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#1 PJP1113

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:05 PM

Hi,

I've noticed that there are a lot of 300+ hitters at WRX... I mean a lot. Some of the feedback may not be applicable to my swing, and I noticed this average joe forum.

What is the definition of an average joe? Would I be better off looking/searching for advice on this sub forum?

I play between a 6-9 hcp. My SS is 100-105. A great drive of mine goes 300 yards, average about 270. I live in Colorado so the numbers are slightly inflated.

Thanks!


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:28 PM

What you read on WRX and what is reality are two very different things.

If there was a requirement of a video submission for everyone on the site to showcase their golf game, the average drive would be around 265, and you would see more 15 HDCP swings than you would 1.5 HDCP. The Internet allows people to live an anonymous life beyond what is reality.

There should be a GolfWRX Open where everyone who plays is required to have their tournament score as a part of their signature until the next years tournament.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:00 PM

I second that...

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 06:52 PM

Where in Colorado? From your username I would guess Colorado Springs? (PJ = patty jewett)??

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 01:52 PM

Avg Joe on wrx = 25 handicap that hits it 305, plays blades, great ball stricker, just struggles a bit with with short game, currently working on using the bounce more w/ chip shots, streaky putting.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 01:58 PM

It would be great if WRX would put on 4 stroke play tourneys a year in different regions of the U.S. I would travel a few hours to play for sure. Things would change a bit if people had to actually "walk the walk"

Can you imagine how many post would start with... "I just had an off day"
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:13 PM

Haha some of this is brilliant, I was put off posting when I first joined.

I'll be honest I have a swing speed of 93-95 MPH - A good drive for me is 250 yards (9 Handicap), funnily enough either WRX has a conglomeration of all the best casual golfers or someone is telling lies.......especially when I am told that the average handicap in most countries is about 18, and swing speed 85 ish miles an hour.

I consider myself a very Average Joe!

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:40 PM

I'd definitely say I'm average overall. I'm a high single digit handicapper that played in high school and just plays every spring/summer now. Just like to go out and have fun. I don't know anything about club tech or fitting etc. etc. etc. Just play to enjoy the game.
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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:03 PM

To me I'm "average Joe" (although maybe it's below average Joe).  Only time I hit it over 245 is downhill with a 15mph tailwind.  Not a good ball striker but many more "hits" than misses nowadays.  Getting from 20 yards and in on to the green is what gets me the most.

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:05 PM

I'm a self-proclaimed average Joe. My driver SS is around 95, with the exception of my 54*/58* wedges all of my clubs are R-flex graphite shafted noodles. I hit my driver 220-250 depending on course conditions. According to this site, I'm a good 3 to 4 clubs shorter than everyone else but who cares???  I enjoy playing the game and I can work my way around reasonable length courses (<6,500 yards). I don't need to play the championship tees to feel accomplished.  I don't practice as much as I play. I play when I can and I love the game :-).  That's my idea of average Joe.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

that would be me

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:50 PM

I've been playing on and off for roughly 14 years. I'll be 25 this year, I have a ss of 98-103 and I do have a stiff flex in my Cobra Fly Z+, I'm a high handicap and I can't putt my way out of a paper bag. I'm as average as they come.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:26 PM

I'm below average on distance and swing speed, due to being old and broken down.

The only club I can hit consistently more than 230 yards is my lob wedge, when trying to hit a five yard flop...

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:03 AM

At courses where I've been a member, I'd say I was above average length wise - it helps that I'm tall and get the extra leverage of long arm.  Out the screws , I hit my driver 270-280, that's including running out on the fairway (driver swing speed is ~ 105mph). If I had to average all my drives in a round, its probably around 250 (again, including run out).  I definitely agree that most people over estimate/exaggerate how far they hit it.   For what it's worth, in my book Average Joe in this forum is a 15-18 handicapper, who drives it 250ish
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Posted 31 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

I think Average Joe is a Bogey Golfer. Probably has fairly good swing speed, but poor contact consistency. Sure, they will hit a 9 iron from 150, but only 10% of the time does it ever actually land on the green.

I don't think I want to be in a WRX tournament. I don't think there's enough digits for my scores.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 12:49 PM

View PostEnfynet, on 31 May 2015 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think Average Joe is a Bogey Golfer. Probably has fairly good swing speed, but poor contact consistency. Sure, they will hit a 9 iron from 150, but only 10% of the time does it ever actually land on the green.

I don't think I want to be in a WRX tournament. I don't think there's enough digits for my scores.

I just played with one of these douchbg's on Friday. Would try to hit his approach wedge 130 yards whenever he could. Short and right most times aside from the one par 3 that was downhill and a breeze at his back. It trickled onto the front lip, 40 feet from the hole.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 01:00 PM

View Postpktaske, on 08 June 2015 - 12:49 PM, said:

View PostEnfynet, on 31 May 2015 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think Average Joe is a Bogey Golfer. Probably has fairly good swing speed, but poor contact consistency. Sure, they will hit a 9 iron from 150, but only 10% of the time does it ever actually land on the green.

I don't think I want to be in a WRX tournament. I don't think there's enough digits for my scores.


I just played with one of these douchbg's on Friday. Would try to hit his approach wedge 130 yards whenever he could. Short and right most times aside from the one par 3 that was downhill and a breeze at his back. It trickled onto the front lip, 40 feet from the hole.

I would like to think a terrible personality makes a person a d-bag, not their club selection, but I don't know it all
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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:37 PM

Well, I didn't start playing the game until I turned 50, so I was never in that 300 yard off the tee club to begin with.
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Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:01 PM

View PostAsiz, on 08 June 2015 - 01:00 PM, said:

View Postpktaske, on 08 June 2015 - 12:49 PM, said:

View PostEnfynet, on 31 May 2015 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think Average Joe is a Bogey Golfer. Probably has fairly good swing speed, but poor contact consistency. Sure, they will hit a 9 iron from 150, but only 10% of the time does it ever actually land on the green.

I don't think I want to be in a WRX tournament. I don't think there's enough digits for my scores.


I just played with one of these douchbg's on Friday. Would try to hit his approach wedge 130 yards whenever he could. Short and right most times aside from the one par 3 that was downhill and a breeze at his back. It trickled onto the front lip, 40 feet from the hole.

I would like to think a terrible personality makes a person a d-bag, not their club selection, but I don't know it all

You're quite right actually. I neglected to mention the 'personality' was equally as charming as his club selection. Lecturing me and the lady I was teamed with on the first hole about how we were going to approach 'pace of play' this round (ie-she wasn't very good and they wanted to make sure she kept the game going). . By the fourth hole the foursome behind us started yelling at him for hitting multiple balls at each tee!!

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 03:57 PM

I'm definitely a below average joe, I due swing driver at prob something like 110-115 but that's about the only good part of my game I miss hit irons all the time have poor chipping in real game play(hole out chips when I'm practicing) and can't reliably sink any putt farther then 2 feet out. All that being said I love the game and want to learn as much about it as I can.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 02:20 PM

Average Joe in distance..... ss 105,,,, 265 average total last 6 years...
I guess not average in score.... I am a 6 hdcp, and average 79 over last 6 years...
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Posted 05 August 2015 - 02:29 PM

I would consider myself an Avg Joe for real life.  Mediocre at best Joe on GolfWRX.

Index dropped from 22 to 16 this year.  SS between 90-95 reliable.  I've been known to swing faster, but it's anyone's guess where the ball will go.  I have never hit a ball 300 yards (I'm pretty sure it wouldnt even happen in Colorado with a 20 MPH wind at my back hitting down a giant hill).
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Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:06 PM

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What you read on WRX and what is reality are two very different things.

If there was a requirement of a video submission for everyone on the site to showcase their golf game, the average drive would be around 265, and you would see more 15 HDCP swings than you would 1.5 HDCP. The Internet allows people to live an anonymous life beyond what is reality.

There should be a GolfWRX Open where everyone who plays is required to have their tournament score as a part of their signature until the next years tournament.

I've played with two people who post on this site this year. One claimed 112 mph clubhead speed, he may have gotten to 100 mph once, my 95 mph was putting balls past him all day. And he didn't come close to breaking 90.The other bragged about shooting even par the weekend before and having a driver from a tour player, he shot 94.

I think Phoenix would be a great place for a GolfWRX Championship.
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Posted 06 August 2015 - 10:39 PM

View Postshart6, on 06 August 2015 - 09:06 PM, said:

View Postjdg2494, on 27 March 2015 - 03:28 PM, said:

What you read on WRX and what is reality are two very different things.

If there was a requirement of a video submission for everyone on the site to showcase their golf game, the average drive would be around 265, and you would see more 15 HDCP swings than you would 1.5 HDCP. The Internet allows people to live an anonymous life beyond what is reality.

There should be a GolfWRX Open where everyone who plays is required to have their tournament score as a part of their signature until the next years tournament.

I've played with two people who post on this site this year. One claimed 112 mph clubhead speed, he may have gotten to 100 mph once, my 95 mph was putting balls past him all day. And he didn't come close to breaking 90.The other bragged about shooting even par the weekend before and having a driver from a tour player, he shot 94.

I think Phoenix would be a great place for a GolfWRX Championship.
I wonder if the guy claiming 112 had ever had his speed tested WHILE on the course? I can swing pretty fast but am often afraid to with the ball in front of me.
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Posted 06 August 2015 - 11:41 PM

Well, there was a thread where a kid had a 130mph swing speed according to his dad. 330 yd drives on average. Meh.


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:17 AM

Truth be told there are a lot of mutants on WRX which explains the distance anomalies. That is what the X stands for. Some mutants are physically strong and can hit the ball a long way and some mutants just have mental problems.

That is the best explanation you are going to get....

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 06:15 PM

View PostEnfynet, on 06 August 2015 - 10:39 PM, said:

View Postshart6, on 06 August 2015 - 09:06 PM, said:

View Postjdg2494, on 27 March 2015 - 03:28 PM, said:

What you read on WRX and what is reality are two very different things.

If there was a requirement of a video submission for everyone on the site to showcase their golf game, the average drive would be around 265, and you would see more 15 HDCP swings than you would 1.5 HDCP. The Internet allows people to live an anonymous life beyond what is reality.

There should be a GolfWRX Open where everyone who plays is required to have their tournament score as a part of their signature until the next years tournament.

I've played with two people who post on this site this year. One claimed 112 mph clubhead speed, he may have gotten to 100 mph once, my 95 mph was putting balls past him all day. And he didn't come close to breaking 90.The other bragged about shooting even par the weekend before and having a driver from a tour player, he shot 94.

I think Phoenix would be a great place for a GolfWRX Championship.
I wonder if the guy claiming 112 had ever had his speed tested WHILE on the course? I can swing pretty fast but am often afraid to with the ball in front of me.

I doubt the guy ever did any real testing. As for your comment go hit some balls into Lake Erie. The swing speed you can stripe one is your maximum clubhead speed because how can you miss the lake? (From Jackie Burke) Your usable clubhead speed is how fast can you swing barefoot playing. I was taught to play the totally different game, tournament golf barefooted. I got to play some very nice places late in the day for the price of a $1 nassau  with the other 3 guys in the group. You really learn tempo, balance and feeling slopes that way. My instructors to this day insist on a barefoot session. And I haven't worn golf shoes in 20 years. (Generally attributed to Sam Snead from a 1959 Life Magazine article.)
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Posted 07 August 2015 - 06:33 PM

Normally 235 off the tee....very,very short for WRX'ers.....I did hit a 300 yarder once....that sucker hit a cart path and REALLY

took off ! I have no doubt that there are some guys on here who can lay it out there on a consistent basis,but I also think

there are a lot more who maybe exaggerate, maybe just a little.
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Posted 23 August 2015 - 11:20 PM

Mid-90's swing speed. Aside from recently lowing spin so my drives will roll out over 250 instead of plugging I've never felt like I needed to work on that. I'm rarely if ever paired with a true long bomber when I'm a single. Actually most of the time I get comments on my 250 yard 'bombs'.
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Posted 24 August 2015 - 01:45 AM

I like the honesty in this thread... Stay out of the Long Drive column....It gets deep in there, and I don't have the boots for it.

Personally, I do have a driver swing in the 110 range. I average 285 or so, but have hit a good amount of 300 yard drives. Of course, wind helps(and beer). I won't get into how my 3 wood goes just as far.....

I do play blades. MP-32's. S300's, bent 1* upright. My ball striking is decent. My 9 iron goes right at 145. I hit the ball waaaay high, so not a lot of roll up to 5 iron, which goes 185-190. My 3 and 4 irons roll out some.

I played to an 18 not too many years ago. This year I have played more golf than ever. And I'm playing close to a10 or 11. Had a few sub 80 scores for the first time and not many over 85.


Long story short, I think where you play has a big influence on handicap. I play a lot of munis, where you can miss a fairway by a ways and still score.. Desert or links courses where that same ball is out or unplayable? That can make a decent player look like a hack based on numbers.



Just re-read the earlier posts... I chip and putt pretty well. Hopefully keeping three putts to one or two per round. And, yeah, I keep track. Right along with fairways and greens hit

Edited by mike_dmt, 24 August 2015 - 01:49 AM.


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