Congratulations to Brooks Koepka, winner of the:
US Open 2017
US Open 2018
PGA Championship 2018
Brooks performed really good and consistent during the tournament, his accuracy, length and putting definitely helped him win the PGA Championship. Have a look at his driver and 6 iron swing, incl. the TrackMan numbers below.
Awesome stuff. Thank you for sharing. Funny how these Trackman customers keep on winning!
Why -3.7* attack angle ?!?!? with the driver.
there are a lot of good players that hit down on driver. Tour average is around -1.4. With higher swing speeds they can still launch it from a neg angle.
Drive -1.7 path -3.2 face with -1.1 spin axis?? Must be a heel shot. that ball should be missing target left but obviously not??
Iron -2.5path -3.1face spin axis 3.9R ?? how is that possible?
His out to in swing path and a close face cause a pull fade. The fade ends on the target line where he’s aiming, just starts the shots left of it.
Club face is closed, but in relation to club path its open. Will start left, cut right.
Well, no? Face angle is more closed (left) than the clubpath, so this should be a mini pull right? (only a mini with those numbers, could be intentional if he’s stancing right of target).
I believe hitting down on the ball effect the path more so that might be why.
Exactly…hit down and your club path (which is function of swing direction and attack angle) gets pushed right. Hit up and vice versa; your path will get moved to the left because you are coming back up the swing plane or tilted hula hoop:-)
His swing direction is so far left, but because he is hitting so down on everything, his club path gets neutralised out…classic modern left arm path swing and power fade.
Those driver numbers are because he cuts the ball. Looks like he might have over cut this one a little bit cause his carry distance was only 293 with a club head speed of 121. Should have carried more, with less cut, if he flushed it perfect.
a -1.7 p and -3.2 F on center hit isn’t cutting unless you have a big left to right wind or possibility heel shot. please correct me if I’m wrong. thanks
Because the face is open to the path. Correct me if I’m wrong, although I’m not.
The data screen shot clearly says the face is closed to the path for both shots. It also says 2016, so perhaps before he started playing his cut. These should be pull draws based on the face/path numbers.
Ball flight fade only heel shot both shot
Lol why are you being a jerk. You ARE wrong. What do you think a -1.5 degree “face to path” means in the graphic? it means his face is closed relative to his club path. Just like Owen said, unless he hit it off the heel and got some rightward spin due to gear effect, the driver swing was a pull.
Also, it clearly says the spin axis is left in the graphic which means he did not hit a fade so idk why you’re being rude when you have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about.
If path is out-to-in and face is closed, did he pull it?
I can only imagine because of his 3.7o down attack angle is this shot not a dead pull left off the planet and actually cuts. His face is closed to the path 1.5o and the path is out-in. Would love a Trackman Rep to address this. Thanks
so his face to path for 6 iron is -0.6 deg closed, but spin axis is 3.9 deg right….how far on he heel does he have to hit it to do that? or is there another explanation?
Launch angle of only 12 with a 6 iron and that low spin makes me think this is a thin heel shot
Blue Crown? Mizuno?
It is, what it is .. Heard this morning that Tiger has 15 majors and 10 by the time he was 30 & that is truly remarkable but stop the comparisons with Tiger .. Tiger is Tiger .. Brooks started later and his physical conditioning should alllow him to compete longer without injury ! Time will tell but Brooks is a remarkable athlete .. not a showman !
Track man team,
Can you help me understand the difference between brooks and Justin Thomas 6 iron numbers? They have nearly identical swing speed, ball speed, Launch angles, yet the distance gap is about 10 yards. This is likely the gap in spin rates by about 1,000 rpms causing JT to be shorter.
My confusion lies with the spin rate and the relationship to their attack angles. Brooks shows a 9 degree AoA, to JT AoA of 5, yet brooks has the lower spin rate? Shouldn’t this be the other way around? Can you help me understand what’s going on here?
I myself have a steeper swing, near 7 degrees AoA and club speed around 98,99 For my 6 iron, but my spin rates are all very high per club. Around 7,000 for 6 iron, well north of 10k for my pitching wedge.
I’m using pro V1 ball and standard loft jpx 919 tour irons. I’d like to lower my spin rates across all irons and wedges. I’ve been considering trying the AVX golf ball but don’t see any research of other high speed golfers using this type of ball.
I know the pros have different balls than is available to the public. Do you know of any pros using the low compression low spin technology of the AVX in their custom golf ball?
Look forward to your response.
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Wow -9 AOA, that seems really high. Crazy he barley takes a divot. What’s tour average (-4)?