Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop
Thanks to rock hard fairways and a perfectly stuck driver I had about a 350 yd drive, probably had at least 50+ yards of bounce and roll due to the extremely hard ground though. Got the distance using google maps and draftlogic. Could be off by a few yards either way, only used driver a few times that day because it really wasn't necessary. We were playing in a scramble and I knew that someone would lay up safe so I had no pressure on the shot and was able to just let loose. I also won longest drive on the 2nd par 5 by over 30 yards. Now, I'm not saying this is by any means "average" or "typical" for me and I really don't think my handicap is 22 anymore but I haven't been playing for scores outside of league play lately because I've been working on some swing changes.
I had a couple other really good tee shots with my 3 hybrid, those had a pretty decent breeze helping that went around 250 carry. Something was clicking on Saturday for me, I had more good shots than bad and we typically used one or more of my shots per hole. I had the lowest handicap on the team and we still ended up coming in at -4 and -7 won. Obviously the caliber of players in my league aren't exactly stellar, but the winning team's average handicap was probably about 12. Was a great day and a lot of fun, most fun I've ever had in a scramble.
Can't trust the website for that stuff, Google Earth is way more reliable for point to point.
Based on your picture, to carry the water would be about 230 yards (+/- 5 based on teebox location) and to end up in your final spot would be 312 yards (+/- 5 based on teebox location).
Still a great drive, but about 40 yards short of 350.
That's what some people here mean, 300 yards is a long way to hit a ball. And course markers aren't very reliable. For reference, on the hole you posted, the ACTUAL yardage from the very very back of the teebox, to the very very back of the green is only 365 yards.
From where you were teed up to the center of the green is 336.