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Definition: "Clubhead speed" is a measure, in miles per hour, of how fast the clubhead of a golf club is traveling at the point it impacts the golf ball. Clubhead speed can be recorded by a launch monitor or other radar-employing device.

On the PGA Tour, a typical clubhead speed is 110-115 mph. On the LPGA Tour, 90-100 mph. Most "average" golfers don't approach those speeds, although some big hitters can exceed what the pros typically average. But a typical recreational male is probably swinging somewhere in the neighborhood of 85 mph, while a typical amateur female golfer is probably around 60 mph.

Also Known As: Swing speed
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