Effect of tail wind on drives

Ever wonder how tail wind can affect your distance?  Assuming that you are driving the ball with a ball speed of 138 mph (a typical golfer with 94 mph swing speed), launching the ball at 16 degree, 2500 rpm back spin.  Environment wise, playing at most Singapore course which is sea level, temperature of 31 deg and typical relative humidity of 70%.  Here’s how tail wind can affect your distance.

Tail Wind (mph) 2 4 6 8 10
Carry (m) 217.2 221.1 224.4 227.1 229.3
Total (m) 238.3 246.3 255.1 262.4 269.4

Next time take this into consideration to lay up for your second shot…

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