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The average driving distance for male GolfWRX members by age

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What is the average driving distance of male GolfWRX members by age? Well, WRX founder Richard Audi aka ‘easyyy’ set out in our forums to find out, setting up a survey recently in our ‘General Golf Forum.’

607 of our members have partaken in the survey thus far, with the numbers aimed to represent the average driving yardage based on total roll-out numbers, not just carry.

Check out the results below:

Here are a few comments from our members who took part in the survey:

  • fwilliam: “Age 66 good health. Avg drive 250-255 with Driver SS 94-97 MPH I play with a number of younger bombers thus lately I tried a number of drills to increase my swing speed now my left hip is hurting-darn!”
  • lefthack: “I just got a Nike Sumo driver and have just about got my swing down. I am getting a solid 240. I do not swing full tilt until I am more consistent, so I think with a proper ball I should be a solid 250-260 with a good swing. Not bad at 49, I guess. I drove 250 with my 5w in college, and that was ’89. I know a newer drive would help, but I like this one so far.”
  • vtpachyderm: “40-49: 240-260 here based on how my rounds have played out this season. Very little rollout due to it being fairly wet here most of the time and temperatures very rarely are over 20 C. On the two days I played where the temps were over 25, I think I was hitting it about 10 yards longer (nice to play one club less).”

You can still get involved, and share your take on the survey in our forums here.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Joseph Quaranto

    Jan 24, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    When interviewing people with problems with excessive alcohol consumption,I used a rule of times 6 to gage the real amount. If a spouse was present,the accuracy conformation was unerring. If one would deduct 10 yards × 6 from this situation he would be closer to the truth.70 years + and 300 yards. Not off the peak of Mount Everest! Then there is the dementia problem.

  2. Gordy

    Jan 5, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    If you really want to know how far someone drives as them how far they hit a 7 iron in the air hitting the green or their target. Everyone on this list is -10/-20 yards off of what they think.

    • Gordy

      Jan 5, 2021 at 2:28 pm

      With standard lofts in their irons might I add.

  3. Tim

    Jan 4, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    I average 234 carry but all my friends are longer than me. Except on the days we play golf.

  4. Raj P

    Dec 31, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    My average driver club head head speed is 103 and on good days, I can expect an occasional 260yd drive.

  5. Paul Kelly

    Dec 26, 2020 at 8:22 am

    What a useless article. Everyone thinks they hit it further than they do so asking people their distance. I’ve been a teaching Pro for over 30 years. I can’t count the number of people every season who tell me they average 280 off the tee only to hit 220. If you are not always indide the 150 marker on a 400 yard par 4 you don’t hit it 250.

  6. J

    Dec 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

    How about this, next time we just look at their Arccos data instead of taking a “survey.”

  7. Robert

    Dec 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

    The results should have been percentage in each age group. The seven distances should equal 100%

  8. John stetson

    Dec 17, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I am 83 driver air 170 rollout depends usually 180 max everything depends on physical age, play with 90 year old he averages 160+

  9. K

    Dec 17, 2020 at 3:20 am

    I’m 29 and 8hcp.. I hit it ~230yd

  10. Dennis Beach

    Dec 16, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    If I hit it 200+ in the fairway, it’s going to be a good round. Don’t care to hit it longer, just down the middle. I like my driver heavy, and I will be much more in the fairway. My swing speed has always topped out at about 80 mph.Accuracy has been my goal over the last 5 years, and now that I am 64, its even a bigger goal.

  11. Joe

    Dec 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Nobody 10-19 averages below 260? Do kids even know what average means? Pants on fire.

  12. Joe

    Dec 16, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    One person 50+, 60+, and 70+ each averages 300+? Pants on fire poll. May as well be a US election.

  13. Michael

    Dec 16, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Lots and lots of liars on this page!

  14. Bob Jones

    Dec 16, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    I’ll be honest. When I was 65 I was in the 220-240 range, But six years later it’s 190-200. If I get 210 I’m tickled pink. And 220, I think, “How did that happen?” (It hardly ever happens.)

    • Jack Nash

      Dec 16, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      I’m in a similar boat. I’m happy past the forward tees and in the fairway now. LOL

  15. Skip

    Dec 16, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Lol I think it’s common knowledge people inflate their yardages.

    • Craig

      Dec 16, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      Yeah, to get the true value slide the left column down one.

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Report: Brooks Koepka splits with swing coach Claude Harmon III

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Brooks Koepka has split with his swing coach Claude Harmon III, bringing to an end their successful 8 year relationship.

GolfWeek broke the news, with the swing instructor revealing in an interview with the publication that he and Brooks were no longer working together.

Per the report, Harmon told GolfWeek that the two parted ways two months ago, three days after the Masters in November: “I was informed on the Wednesday after the Masters that he wanted to go in a different direction.”

Harmon was informed of the split in a face-to-face meeting in Florida, and reached by GolfWeek by text, Koepka told the publication:

“I love Claude, we had a great run, and he’s still family to me, but unfortunately we’re not working together anymore”

Harmon helped Koepka win 4 major championships and reach the World Number One ranking in their time together.

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Is this the strangest putting stroke ever seen on the PGA Tour?

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When it comes to putting, we all have our own little quirks and techniques, but during The American Express, one golfer took it to the next level displaying the oddest putting stroke you’ll see for some time.

Mark Hubbard was on his final hole during the second round of the event and knew that he was heading home from the event – comfortably missing the cut.

With that freedom in mind, Hubbard decided to have some fun and faced with a 10-foot putt for par, the 31-year-old hunched over – after doing an Elvis style little move – and placed his pinky just above the hosel.

Check out the bizarre moment here.

Hubbard missed the putt, and it was a moment that had golf fans on the Twittersphere truly baffled.


 

This is not a putting stroke I can see catching on!

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How much each player won at the 2021 American Express

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Si-Woo Kim finished strong on Sunday to snatch victory at The American Express, and along with his third title on tour, the Korean takes home $1.2 million in prize money. Patrick Cantlay came up just short despite an incredible fourth-round run, and for his efforts, the 28-year-old earned $730,300.

With a total prize purse of $6.7 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player who made the cut earned at the 2021 American Express.

1: Si Woo Kim, -23, $1,206,000

2: Patrick Cantlay, -22, $730,300

3: Cameron Davis, -21, $462,300

4: Tony Finau, -19, $328,300

T-5: Abraham Ancer, -15, $247,900

T-5: Michael Thompson, -15, $247,900

T-5: Doug Ghim, -15, $247,900

T-8: Ben An, -14, $189,275

T-8: Paul Casey, -14, $189,275

T-8: Francesco Molinari, -14, $189,275

T-8: Brian Harman, -14, $189,275

T-12: Henrik Norlander, -13, $137,350

T-12: Rory Sabbatini, -13, $137,350

T-12: Sungjae Im, -13, $137,350

T-12: Chase Seiffert, -13, $137,350

T-16: Bo Hoag, -12, $102,175

T-16: Chris Kirk, -12, $102,175

T-16: Ryan Armour, -12, $102,175

T-16: Gary Woodland, -12, $102,175

T-16: Russell Knox, -12, $102,175

T-21: Kramer Hickok, -11, $58,625

T-21: Branden Steele, -11, $58,625

T-21: Rickie Fowler, -11, $58,625

T-21: John Huh, -11, $58,625

T-21: Brandon Hagy, -11, $58,625

T-21: Andrew Putnam, -11, $58,625

T-21: Luke List, -11, $58,625

T-21: Talor Gooch, -11, $58,625

T-21: Matt Jones, -11, $58,625

T-21: Richy Werenski, -11, , $58,625

T-21: Max Homa, -11, $58,625

T-32: Kyle Stanley, -10, $38,257

T-32: James Hahn, -10, $38,256

T-32: Kyoung-Hoon Lee, -10, $38,257

T-32: Auastin Cook, -10, $38,257

T-32: Adam Hadwin, -10, $38,190

T-37: Bronson Burgoon, -9, $31,257

T-37: Adam Schenk, -9, $31,257

T-37: Emiliano Grillo, -9, $31,257

T-40: Josh Teater, -8, $25,125

T-40: Alex Noren, -8, $25,125

T-40: Jamie Lovemark, -8, $25,125

T-40: Rhein Gibson, -8, $25,125

T-40: Matthew Wolff, -8, $25,125

T-40: Roger Sloan, -8, $25,125

T-40: Tyler McCumber, -8, $25,125

T-47: Nick Taylor, -7, $17,777.34

T-47: Rob Oppenheim, -7, $17,777.34

T-47: Sam Ryder, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Martin Laird, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Brian Stuard, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Harry Hall, -7, $17,777.33

53: Patton Kizzire, -6, $16,147

T-54: Charl Schwartzel, -5, $15,812

T-54: Wyndham Clark, -5, $15,812

T-56: Ben Martin, -4, $15,410

T-56: Tyler Duncan, -4, $15,410

T-56: Cameron Tringale, -4, $15,410

T-56: Erik van Rooyen, -4, $15,410

T-60: Jimmy Walker, -3, $15,008

T-60: Vaughn Taylor, -3, $15,008

T-62: Hank Lebioda, -2, $14,740

T-62: Zach Johnson, -2, $14,740

T-64: Andrew Landry, -1, $14,338

T-64: David Hearn, -1, $14,338

T-64: Will Gordon, -1, $14,338

T-64: Sebastian Cappelen, -1, $14,338

68: Nelson Ledesma, E, $14,003

69: Adam Long, +1, $13,869

70: Doc Redman, +2, $13,735

71: Maverick McNealy, +3, $13,601

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