Everyone is a big hitter on the forum

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,657 ClubWRX



    I don't think the rarified crowd here is at all in touch with the average player.

    The average player is 55 years old, and about 80pct male (so he has 20pct lady parts). The average player is thrilled to get it out past 200.

    The younger players without the benefit of 30 years experience, if you added in their mishits, would average under 200 as well. If you only take their clean strikes, the average technique doesn't often leverage their superior fitness, and so they're still nowhere near big marks.

    So I stand by this - 250 is Herculean unless you are a low cap or work in the golf industry.




    Uh oh. 55 this summer.




    So what 20% are you giving up? Enquiring minds want to know. LOL!
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    I don't think the rarified crowd here is at all in touch with the average player.

    The average player is 55 years old, and about 80pct male (so he has 20pct lady parts). The average player is thrilled to get it out past 200.

    The younger players without the benefit of 30 years experience, if you added in their mishits, would average under 200 as well. If you only take their clean strikes, the average technique doesn't often leverage their superior fitness, and so they're still nowhere near big marks.

    So I stand by this - 250 is Herculean unless you are a low cap or work in the golf industry.




    Uh oh. 55 this summer.




    So what 20% are you giving up? Enquiring minds want to know. LOL!




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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,918 ✭✭
    edited Feb 10, 2018 #214
    Sean2 wrote:


    I suppose I would be considered a big hitter, though my criteria are a bit different. I am 6'5", 225 pounds, and I hit a golf ball.




    And let's not forget, the funniest guy on the board.



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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,918 ✭✭
    RBImGuy wrote:


    90-95% of golfers cant hit beyond 250 yards.

    80% has a handicap between 18-36.

    Usually amateurs I seen is in the range of 200 yards and very few are going longer than that and they are a low handicapper when that happens.



    The state of current golf instruction isnt better than that.




    It's been mentioned before but obviously it bears repeating.



    This forum is comprised of far higher percentage of golfing enthusiasts than the "all/average golfers" statistics.



    Of course you're going to see a larger number of guys who hit it looooooong.



    I mentioned to a new acquaintance, who is a golf enthusiast and a decent player (a 12), that I'd heard (something) about (something) on WRX and he asked "Where ?". I told him of this site and how much info there is. He'd never heard of it,,,,,,,, and to my knowledge,,,,,,,,, still hasn't gotten on here.



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  • bthomps33bthomps33 Members Posts: 117
    If you're on this forum you're probably an enthusiast and not an average golfer. You've probably had multiple lessons, practice and have been fitted for clubs. The average golfer doesn't do that. I think just about anyone has the ability to hit it 280 if they are under 40, somewhat athletic, in decent shape, received lessons and implement practice on the range to make the best of those lessons. Those that only play a couple weekends a year and never practice far outnumber those that play regularly and practice. Which group do you the average wrx'er is in?
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,112 ✭✭
    edited Feb 11, 2018 #217
    I Guess the op thinks these guys on the BST are buying and trading 80g TX shafts for looks ? You know because it’s cool to swing rebar at 85mph and roll it to the ladies box. Really?



    You need to get out more. Find out where the local college teams practice. Walk and watch. Some beasts out there. Didn’t you see the Chinese kid on morning drive from Perdue I think it was. Kid had thighs that looked like tree trunks. Was at least 6ft4. And simply smoked the ball. And he’s at Perdue. Not really known as a golf Mecca school. They walk among us man. All around.



    Edit. Illl give up ianother hint. What time of day do you normally play ? If is before noon. Yo I aren’t going to see this animal. He isn’t rolling out for a 8am tee time unless it’s a tournament round. You’ll find him walking from 3 pm on. Maybe alone. Maybe in a pack But not ever a dew sweeper.
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  • DickieThonDickieThon Members Posts: 1,100 ✭✭
    I went to the Philadelphia Golf Show today and they had a launch monitor long drive contest- the top 5 distances for men 372, 354, 352, 344, 338. I was getting my usual 285-300ish distance and thinking that’s pretty good. Dude next to me had a “less than pretty” swing and was ripping ball after ball 350.



    For seniors the top 3 were 325, 320, and 315.



    There are a lot of people out there who can hit driver a long way.
  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members Posts: 1,121 ✭✭
    bthomps33 wrote:


    If you're on this forum you're probably an enthusiast and not an average golfer. You've probably had multiple lessons, practice and have been fitted for clubs. The average golfer doesn't do that. I think just about anyone has the ability to hit it 280 if they are under 40, somewhat athletic, in decent shape, received lessons and implement practice on the range to make the best of those lessons. Those that only play a couple weekends a year and never practice far outnumber those that play regularly and practice. Which group do you the average wrx'er is in?


    I found wrx after getting into golf a coupla-few years ago. This place is everything a golfer could hope for and more.

    But playing obsessively for a few years and reading these threads hasn't made me much longer. I'm still on the wrong side of 40 and work at a desk. Add family to that, and...

    And I suspect the averages as they apply to the population at large also weigh heavily on this Select population. There's a certain Calvinism to be sure, but reality must intrude bc of its own determinism.

    So.. I'd stipulate to a 25pct uprate to anyone here over the average golfer stats. So 90pct can't hit over 250, 99 pct can't get over 300, the other 1pct are over 300 regularly enough.

    Lensing through the virtual world of the net plus typical male braggadocio, you could understand why any mild skeptic wouldn't want to just agree that everyone here hits 300 just bc they're here...
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  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,976 ✭✭
    Most of the population on here are more than likely getting the most, or near the most out of their physical capabilities. The “average golfer” is one who does not. The vast majority are older and not in the best physical shape and who periodically play golf but aren’t really golfers. No more than some dad who once a month goes down to the local Y and shoots free throws can call himself a basketball player.



    Quite a few pages back I posted referring to the idea that most of the average golfers are like Phillip Seymour Hoffman making it rain in Along Came Polly.
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  • bbp1bbp1 Members Posts: 128
    If you typically hit it 285-3 hundy, then you’re about 100 yards into most of your 4 pars and you can reach most par 5s. So how do you manage to be a 20 HCP? That is remarkable.
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  • bthomps33bthomps33 Members Posts: 117
    bbp1 wrote:


    If you typically hit it 285-3 hundy, then you’re about 100 yards into most of your 4 pars and you can reach most par 5s. So how do you manage to be a 20 HCP? That is remarkable.




    Who says those 300 yard drives are landing on the fairway? haha
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    Hit 2 new new all time personal ball speed records last night. Pretty cool since I haven’t seen much improvement the past year or 2
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,737 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 16, 2018 #224


    Hit 2 new new all time personal ball speed records last night. Pretty cool since I haven’t seen much improvement the past year or 2




    Awesome! Does this mean you're healthy now?
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  • DickieThonDickieThon Members Posts: 1,100 ✭✭
    bbp1 wrote:
    If you typically hit it 285-3 hundy, then you’re about 100 yards into most of your 4 pars and you can reach most par 5s. So how do you manage to be a 20 HCP? That is remarkable.




    Play regularly with a guy who can easily crank it out there 330. But he also regularly cold tops it 100 yards, hits it 100 yards offline, or chunks 3 wedges in a row.
  • TigerWoodsIVTigerWoodsIV Members Posts: 82
    Kevinx wrote:


    Why is it no matter the topic most of the posters claim they hit 300 plus off the tee. I'm not saying they don't but here in the metro area of NY where their is way too many golfers I have only seen a hand full hit it 300 yards. No matter where I have played . How come on the forum everyone claims they play like a pro. I don't believe most of them


    People tend to overestimate their "size" in everything... My good tee shots are about 275-280. I know a few people who hit it over 300, but they're obviously few and far between. However, the people who are spending time on a golf forum are probably a little better and longer off the tee than your average golfer.
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    edited Feb 17, 2018 #227
    RBImGuy wrote:



    There is a reason that I dont talk or really post about shaft flexes or distances very often. I had a couple of people talk trash about what i was saying in a thread so I just stopped talking distances or shaft flexes or anything similar.



    I do agree about the fact that WRX attracts many good players and most of the time good players are pretty long. I have accidently played with two WRX members and both were long, they hit good drives over or around 300, and over 115 SS with a driver. Iron lofts are so different so saying they hit a 7 iron 190 is worthless.




    Its an issue here, its why I dont post much due to the religion that tend to affect blindness on golfers.



    won a long driving on fairway and the look of faces in the clubhouse when someone 30 years older did that was fun
    I wished you’d post more cuz I’m usually higher than a kite and you are easily one of the 2 or 3 guys on the board that can take me from comatose to LMAO with one post😂!!!



    I can also relate to that blindness thing😉



    I hope that you had a nice New Year and a great season ahead🏌🏻‍♂️



    Keep the faith Bro, these guys’ll come around, it just takes a while😜



    Cheers🍻

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    320 when flushed...aint no thang compared to going 400' in slow pitch...laser show time
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  • bonvivantvabonvivantva Members Posts: 85 ✭✭
    I probably average less than 200 with my driver due to slices, shanks, etc. Best case, I doubt I carry more than 240. A good drive for me is probably anything over 220 and in play. That said, I play with friends that are worse than me that can definitely put it out over 300. Rarely in a good spot, but they can crush the ball with the driver.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,148 ClubWRX

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    RBImGuy wrote:



    There is a reason that I dont talk or really post about shaft flexes or distances very often. I had a couple of people talk trash about what i was saying in a thread so I just stopped talking distances or shaft flexes or anything similar.



    I do agree about the fact that WRX attracts many good players and most of the time good players are pretty long. I have accidently played with two WRX members and both were long, they hit good drives over or around 300, and over 115 SS with a driver. Iron lofts are so different so saying they hit a 7 iron 190 is worthless.




    Its an issue here, its why I dont post much due to the religion that tend to affect blindness on golfers.



    won a long driving on fairway and the look of faces in the clubhouse when someone 30 years older did that was fun




    Or because of your pretending to be a qualified golf instructor.




    Hawkeye....pretty sure that wasn’t directed at me, but wanted to make sure.




    Heck no!
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,148 ClubWRX

    RBImGuy wrote:



    There is a reason that I dont talk or really post about shaft flexes or distances very often. I had a couple of people talk trash about what i was saying in a thread so I just stopped talking distances or shaft flexes or anything similar.



    I do agree about the fact that WRX attracts many good players and most of the time good players are pretty long. I have accidently played with two WRX members and both were long, they hit good drives over or around 300, and over 115 SS with a driver. Iron lofts are so different so saying they hit a 7 iron 190 is worthless.




    Its an issue here, its why I dont post much due to the religion that tend to affect blindness on golfers.



    won a long driving on fairway and the look of faces in the clubhouse when someone 30 years older did that was fun
    I wished you’d post more cuz I’m usually higher than a kite and you are easily one of the 2 or 3 guys on the board that can take me from comatose to LMAO with one post😂!!!



    I can also relate to that blindness thing😉



    I hope that you had a nice New Year and a great season ahead🏌🏻‍♂️



    Keep the faith Bro, these guys’ll come around, it just takes a while😜



    Cheers🍻

    RP




    Now that RBIm has raised his fees (yes, he is serious) to $300,000 per year (no actual students, he is waiting for the big one) and claims on Twitter Lydia Ko is finally ready to give him a call, I've decided to put off that trip to Scandanavia! So I won't come around. ;-)



    Hoping things are going well Richard!
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    nsxguy wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    I suppose I would be considered a big hitter, though my criteria are a bit different. I am 6'5", 225 pounds, and I hit a golf ball.




    And let's not forget, the funniest guy on the board.



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    Is that you? Or did you make that, PRETENDING it's you?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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    RBImGuy wrote:



    There is a reason that I dont talk or really post about shaft flexes or distances very often. I had a couple of people talk trash about what i was saying in a thread so I just stopped talking distances or shaft flexes or anything similar.



    I do agree about the fact that WRX attracts many good players and most of the time good players are pretty long. I have accidently played with two WRX members and both were long, they hit good drives over or around 300, and over 115 SS with a driver. Iron lofts are so different so saying they hit a 7 iron 190 is worthless.




    Its an issue here, its why I dont post much due to the religion that tend to affect blindness on golfers.



    won a long driving on fairway and the look of faces in the clubhouse when someone 30 years older did that was fun
    I wished you&#146;d post more cuz I&#146;m usually higher than a kite and you are easily one of the 2 or 3 guys on the board that can take me from comatose to LMAO with one post&#4322818;!!!



    I can also relate to that blindness thing&#4322825;



    I hope that you had a nice New Year and a great season ahead&#4322252;&#4322299;&zwj;♂️



    Keep the faith Bro, these guys&#146;ll come around, it just takes a while&#4322844;



    Cheers&#4322171;

    RP






    How the PHIZZZZZUCK are you, Richard?!?!
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  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,368 ✭✭
    DickieThon wrote:


    I went to the Philadelphia Golf Show today and they had a launch monitor long drive contest- the top 5 distances for men 372, 354, 352, 344, 338. I was getting my usual 285-300ish distance and thinking that’s pretty good. Dude next to me had a “less than pretty” swing and was ripping ball after ball 350.



    For seniors the top 3 were 325, 320, and 315.



    There are a lot of people out there who can hit driver a long way.




    Sure they do and they can’t keep it in play on a golf course because it’s an all out swing with no real target. You’d still out score 95% of those guys hitting your 280
  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,368 ✭✭
    edited Feb 18, 2018 #238
    joeferb wrote:






    I’m guessing you catch more than a few a hair thin? If you improve your AOA you’ll probably get 15 more yards of carry. Good baseline if that’s your controlled driver swing.
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    Obee wrote:
    joeferb wrote:




    Is that you? Or did you make that, PRETENDING it's you?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!




    I'll take that as a compliment to my photoshop and Excel skills. Haha. It is mine from the other day.
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    lowheel wrote:
    joeferb wrote:






    I&#146;m guessing you catch more than a few a hair thin? If you improve your AOA you&#146;ll probably get 15 more yards of carry. Good baseline if that&#146;s your controlled driver swing.




    Was in trying to get AoA to + or level. And working with M1 to get my spin down. I fade the ball so those -3 and -4 AOA were creating way too much spin, as you can see. But smash factors were acceptable, not all 1.50+ but pretty flush. Working on it.
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    edited Feb 18, 2018 #241



    Hit 2 new new all time personal ball speed records last night. Pretty cool since I haven’t seen much improvement the past year or 2




    Awesome! Does this mean you're healthy now?




    Not yet. Switched up some meds last week and hoping it is a large step in the right direction.



    For the record this ball was with a OTR demo G400 LsT 8.5 with their stock copper x shaft. I also hit 198 with an M3 OTR demo but that shot spun quite a bit in the air and I lost some total yardage. Pretty confident I could get that spin down with a different weight setup and my shaft.. I know the speed jump comes from the lighter and longer drivers in comparison to what I use but I also got up to 193 with my real play driver which is really heavy (D9-E0 swing weight @ 44.5 inches with Tensei 80tx) and my spin/ dispersion was much better with my real driver.

    First 2 pics are Ping G400 LsT and Srixon Z Star XV ball. Next 2 pics are my current M1 setup. (It was about 35-40 degrees that night). The best ball I hit all night with my play driver wasn’t recorded because my recording device died right after I made contact with the ball.



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