Originally Posted by nick1998bunker
I also think its a little unfair how y'all talk about how long hitters can't hit it in the fairway. The faster your swing speed the more spin imparted and fractions off and your OB. What y'all don't realize is if you hit a drive 220 and its faded to te right side of te fairway, for us that is almost OB.
On the flip side of this, why shouldn't you expect those who hit it 300 yards to have a better swing to compensate? I'm not saying that you absolutely will have a better swing just because you can hit it further, but it helps you hit it further if you can make square contact.
I've played golf with my uncle a few times, who used to go around on the long drive circuits a while ago, and it's pretty scary to watch. He'll go out and try to hit it as far as he can on the first shot, then just not care about the rest. He'll skull or thin any full swing shot that's not teed up because of a positive AoA and doesn't keep score. He just writes down how far his drive went on each hole, then hacks his way to the next teebox.
Funny story about him though, I once watched him snap 3 driver shafts in a row on the driving range. He used to be sponsored and so he has a bunch of the interchangeable shafts that he carries in his cart bag, so he kept replacing them after each one broke. He would take a massive swing and hit the rock-hard turf behind the ball (it was in January before it thawed completely out) and it would just snap. He'd grab his shaft tool from his bag to switch it out, then promptly break the next one the same way. After the third one though he finally stopped hitting the ground, though my grandpa and I were laughing very hard by that point.