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#391 msh134

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:34 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
l can hit it 300 yards down an aircraft runway so I tell people I can hit it 300 yards but if you don’t ask me where I won’t tell you lol


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:52 AM

Being a short hitter is almost a blessing for me. I'm wild enough with my driver hitting it only 250-260, so who KNOWS where I'd be going if I added 40 yds to that!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

View PostRosco1216, on 03 May 2018 - 12:21 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 03 May 2018 - 12:19 PM, said:

I got outdriven once in my round yesterday, and have been doing pushups basically non-stop since.

Say it isn't so!

My 18 year old nephew won the long drive hole this weekend at our companies annual 4 man scramble.  354 yds.  GBB with a stock Speeder 665 S.

I told him he needs to get on GolfWrx and start working some passive brags ... or it didn't really happen.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:32 PM

Only ever hit 300 yards on a complete downhill slope hole at my local course a couple of times (299 Yellow, 305 White) when the fairways is very hard, played with plenty of low handicappers on the same hole and very rarely see anyone drive it. Actually did it tonight and dropped off the back of the green so entire carry was probably 315. On average I'd probably hit 220 with my driver

Funny how EVERY time I go to my local driving range, NO ONE hits  the 300 marker, or even gets close

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:30 PM

I was at the range last weekend.  The guy behind me was hitting 7 irons...not bad shots.  I was also hitting 7 irons and I had prior lasered the range flag we were aiming.   I heard the guy say "gee these new balls are great...I'm hitting my 7 iron 190".  I was hitting my 7 irons past his.  The actual distance was 167.  I wanted to say something but why get annoyed.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:03 AM

View PostFourTops, on 07 June 2018 - 07:30 PM, said:

I was at the range last weekend.  The guy behind me was hitting 7 irons...not bad shots.  I was also hitting 7 irons and I had prior lasered the range flag we were aiming.   I heard the guy say "gee these new balls are great...I'm hitting my 7 iron 190".  I was hitting my 7 irons past his.  The actual distance was 167.  I wanted to say something but why get annoyed.

Its not worth it. One of the worst conversations I overheard by a teaching pro was "Oh yes you should be carring that 7 iron 180 easily." The guy just kept swinging harder and harder after the lesson ruining any chance he had of gaining anything from the lesson. On a good day he would get maybe 160 out of that club. I just shook my head and went back to hitting balls.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:05 AM

I only carry about 200 yards but I hardly miss a fairway and even when I do, I'm still in play. I can swing a little harder but what's the point?

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:30 PM

View Postbuckeyefl, on 08 June 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

View PostFourTops, on 07 June 2018 - 07:30 PM, said:

I was at the range last weekend.  The guy behind me was hitting 7 irons...not bad shots.  I was also hitting 7 irons and I had prior lasered the range flag we were aiming.   I heard the guy say "gee these new balls are great...I'm hitting my 7 iron 190".  I was hitting my 7 irons past his.  The actual distance was 167.  I wanted to say something but why get annoyed.

Its not worth it. One of the worst conversations I overheard by a teaching pro was "Oh yes you should be carring that 7 iron 180 easily." The guy just kept swinging harder and harder after the lesson ruining any chance he had of gaining anything from the lesson. On a good day he would get maybe 160 out of that club. I just shook my head and went back to hitting balls.

A "lesson" in why many pro's have no business teaching...we all know they couldn't make the "cut" to get on tour...so teaching is a 2nd choice...not ALL...but enough.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:49 PM

The vast majority of pros have/ had no aspirations of playing on tour.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:34 PM

View Postbuckeyefl, on 08 June 2018 - 02:49 PM, said:

The vast majority of pros have/ had no aspirations of playing on tour.

Agreed. You only have to maintain what? an 8 handicap? Not even in the same country as a professional player.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:03 AM

I hit it 250-260 .. I am a BIG hitter 😂
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:50 AM

View PostJ2putts, on 09 June 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

I hit it 250-260 .. I am a BIG hitter ��

You HC says you're hitting it far enough. :)
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:46 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 venture to say....you might lose more of your bets!?

Me, ld give up 10 yds, to make 15 more of putts.😁

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:06 PM

In my experience... most really high HC players that don't play much, think they hit the ball over 300... I'm not a big hitter... pretty average... but I enjoy playing with the guys that really bomb it.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:19 PM

I wonder wear these threads will go if the USGA decides to roll back the ball? :-)

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:07 PM

On the driving range.... I am pretty sure I can hit a few out to the 300 yard marker....  I'd say my average is some where between 250 to 275....

On the course lol.... I'd be happy to hit the ball 250 yards and straight...  some how my skills on the range do not translate to the course...  

I've had a few times when things did click and I smoked a couple balls on the course... not sure how far they went, but I know they went far cuz the guys in the group was even amazed that I put a ball out there that far... but it's such a rare instance that I just try to hit the ball in the fairway

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:26 PM

Saturday, in a Publinx match I hit a 428 yard drive down the middle on a 600 yard par 5 and then stuffed an 8 iron to 3 feet from 178 and made eagle. Once I rolled in the eagle putt, my teammate on the next tee informed me that he just made eagle also by killing his driver and ripping a 3 wood bouncing it up the front of the green. No skin on that par 5... pffft
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 07:18 PM

It is extremely rare to see guys hit it 300 yards,  no matter what’s posted here
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:02 PM

308-314 every time, baby fade.

325 if I really turn on it.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:34 AM

View Postj-rob, on 22 June 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

308-314 every time, baby fade.

325 if I really turn on it.

326 for me.


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:14 AM

View PostHateto3Putt, on 23 June 2018 - 06:34 AM, said:

View Postj-rob, on 22 June 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

308-314 every time, baby fade.

325 if I really turn on it.

326 for me.
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:49 AM

As posted previously, I do NOT hit it 300 yards.  But, I played last Thursday with my buddies grandson.  The kid is just starting out in the game.  He has a total of 9 clubs in his bag, including a driver made for an 85 MPH swing speed.

Short story, after topping them on the first four drives, he ripped one into orbit.  It was long and to the right (like a banana), but it got my attention.  I then let him hit my fairly stiff driver and the first try he it over 300, straight as an arrow.  Then he did it again.  I let him use my driver for the entire back 9.  I measured his drive on the 10th hole with my rangefinder and it was 322.

I was impressed.  Last year I played with a father and son in a pick-up game and that kid had the raw talent thing too and could bomb them pretty close to 300.
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:42 PM

View PostPigems, on 24 November 2017 - 01:04 PM, said:

So WRXers hit the ball a long.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

View Post118811, on 13 June 2018 - 02:46 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 venture to say....you might lose more of your bets!?

Me, ld give up 10 yds, to make 15’ more of putts.�

Maybe but probably not. That extra distance would allow for closer approaches and open up opportunities to reach more par 5s in two. (Assuming no loss of accuracy). The game nowadays is through the air, American tournament golf anyways, the farther it goes in the air the more scoring chances you will have.

I can make a bad putter decent enough to win. I can’t make a short hitter longer.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:23 AM

A young man I regularly play golf with is a big hitter (mid-180s ball speed), but he isn't a member of this forum. :-)

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