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#31 Londoner

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:33 PM

View PostLarry The Golfing Doc, on 24 November 2017 - 08:20 PM, said:

View PostLondoner, on 24 November 2017 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Posttouch, on 24 November 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

Because they do not have to produce their claimed yardages live in front of anyone.
Because in their mind they think it will sound cool if they type in exaggerated distances.

Me?
I have never done that. I have been a short knocker since I started this game in 1977.
My yardages for example are currently 240 with driver and 165 with a 5 iron.
But I do drain 4 out of 5 twenty five foot down hill double breaker putts on the reg. lol
Im 66 and these are my yardages too. I enter every comp Im eligible in our club. About 5 good players knock it past me.  Plus a couple more who do it may be once, while shooting 99.
As somebody once said. Hit it as far as you like, you will still have a left to right 3 footer.

That's pretty impressive for 66 sir. My dad is the same age and he's nowhere near that long with his driver. He hit a simulator for the first time ever today. Two things happened. His kid (me) that he thought was an absolute mashing ape who always hit it 320+ (despite the ape telling him that it only went 275) only actually hits it around 275 on average and his (dads) best strikes don't go the 250 he thought but may occasionally get to 220, average of maybe 205 or so. On well struck shots. Those things can be harsh the first time you see real numbers and you're not playing the "this hole is 400 and I'm 150 out" game of 250 yard drives. I've tried to talk him into playing shorter tees for a while now and he finally today said "I don't see how I can par par 4's that are over 400 yards". Next year I'll bet he takes me up on the offer of the next tee box up more often. He played a few courses this year that don't lie about their yardages, I.e. If it says it's 420 it actually is and not 380 like most. He had a pretty miserable time on those courses. He's an intelligent man too and he genuinely thought he was a 250 yard driver. I tried to dissuade him of that notion as gently and as respectfully as I could but seeing real numbers for the first time is pretty sobering and humbling. He did say at one point, well...I guess you were right.
Its tough. I monitor my yardages with gps. Our group are mainly my age. One is 72, plays off 6 and shot his age a couple of times last year. I can still flight a 2 iron but hes starting to struggle, his long iron gaps are bunching up. We still play off the backs whenever they are open and never enter the senior comps. One day soon we will have to admit it and move forward but its a tough thing to admit to yourself. I see where your dads coming from, hes gonna need your support.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:36 PM

View PostKevinx, on 24 November 2017 - 08:16 AM, said:

Why is it no matter the topic most of the posters claim they hit 300 plus off the tee. I'm not saying they don't but here in the metro area of NY where their is way too many golfers I have only seen a hand full hit it 300 yards. No matter where I have played . How come on the forum everyone claims they play like a pro. I don't  believe most of them
Great post......If it was true.   Since what you say is completely wrong, I guess the post is not so great after all.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:00 AM

View PostKevinx, on 24 November 2017 - 08:16 AM, said:

Why is it no matter the topic most of the posters claim they hit 300 plus off the tee. I'm not saying they don't but here in the metro area of NY where their is way too many golfers I have only seen a hand full hit it 300 yards. No matter where I have played . How come on the forum everyone claims they play like a pro. I don't  believe most of them

Not everyone. :-)

I have never made such claims, of course I believe that oneís internet persona and ďreal lifeĒ persona should be one and the same.

If there are people who make the claims you suggest, I donít know what they get out of it. They know the claims arenít true, and any complements they receive as a result of such aggrandizement ring hollow anyway.
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:30 AM

There are many more long hitters out there than you'd think, and I suppose that more guys here at WRX lie about which car they drive than how far they wack it.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:34 AM

View PostLondoner, on 24 November 2017 - 08:33 PM, said:

View PostLarry The Golfing Doc, on 24 November 2017 - 08:20 PM, said:

View PostLondoner, on 24 November 2017 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Posttouch, on 24 November 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

Because they do not have to produce their claimed yardages live in front of anyone.
Because in their mind they think it will sound cool if they type in exaggerated distances.

Me?
I have never done that. I have been a short knocker since I started this game in 1977.
My yardages for example are currently 240 with driver and 165 with a 5 iron.
But I do drain 4 out of 5 twenty five foot down hill double breaker putts on the reg. lol
Im 66 and these are my yardages too. I enter every comp Im eligible in our club. About 5 good players knock it past me.  Plus a couple more who do it may be once, while shooting 99.
As somebody once said. Hit it as far as you like, you will still have a left to right 3 footer.

That's pretty impressive for 66 sir. My dad is the same age and he's nowhere near that long with his driver. He hit a simulator for the first time ever today. Two things happened. His kid (me) that he thought was an absolute mashing ape who always hit it 320+ (despite the ape telling him that it only went 275) only actually hits it around 275 on average and his (dads) best strikes don't go the 250 he thought but may occasionally get to 220, average of maybe 205 or so. On well struck shots. Those things can be harsh the first time you see real numbers and you're not playing the "this hole is 400 and I'm 150 out" game of 250 yard drives. I've tried to talk him into playing shorter tees for a while now and he finally today said "I don't see how I can par par 4's that are over 400 yards". Next year I'll bet he takes me up on the offer of the next tee box up more often. He played a few courses this year that don't lie about their yardages, I.e. If it says it's 420 it actually is and not 380 like most. He had a pretty miserable time on those courses. He's an intelligent man too and he genuinely thought he was a 250 yard driver. I tried to dissuade him of that notion as gently and as respectfully as I could but seeing real numbers for the first time is pretty sobering and humbling. He did say at one point, well...I guess you were right.
Its tough. I monitor my yardages with gps. Our group are mainly my age. One is 72, plays off 6 and shot his age a couple of times last year. I can still flight a 2 iron but hes starting to struggle, his long iron gaps are bunching up. We still play off the backs whenever they are open and never enter the senior comps. One day soon we will have to admit it and move forward but its a tough thing to admit to yourself. I see where your dads coming from, hes gonna need your support.

Reading this reminded of a casual competition I played in a few weeks back. One chap I was paired up with had turned 70 that very day, and was therefore able to play off the gold tees. Now, on most holes these were about 50 yards forward of the white tees we were playing off, but on the par fives it was more. One par 5 from the white tees was 500 yards; from the golds it was 340! This chap was actually pretty long. I would say he was getting around 220~230 from his drives (he used to play a lot of softball, apparently. Maybe that helped). On the par 5 I just mentioned he was hitting driver and short iron....
Also, that same par 5 was the long drive hole. Someone ahead of us had hit it up to the red marker than denoted 100 yards from the green edge. I'm guessing it was someone from the gold tees, rather than someone from the white tees hitting it 400 yards.
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 08:18 AM

300+ off the tee? 3 wood or driver?

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:45 AM

View PostLondoner, on 24 November 2017 - 04:32 PM, said:

I carry over 300. I think i generate too much spin though as it always zaps back to 250.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:16 AM

I made the post about claims of hitting long because if you read some of the posts thru out the forum the describe it like they could tee it up with the pros on tour. " I cut the corner with my driver 300+ hit my wedge into the green on a par  4 450 yard hole. "  I think with that why are they posting here. Should be on tour.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

There are a few at my course. I find their V1s in my yard

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:16 AM

View Postef131313, on 25 November 2017 - 11:13 AM, said:

There are a few at my course. I find their V1s in my yard
There are a few short hitters at my course. I find their V1ís in the deep grass between the tips and the senior tees.
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:17 AM

The only time I hit it 300yds is on frozen ground. That ball just rolls forever. Normally, 230. I believe many in the forum do hit it 300 yds, as there are some very good golfers in here.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

No doubt plenty are 300 hitters.

But, (for most golfers) there is an inverse relationship between distance and accuracy. The harder they try to hit the ball, the less accurate their targeting.

I'm sure there are players who trade accuracy for distance, just as their are ones that trade distance for accuracy.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:27 PM

Most of the time I'm playing the first three holes to find out what's broken then playing the next 15 trying to hide that area and minimize the damage from it.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:16 PM

View PostKevinx, on 25 November 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

I made the post about claims of hitting long because if you read some of the posts thru out the forum the describe it like they could tee it up with the pros on tour. " I cut the corner with my driver 300+ hit my wedge into the green on a par  4 450 yard hole. "  I think with that why are they posting here. Should be on tour.


Hit it far = Tour material

Nice. you've somehow found a way to replace "everyone on wrx claims to hit it 300"  as the most ridiculous thing in this thread.
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:00 AM

At the range I'm about 230 with the driver, 210 with my 3 iron, always been a short hitter.

Have driven 340 on a course though; good bounce, nice fairway, light breeze behind etc. wish I could do it every time.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

I think it’s true that this site attracts better than average golfers, but I also think the anonymity of the Internet encourages some extra gumption. That said, I’m a 300 hitter, and I play with a number of other consistent 300 yard knockers. With modern technology, it’s not like we’re talking about finding Bigfoot.
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 11:56 PM

View PostBNGL, on 24 November 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

I'd give up 15 feet of made putts per round for 10 extra yards

I would be opposite, I would give up 10yds for more made putts!
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

View Postbwil8880, on 26 November 2017 - 11:56 PM, said:

View PostBNGL, on 24 November 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

I'd give up 15 feet of made putts per round for 10 extra yards

I would be opposite, I would give up 10yds for more made putts!

Ditto.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Come on! it's the internet....the one place you can drive a Ferrari and a ball 325+....what were you thinking?!?!

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

I don't know where the fascination with 300 comes from. I swing 105-110 mph, max carry on a good swing is like 260, and most of the year I have a couple drives per round that are 300 or longer. You guys need to play more goat tracks with downhill rock hard fairways!

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

View PostKevinx, on 25 November 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

I made the post about claims of hitting long because if you read some of the posts thru out the forum the describe it like they could tee it up with the pros on tour. " I cut the corner with my driver 300+ hit my wedge into the green on a par  4 450 yard hole. "  I think with that why are they posting here. Should be on tour.


Studies have shown that 6 out of 10 forum friends that wear backwards hats drive it 300+ yards on regular basis.
  • 2 of the remaining 4 forum friends leave garbage adjacent to the receptacle and drive it around 280
  • 1 forum friend refuses to rake bunkers and drives it 270
  • The final forum friend drives it around 250 but tells his wife and others he averages 265-270

Edited by Ferguson, 27 November 2017 - 11:34 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

Idk about all that man. I️ personally know several guys under 5í9 who take it 300 multiple times per round. Also, when my cousin was transitioning out of pro ball we finally got him golfing and it took at most 2 months of playing and practicing to be 300+ on a good strike. Amongst competitive or former competitive golfers or former high level athletes itís just not an uncommon thing. Why would you not expect there to be a higher occurrence of guys like that on this site?

Not that Iím really asking lol cause this is just an old fashioned troll-post if Iíve ever seen one

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:50 PM

Good topic. I hit over 300 quite a bit this summer. At high elevation with extremely sloped fairways, everybody at my course thinks they are extreme long ball hitters until they play a course that gets rain. I'm guessing I only carry it 220-230 on a really good drive. Any time I go to a different course I am happy with anything around 240-250 after the bounce.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

View PostFerguson, on 27 November 2017 - 11:34 AM, said:

View PostKevinx, on 25 November 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

I made the post about claims of hitting long because if you read some of the posts thru out the forum the describe it like they could tee it up with the pros on tour. " I cut the corner with my driver 300+ hit my wedge into the green on a par  4 450 yard hole. "  I think with that why are they posting here. Should be on tour.


Studies have shown that 6 out of 10 forum friends that wear backwards hats drive it 300+ yards on regular basis.
  • 2 of the remaining 4 forum friends leave garbage adjacent to the receptacle and drive it around 280
  • 1 forum friend refuses to rake bunkers and drives it 270
  • The final forum friend drives it around 250 but tells his wife and others he averages 265-270

I nominate this for post of the year! Don't forget, the tighter the polo, the more likely they can spin back a 2 iron from 270 yards.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:58 PM

View PostKammaQwazi, on 27 November 2017 - 01:52 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 27 November 2017 - 11:34 AM, said:

View PostKevinx, on 25 November 2017 - 10:16 AM, said:

I made the post about claims of hitting long because if you read some of the posts thru out the forum the describe it like they could tee it up with the pros on tour. " I cut the corner with my driver 300+ hit my wedge into the green on a par  4 450 yard hole. "  I think with that why are they posting here. Should be on tour.


Studies have shown that 6 out of 10 forum friends that wear backwards hats drive it 300+ yards on regular basis.
  • 2 of the remaining 4 forum friends leave garbage adjacent to the receptacle and drive it around 280
  • 1 forum friend refuses to rake bunkers and drives it 270
  • The final forum friend drives it around 250 but tells his wife and others he averages 265-270

I nominate this for post of the year! Don't forget, the tighter the polo, the more likely they can spin back a 2 iron from 270 yards.

Yeah, I don't drive it 300+, I don't drive a Ferrari, but I'm ripped like a Greek adonis, so my polos are pretty snug. :D

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

Not a big hitter here . 270 on average . Sometimes catch it just right i get it out there 280. Currently playing to a 1 handicap play a ton of am events and dont c many guys knocking it out there 300. And the ones i do are usually 20 somethings carrying a college Bag

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:52 PM

KevinX,

It always amazes me how many golfers have never seen these long hitters !  I see them ALL the time

I'm less than 4 weeks from 50, fat and out of shape, and can still carry a driver 280 with a solid strike.   Give me somewhat dry conditions and I can be around or over 300 a lot.  FWIW, I've put trackman numbers on here numerous times for irons, 3 woods and driver swings (I used to be a stick a quarter of a century ago)

I have seen and played with LOADS of talented younger guys that literally fly it 3 hundo all day ... you just need to swing it 120 ... and that's not very unicornish anymore.  One of my buddies hits 8 iron from 190 for heaven's sake, he is 50 past me off the tee swinging around 128 ish

The game has changed.

Maybe it is because I have played in a lot of Am's, Mid-Am's and cash scrambles ??

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:55 PM

On second thought, I suppose I am a big hitter: I am 6'5" and I hit a golf ball.

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