If we set up a hybrid and iron, with the same loft, headweight, shaft length, and grip, the hybrid will go further because of a hot face. But how much? Yeah it depends on clubhead speed.
Tom Wishon has published the math formula online to calculate this difference, but i need to know a COR example, can you tell me approximately what this is for your KE4 Tour TC H4 (22 degrees) hybrid? (because thats the one i might get next)
Apparently the COR for a conventional iron is .77 to .79, and If i am not mistaken the simplified math will be:
Ball speed = X*(1.Y/1+(45.93/Z))
X = Clubhead speed mph
Y = COR
Z = head weight grams
A conventional iron head of 240g and 85mph clubhead speed = 127mph ball speed
If the same hybrid has a max COR of 0.83, then it increases ball speed by 3.5mph, so approx 6.4 yards longer
Thanks Britt – thats gonna keep my busy for a while :)
Tom has specifically mentioned that its the clubhead weight in his COR effect formula, which challenges my thinking too, as you said total club weight matters. I will ask him about that.