Titliest 910 D2 Driver - Interpreting the Data
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 test process. 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
As we discussed in the review itself, the Diamana 'Ahina shaft appears to be a very low launching offering. 5 of our 6 testers had average launch angles of under 11°, and two were under 8°. It should go without saying that higher (and potentially more favorable) launch angles could be achieved with alternative shafts, however; it also suggests that golfers who are looking to lower their ball flight should give the 'Ahina a try.
Another thing to keep an eye on as we work our way through our 2011 reviews is club head speed, especially for the guys who test with us for every review. What I expect you'll see is that club speed varies from club to club, and sometimes by meaningful margins. More often than not, club head speed translates to ball speed, which translates to distance. Those manufactures who find ways to eek out a couple of MPHs worth of swing speed (usually through the use of lighter components, and longer shafts), and are able to couple that with what's often referred to as a "hot face", will likely produce the highest distance numbers for the season.
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.