Justin Thomas Crushes a 250 Yard Drive With a Mini Golf Putter | Smash Factor | Golf Digest

  • Published: 11 April 2017
  • Justin Thomas is one of the longest golfers on the planet because he has an insane smash factor, which is ball speed divided by club speed. In other words, Thomas swings crazy fast and has amazing hand-eye coordination. Thomas's peak smash factor is on par with Dustin Johnson. Golf Digest wanted to find out what his smash factor would be with a kids club, tennis racket, baseball bat, shovel, wiffle ball bat, and mini-golf putter. The results were astounding.

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Comments • 70

  • Tristan
    Tristan  2 months back

    This might be the most useless video I've ever seen in my life.

    • Felix Mauboules
      Felix Mauboules  3 months back

      Announcer: Justin Thomas has insane hand-eye cordination

      Justin thomas: misses ball with tennis racket

    • Ian Wolf
      Ian Wolf  3 months back

      How are you a long golfer

      • Debbiebabe69
        Debbiebabe69  3 months back

        Ball speed divided by club speed? Surely that is just a measure of the coefficient of restitution of the ball and the club?

        • The Swedish Golfer Channel

          150 pounds! There goes my theory out of the window that my brother outdrives me with 20 yards due to his 20 pound weight advantage :)

          • Kevin Lu WX
            Kevin Lu WX  12 months back

            Wow, JT hits it as hard as professional tennis players

            • yes333yes
              yes333yes  1 years back

              idk why, but I really dislike this guy....

              • SDK
                SDK  1 years back

                Outdrove me with a putter

                • NASA Ship 7
                  NASA Ship 7  1 years back

                  When he hits it farther with a putter then me with a driver...

                  • Syon Cheung
                    Syon Cheung  1 years back

                    but the putter isn’t fast as Jamie Sadlowski

                    • Luca Tentorio
                      Luca Tentorio  1 years back

                      and the conclusions of this useless video are..??

                    • uɐuɐʞ
                      uɐuɐʞ  1 years back

                      His *smash factor* is just *nuts. Ball speed* divided by *head speed*

                      • Chris V
                        Chris V  2 years back

                        So he’s happy Gilmore

                        • Joakim Kornbek
                          Joakim Kornbek  2 years back

                          Why is he hitting a Wilson Staff ball? 0:16

                          • Victor Y
                            Victor Y  2 years back

                            Do some jumping jacks before the studio voice over, pretend you're talking to a human. Sounds bizarre.

                            • Alex Green
                              Alex Green  2 years back

                              JT is a tool. Before he got really good he was such a mope and a B**** on the course, always whining, crying and moping around. He has some of the worst body language I've ever seen. I would love to knock his little bitch @$$ to the ground. The little C--- grew up on golf courses where daddy and pop pop were the course pros. Sounds like a tough life.

                              • Alex Green
                                Alex Green  2 years back

                                Victor Y you are a world class douche

                              • Alex Green
                                Alex Green  2 years back

                                Never do a wink face at a man again that is the weirdest/creepiest thing anyone has ever said online to me

                              • Alex Green
                                Alex Green  2 years back

                                Did I ever say it lessens his human value? Are you illiterate? I don't like him. He always whines on the course and I can't stand him. That's my right I don't need your approval. Now go get a life

                              • Victor Y
                                Victor Y  2 years back

                                Not everyone is required to have a tough life, it doesn't lessen their value as a human or undermine their character. Your aggression doesn't really make you look jealous as much as dumb.

                              • Alex Green
                                Alex Green  2 years back

                                Wtf does that even mean about the public school bit. Such a dumb ass response

                            • Mdmchannel
                              Mdmchannel  2 years back

                              Dude crushes it

                              • iWearCapeIRL
                                iWearCapeIRL  2 years back

                                Shovel confirmed going in JT's bag?

                                • The Big Beans
                                  The Big Beans  2 years back

                                  Caddie: forty two yards in what are you thinking

                                  Justin: hmmm I'm thinking shovel

                                  Caddie: little bit of draw?

                                  Justin: yup play it a bit lower but still a full swing

                                  Caddie after shot: wow that has to be the new digging technology

                                • Jason
                                  Jason  2 years back

                                  I produced a 6.9 smash factor with his girlfriend while he filmed this video

                                  • DiscoHusche
                                    DiscoHusche  1 years back

                                    Your Balls moved 7 times faster than your club? Where did they end up?

                                  • RubberBoobs&Liquor
                                    RubberBoobs&Liquor  1 years back

                                    Jason underrated comment here. A+

                                • Aspect
                                  Aspect  2 years back

                                  He looks like Jordan Spieths evil twin

                                  • EpicDiehard
                                    EpicDiehard  7 months back

                                    @Daniel Q I didn't know that, they should mention it during the broadcast sometime

                                  • Daniel Q
                                    Daniel Q  11 months back

                                    ironically he is a good friend of spieth...

                                • Derek Johnson
                                  Derek Johnson  2 years back

                                  This was just like the Jeff Flagg one

                                  • Amanda tompkins
                                    Amanda tompkins  2 years back

                                    Putter 253!!

                                    • David Aura
                                      David Aura  2 years back

                                      His smash factor with the shovel is better than my driver's. T_T

                                      • Dongsoo Lee
                                        Dongsoo Lee  2 years back

                                        Ball speed/club speed=Smash factor
                                        When Justin hits a baseball bat
                                        107.8 ball speed/76.3 club speed=1.41 smash factor
                                        Golf digest got 1.50 smash factor

                                        • reelkena
                                          reelkena  2 years back

                                          Him straight facing this is great.

                                          • bunkerputt
                                            bunkerputt  2 years back

                                            The shoveler can hit that shovel better. That's just his thing.

                                            • TYLER'S NFL DRAFT KING PICKS

                                              Shut that stupid women up

                                              • VWRabbit2008
                                                VWRabbit2008  2 years back

                                                He's also the biggest baby on tour wah 😭 Cry baby

                                                • Flame MC
                                                  Flame MC  2 years back

                                                  No, that's Kevin Na.

                                              • howiyeh bieber
                                                howiyeh bieber  2 years back


                                                • Mr. Big Body
                                                  Mr. Big Body  2 years back

                                                  He should use that putter instead of the driver

                                                  • Tom Donnelly
                                                    Tom Donnelly  2 years back

                                                    The sound of the golf ball off the face of his long irons is like nothing I've ever heard. The word "solid" doesn't even begin to describe it. Amazing ballstriker.

                                                    • zcmelak
                                                      zcmelak  2 years back

                                                      JT hit a teed golfball for a 500 foot homer? holy shit lol

                                                      • Dongsoo Lee
                                                        Dongsoo Lee  2 years back

                                                        Actually 138, but still, I bet that ball went like 50 yards

                                                      • Simon Freund
                                                        Simon Freund  2 years back

                                                        I'll bet you I can hit it further than 200yds with a tennis racquet

                                                      • Nig Ops
                                                        Nig Ops  2 years back

                                                        zcmelak that track man is way off how can u hit a tennis racket 170

                                                    • Aaron M
                                                      Aaron M  2 years back

                                                      what a pointless video..

                                                      • Chuck Taylor
                                                        Chuck Taylor  10 months back

                                                        Yea, Having fun is pointless.

                                                      • trouble.in. 421
                                                        trouble.in. 421  2 years back

                                                        wharffratt only *11* agree with _you_ tho....

                                                      • SmallYeti
                                                        SmallYeti  2 years back

                                                        Everything has to be useful

                                                      • Jpgundarun
                                                        Jpgundarun  2 years back

                                                        But entertaining all the same. Laughed at end.

                                                    • Davin Fligel
                                                      Davin Fligel  2 years back

                                                      Based on the rules governing CT and COR for Drivers and other clubs respectively it is near impossible to exceed 1.5 smash factor.

                                                      DJ and JT probably are within the margin of error at 1.5 using regulation clubs and balls. What you are really measuring is efficiency of transferring swing energy into forward momentum of the strike object. So.... as long as the player exceeds a certain speed and doesn't absorb momentum at contact (loose hands/no lag/arms only/no weigh behind through the shaft etc) you should achieve a smash factor of 1.5 if you hit the sweet spot of the club.

                                                      • Diego Courtney Golf
                                                        Diego Courtney Golf  1 years back

                                                        Will Scheurer my max was 1.52 i can never get it higher than that

                                                      • Will Scheurer
                                                        Will Scheurer  1 years back

                                                        1.52 is what I have seen to be the absolute max smash factor, or in other terms, a perfect shot. Anything higher might be error, but I am pretty sure 1.51 for DJ and 1.52 for Justin Thomas seem reasonable for two of the best golfers on the planet.

                                                      • DerpCakeFlies
                                                        DerpCakeFlies  2 years back

                                                        ive senn 1.55 with my M2-D Type driver...lol

                                                      • Neil Taylor
                                                        Neil Taylor  2 years back

                                                        It might also be measurement error. But i kinda like the toe theory.

                                                        My driver suits me really well, and I have seen 1.51 on trackman a few times, never that elusive 1.52 though :P

                                                    • Oskar Blomdahl
                                                      Oskar Blomdahl  2 years back