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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

20 Comments

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  1. CrashTestDummy

    Jan 30, 2021 at 12:59 am

    That data has to be wrong. Everyone knows that every golfwrx-er carries it over 300 yards regardless of age or handicap. ?

  2. Holden Tudiks

    Jan 27, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Justin Thomas did nothing wrong except bow to the mob.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.”

  9. Robert

    Dec 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

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

  10. 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+

  11. K

    Dec 17, 2020 at 3:20 am

    I’m 29 and 8hcp.. I hit it ~230yd

  12. 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.

  13. Joe

    Dec 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

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

  14. 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.

  15. Michael

    Dec 16, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Lots and lots of liars on this page!

  16. 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

  17. 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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Tiger set to attend Hero Challenge in person; Spot left open for potential PNC appearance

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In what is typically a down month in the golf world, December may be getting a bit more interesting in 2021.

The PNC Championship is a golf tournament that pairs former major championship winners with a family member and it will be held On December 18th and 19th at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

In last year’s event, Tiger Woods and his son Charlie held the golf world captive with their appearance in the event. The pair finished in 7th place but what was even more notable was how similar Charlie was to his dad:

Despite Tiger’s lengthy rehabilitation from his serious ankle injury, there seems to be a growing speculation that he and Charlie may compete in the PNC Championship once again this year.

According to Golfweek,  the PNC Championship is keeping a place open for Woods in the limited-field event. Last year’s edition of the PNC Championship was the last time Tiger has played in a competitive event.

Woods was recently seen hitting golf balls on the range, adding fuel to the speculation that we could see him with Charlie in three weeks.

Woods also looks set to make an appearance at this week’s Hero World Challenge in Albany. According to Marine Traffic, the yacht, named Privacy, reportedly left Florida at the start of the November and is currently moored in Albany.

 

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It seems likely that Woods will make his first public appearance since the car crash on February 23rd of 2021.

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‘You don’t know, but I love you’ – Coach K reveals his huge respect for Brooks Koepka

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After his utter dominance of bitter rival, Bryson DeChambeau in “The Match” on Friday November 26th, Brooks Koepka was spotted sitting courtside at the Duke vs Gonzaga basketball game. The game ended with an 86-81 Blue Devils victory in front of a crowd of 20,000 fans in Las Vegas.

In a video shared by the Duke Men’s Basketball’s Twitter account, Krzyzewski met with Koepka after the game. Coach K made it clear how much he admires Koepka in the clip: “You don’t know, but I love you,” Krzyzewski said, admitting to rooting for him over DeChambeau: “No, I do, and I was cheering for you, and I thought you handled yourself well”. 

Brooks also met with the Duke basketball team after the game, asking “what’s up boys?” as he entered the locker room. He introduced himself to the players and Sophomore, Jeremy Roach asked Koepka for swing advice to which he replied that Roach had to figure it out for himself first.

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Lee Westwood rules himself out of captaining Europe at 2023 Ryder Cup

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From Sam Torrance in 2002 to Padraig Harrington just a few months ago, all of the ten European Ryder Cup captains this century have been faring on the ‘obvious’ side of the shock value range.

Experienced in the event, it’s as if players have been groomed to be future leaders and very rarely do they seem to baulk at the chance to lead a star-studded team in the bi-annual highlight.

Until LJW.

Lee John Westwood, the 48-year-old winner of 25 European Tour events and stalwart of 11 Ryder Cups, recently told the Daily Telegraph that whilst “it would be an honour to captain Europe”, it “is something I can’t commit to while I’m in the (OWGR) top 50 and still competing.”

Favourite and almost handed the role before the reported conversation, we should be reminded that Westwood most recently won the 2020 race To Dubai with a win in Abu Dhabi, a runner-up in Dubai and a top-15 at the U.S Open.

2021 saw him finish runner-up at The Players and at Bay Hill, hardly efforts to think he should be hanging up the sticks quite yet.

“Whoever gets the role for Rome will obviously have my full backing and I’ll continue to do all I can for the Europe cause, as I’ve always tried to since my debut 24 years ago.”

Clearly still enjoying being part of the traveling playing contingent, he confirms that the Ryder Cup is something “close to my heart” though captaincy is “almost a full-time job” and that he could only take the role if able to “give it 100 percent”.

Vice-captains for the European loss at Whistling Straits must now come into contention, though with Henrik Stenson and Martin Kaymer still playing at the top level, perhaps Luke Donald and Robert Karlsson are now favourites.

With the final vice-captain, Graeme McDowell, making it clear he would be very interested in being considered leader for the 2027 running at Adare Manor, Westwood would now seem a ‘knock’ for 2025 at Bethpage, a venue at which he finished 23rd in the 2009 U.S Open.

However, golf tends not to work in such an obvious way.

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