From day one of the new review system we've talked about not only the importance of data, but the importance of actually being able to share that data with our readers. What you see below is each and every shot that our 6 golfers took during the testing process for the PING K15 Fairway Wood (Specifically the 16°, 3 Wood). Hovering over any point on the map will give you all the pertinent details of that particular shot. Raw averages were compiled for each and every piece of data we culled from our simulators. If the screen looks a bit cluttered for your taste you can simply de-select any golfer to remove his data from the charts.
On each of the bar graphs, we include two reference lines. The dotted gray line will always represent the average for all golfers for whom we collected data. The dotted black line represents the averages for only those golfers you select. This way you are able to quickly see how the numbers from an individual, or sub-set of testers compares to both each other and the testing group as a whole. We also include sliders which allow you to filter golfers based on driver swing speed and handicap.
What to Look For
Somewhat surprising (to me anyway) most of our testers were extremely consistent with respect to average distance. Most formed their own band of dots horizontally across the range. In a perfect world, everyone would cluster their shots a bit tighter together, but overall, we think this looks pretty solid. Slicers should also take note that just as it was with the K15 Driver, the chart is very heavily left-side biased, which tells us the K15 should help those who slice their fairway clubs.
As usual, Dan was the longest of our testers. He was so long, in fact, that removing him from the selection list drops the maximum distance displayed on the vertical axis from 300 yards, all the way down to 260. That's quite a gap between him and the rest of the field.
How are we doing?
If there's anything you'd like us to try and add to these interactive pages we generate, stop by the MyGolfSpy forum and let us know. If it's possible, we might just do it.