The 22 years old Jon Rahm, is one of the new upcoming stars on the European and PGA Tour.

Jon has proven that he is able to compete at the highest level with 2 Top-3 finishes in the 2017 season.

Distance is definitely one of his many strengths, have a look at the numbers below.

## 9 Iron

## 6 Iron

## Driver

The low hands at impact seem to be common to some great players

I am guessing less than 30 degrees loft on his iron with the 6 stamped on it.

@Chris Trunzer He actually plays a 31° 6 iron.

Why is he so steep with the 9 iron?

Downward AOA typically gets it high in the air to make it fall straight down like a marshmallow…

Hi. I am new to the whole trackman stats and i just wanted to understand, why Jons Driver shot is curving to the left (-1.8)?

Club Path is out to in -2.8 , Face to path is 1.7 open. Should ´nt it curve to the right? Or is it an off-center stroke (toe-hit) ?

Thanks for your reply.

Hi Manuel,

You are right, it should have been a fade for him, but it’s almost straight or curving a bit to the left, which means impact is probably slightly towards the toe.

I’d agree but you can freeze frame the video and it actually looks like it’s a slight heel strike (assuming videos are supposed to marry up with the figures)

You don’t know where is the Center of gravity of the club. Maybe it’s not at the center ?

The face is closed in relation to the path. If the face was open 2.8* it would be a straight push. If the face is 2.9 open or more it would start right and fade. Hope this helps

It looks like the face-to-path is -1.1 degree, ie slightly shut producing a tight draw.

can you include swing plane on these

When I ,as a novice, compare numbers on trackman, watch ball strikers on video, in person and the range, it seems that the physical size (mass) of the golfer is a major factor.

Ball flight, or the numbers don’t matter…

Numbers defy common mathematical computation. A club head speed of 117 would at most translate to a distance factor of 2.4, given numbers tabulated by actual drives. Therefore, at 117 mph, carry distance would be 280.8. Actual distance is truly a factor of ball speed, since club head speed doesn’t always translate into the highest ball speed. However, given a factor of 1.64 of distance related to this ball speed of 175, the drive would travel 287. Nothing in measured distances gives a carry distance of 315. Minimum club head speed to carry a driver 300 is @ 125. Carry of 312 requires driver speed of 130.

How does spin factor into your “authoritative” calculations?

Also, Wind, Slope?

Definitely getting ball speed and distance confused. 1.5 is the theoretical limit for efficiency in a driver. 117 x 1.5 is 175.5 mph of ball speed, with 1600 spin, which may actually be a bit too low and a 14 degree launch, This shot is definitely capable of reaching 315 carry.