Side total is the distance from the target line based on where the ball comes to rest
Side total is side plus or minus any bounce and roll.
Side total is a calculated value based on the landing angle, landing direction, landing ball speed, and spin rate. A flat surface (ground) and “normal” hardness is assumed to calculate total distance.
Side Total – The perpendicular distance between the target line and the golf ball’s calculated resting point which corresponds to CARRY as defined plus the calculated bounce and roll of the golf ball.
TrackMan Combine Averages (average total side from target line)
- Driver = 15.6 yards
- Driver = 12.7 yards
8 HCP Male Amateur
- Driver = 20.7 yards
8 HCP Female Amateur
- Driver = 15.3 yards
The standard assumption for side total is zero for all clubs. It is a standard assumption that the ball starts straight at the target and has no curvature (zero spin axis) therefore having a side of zero and total side of zero.