your club speed, you can determine what loft driver optimizes.
A driver clubhead with more loft andor a more flexible shaft can increase carry yardage. Phil mickelsons putter revealed and we got our hands on. Phil mickelson meets the new guy, world longdrive champ kyle berkshire. This is much better than the average 1415 handicap golfer who comes in at 2. World golf hall of famer and 5time major champion phil mickelson gives his best fluffy lie bunker instruction in this best lesson.
Talking about his new callaway big bertha alpha driver prior to the abu dhabi hsbc championship, phil mickelson said. This golf swing speed chart shows the approximate carry distance for each golf club for. His new gamer driver has a kbs prototype shaft, and he carded an opening round 66 to move near the top of the leaderboard. Professional golfers change clubs for a variety of reasons. Buy callaway golf clubs, including drivers, irons, fairway woods, wedges and. In fact, swings often got the most distance with driver lofts at 9 degrees or less. Carbonfiber crown and toe section with urethaneinjected titanium face, moveable weight sim and adjustable hosel.
If your speed is between 60 and 80 mph, use 12 or more degrees of loft. Phil mickelson has been known to tinker with his equipment on occasion. At doral last month phil started using a callaway xhot 3wood, which went as far as his driver on a flatter flight. Official callaway golf site golf clubs golf equipment. Golf pride mcc whiteblack more photos of phil mickelson s witb in the forums. Try a variety of clubs to find the best loft for your swing. When phil mickelson hinted two weeks ago that he might play a new club at augusta, the rumor mill quickly started spinning on golf message boards and social media. Phil mickelson changes to new driver, tweaks 2014 schedule. Phil is known for his irons, but off the tee he uses the callaway ft5 driver. So the club manufacturers responded by inventing a new club, the gap wedge. Phil mickelson s on a run to start 2007 and is looking to be the repeat champ at the masters. But when it comes to the wedges, hes only offered the following. Top sellers most popular best matches price low to high price high to low featured for you.
While things like launch angle, dynamic loft and impact location are important and play a role in deciding the best loft for you, were going to try. Phil s phrankenwood what you need to know callaway. The casino where you can play the best golfrelated gambling games is. Phil mickelson s famous high loft, low trajectory, high. How phil mickelson added club head speed and you can too. Lefty has recently switched to callaways new mavrik sub zero driver and he also chooses to have a mavrik sub zero strong threewood in the bag with. And along the way, he had a secret weapon in his arsenal. That means the longer driver s loft at impact will be slighter different, the angle of attack is more up, and the swing speed.
Phil puts mavrik in play for the first time news and. Mickelson said he has been experimenting with more loft on the new driver. If you think about it, this makes sense because professionals hit the ball more consistently around the sweet spot. A new club probably wont fix a faulty swing pattern, but it will make your bad shots much better. Last i heard, phil was sounding like a hacker, using a drawbias driver to hit a cut off the teeand kim is choking up his 44 and 12 inch driver to 42 inches and taking a three quarter swing to. That hed be putting two callaway epic flash drivers into. The real reason tiger woods and lindsey vonn broke what you.
The 43yearold plans to make his 2014 pga tour debut at next weeks farmers insurance open at torrey pines. Mickelson credits razr fit xtreme after nearly shooting 59. A driver clubhead with less loft andor a stiffer shaft provides a flatter ball flight resulting in more roll. To me its just a lightweight aluminum cap with a screw, its not weight balanced in any particular direction and the club sits up the same whatever position its set, the face is not hinged as such so how in the name of larry holmes can this lightweight shiny little. Loft angles are expressed in degrees with respect to vertical rather than the ground.1333 827 1339 1320 1162 1659 1446 640 1068 418 1157 1409 769 1154 510 1653 1300 1487 1621 604 385 1259 353 907 1670 12 336 1090 1170 97 145 1168 713 1342 878 1499 850 456 1209 1365 1301