Mike Malaska uses the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor to explain what is smash factor. Smash factor is all about efficiency and a combination of clubhead speed and ball speed.
If you make a swing with your driver and have a 100 mph clubhead speed, your ball speed will be 150 mph. That makes your smash factor will be 1.50.
Before going to more speed, you must try to increase the efficiency rate. Tour players are very efficient and know how to maximize their smash factor.
It doesn’t matter what speed you start with; you can swing slow and still get a good smash factor based on the speed of the ball.
Mike makes an easy swing and hits the ball with his driver. His smash factor was 1.49, and the ball only went 114 yards in the air.
Using the Rapsodo Launch Monitor is an excellent way to maximize your smash factor.