This Q&A has been excerpted from Dear Frank…Answers to 100 of Your Golf Equipment Questions
I know that getting a proper fitting with a launch monitor is the best way to determine my best driver specs. But do you have a rule-of-thumb on how high a driver shot should be (at its apex)? I’m just looking for a range to tell me if I’m way off. I have a swing speed of 95-100 mph with my driver and I carry it ~230 yds on average under normal conditions.
The height of a drive, which goes 230 yards on the carry, would be about 120 to 150 feet at the apex of its trajectory. This will depend on a number of factors such as launch angle and spin rate but this is a ballpark figure and that’s all you asked for. Hope this helps.