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Can you CARRY a driver 300 off a half inch tee?


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Context, my idea to make pro golf more entertaining is to limit tee size, which would mean smaller club faces and more controlled swings. You wouldn’t be able to crash it over the top of all the trouble which, so the argument goes, makes the older classic tests of golf redundant.

so, keeping it non political, I just want to ask the long drive experts here.. optimise the CoG on a small headed driver, half inch tee.. what swing speeds would you need to hit that 300 carry.. significantly different to the tee it high let it fly 460cc swing speed? I know there’s a lot of subtleties I’m missing here..

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Most pros aren’t maxxing their distance... they have angles of attack of 0 or negative... they’d be fine on half inch tees for the most part... they could just loft up, if needed.

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You give somebody like Bryson or DJ a 12* power 3-wood and they'll be just fine carrying that over 300. Pretty sure Phil used to play one of those driving 3-woods instead of a driver for a while and was still hitting it deep.

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Had a 8 mph wind today.  Holes against the wind on average flew between 310-325.  With the wind averaged 355-360.  But I did get ahold of one that carried 382 yards with the wind of course.  Had to adjust the Callaway LD head to +2 D, with my HOF Raptor 48 inch shaft.  

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