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#91 Hubijerk

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

View Postdgarland, on 12 August 2017 - 09:18 PM, said:

From browsing the forums here and Facebook comment sections I can conclude that most golfers drive the ball far in excess of 300 yards and can easily carry mid irons 200 yards under normal conditions.  My question is this:  How does one who hits it such distances avoid leaving themselves half wedges into most of the par 4's?  Take a "normal" length par 4 of 400 or so yards.  If you hit it 330 off the tee (which seems well within the capacity of lots of posters here) you are left with approximately 70 yards.  Now for a guy who hits it 330 off the tee it seems highly unlikely that will be anywhere near a full swing with even the highest lofted wedge.  I'm guessing that if you drive it 330 with a swing speed in the 120ish range your 150 club is some sort of wedge.  Even if it's the lowest lofted wedge in your bag, let's say a PW at 46ish degrees, that means your next wedge is in the 50-52 degree range at 140ish, sand wedge at 130ish, lob wedge at 120ish.  Do you play on courses much longer than most?  Do you hit an iron off the tee on par 4's shorter than 450?  Do you just swing harder and drive the green so you don't have to hit a half wedge?

I carry the ball 280+ in calm 80 degree conditions at about 2000ft above sea level.

To answer you're question most courses I play are 7000+.  I played one a few days ago that totalled about 7600 with a bunch of par 4's that were 440-480 and 2 par 5's at more than 600.. Outside of the par 5's I didn't pull anything more than a 6 iron for a second shot.  There is a course I like to play that's 6500 and yeah, I'm hitting wedges in.  Even the longer courses when it gets hot and the ball flies and there's some roll I hit a lot of wedges.. so I have a 46, 50, 54, 58, and sometimes a 64 in my bag.  My distances through my bag seem to be pretty spot on with th eupper end of PGA tour avg.  The accuracy (especially off the tee) and putting is what keeps my scores up.

The other thing to remember is some courses have lots of doglegs and such, so on a 500 yard hole you can still hit a 300 yard drive and have 250 in if the angle is bad.

I understand the questioning, I'm not even the longest of my friends in our little competetive circle, and whenever I or we get paired with other guys there's usually a lot of head shaking and laughing, they apparantly don't see length like that often, and why would they? I really don't think I, we, are all that long.  I've played with a few D1 kids that can rip, a few guys that are DJ long, and a girl who hits it deep too.

There are way more guys and gals who can ball out there but you'll never see em unless you enter some usga sanctioned tournies, state ams and such or go play in some decent sized skins games.

I see a lot of posts doubting stated distances from people, and I get it..  But honestly, if you're healthy, in decent shape with some strength, and you're willing to put in the work, you can hit it 300 at least a few times a round, it's not that hard with the new equipment.. however it is much easier to just doubt and nay say everyone else.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:49 PM

Usually 250 - 270, Occasional 340s on down hill down wind desert courses. Home course, 230 on one, short par 4, and 240 on two, long par 5, up hill into the wind. August and no wind 260 and 280.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:55 PM

I think this discussion really depends on who you play with. Also, Colorado can lead to stupid numbers.
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

I've played with 3 Wx'ers and 2 of them hit it a mile. One I just played in our clubs match play and he really strikes it solid and it goes. Greta player. The other is a 1ish handicap as well. The 3rd is a 7 who hits s 240-260 yard cut. 66% of my experience with the forum are longer than most...
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:21 AM

I don't. I can sneak one out over 300 but it has to be high 80's and low humidity and maybe a little down hill and fairways kind of firm . I am also really loose that day. Other than that I hit it around 275. I am also longer on the course than the range even with good range ball.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:03 AM

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From browsing the forums here and Facebook comment sections I can conclude that most golfers drive the ball far in excess of 300 yards and can easily carry mid irons 200 yards under normal conditions.  My question is this:  How does one who hits it such distances avoid leaving themselves half wedges into most of the par 4's?  Take a "normal" length par 4 of 400 or so yards.  If you hit it 330 off the tee (which seems well within the capacity of lots of posters here) you are left with approximately 70 yards.  Now for a guy who hits it 330 off the tee it seems highly unlikely that will be anywhere near a full swing with even the highest lofted wedge.  I'm guessing that if you drive it 330 with a swing speed in the 120ish range your 150 club is some sort of wedge.  Even if it's the lowest lofted wedge in your bag, let's say a PW at 46ish degrees, that means your next wedge is in the 50-52 degree range at 140ish, sand wedge at 130ish, lob wedge at 120ish.  Do you play on courses much longer than most?  Do you hit an iron off the tee on par 4's shorter than 450?  Do you just swing harder and drive the green so you don't have to hit a half wedge?

Easy, don't hit driver when it's not the right club.

The other answer is short game, one needs one to play this game. In your example, 70 yards is one of my ideal numbers.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:48 AM

Internet golfers man ... we all hit it 350 :swoon:

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:20 AM

I thought to join this site there was a requirement to hit it 350?

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

Dont hate us 'cause you aint us!

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:28 PM

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

Funny story...let me start by saying I'm pretty honest with my distances.  I drive it 260-280.  Rarely, and I mean maybe 2x a year, will I get one out there 300.  I hit a 42* 9i 145 in the air.  PW is 125-130.  

So, I'm getting a putter fitting at Golftec the other day.  After it was done I asked if I could hit the new G400 on the monitor.  I'm currently gaming a Cobra F6 with Prolaunch red shaft.  No warm ups, first with the G400 was a dead push fade that went 270(total).  Next swing went 280 with a push fade.  Made an adjustment and hit one 324...then 312 at 108mph SS.  I called BS that I could really hit it that far, the fitter swore the monitor wasn't jacked up.  Maybe the G400 is the real deal lol
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:37 PM

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I have a friend who carries his drives 340 and gets no rollout whatsoever. Anyway, I've played a lot of golf with a lot of people and I've never seen a human being hit a golf ball like he does. Not even close.
Years back I regularly played with a young guy who hit it like that. Same, though - never seen anybody else in person hit it like that except for a few guys at the last PGA event I attended. This guy had been a pitcher in college and was built like DJ. Just murdered the ball. Eventually, he broke his arm throwing a pitch in a fast-pitch league. Then, I could outdrive him...until the cast was removed...

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:38 PM

Internet rule of thumb is actual distance multiplied by 15% :)   I drive about 240 using regular math!

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 11:53 AM

I typically drive the ball in the 290 to 310 range. Distance dont mean a thing though if you dont have that second shot to follow it up with. Courses are built to defend against long hitters if you are not that accurate and are playing the wrong tees.  Yes you can have a person drive it far off the tee box playing the forward tees, thats not what I am saying at all. If you are constantly bombing drives, you would want to play from further back, but thats just me. If its a shorter course or much tighter, I would prefer to play a driving iron or my 3 wood off the tee box. I run into some collegiate players or mini tour players who hit the crap out of the ball so they are out there. Nothing wrong with driving it 350 yards. Ive seen some players be just as good with a long iron into the green. To each their own, just be sure to back it up with a solid all around game and not just a long drive player.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

One of my home clubs holes is 275m from white tees and 290m from blues and our club captain told me I have to wait for the green to clear before hitting. Not sure how many yards that is but I think its over 300.

I have measured drives with a gps at well over 300m the longest was 344m problem is it was on an adjacent hole which is the thing with my distance on all but maybe 1 or 2 drives per 18 holes they tend to go the wrong direction. Plus I often suck at the second shot when I do get the drive right.

However I am the only one at the club who goes on internet forums about golf because im pretty obsessed with it. The regular player so the rest of the 200 odd members who average 200m wouldnt know something like this exists. I would assume that most people who arent full of bs and hit it a long way are in a similar position with regard to being on wrx.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

Can I equate one athletic "skill" with another?  If one can dunk a basketball that may not make him a great basketball player and one who can drive 300+ is not always a great golfer.

Posted by one who has never dunked or driven 300! :)

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:25 PM

View Postdgarland, on 12 August 2017 - 09:18 PM, said:

From browsing the forums here and Facebook comment sections I can conclude that most golfers drive the ball far in excess of 300 yards and can easily carry mid irons 200 yards under normal conditions.  My question is this:  How does one who hits it such distances avoid leaving themselves half wedges into most of the par 4's?  Take a "normal" length par 4 of 400 or so yards.  If you hit it 330 off the tee (which seems well within the capacity of lots of posters here) you are left with approximately 70 yards.  Now for a guy who hits it 330 off the tee it seems highly unlikely that will be anywhere near a full swing with even the highest lofted wedge.  I'm guessing that if you drive it 330 with a swing speed in the 120ish range your 150 club is some sort of wedge.  Even if it's the lowest lofted wedge in your bag, let's say a PW at 46ish degrees, that means your next wedge is in the 50-52 degree range at 140ish, sand wedge at 130ish, lob wedge at 120ish.  Do you play on courses much longer than most?  Do you hit an iron off the tee on par 4's shorter than 450?  Do you just swing harder and drive the green so you don't have to hit a half wedge?
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:30 PM

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View PostLeftDaddy, on 13 August 2017 - 08:56 AM, said:

I have a friend who carries his drives 340 and gets no rollout whatsoever. Anyway, I've played a lot of golf with a lot of people and I've never seen a human being hit a golf ball like he does. Not even close.
Years back I regularly played with a young guy who hit it like that. Same, though - never seen anybody else in person hit it like that except for a few guys at the last PGA event I attended. This guy had been a pitcher in college and was built like DJ. Just murdered the ball. Eventually, he broke his arm throwing a pitch in a fast-pitch league. Then, I could outdrive him...until the cast was removed...
I used to have a buddy at a club I was at who could hit genuine 300 plus metre drives. Back then I was considered a long hitter but this guy could consistently hit it 50 metres by me. He is far and away the longest hitter I have played with. It is my experience that very few guys hit it much past 250.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:31 AM

The longer I've been around, played, and learned about golf. The shorter my drives got.

I think a lot of people just don't really have a good idea of how far they hit it due to trying to use remaining distance to a green, not accounting for elevation changes, and going by that one time where they hit a ball the absolute best they could and got a good bounce.

Even worse is the big box stores with their swing "radars" that I have yet to hit a drive less than 298 on. I can't tell you how pleased I was when I went to the PGA superstore and was only getting my drives out there in the 260 yard range.


There are guys out there that are legitimately long but for every 1 of them there are 4 that think they are. I played with a recently graduated college golfer who was putting it out there consistently in the 290 range. It was super impressive to watch in person.
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

I measure some of my drives with my SkyCaddie, so I know how far I am really hitting it. It's usually 250-260 when I make good contact. When I've got wind behind me, or a good bounce, or I hit it on the screws I've seen it go more. The only time I approach 300 is if all of those mentioned conditions are true during the same swing.

As long as I can hit it longer, or keep up with most of the guys I play with, I'm happy. I score with my irons and putting anyways. That's my bread and butter.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

I'm a senior and a 20 handicap, but I hit a drive 350 yards earlier this year.  Honestly!

As you have probably guessed, there is more to the story than at first appears.  The fairway of the 16th at Bletchingley (in the UK, just South of London) has a level run of about 200 yards before it goes over a ridge and drops down steeply.  I hit my (usual) 180 yard drive but, with the ground really firm, it rolled enough to reach the ridge before it ran all the way down the hill.  My GPS confirmed that I had hit my drive 350 yards.  Easy!
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

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View Postdgarland, on 12 August 2017 - 09:18 PM, said:

From browsing the forums here and Facebook comment sections I can conclude that most golfers drive the ball far in excess of 300 yards and can easily carry mid irons 200 yards under normal conditions.  My question is this:  How does one who hits it such distances avoid leaving themselves half wedges into most of the par 4's?  Take a "normal" length par 4 of 400 or so yards.  If you hit it 330 off the tee (which seems well within the capacity of lots of posters here) you are left with approximately 70 yards.  Now for a guy who hits it 330 off the tee it seems highly unlikely that will be anywhere near a full swing with even the highest lofted wedge.  I'm guessing that if you drive it 330 with a swing speed in the 120ish range your 150 club is some sort of wedge.  Even if it's the lowest lofted wedge in your bag, let's say a PW at 46ish degrees, that means your next wedge is in the 50-52 degree range at 140ish, sand wedge at 130ish, lob wedge at 120ish.  Do you play on courses much longer than most?  Do you hit an iron off the tee on par 4's shorter than 450?  Do you just swing harder and drive the green so you don't have to hit a half wedge?

I carry the ball 280+ in calm 80 degree conditions at about 2000ft above sea level.

To answer you're question most courses I play are 7000+.  I played one a few days ago that totalled about 7600 with a bunch of par 4's that were 440-480 and 2 par 5's at more than 600.. Outside of the par 5's I didn't pull anything more than a 6 iron for a second shot.  There is a course I like to play that's 6500 and yeah, I'm hitting wedges in.  Even the longer courses when it gets hot and the ball flies and there's some roll I hit a lot of wedges.. so I have a 46, 50, 54, 58, and sometimes a 64 in my bag.  My distances through my bag seem to be pretty spot on with th eupper end of PGA tour avg.  The accuracy (especially off the tee) and putting is what keeps my scores up.

The other thing to remember is some courses have lots of doglegs and such, so on a 500 yard hole you can still hit a 300 yard drive and have 250 in if the angle is bad.

I understand the questioning, I'm not even the longest of my friends in our little competetive circle, and whenever I or we get paired with other guys there's usually a lot of head shaking and laughing, they apparantly don't see length like that often, and why would they? I really don't think I, we, are all that long.  I've played with a few D1 kids that can rip, a few guys that are DJ long, and a girl who hits it deep too.

There are way more guys and gals who can ball out there but you'll never see em unless you enter some usga sanctioned tournies, state ams and such or go play in some decent sized skins games.

I see a lot of posts doubting stated distances from people, and I get it..  But honestly, if you're healthy, in decent shape with some strength, and you're willing to put in the work, you can hit it 300 at least a few times a round, it's not that hard with the new equipment.. however it is much easier to just doubt and nay say everyone else.

You are getting some help playing at 2k.  I usually play at sea level but when I played for a week at around 1200 feet I was about a club longer.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

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View PostHubijerk, on 27 August 2017 - 05:33 PM, said:

View Postdgarland, on 12 August 2017 - 09:18 PM, said:

From browsing the forums here and Facebook comment sections I can conclude that most golfers drive the ball far in excess of 300 yards and can easily carry mid irons 200 yards under normal conditions.  My question is this:  How does one who hits it such distances avoid leaving themselves half wedges into most of the par 4's?  Take a "normal" length par 4 of 400 or so yards.  If you hit it 330 off the tee (which seems well within the capacity of lots of posters here) you are left with approximately 70 yards.  Now for a guy who hits it 330 off the tee it seems highly unlikely that will be anywhere near a full swing with even the highest lofted wedge.  I'm guessing that if you drive it 330 with a swing speed in the 120ish range your 150 club is some sort of wedge.  Even if it's the lowest lofted wedge in your bag, let's say a PW at 46ish degrees, that means your next wedge is in the 50-52 degree range at 140ish, sand wedge at 130ish, lob wedge at 120ish.  Do you play on courses much longer than most?  Do you hit an iron off the tee on par 4's shorter than 450?  Do you just swing harder and drive the green so you don't have to hit a half wedge?

I carry the ball 280+ in calm 80 degree conditions at about 2000ft above sea level.

To answer you're question most courses I play are 7000+.  I played one a few days ago that totalled about 7600 with a bunch of par 4's that were 440-480 and 2 par 5's at more than 600.. Outside of the par 5's I didn't pull anything more than a 6 iron for a second shot.  There is a course I like to play that's 6500 and yeah, I'm hitting wedges in.  Even the longer courses when it gets hot and the ball flies and there's some roll I hit a lot of wedges.. so I have a 46, 50, 54, 58, and sometimes a 64 in my bag.  My distances through my bag seem to be pretty spot on with th eupper end of PGA tour avg.  The accuracy (especially off the tee) and putting is what keeps my scores up.

The other thing to remember is some courses have lots of doglegs and such, so on a 500 yard hole you can still hit a 300 yard drive and have 250 in if the angle is bad.

I understand the questioning, I'm not even the longest of my friends in our little competetive circle, and whenever I or we get paired with other guys there's usually a lot of head shaking and laughing, they apparantly don't see length like that often, and why would they? I really don't think I, we, are all that long.  I've played with a few D1 kids that can rip, a few guys that are DJ long, and a girl who hits it deep too.

There are way more guys and gals who can ball out there but you'll never see em unless you enter some usga sanctioned tournies, state ams and such or go play in some decent sized skins games.

I see a lot of posts doubting stated distances from people, and I get it..  But honestly, if you're healthy, in decent shape with some strength, and you're willing to put in the work, you can hit it 300 at least a few times a round, it's not that hard with the new equipment.. however it is much easier to just doubt and nay say everyone else.

You are getting some help playing at 2k.  I usually play at sea level but when I played for a week at around 1200 feet I was about a club longer.

1200 feet won't (or shouldn't) make for a full club difference.
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