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I've been working on my drives for many years now, only incorporating the X-Step and Power-Grip recently back in 2009. I've read many instructional articles and watched many videos, and have played with some big-arm players picking up a few tips here and there.
My average drive is 285'-300' and pretty accurate. My longest is 340' and only happened once.
I'm 55 years old and 5' 8" tall. I am coming to the conclusion that this is maximum distance for me.
I am pretty happy with it and actually think it's pretty darn good, until I watch some young guns that toss it out there 400+, including my son who is 29 and 6' tall.
I was just curious what others are throwing for an "average" drive and whether you think 300' is a "respectable distance" for this old guy.
Depends on where I am at.....in Montana it was easy to throw 400+ and 600+ downhill....here in Missouri it is difficult to get much out past 375 or so...with the occasional 400+ footer.
Most definately. In searching for a consistant 400', what has actually happened is a really solid line at 350'. I can throw turnover to fade at 380, and a consistant 330' turning over all the way for an accurate shot. I don't throw 400' any old time I want, but I do hit those shots from 330-380 whether they need turnover, fade, or straight driving lines.
On longer days, that extend into 36+ holes is when i feel 44 years old.
Read my earlier post.