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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.
I suppose thats why the "Maxing out at 300 feet" post over on DGR is the most viewed topic in the techniques section.
There aren't that many people just pulling out the old 450 footer anytime they want. I have played with 1, maybe 2 guys that can throw that kinda distance whenever they want to. And....to do it on course while shaping the shot, yikes.
Will I ever hit that kinda distance someday, probably not. I do have plenty of flaws in my technique to clean up that would definately bring more distance, but I may just have too many physical limitations to achieve that rare air.
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.