Pga tour professional phil mickelson claims that a hot day can change the distance of his 7iron from 175yards to 185yards. But the specific distance that each club propels the ball will vary from player to player, manufacturer to manufacturer, model to model, ball to ball. Mickelson is using a 45 fubuki k 70x prototype shaft in the club. I am willing to sacrifice a few yards if i have to, mickelson said. Depending on the golfers clubhead speed and ball position in their golf stance, the average distance of a golf ball struck with a 60degree wedge is about 5075 yards.
Use less than 10 degrees of loft if you swing faster than 100 mph. Also right up there is spanish phenom jon rahm, a 2 time winner in 20172018 and top 5 player in. The company understands every golfers search for the pure shot and, for more than 25 years, callaway has helped more golfers experience. Mar 21, 2014 phil mickelson and butch have worked together since 2007. With the wind gusting well over 30 miles per hour, defending wgcca champion phil mickelson has decided to add a second driver to his bag. And while that may sound strange on the surface, theres sound logic behind the 47yearolds. Expert opinion isnt unanimous on lead tapes benefits, but some pga tour pros phil mickelson, for example have used lead tape on their clubs. In fact, testing shows an inch of extra shaft length equals roughly 10 yards in distance. Sep 23, 2012 so why did phil change back to his old razr hawk driver. These numbers represent the degree of loft that particular club has. Heres a look at his equipment as he gears up for the final major of the year. One of the big storylines in phil s resurgence has been his driving distance. Phil mickelson expected to debut callaway golfsr new imix. Jan 03, 2020 mickelson carries a variety of irons in his bag.
Mar 05, 2018 are you playing the right driver loft. How to attach lead tape to a golf club driver golfweek. He first has a callaway xforged utility which is his 3iron, then a calaway epic forged 4iron and then a callaway xforged 5iron. Nov, 2016 world golf hall of famer and 5time major champion phil mickelson gives his best fluffy lie bunker instruction in this best lesson. Mickelson using shorter driver at firestone golfweek. Apr 03, 2019 looking for a club with the same workability characteristics and face technology as 3deep, in driver length 45 inches and loft 8. Not a knock on him, that just happens to be his choice of club setup. A driver clubhead with less loft andor a stiffer shaft may improve launch conditions.
Phil mickelson adding loft back to his driver golf channel. Phil has never been a physical specimen, and over the last several seasons he has been losing ground off the tee. Phil mickelson has always been a tinkerer with his gear, occasionally playing with two or no drivers and normally carrying a lob wedge of 64. Phil mickelson has gained driving distance over the past two years. Callaway x forged ut 18 degrees, callaway epic pro. So why did phil change back to his old razr hawk driver. Driver loft and effective launch angle can vary per golfer, even given the same club loft. As a bonus, mickelson said the 46inch driver was 15 to 20 yards longer than the 45inch version. Tony covey callaways top staffer bags taylormades sldr driver. Sep 23, 2016 phil mickelson encouraged after second round of tour championship. Oct 18, 2016 the phil mickelson flop suppose also you left yourself with a nasty chip shot and need to hit the ball high and have it land soft.
Phil mickelsons 6 mph clubhead speed gain just scratches the. Lead tape wont completely cure a bad golf swing, but it may help smooth out a rough spot. Golf driver loft distance, degrees, and best club selection. Com equipment insider jonathan wall discusses a handful of gear topics, including the phil mickelsons new driver, superstrokes club grips and do. Jul 19, 2017 phil mickelson is going to try to win the british open without using a driver. Compared to other pros, his clubs are probably close to a club stronger less loft. Phil mickelson and butch have worked together since 2007. One reason he changed drivers more than once this season was so that he can use the same swing for my driver that i do for my irons. Jan 07, 2020 best golf drivers for distance and accuracy in 2020.
Between the two they have some of the worst driving accuracy but some of the longest distance and most wins. Phil mickelson is one of the favorites heading into the pga championship this week, and hes looking to capture his 6th career major win at bellerive with 14 callaway clubs and a chrome soft x golf ball in his bag. How to determine which loft you should get on your driver. Over the years, theyve tried to make mickelsons driver swing shorter and wider, which he does well on shortiron approaches. Phil mickelson encouraged after second round of tour championship. I remember a club manufacturer talking about phil s irons in the past. Apr 10, 20 phil mickelson phil mickelsons x hot phrankenwood prototype has an 8. If phil hit his 2 iron off of every tee 260, and someone else hit driver off of every tee, but 270, theyd be considered the longest hitter. Phil mickelson reveals his key to more distance, then rips 340yard.
Top sellers most popular best matches price low to high price high to low featured for you. Furyks two drivers a page out of mickelsons book golfweek. But this one is smaller, because its an enhanced 3 wood. In an interview leading up to the open championship, phil mentioned that this week he will carry a driver or 3wood, but there are only 2 or 3 holes at carnoustie that warrant using them. As is becoming more well known, driving distance and clubhead speed are key factors in scoring potential, so the increase bodes well in phils. He first has a callaway xforged utility which is his 3iron, then a calaway epic forged 4iron and. Pga tour professional phil mickelson claims that a hot day can change the distance of his 7iron from 175yards to.
Phil mickelson won the 20 british open without a driver and tiger hit driver only. One reason he changed drivers more than once this season was so that he can use the same swing for my driver that i. I know he was using a razr fit earlier and now its the razr hawk. Jan 07, 2016 driver distance secrets what manufacturers wont tell. If for example a straight line is drawn horizontally and the driver is placed at address and the driver has a 10 degree loft, do we launch at 10 degrees. In 2006, phil mickelson famously used two drivers one to hit a draw and one to hit a fade at the bellsouth classic, where he won by. Phil mickelsons famous high loft, low trajectory, high spin 70yard wedge.
Mickelson, who ranked t12 in driving distance with 298. In 2019 he has seen a massive spike in club head speed, and it has a lot of golfers. Over the years, theyve tried to make mickelson s driver swing shorter and wider, which he does well on shortiron approaches. World golf hall of famer and 5time major champion phil mickelson gives his best fluffy lie bunker instruction in this best lesson. Discount golf world blog phil mickelson golf club tips. Phil mickelson explains his swing key that helped his swing speed jump in 2019. Phil mickelson encouraged after second round of tour. Remembering phil mickelsons wildest equipment changes. Phil mickelson is going to try to win the british open without using a driver. The ultimate guide to ball position at address usgolftv. I need your recommendation on driver loft team titleist. Looking for a club with the same workability characteristics and face technology as 3deep, in driver length 45 inches and loft 8. Try a variety of clubs to find the best loft for your swing. There is a revolution on the pga tour regarding correct driver loft and golf ball selection for max distance and accuracy.
In typical mickelson fashion, the twodriver setup is a gametime decision at the 2019 u. The company understands every golfers search for the pure shot and, for more than 25 years, callaway has helped more golfers experience the sweet sensation of striking the ball perfectly more often. Phil mickelson plays his taylormade sldr driver in the draw position. Jan 24, 2016 equipment is accurate as of the open championship 71716. I remember a club manufacturer talking about phils irons in the past. Phil uses irons and fairway woods much more often than some of the others mentioned. Phil mickelsons top10 great escapes on the pga tour. Sep 04, 2019 phil mickelsons witb is accurate as of august, 2019 driver. Callaway golf has a tradition of confidence and leadership backed by innovative technology and breakthrough performance. For more distance, you should feel as if the clubhead is continuing to accelerate after the ball is on its way. Mickelsons version has a little over 11 degrees of loft, closer to the average driver.
The ball launch angle is quite different than the driver loft for two golfers, even if they are swinging the same club. Mickelsons iron distances brian manzella golf academy. Heres how mickelson gained driving distance despite his age. An appropriate loft choice will maximize your distance. Butch harmon, mickelsons swing coach, told me on the driving range, one hits it higher and the other hits it lower. I am a senior golfer with a pretty good golf swing. More accuracy than a driver, more distance than a regular 3wood. New and cheap drivers from top brands like callaway, taylormade, and wilson, to name a few. December 29th, 2009 recent interviews with phil mickelson have yielded valuable insights about club selection and use, the importance of a good golf ball and how the new groove rules and technology caps will affect your game. When phil is running well, his driver is a formidable weapon that has helped him win 42 pga tour events, including five majors. Equipment is accurate as of the open championship 71716.
There is no question you have a strong passion and. Phil mickelson, one of the alltime great wedge players, has teamed up with roger cleveland, one of the alltime great wedge designers, to make improvements to the pm grind 2019 wedges that promise to allow golfers to hit wedge shots they never could before. A driver clubhead with less loft andor a heavier shaft can result in a more penetrating ball flight. Jun 06, 2010 driving distance doesnt take into account what they hit. You can choose the two wedges would like from the drop down window. Depending on the golfers clubhead speed and ball position in their golf stance, the average distance of a golf.
While im not saying you should hit driver on every hole, i would focus more on length than accuracy unless youre playing a super tight course with difficult rough. Apr 05, 20 each driver was a callaway fusion ft3 with 9. Jack nicklaus commented on wednesday that phil mickelson wasis the longest hitter hed ever seen, especially with his irons. Mickelson explains why hes using two drivers at the. Towards the new mavrik family of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. Callaway epic flash sub zero 9 degrees, 1d optifit setting, weight removed shaft. In 2019 he has seen a massive spike in club head speed, and it has a lot of golfers scratching their heads. Phil mickelson, golfs king of social media and resident equipment geek, made a big announcement on his instagram account on thursday. Numerous golfers, from pros to recreational hackers, have added weight to their drivers or other clubs for years. Phil mickelson says hes in the process of joining michael jordans new golf club. Phil mickelson is a master at hitting perfect flop shots under the most pressurepacked situations.
Phil mickelson s famous high loft, low trajectory, high spin 70yard wedge. However, my driver club head speed is less than 80 mph. They believe that adding weight to clubs can affect a golf shots path or its trajectory, but equipment experts will tell you the results are psychological. What you can learn from my quest to be a great driver. Phil mickelson phil mickelsons x hot phrankenwood prototype has an 8. Callaway golfs imix system offers a solution for most every condition met during the course of play. Theres no need to help the ball up to send it on a nice, high trajectory. Phil mickelson expected to debut callaway golfsr new i. All the rules have changed, yet the golfing public has been left in the dark.
As they talked, the callaway team pointed out to phil that since his masters victory in 2006, he has consistently taken loft off his driver. One of the big storylines in phils resurgence has been his driving distance. The secret to hitting your driver better the left rough. Callaway mavrik sub zero 9 with aldila rogue black m. Many golfers attach lead tape to their clubs to alter the balls trajectory, to help cure a swing defect or to adjust the clubs feel. Phil mickelsons witb is accurate as of august, 2019 driver.
Phil mickelson news, stats, career results, family history golf. If your speed is between 60 and 80 mph, use 12 or more degrees of loft. That hed be putting two callaway epic flash drivers into. Many pga tour pros play with drivers around 8 degrees and 3woods in the 14 degree range. In fact, swings often got the most distance with driver lofts at 9. Phil mickelson s top10 great escapes on the pga tour. A massively long hitter for most of his career, mickelson also has. Best golf drivers for distance and accuracy in 2020.
Thats why you compare them apples to apples, one club. Try a driver with a higher loft and youre likely to see improved distance. The added loft of your 3 wood is actually more optimal for your swing speed and therefore lets you hit the 3 wood the same distance as the driver. In driving distance, mickelson ranked ninth on the tour before the bridgestone, averaging 300. You looking at two brand new callaway phil mickelson pm grind 19 wedges. Jul 02, 2015 phil has talked frequently about trusting the loft of the clubface to get the ball airborne. Driver distance secrets what manufacturers wont tell. Phil has talked frequently about trusting the loft of the clubface to get the ball airborne. Pga tour professional phil mickelson claims that a hot day can change the distance of.
Phil mickelsons latest british open experiment is either. Just look at tiger woods or phil mickelson over the past 20 years. Thanks for your long and thought out response to our ultimate guide to ball position at address. Mickelson credits kissable new callaway razr fit xtreme. Mitsubishi rayon fubuki j 60x tipped 1 inch length. How phil mickelson added club head speed and you can too. The aussie spent time testing taylormades m2 3wood 14. Tiger woodsphil mickelson rematch is a go with additions tom brady, peyton manning. For more great instruction like this, watch best lessons ever on. Mickelson was introduced to golf aged 18 months, by his father, philip. This driver spins so low that i can have more loft on the club, making it easier to hit. If he keeps the driver in the bag, he will be swinging the rogue sub zero that he has played throughout 2018. Mickelson employed two callaway epic flash drivers.43 741 1126 1099 584 965 718 1179 306 174 1306 776 162 463 1207 1085 226 693 71 274 277 314 1107 558 77 243 465 367 712 819 560