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Golf Club Distance Temperature Calculuator


Attention: This calculator has been updated to provide carry distances for different golf clubs. The distance depends on club speed and temperature.

When you press the CALCULATE button at the bottom of the form, you'll be taken to another page which will display the results. Record them and then press your browser's back button to return to this page to enter new data. Repeat the process as many times as you like.

The carry distance of the ball depends on temperature for two reasons.

1. The temperature of the club and ball affects the efficiency of energy transfer during the collision. The warmer the air temperature, the greater the efficiency and thus resulting ball speed.

2. The temperature of the air affects its density. The warmer the air, the less dense the air and thus the less frictional drag on the ball. Thus, warmer air yields greater carry distances.


Atmospheric Pressure = 101 kPa
Humidity = 70%

Provide the following values and the calculator will estimate some of your clubs' carry distances for the given temperatures.

Input Driver Club Speed  mph

Input Two Different Air Temperatures  F  F for comparison

Note: Very Long Hitter = 56 m/s = 125 mph
Long Hitter = 49 m/s = 110 mph
Medium Hitter = 42 m/s = 95 mph
Short Hitter = 36 m/s = 80 mph

32 F = 0 C
70 F = 21 C
90 F = 32 C

F = degrees Fahrenheit
C = degrees Celcius

Still not sure of your swing speed. Click here.


Trackman has a great video on the effects of temperature on golf ball distance. Click below.

Golf Calculators

  Over the years, I've developed a number of different calculators to help people's golf games. Below is a list of those calculators. Click on the links for more information.

Golf Club Distance Temperature Calculator -- calculates your club's carry distance and total distance with inputs of club speed, temperature, altitude, wind speed & direction, fairway firmness ... and compares to PGA or LPGA Tour averages. It also plots a graph of the trajectory.

Driver Distance Calculator -- input your club speed and this calculator will calculate your carry distance, total distance and angle of launch that maximizes distance. It also plots a graph of the trajectory.

Handicap Calculator -- input your most recent scores, and this calculator will calculate your handicap index.

Golf Altitude Distance Calculator -- input your club carry distances at your home course and this calculator will calculate your distances at other temperatures and altitudes (like 5000 feet compared to Sea Level).

Golf Tournament Draw Calculator -- input the names of your players and this calculator will provide a draw that minimizes the number of times different players play with one another (16 Players in 4 Rounds, etc).

Golf Wind Distance Calculator -- input your distance, wind speed and direction, and this will calculate where to aim and what distance to play (tailwind, headwind, crosswind).

Golf Temperature Distance Calculator -- input your club carry distances at 75 F and this calculator will determine your distances at any other temperature.

Putting Statistics Calculator -- track the number of putts you sink from different distances to get the true measure of your putting ability. Then, compare your average number of putts from different distances to pros and different handicap groups.


Downloadable Golf Tips

Putting Statistics Spreadsheet -- Keep track of your putting stats


Optimum Loft Golf Driver Spreadsheet -- Discover the loft for your driver = max distance


Golf Elevation Tool -- Determine the Ranges of your clubs at different elevations & temperatures.


Longest Golf Ball Report 2007 -- What are the game's longest balls?
Hit the Longest Ball with New Driver Technology
Reading Wind Speed and Hitting the Right Club
Reading Elevation Change and Hitting the Right Club
Reading Greens by Plumbing to Avoid Under Reads
Probable Golf Sleeve (All 3: Wind, Elevation, Plumb)
Probable Golf Bag (Golf Sleeve + Shot Pattern Analysis)
Average Golfer Stats: Match Play Fair Handicaps
Average Golfer Stats: Team Games, Best Handicaps
Average Golfer Stats: Fair Birdie Games
Average Golfer Stats (All 3: Match, Team, Birdie)
Golf Club Distances vs Temperature
Golf Club Distances vs Altitude
Golf Club Distances vs Temperature Altitude

There are many websites out there that give you stats on optimum trajectory angles for Drives at different club head speeds. Unfortunately, optimum trajectory angles do not correspond directly to optimum loft angles.

Increasing launch angle to optimize carry distance can primarily be accomplished in two ways — through an increase in the clubhead’s loft or from hitting the ball on the upswing. Hitting the ball on the upswing is also known as generating a positive angle of attack with the swing, and golfers that strike the ball on the upswing know firsthand how a positive angle of attack maximizes the already tremendous energy generated from extreme swing speeds.


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