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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

Only on WRX would there be so many guys who admit how excited they get when they hear the UPS truck. And only on WRX would there be so many people who are so indecisive about the best hybrid and fairway wood.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:45 AM

Only on WRX are there 10 million threads about how Scotty doesn't produce any original designs, they are all copies...wait that's true isn't it?
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

Only on WRX will you find someone who has to have his iron shafts "pured" to dial in dispersion, only to find out that in person, that same player leaves the price tag stickers on.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:29 PM

Only on WRX will people bash a certain manufacturer only to admit later they've never played anything from that company.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:09 PM

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I resemble that remark...

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:54 AM

View PostMan_O_War, on 05 January 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 05 January 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

There are more posts accusing everyone here of claiming to drive 300 yards , then there actually are of people claiming to drive 300yards.

The average distance thread typically starts with a few guys posting things like "I drive it 240" , and then by post #4 or #5 someone will post "well I don't hit it 300yds like EVERYONE here" (even though no one has posted that they hit it 300 yet). By the third or fourth page there are only usually a few guys claiming 300yd distance and probably 10+ satirizing the notion that everyone claims to hit it that far.

The irony of course is that the shorter hitters seem so infatuated with distance, despite the fact that there are also countless threads where they claim to beat longer hitters who all seem to lack course management skills

So long hitters don't exist, unless they are being beaten by shorter hitters in a passive brag thread to illustrate that distance doesn't matter

I agree!!.. not that many threads with the high claims...and yet to see a 15 capper who claims they hit a 300 plus drive, without heading to the sushi bar to celebrate with poisonous puff fish liver.
I think that's good analysis, but the reason why, is the relative absurdity and the fake modesty that runs through all the big drive claimants. It's maddening, and moreso than the 240 guys who engage in the passive brag.
Takeaway - admitting to 240 plus a passive brag is like a 6 on the annoying scale, whereas the 250 hittet who falsely modestly says 300 is like a 9.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:16 AM

View PostJustsomeguy, on 14 January 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

View PostMan_O_War, on 05 January 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 05 January 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

There are more posts accusing everyone here of claiming to drive 300 yards , then there actually are of people claiming to drive 300yards.

The average distance thread typically starts with a few guys posting things like "I drive it 240" , and then by post #4 or #5 someone will post "well I don't hit it 300yds like EVERYONE here" (even though no one has posted that they hit it 300 yet). By the third or fourth page there are only usually a few guys claiming 300yd distance and probably 10+ satirizing the notion that everyone claims to hit it that far.

The irony of course is that the shorter hitters seem so infatuated with distance, despite the fact that there are also countless threads where they claim to beat longer hitters who all seem to lack course management skills

So long hitters don't exist, unless they are being beaten by shorter hitters in a passive brag thread to illustrate that distance doesn't matter

I agree!!.. not that many threads with the high claims...and yet to see a 15 capper who claims they hit a 300 plus drive, without heading to the sushi bar to celebrate with poisonous puff fish liver.
I think that's good analysis, but the reason why, is the relative absurdity and the fake modesty that runs through all the big drive claimants. It's maddening, and moreso than the 240 guys who engage in the passive brag.
Takeaway - admitting to 240 plus a passive brag is like a 6 on the annoying scale, whereas the 250 hittet who falsely modestly says 300 is like a 9.

I just wish people would acknowledge that everyone cares about distance, and if anything dis-proportionally weights it. That's what can be annoying. It's OK if you don't hit it far, i think almost everyone would agree that you can play to a damn low index without hitting it that far (i've seen scratch player on 6700yd courses carry it 220 or so).

How annoyed you are by something is going to depend on which side of the thing you are on. Why is it that so many posts where guys say they aren't long hitters always seem to be littered with qualifiers about the people who do "I only hit it 230 but that's OK because i'd rather be in the fairway than in the trees!" or "I only hit it 220, yesterday i played with this guy who killed it 280! I closed him out on 16 while he was bragging about how far he hit!"

It reminds me of the car threads in the 19th hole. Everyone that drives a Mercedes just says they drive a Mercedes. Everyone who drives a Honda has to say something like "i've never needed anything more!" or "i'm not going to spend money on a depreciating asset!" or "i don't feel the need to show people how well i'm doing!"

The qualifiers people add do the opposite of what they intend. Because it shows how much they DO care about the topic and the perceptions. You rarely see someone say they carry the ball 280 and then add "and i love winning matches against guys who carry 250". Maybe some of the those guys are lying, but they aren't lying to themselves, just to us.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:32 PM

I try to hit my drives as far as I can while keeping the ball in play.  Tried a new set up this past year, very closed stance, closed face, aim 25 yards right.  Picked up at least 30 yards.  I hit two drives 307, oddly enough, averaged 265 on good days.  Broke 70 6 times.  Now the bad,  when its not working.  Played a round where I lost 11 golf balls on drives, shot at least 95 on some of those bad days and lost more balls last year then I did in the  previous 10 years.

I started carrying a mini driver for days the driver hates me.   But man I love the long ball.  At 56 I am happy with the distance, not the inconsistency.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:00 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 05 January 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

There are more posts accusing everyone here of claiming to drive 300 yards , then there actually are of people claiming to drive 300yards.

The average distance thread typically starts with a few guys posting things like "I drive it 240" , and then by post #4 or #5 someone will post "well I don't hit it 300yds like EVERYONE here" (even though no one has posted that they hit it 300 yet). By the third or fourth page there are only usually a few guys claiming 300yd distance and probably 10+ satirizing the notion that everyone claims to hit it that far.

The irony of course is that the shorter hitters seem so infatuated with distance, despite the fact that there are also countless threads where they claim to beat longer hitters who all seem to lack course management skills

So long hitters don't exist, unless they are being beaten by shorter hitters in a passive brag thread to illustrate that distance doesn't matter

O really?
Look at the longest drive you ever hit thread
90% of the people hit it over 300. Most around 350
About 20% said they hit it 400

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:26 PM

View Postghoul31, on 14 January 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 05 January 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

There are more posts accusing everyone here of claiming to drive 300 yards , then there actually are of people claiming to drive 300yards.

The average distance thread typically starts with a few guys posting things like "I drive it 240" , and then by post #4 or #5 someone will post "well I don't hit it 300yds like EVERYONE here" (even though no one has posted that they hit it 300 yet). By the third or fourth page there are only usually a few guys claiming 300yd distance and probably 10+ satirizing the notion that everyone claims to hit it that far.

The irony of course is that the shorter hitters seem so infatuated with distance, despite the fact that there are also countless threads where they claim to beat longer hitters who all seem to lack course management skills

So long hitters don't exist, unless they are being beaten by shorter hitters in a passive brag thread to illustrate that distance doesn't matter

O really?
Look at the longest drive you ever hit thread
90% of the people hit it over 300. Most around 350
About 20% said they hit it 400

That thread is just talking about one drive though. While i bet many of the numbers are exaggerated slightly , a lot of them mention downhill/downwind etc. Heck one poster mentioned it was at #18 on Kapalua. You could throw a golf ball 300yds on that hole.

Even someone who hits it 230 could hit it 320 if he nuts it downhill, downwind on hardpan.

Everyone is gonna hit a srpinklerhead once or twice too

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

I drive 300 meters not yards

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

View Postnitram, on 11 January 2018 - 04:09 PM, said:

View PostConrad1953, on 06 January 2018 - 03:43 PM, said:

Only on GolfWRX will you find people who prefer to play alone but like to come here and hang
out with 400,000 people when they're not playing.

I resemble that remark...

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You can get that on PGA Tour radio as well. Just tweet a video to Hank Haney to the hashtag he
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:30 PM

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:02 PM

View PostMtlJeff, on 14 January 2018 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostJustsomeguy, on 14 January 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

View PostMan_O_War, on 05 January 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 05 January 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

There are more posts accusing everyone here of claiming to drive 300 yards , then there actually are of people claiming to drive 300yards.

The average distance thread typically starts with a few guys posting things like "I drive it 240" , and then by post #4 or #5 someone will post "well I don't hit it 300yds like EVERYONE here" (even though no one has posted that they hit it 300 yet). By the third or fourth page there are only usually a few guys claiming 300yd distance and probably 10+ satirizing the notion that everyone claims to hit it that far.

The irony of course is that the shorter hitters seem so infatuated with distance, despite the fact that there are also countless threads where they claim to beat longer hitters who all seem to lack course management skills

So long hitters don't exist, unless they are being beaten by shorter hitters in a passive brag thread to illustrate that distance doesn't matter

I agree!!.. not that many threads with the high claims...and yet to see a 15 capper who claims they hit a 300 plus drive, without heading to the sushi bar to celebrate with poisonous puff fish liver.
I think that's good analysis, but the reason why, is the relative absurdity and the fake modesty that runs through all the big drive claimants. It's maddening, and moreso than the 240 guys who engage in the passive brag.
Takeaway - admitting to 240 plus a passive brag is like a 6 on the annoying scale, whereas the 250 hittet who falsely modestly says 300 is like a 9.

I just wish people would acknowledge that everyone cares about distance, and if anything dis-proportionally weights it. That's what can be annoying. It's OK if you don't hit it far, i think almost everyone would agree that you can play to a damn low index without hitting it that far (i've seen scratch player on 6700yd courses carry it 220 or so).

How annoyed you are by something is going to depend on which side of the thing you are on. Why is it that so many posts where guys say they aren't long hitters always seem to be littered with qualifiers about the people who do "I only hit it 230 but that's OK because i'd rather be in the fairway than in the trees!" or "I only hit it 220, yesterday i played with this guy who killed it 280! I closed him out on 16 while he was bragging about how far he hit!"

It reminds me of the car threads in the 19th hole. Everyone that drives a Mercedes just says they drive a Mercedes. Everyone who drives a Honda has to say something like "i've never needed anything more!" or "i'm not going to spend money on a depreciating asset!" or "i don't feel the need to show people how well i'm doing!"

The qualifiers people add do the opposite of what they intend. Because it shows how much they DO care about the topic and the perceptions. You rarely see someone say they carry the ball 280 and then add "and i love winning matches against guys who carry 250". Maybe some of the those guys are lying, but they aren't lying to themselves, just to us.


Good points. Distance IS very important and everyone wants more of it, even if they don't admit it.
There's always this assumption that more distance = wild shots. I don't see that. The guys I've
played with who hit it far are also the most accurate drivers as well. They just have a little less
margin for error so it "appears" they are not as accurate as they are.

Speed is not something easily taught. It seems some just have it and some don't and those that
don't have it try to get more by swinging out of their shoes and then hitting wild shots....so then they
back off and say they prefer to be short and accurate....for them that's true but that may not apply
to others; who can swing faster without losing their posture and balance.

Distance = potential.....and by that I mean potential for a lower HC by being able to play further
back where the course rating and slope are higher. It's very hard to be a scratch golfer playing
from the forward tees because you're gonna have to shoot some low scores to get there.  For
example if the white tees are rated 68.5/118 on a par 72 course, you're probably looking at
shooting 70 or less on average to be scratch. Move back where it's rated 72/130 and shoot
70 or less and you'll be way into + territory.

I'm not advocating that anyone change what they're doing, just illustrating how having distance
relates to HCs and potential. I would love to have more distance and I readily admit it. I wouldn't
want it at the expense of hitting the ball all over the planet but I think that notion is somewhat
of a canard. Mostly, it takes improved swing mechanics to get there, which I would hope would
lead to better accuracy, as well.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

View PostConrad1953, on 14 January 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 14 January 2018 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostJustsomeguy, on 14 January 2018 - 10:54 AM, said:

View PostMan_O_War, on 05 January 2018 - 02:21 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 05 January 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

There are more posts accusing everyone here of claiming to drive 300 yards , then there actually are of people claiming to drive 300yards.

The average distance thread typically starts with a few guys posting things like "I drive it 240" , and then by post #4 or #5 someone will post "well I don't hit it 300yds like EVERYONE here" (even though no one has posted that they hit it 300 yet). By the third or fourth page there are only usually a few guys claiming 300yd distance and probably 10+ satirizing the notion that everyone claims to hit it that far.

The irony of course is that the shorter hitters seem so infatuated with distance, despite the fact that there are also countless threads where they claim to beat longer hitters who all seem to lack course management skills

So long hitters don't exist, unless they are being beaten by shorter hitters in a passive brag thread to illustrate that distance doesn't matter

I agree!!.. not that many threads with the high claims...and yet to see a 15 capper who claims they hit a 300 plus drive, without heading to the sushi bar to celebrate with poisonous puff fish liver.
I think that's good analysis, but the reason why, is the relative absurdity and the fake modesty that runs through all the big drive claimants. It's maddening, and moreso than the 240 guys who engage in the passive brag.
Takeaway - admitting to 240 plus a passive brag is like a 6 on the annoying scale, whereas the 250 hittet who falsely modestly says 300 is like a 9.

I just wish people would acknowledge that everyone cares about distance, and if anything dis-proportionally weights it. That's what can be annoying. It's OK if you don't hit it far, i think almost everyone would agree that you can play to a damn low index without hitting it that far (i've seen scratch player on 6700yd courses carry it 220 or so).

How annoyed you are by something is going to depend on which side of the thing you are on. Why is it that so many posts where guys say they aren't long hitters always seem to be littered with qualifiers about the people who do "I only hit it 230 but that's OK because i'd rather be in the fairway than in the trees!" or "I only hit it 220, yesterday i played with this guy who killed it 280! I closed him out on 16 while he was bragging about how far he hit!"

It reminds me of the car threads in the 19th hole. Everyone that drives a Mercedes just says they drive a Mercedes. Everyone who drives a Honda has to say something like "i've never needed anything more!" or "i'm not going to spend money on a depreciating asset!" or "i don't feel the need to show people how well i'm doing!"

The qualifiers people add do the opposite of what they intend. Because it shows how much they DO care about the topic and the perceptions. You rarely see someone say they carry the ball 280 and then add "and i love winning matches against guys who carry 250". Maybe some of the those guys are lying, but they aren't lying to themselves, just to us.


Good points. Distance IS very important and everyone wants more of it, even if they don't admit it.
There's always this assumption that more distance = wild shots. I don't see that. The guys I've
played with who hit it far are also the most accurate drivers as well. They just have a little less
margin for error so it "appears" they are not as accurate as they are.

Speed is not something easily taught. It seems some just have it and some don't and those that
don't have it try to get more by swinging out of their shoes and then hitting wild shots....so then they
back off and say they prefer to be short and accurate....for them that's true but that may not apply
to others; who can swing faster without losing their posture and balance.

Distance = potential.....and by that I mean potential for a lower HC by being able to play further
back where the course rating and slope are higher. It's very hard to be a scratch golfer playing
from the forward tees because you're gonna have to shoot some low scores to get there.  For
example if the white tees are rated 68.5/118 on a par 72 course, you're probably looking at
shooting 70 or less on average to be scratch. Move back where it's rated 72/130 and shoot
70 or less and you'll be way into + territory.

I'm not advocating that anyone change what they're doing, just illustrating how having distance
relates to HCs and potential. I would love to have more distance and I readily admit it. I wouldn't
want it at the expense of hitting the ball all over the planet but I think that notion is somewhat
of a canard. Mostly, it takes improved swing mechanics to get there, which I would hope would
lead to better accuracy, as well.
I completely agree. Not trying to start a war here, but the majority of golfers who care about the sport (Not just play once a year) that don't hit it that far feel insecure about it, so to comfort themselves they come up with this idea that more distance equals wild.

Speak the wisdom Conrad...

Edited by LeftyLuck, 14 January 2018 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:01 PM

View Postghoul31, on 14 January 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

View PostMtlJeff, on 05 January 2018 - 02:16 PM, said:

There are more posts accusing everyone here of claiming to drive 300 yards , then there actually are of people claiming to drive 300yards.

The average distance thread typically starts with a few guys posting things like "I drive it 240" , and then by post #4 or #5 someone will post "well I don't hit it 300yds like EVERYONE here" (even though no one has posted that they hit it 300 yet). By the third or fourth page there are only usually a few guys claiming 300yd distance and probably 10+ satirizing the notion that everyone claims to hit it that far.

The irony of course is that the shorter hitters seem so infatuated with distance, despite the fact that there are also countless threads where they claim to beat longer hitters who all seem to lack course management skills

So long hitters don't exist, unless they are being beaten by shorter hitters in a passive brag thread to illustrate that distance doesn't matter

O really?
Look at the longest drive you ever hit thread
90% of the people hit it over 300. Most around 350
About 20% said they hit it 400


At altitude down hill maybe.  Distance is also affected by lots of things like that.

In England I hit it 285 on the regular with a bit of wind and run I might reach 300.  But in Joburg ive had a couple go over 350 it just doesnt stop

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Posted Yesterday, 10:50 PM

I mean, sure, that's annoying bc it's defensive self deprecation. But I posit it's less annoying than the incessant "I just started playing and I carry my 5i 210. What hybrid should I gap with?"
It's like, ok, so you drive 275+ consistently and you don't know what 2-3 clubs to put in between a 5i and driver?
So the distance brag guys play everyone for fools while the uptight small hitters fall all over themselves applogizing.
I see more culpability in the hubris, but that's a matter of opinion.
Sub-point, being long has a lot to do with being healthy and-or young and-or fit. There are some guys who are all technique, but let's face it, it's a health advantage most time. And so I more forgive self-consciousness for a crap body than I do the boasting of good health, but that's again my perspective (prob bc I'm over 40 and work a desk job).
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