One of the most ignored segments of the golfing community is the low handicap, but low swing speed golfer. It is always assumed that low handicaps (0-5) have very fast swing speeds (100MPH). Most graphs and charts show a direct relationship between handicap and swing speed, asserting that low handicappers have swing speeds 100, while middle handicappers have swing speeds 85-95.
There is a segment that shoots low scores (72-78) but doesn't hit the ball very far (85 mph driver speed). These golfers (sometimes seniors, but not always) are obviously very consistent, good ball strikers, and have good short games. They miss a fairway every decade. They never lose balls but change them when they're tired of hitting the same one for two months. They probably were former college golfers or are golfers that play a lot. They buy a lot of equipment.
There is very little advice for them about clubs, balls, strategies, technique and mental game. For instance, low handicap high speed players should use high performance balls that spin alot to stop on the green. The low speed golfer should use harder balls that don't spin and roll (off the green into the trap mostly).
So in this discussion I would like to get science, facts, and opinions on what works for this type of golfer. What clubs and set makeup work the best? What ball? What course strategy? What technique? What to practice? What mental approaches?
I would think the manufacturers would be very interested in this golf segment, since I am sure they buy more than their share of equipment.