Everyone is a big hitter on the forum

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,580 ✭✭

    MtlJeff wrote:


    Im not crazy long either. I hit only it 240 on a good day.......with 3 iron




    A 98 mph 3 iron should equate to a 225 carry.




    Machine is not 100% accurate. I did 230+ on a trackman with it though
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  • BryanS4BryanS4 Members Posts: 66
    I knock it way out there to 275 on a good day, yet I listen to stories all week about buddies hitting it 300 plus.



    Funny thing is they end up 10 yards and 10 strokes behind me.



    Keep bombing it boys.
  • wrmillerwrmiller Members Posts: 1,569 ✭✭
    Hitting it past 300 is not that rare. Did it all the time about a decade ago and earlier. Now the best I can do was yesterday at my new club one-hopping them into the fence/net at the back of the range at 275.



    But only with a 10mph tailwind. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,730 ClubWRX
    wrmiller wrote:


    Hitting it past 300 is not that rare. Did it all the time about a decade ago and earlier. Now the best I can do was yesterday at my new club one-hopping them into the fence/net at the back of the range at 275.



    But only with a 10mph tailwind. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />




    I know how you feel. On the plus side, now several of the real trouble spots are out of reach for me
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  • msh134msh134 Members Posts: 25 ✭✭
    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
    l can hit it 300 yards down an aircraft runway so I tell people I can hit it 300 yards but if you don’t ask me where I won’t tell you lol
  • dr_nervedr_nerve Members Posts: 18
    Being a short hitter is almost a blessing for me. I'm wild enough with my driver hitting it only 250-260, so who KNOWS where I'd be going if I added 40 yds to that!
  • morgan1819morgan1819 Official Member Members Posts: 983 ✭✭
    Rosco1216 wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:


    I got outdriven once in my round yesterday, and have been doing pushups basically non-stop since.




    Say it isn't so!




    My 18 year old nephew won the long drive hole this weekend at our companies annual 4 man scramble. 354 yds. GBB with a stock Speeder 665 S.



    I told him he needs to get on GolfWrx and start working some passive brags ... or it didn't really happen.

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  • ijw0161ijw0161 Members Posts: 32
    edited Jun 7, 2018 #399
    Only ever hit 300 yards on a complete downhill slope hole at my local course a couple of times (299 Yellow, 305 White) when the fairways is very hard, played with plenty of low handicappers on the same hole and very rarely see anyone drive it. Actually did it tonight and dropped off the back of the green so entire carry was probably 315. On average I'd probably hit 220 with my driver



    Funny how EVERY time I go to my local driving range, NO ONE hits the 300 marker, or even gets close
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  • FourTopsFourTops Banned Posts: 1,676 ✭✭
    I was at the range last weekend. The guy behind me was hitting 7 irons...not bad shots. I was also hitting 7 irons and I had prior lasered the range flag we were aiming. I heard the guy say "gee these new balls are great...I'm hitting my 7 iron 190". I was hitting my 7 irons past his. The actual distance was 167. I wanted to say something but why get annoyed.
  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl Members Posts: 5,859 ✭✭
    FourTops wrote:


    I was at the range last weekend. The guy behind me was hitting 7 irons...not bad shots. I was also hitting 7 irons and I had prior lasered the range flag we were aiming. I heard the guy say "gee these new balls are great...I'm hitting my 7 iron 190". I was hitting my 7 irons past his. The actual distance was 167. I wanted to say something but why get annoyed.




    Its not worth it. One of the worst conversations I overheard by a teaching pro was "Oh yes you should be carring that 7 iron 180 easily." The guy just kept swinging harder and harder after the lesson ruining any chance he had of gaining anything from the lesson. On a good day he would get maybe 160 out of that club. I just shook my head and went back to hitting balls.
  • r0scoer0scoe Hardcore Hacker Members Posts: 67
    I only carry about 200 yards but I hardly miss a fairway and even when I do, I'm still in play. I can swing a little harder but what's the point?
  • FourTopsFourTops Banned Posts: 1,676 ✭✭
    buckeyefl wrote:

    FourTops wrote:


    I was at the range last weekend. The guy behind me was hitting 7 irons...not bad shots. I was also hitting 7 irons and I had prior lasered the range flag we were aiming. I heard the guy say "gee these new balls are great...I'm hitting my 7 iron 190". I was hitting my 7 irons past his. The actual distance was 167. I wanted to say something but why get annoyed.




    Its not worth it. One of the worst conversations I overheard by a teaching pro was "Oh yes you should be carring that 7 iron 180 easily." The guy just kept swinging harder and harder after the lesson ruining any chance he had of gaining anything from the lesson. On a good day he would get maybe 160 out of that club. I just shook my head and went back to hitting balls.




    A "lesson" in why many pro's have no business teaching...we all know they couldn't make the "cut" to get on tour...so teaching is a 2nd choice...not ALL...but enough.
  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl Members Posts: 5,859 ✭✭
    The vast majority of pros have/ had no aspirations of playing on tour.
  • HatsForBatsHatsForBats Members Posts: 1,695 ✭✭
    buckeyefl wrote:


    The vast majority of pros have/ had no aspirations of playing on tour.




    Agreed. You only have to maintain what? an 8 handicap? Not even in the same country as a professional player.
  • J2puttsJ2putts Members Posts: 613 ✭✭
    I hit it 250-260 .. I am a BIG hitter 😂
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  • wrmillerwrmiller Members Posts: 1,569 ✭✭
    J2putts wrote:


    I hit it 250-260 .. I am a BIG hitter ��




    You HC says you're hitting it far enough. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • 118811118811 Members Posts: 165 ✭✭
    BNGL wrote:


    I'd give up 15 feet of made putts per round for 10 extra yards




    I would venture to say....you might lose more of your bets!?



    Me, ld give up 10 yds, to make 15’ more of putts.😁
  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX Posts: 549 ClubWRX
    In my experience... most really high HC players that don't play much, think they hit the ball over 300... I'm not a big hitter... pretty average... but I enjoy playing with the guys that really bomb it.
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    I wonder wear these threads will go if the USGA decides to roll back the ball? :-)
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  • DLYskes1976DLYskes1976 BigSexy Members Posts: 45
    On the driving range.... I am pretty sure I can hit a few out to the 300 yard marker.... I'd say my average is some where between 250 to 275....



    On the course lol.... I'd be happy to hit the ball 250 yards and straight... some how my skills on the range do not translate to the course...



    I've had a few times when things did click and I smoked a couple balls on the course... not sure how far they went, but I know they went far cuz the guys in the group was even amazed that I put a ball out there that far... but it's such a rare instance that I just try to hit the ball in the fairway
  • ThunderBuzzworthThunderBuzzworth Hulk... Smash!! Members Posts: 2,568 ✭✭
    Saturday, in a Publinx match I hit a 428 yard drive down the middle on a 600 yard par 5 and then stuffed an 8 iron to 3 feet from 178 and made eagle. Once I rolled in the eagle putt, my teammate on the next tee informed me that he just made eagle also by killing his driver and ripping a 3 wood bouncing it up the front of the green. No skin on that par 5... pffft
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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 1,012 ✭✭
    It is extremely rare to see guys hit it 300 yards, no matter what’s posted here
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  • j-robj-rob Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    308-314 every time, baby fade.



    325 if I really turn on it.
  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,299 ✭✭
    j-rob wrote:


    308-314 every time, baby fade.



    325 if I really turn on it.




    326 for me.

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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy Members Posts: 1,118 ✭✭

    j-rob wrote:


    308-314 every time, baby fade.



    325 if I really turn on it.




    326 for me.


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  • MooMoo Members Posts: 363 ✭✭
    As posted previously, I do NOT hit it 300 yards. But, I played last Thursday with my buddies grandson. The kid is just starting out in the game. He has a total of 9 clubs in his bag, including a driver made for an 85 MPH swing speed.



    Short story, after topping them on the first four drives, he ripped one into orbit. It was long and to the right (like a banana), but it got my attention. I then let him hit my fairly stiff driver and the first try he it over 300, straight as an arrow. Then he did it again. I let him use my driver for the entire back 9. I measured his drive on the 10th hole with my rangefinder and it was 322.



    I was impressed. Last year I played with a father and son in a pick-up game and that kid had the raw talent thing too and could bomb them pretty close to 300.
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  • Drewmiller07Drewmiller07 North carolinaMembers Posts: 172 ✭✭
    Pigems wrote:


    So WRXers hit the ball a long.





    Chicks dig the long ball
  • BNGLBNGL Members Posts: 1,704 ✭✭
    118811 wrote:
    BNGL wrote:


    I'd give up 15 feet of made putts per round for 10 extra yards




    I would venture to say....you might lose more of your bets!?



    Me, ld give up 10 yds, to make 15’ more of putts.�




    Maybe but probably not. That extra distance would allow for closer approaches and open up opportunities to reach more par 5s in two. (Assuming no loss of accuracy). The game nowadays is through the air, American tournament golf anyways, the farther it goes in the air the more scoring chances you will have.



    I can make a bad putter decent enough to win. I can’t make a short hitter longer.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    A young man I regularly play golf with is a big hitter (mid-180s ball speed), but he isn't a member of this forum. :-)
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