Total is the distance to the final resting spot of the golf ball
Total is carry plus or minus any bounce and roll.
Total is a calculated value based on the landing angle, landing ball speed, and spin rate. A flat surface (ground) and “normal” hardness is assumed to calculate total distance.
Total – The straight-line distance to the golf ball’s calculated resting point which corresponds to CARRY as defined plus the calculated bounce and roll of the golf ball.
Remark: TrackMan calculates bounce and roll based on a proprietary model that assumes a flat surface with certain hardness. Landing spin rate, landing angle, and landing ball speed are all factors in determining the estimated bounce and roll of a specific shot.
PGA TOUR (Driver)
- 287 yards total
LPGA TOUR (Driver)
- 237 yards total
TrackMan Combine Averages (average total)
Male Amateur (Driver)
- Scratch of Better = 259 yards
- 5 HCP = 242 yards
- 10 HCP = 224 yards
- Average Golfer (14.5) = 212 yards
- Bogey Golfer = 205 yards
Female Amateur (Driver)
- Scratch or Better = 214 yards
- 5 HCP = 193 yards
- 10 HCP = 180 yards
- 15 HCP = 169 yards
The standard assumption for total comes from the TrackMan Optimizer. For the driver, a club speed of 94 mph, attack angle of 0 degrees, and optimized carry results in a total of 244 yards. In general, total is ignored for iron shots. Carry is the most important distance measurement for non-driver shots.
Read what our TrackMan University Masters say about Total…
Philadelphia Cricket Club, PA, US
“I use total mainly when I am trying to optimize driver distance. It is important to look at all of the factors that go into total distance when looking to improve this number: club speed, attack angle, launch angle, spin rate, landing angle, and contact point on the club face.”
Carl’s Golfland, MI, US
“Total yardage takes into account the carry distance plus bounce and roll. I use this mainly for the driver or shots hit to the fairway. Total is a good number to show how far the golfer is hitting their driver and making sure that their launch conditions are optimized in order to generate maximize carry as well as maximum bounce and roll. ”
Dom DiJulia School of Golf, PA, US
“I use total when coaching average players in order to emphasize the difference between carry and total. Very commonly, the yardage average players think of as their carry number for a given club is actually very close to their total number. Average players need to understand that roll varies greatly and that hitting greens requires they understand the differences between carry and total.”