Home  Home
Forum  Forum
FAQ  FAQ     Search  Search     Downloads  Downloads     Memberlist  Memberlist     Usergroups  Usergroups
Private Messages  Log in to check your private messages  
Register  Register   Log in  Log in  

Post new topic  Reply to topic
 Conditions « View previous topic :: View next topic » 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Conditions Reply with quote

Trusted user

Joined: 09 Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Location: CT USA

OK, here is the mystery.. I compete in Long Drive.. Why is is that in Florida ( high heat and humidity) the drives don't fly near as far as out west. ( arizona for example)

I understand the effect of elevation - less air, the ball travels farther, however, Humid air is less dense than dry air,therefore the ball should travel farther. heat is not an issue since its the same.. On the traj sim.

BS 150
Launch 12
Spin 2500
Elevation 2000

= 249 yrds

If I change the elevation to zero

244 yards

So elevation is not a big effect ( elevation in Mesquite is 1400)

In Long drive - if a guy hits 350 in FLA - thats killed, in Mesquite NV, people go over 400 .. ( some players got to 420)

Some of it is roll, but not a 70 yard diff? wind is the same

My theory, hitting an watching is that in the desert, the ground heats up( no moisture- think cement) and can create a lifting action ( warm air rising) this keeps the ball int the air longer, thus longer drives. in FLA, teh ground is moist and spongy - thus it does not heat up


Mike B
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic  Reply to topic Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

DAJ Glass (1.0.9) template by Dustin Baccetti
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © Frank Schmidberger and Dave Tutelman - 2007