Bomber_11, on 12 August 2017 - 10:05 PM, said:
I think it's a couple of things.
1. Through the anonymity of the internet, you can claim anything you want to.
2. A lot of people don't have a realistic idea of how far they hit it. I have a buddy who consistently guesses his drives at 280 and my drives at 340. In reality I'm 300 and he's 240 lol.
3. Folks claim their all time longest drive as their new yardage. It's like shooting 71 once and claiming you're a +1.
4. Some people aren't lying and really do hit it as far as they say they do.
Hitting the ball 300 w/ accuracy and consistency is the real kicker though. It isn't impossible, but realistically - for an amateur to consistently hit it past 300 and in the short grass isn't the norm. At my club, I'd say there's a 8-10 golfers out of hundreds who have that ability.
That being said, "how far do you hit it?" in golf is the same as "how much do you bench?" at the gym. It's the long dick measuring formula.
I definitely couldn't claim my longest drive as my average, no way I'm hitting it 360 all the time
I think I must have hit a sprinkler cover or something! But it was the middle of summer and it hadn't rained for a few weeks so the course was bone dry.....
I think a lot of the super long hitters are probably playing on courses like that, I play links usually and if theres no wind I can get a good 270-280 out of my 3 wood including roll out and up to 320 with the driver (would like to think I'm carrying 270-280 given SS but no idea), but I have no ability to measure how much of that is carry and how much is roll out.....the links layout is a bit misleading as sometimes you might catch a downslope in the fairway or a small hump and end up shorter or longer than you thought
Also cant do it consistently with any accuracy, I'm a 1/5 kinda driver.....as in one straight one to 4 others that can only be described as kaka, doodoo, poop.....long ish but probably way off in the rough or OB
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