Golf Republic Forum - Singapore's most active golfing forum.
 
HomeFAQCalendarRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Does weight really matters when it come to distance?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
CoastGuy
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 318
Join date : 2010-05-15

PostSubject: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:37 pm

It really never cross my mind, until recently one of my friend mention to me that if I can put on slightly more weight, I can hit even longer... hmm.....
I know height do make a differents. but weight.. Question
Btw I am only weighing at 55kg. Anyone here have been hitting farther after putting on weight? Or like BMI, you need to be at a certain weight range as reference to your height in order to maximizes one's distance off the tee? scratch
Back to top Go down
Duval_S
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 8185
Join date : 2009-06-19

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:39 pm

of coz....according to some brainy guy long long time ago, it works this way:


F = M* A


so if you increase M, then F will go up....and if F go up, then ball go further.
Back to top Go down
shamusan
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2789
Join date : 2010-05-10
Age : 31
Location : In YOUR fairway...

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:42 pm

errrm... i hit it further after i lost weight... so... i guess it would also work if you can increase the A part of the equation...

or realistically, increase your smash factor aka hitting the sweet spot...
Back to top Go down
dmateo
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1103
Join date : 2010-09-19
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:52 pm

nah... I don't believe this.
Bubba Watson is a skinny guy compared to some other pro and his average driving distance is the longest on the tour.

Distance depends on the speed of your club head and maybe the club weight, but your own body weight shouldn't be a factor.

Back to top Go down
weesern
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1594
Join date : 2009-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:01 pm

i thin that depends on what weight you increase... if you increase fats weight, dun think it will help much... but if you increase muscle weight, it will help
Back to top Go down
dmateo
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1103
Join date : 2010-09-19
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:09 pm

bro, if it's muscle weight = more muscle which means greater strength = faster rotation and club speed.

The only thing that come into contact with the ball is your club head not your body. so the club height mass and speed is the only thing that directly contribute to your ball distance. it simply does not make sense scientifically.

two of the most muscular guy on the tour are probably tiger and camillo. if you've seen Bubba's hand you'll know what I mean.
Back to top Go down
watermyforrest
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 3248
Join date : 2009-07-17
Age : 41
Location : Serangoon Central

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:46 pm

I am very heavy but I still can't hit far...
Back to top Go down
bomby
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 439
Join date : 2010-07-16

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:26 pm

I am 95kg. 7 iron average 130m
Back to top Go down
tronos
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1121
Join date : 2009-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:38 pm

think for us normal people with no muscles.. Generally big size people are stronger. Not talking about straping young men
Back to top Go down
Khorkar
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2978
Join date : 2009-06-19
Age : 42
Location : Sinkapoh

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:51 pm

Well, weight = distance. Its doesn't necessarily jive. Look at Bubba Watson. Skinny as a stick but drives long. In golf channel's playing lesson with pros, he quote a interesting word, golf is about finesse.


Last edited by Khorkar on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:55 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
CoastGuy
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 318
Join date : 2010-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:52 pm

Tks guys for your inputs.. Even formula also comes out.. study
But come to think of it, those long hitter are either Tall (weight not an issue) or if they are Short ( usually meaty) like eg. some Thai pros. Not very often, you see someone short and underweight hitting the ball very far right? For some people who are overweight do you think you can hit further if you lose some weight? And for those underweight like myself, can putting a few more pounds makes us swing the club faster to hit further?
Back to top Go down
Slicer51
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 2449
Join date : 2010-05-29
Age : 59
Location : Surabaya

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:13 pm

Why ? because they are tall, they have longer arm to get bigger arc for swing speed ?

I do not know bro .. I believe more on how you swing rather then the height or weight Smile However, I was told if you do have a stronger left arm (for right hand player) .. it help.
Back to top Go down
dmateo
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1103
Join date : 2010-09-19
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:52 pm

tall = longer arm = longer radius.
Given all else equal (rotation speed (in rpm) and club lenght) the guys which are taller has longer arm and hence has a longer radius to their center of rotation.

This translate to higher speed !

Just think of it this way. If you rotate your arm on a 90 degress with rotation based on your spine your knuckle would travel a certain x distance.
if you rotate your arm holding say a 1 meter stick on 90 degress with rotation based on your spine the tip of the stick will travel far more faster and longer distance compared to your knuckle.

It's the same logic as a sling shot. the further away the weight from the center of the rotation, the faster and further it travel (on same RPM to the short one).

Hope that helps to explain.
Back to top Go down
slinger
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-06-19
Age : 47
Location : Wild Wild West

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:54 pm

Slicer51 wrote:
However, I was told if you do have a stronger left arm (for right hand player) .. it help.


fat fingers actually help.....
Back to top Go down
Slicer51
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 2449
Join date : 2010-05-29
Age : 59
Location : Surabaya

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:16 pm

slinger wrote:
Slicer51 wrote:
However, I was told if you do have a stronger left arm (for right hand player) .. it help.


fat fingers actually help.....

Oh I c ... now I know who have the fat fingers when he asked everybody to guess who hand it is with the power balance the other day heeeee ... long hitter " elder bro "
Back to top Go down
Slicer51
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 2449
Join date : 2010-05-29
Age : 59
Location : Surabaya

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:21 pm

dmateo wrote:
tall = longer arm = longer radius.
Given all else equal (rotation speed (in rpm) and club lenght) the guys which are taller has longer arm and hence has a longer radius to their center of rotation.

This translate to higher speed !

Just think of it this way. If you rotate your arm on a 90 degress with rotation based on your spine your knuckle would travel a certain x distance.
if you rotate your arm holding say a 1 meter stick on 90 degress with rotation based on your spine the tip of the stick will travel far more faster and longer distance compared to your knuckle.

It's the same logic as a sling shot. the further away the weight from the center of the rotation, the faster and further it travel (on same RPM to the short one).

Hope that helps to explain.

Good point Bro ... Maybe I should change my driver from 45 " to 55" long .. It may help ...
Back to top Go down
shamusan
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2789
Join date : 2010-05-10
Age : 31
Location : In YOUR fairway...

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:27 pm

bro... you need to join me and coach... we both use 48 inch...
Back to top Go down
Slicer51
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 2449
Join date : 2010-05-29
Age : 59
Location : Surabaya

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:35 pm

shamusan wrote:
bro... you need to join me and coach... we both use 48 inch...

Cannot lah bro. coach do not let me swing my driver .. He says I cannot even swing properly the short one and want to swing the long one Embarassed Crying or Very sad ROFL ROFL
Back to top Go down
dmateo
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1103
Join date : 2010-09-19
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:54 pm

wah 55" shaft, is that allowed ?

I am happy enough to hit 200-220m straight rather than getting another 20 meter and end up in all over the place.

Another reason why until recently my driver been under utilized and 5 wood's been over utilized. I know they only to 200m or so, but hey that's enough for most white tee Very Happy

its not how you drive, it's how you arrive. But do agree that drive = shiok

Swing
Back to top Go down
shamusan
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2789
Join date : 2010-05-10
Age : 31
Location : In YOUR fairway...

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:23 am

hmmm, then you need to spend more time with coach bro...
Back to top Go down
Slicer51
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 2449
Join date : 2010-05-29
Age : 59
Location : Surabaya

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:34 am

shamusan wrote:
hmmm, then you need to spend more time with coach bro...

Bro, ask coach when you see him next time and you will know ... Wink
Back to top Go down
Ferndow Window Cleaner
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 4
Join date : 2010-10-07

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:21 am

55" Shaft pale Thats alot of club to bring back to center!!
Back to top Go down
shamusan
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2789
Join date : 2010-05-10
Age : 31
Location : In YOUR fairway...

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:35 am

bro, i'll let you know what it is like to use a even longer driver...
i'm trying out a 52 inch driver later... will tell you more...
Back to top Go down
weesern
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1594
Join date : 2009-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:47 am

It si the club that comes in contact with the ball but it is the body that makes the club move fast...

I am not talking about gaining muscle weight until bodybuilder type... to gain the strength weight will also increase... unless during the training you lose more fats so you may not see any change in weight.

if you take 2 person with the same weight but one with a higher content of fats... which is more efficient in swinging faster? assuming techniques is the same
Back to top Go down
CoastGuy
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 318
Join date : 2010-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:26 am

Bro Weesern, I understand wat you are trying to say regarding muscle and fats. And I agree with you.
But wat if 2 person same swing techniques but different weights? Who can hit further??
Hmm.. that's wat going through my mind. scratch
Mostly people (including myself) are generally more concern abt equipments, swings etc..
Nobody will bother much abt our own weight mah..
Just wondering, if anyone was told by their coach that "You need to put on more weight/ lose some weight" in order to swing faster then before.
Just some stupid thoughts... pls forgive me... White Flag
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Does weight really matters when it come to distance?   Today at 6:49 pm

Back to top Go down
 
Does weight really matters when it come to distance?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Transporter weight issues
» Main Roads Police checking Weight of Vans and Capacity of Towing Vehicle
» Arm size and weight
» Weight distribution for Iron shot
» SureFit Tour Weight Kit

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Singapore Golf Forum - Golf Republic :: The Pro Shop :: Golf Equipment-
Jump to:  
Friends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf Republic
Copyright © 2009 Golf Republic. All Rights Reserved.