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Challenge: How Far can you hit a Golf Ball?

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#1 Pigems

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

I was reading though the Longest Drive Ever thread and I was hit with an idea, a challenge to see who can come up with the way to hit a golfball the farthest, anywhere on any surface. Weather that means hitting it Down a runway with tons of roll and a tail wind, or hitting it off a hill/cliff and getting tons of carry, or anything in between. So anyone could come up with the longest drive if they find the bast way to keep the ball moving. With modern phones, finding out the distance is easy as long as you can find your ball. I bet someone can get a Mile out of one swing somehow :)

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:41 PM

Chip it into a pickup truck and it will go miles....
Or hit a stinger into a sharks mouth and let it go.

Edited by LeftyLuck, 12 February 2018 - 06:42 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

View PostLeftyLuck, on 12 February 2018 - 06:41 PM, said:

Chip it into a pickup truck and it will go miles....
Or hit a stinger into a sharks mouth and let it go.

Haha clearly we need a few rules to the challenge then. The ball can only be hit once by one person and once the ball stops rotating/rolling the shot it over. :)
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:51 PM

I'm out.
I would need the ice, the runway, elevation, down hill and gale force winds at my back in 90* sunshine in order to have a chance........

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

View Postnbg352, on 12 February 2018 - 06:51 PM, said:

I'm out.
I would need the ice, the runway, elevation, down hill and gale force winds in 90* sunshine in order to have a chance........

I canít imagine it would take much than a 7i to knock one down a runway and get 400 or 500 yards out of it if it stayed on the asphalt. That is if you have access to a runway. Iím trying to find a local spot that will allow for max distance and being able to find the ball to measure it, thatís gonna be the tough part, finding the ball. Iím thinking about putting a ball down a big paved hill.

Edited by Pigems, 12 February 2018 - 06:57 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:36 PM

Drive onto a frozen lake would win

Zuback hit some 500 runway drives here in Toronto at Downsview
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:52 PM

View Postcardoustie, on 12 February 2018 - 07:36 PM, said:

Drive onto a frozen lake would win

Zuback hit some 500 runway drives here in Toronto at Downsview

Frozen lake, great idea. Finding the ball in the snow may be tough for measuring though. Are the lakes frozen there this year? We didnít get total freeze on some of the big ones here this year. Itís been a really mild winter here, so far lol.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

Climb Mount Everest and hit a little baby fade with a 9 iron?
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:02 PM

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the shoulders a putt could run for miles, lol.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

An open hatch on the ISS and a seven iron.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

Hit one off the international space station

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

View Postcardoustie, on 12 February 2018 - 07:36 PM, said:

Drive onto a frozen lake would win

Zuback hit some 500 runway drives here in Toronto at Downsview

I had a frozen pond assist a few years ago. Longest drive I ever hit. lol
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

View PostPigems, on 12 February 2018 - 06:35 PM, said:

I was reading though the Longest Drive Ever thread and I was hit with an idea, a challenge to see who can come up with the way to hit a golfball the farthest, anywhere on any surface. Weather that means hitting it Down a runway with tons of roll and a tail wind, or hitting it off a hill/cliff and getting tons of carry, or anything in between. So anyone could come up with the longest drive if they find the bast way to keep the ball moving. With modern phones, finding out the distance is easy as long as you can find your ball. I bet someone can get a Mile out of one swing somehow :)

Cool concept, but I'm kind of thinking that it would take someone with a high swing speed to get the maximum amount of distance. The dimples on the golf ball limit the maximum flight distance so the ball will have to roll/slide most of the distance to reach 1760 yards.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:04 PM

Hit one into the depths of depravity.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:08 PM

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View PostPigems, on 12 February 2018 - 06:35 PM, said:

I was reading though the Longest Drive Ever thread and I was hit with an idea, a challenge to see who can come up with the way to hit a golfball the farthest, anywhere on any surface. Weather that means hitting it Down a runway with tons of roll and a tail wind, or hitting it off a hill/cliff and getting tons of carry, or anything in between. So anyone could come up with the longest drive if they find the bast way to keep the ball moving. With modern phones, finding out the distance is easy as long as you can find your ball. I bet someone can get a Mile out of one swing somehow :)

Cool concept, but I'm kind of thinking that it would take someone with a high swing speed to get the maximum amount of distance. The dimples on the golf ball limit the maximum flight distance so the ball will have to roll/slide most of the distance to reach 1760 yards.

I’m thinking straight distance isn’t gonna win this, someone will come up with a clever way of going long.  Like a really long  downhill stretch of road with curbs on both sides, or chipping one down a ski hill or something. There has to be a way to hit a golf ball a mile :)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

Chipping one into the Grand Canyon would net you just over 2000 yards at its deepest spot, or off the top of Hoover damm would net some good carry.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:22 AM

Knock it into the deepest part of the Mariana Trench - 11kms straight down

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:18 AM

View Postdciccoritti, on 12 February 2018 - 09:00 PM, said:

Climb Mount Everest and hit a little baby fade with a 9 iron?

Draw goes farther!

(Just seeing if anyone bites).

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:48 AM

View PostCrickorCreek, on 13 February 2018 - 10:46 AM, said:

Hit one off the international space station

this one wins......(I tried it last week......most expensive tee time available).

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:14 PM

View PostPigems, on 13 February 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

Chipping one into the Grand Canyon would net you just over 2000 yards at its deepest spot, or off the top of Hoover damm would net some good carry.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:58 PM

 Lincoln_Arcadia, on 15 February 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

 Pigems, on 13 February 2018 - 04:12 PM, said:

Chipping one into the Grand Canyon would net you just over 2000 yards at its deepest spot, or off the top of Hoover damm would net some good carry.

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The guy in the video wins I think! I wonder how far it actually went?

Is that a real course in that picture? That’s cool as heck :)
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