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The average driving distance for male amateur golfers in each handicap range

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How far does the average male amateur golfer really hit the ball with their driver? It’s been a topic of hot debate for years, but thanks to statistician Lou Stagner of Decade Sports the question has been answered for 2020 at least.

Using data taken directly from the USGA Distance Insight Report, Stagner calculated the driving distance for male amateur golfers in the following handicap ranges: Less than 6, 6-12, 13-20 and 21+, with the average yardage of all golfers coming in at 217 yards.

Check out the full results below.

Along with these new interesting findings, recently Stagner has also broken down Tiger Woods’ handicap index throughout his career, as well as the handicap indexes of other top professional golfers.

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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Awkward moment: Reporter thinking she’s interviewing Vince Young, finds out it’s not actually Vince Young

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On Thursday, footage of an on-course interview at the Korn Ferry Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am was shown on Golf Channel.

The interviewer believed she was speaking to former Texas Longhorn and NFL quarterback Vince Young. However, that was not the case, as can be seen in this clip posted on X by Carter Donnick.


The man was actually Everette Sands.

“I apologize, but you have the wrong person. I’m Everette Sands from The Citadel. I’m a football coach,” Sands said.

Sands, a college running backs skills coach at The Citadel, was a great sport about it, and answered the question anyway.

The interview was certainly one of the more awkward exchanges in recent memory.

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Edoardo Molinari explains exactly what Jon Rahm must do to be eligible for 2025 Ryder Cup

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While speaking with GolfWRX, Edoardo Molinari, who was a vice captain for the European team in Rome last fall, and will be once again at Bethpage Black in 2025, explained what European stars Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton will have to do to participate in the 2025 Ryder Cup.

The duo joined LIV Golf early this year, leaving their Ryder Cup futures in question.

“Well, basically nothing has changed from two years ago, which means that obviously Jon (Rahm) at the moment is still a European Tour member. They are European tour members and as long as they play their minimum, which is four DP World Tour events a year, then they’re eligible for the Ryder cup.

“It was the same two years ago when some of the guys that went to leave, they decided either to resign the membership or they didn’t play the minimum, so they were not eligible.

“But there were some guys that went and, you know, paid all the sanctions and then they were still eligible. So, it’s not only down to us, it’s more like, if they want to play, they know that they just need to play four events and not resign the membership and hopefully they will because everyone knows how good Jon and Tyrrell and, even some of the others that [joined LIV] and you want to be able to pick from anyone.

“I think there’s been a lot of discussions going on behind the scenes and conversations and hopefully they will remain members.

“I think Jon is obviously very, very keen with the, with the Seve and Olazabal legacy to, to keep playing other Ryder cups. Tyrrell is the same. I mean, the thing is, I think the Europeans they really love and enjoy the Ryder Cup. They, they look forward to it every, every two years is like if you ask any one of them, now they’re already thinking about Bethpage, which is why I’m very confident that John and Tyrrell especially will do everything they can to remain members.”

Both Rahm and Hatton have remained DP World Tour members, but neither of them has played in a DP World Tour event since joining LIV thus far.

Check out the full conversation with Edoardo Molinari below.

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Nelly Korda offers to coach Roger Federer after seeing tennis legend’s golf swing

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On Wednesday, tennis legend Roger Federer posted a video on his Instagram page of his golf swing on the driving range.

 

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In the replies to the post, Federer got an interesting offer from the best women’s golfer in the world, Nelly Korda.

Some other sports stars also chimed in.

Federer’s swing looks as about impressive as you’d expect from one of the greatest professional sportsmen of his generation.

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