Boomerboy, you're a 10 handicap now. Even if you bombed some when you were a 20, wouldn't you say your average drive has increased as your handicap has decreased?
You likely always had the potential to do so, but doing so requires actual mechanics and execution, not just a fast, hard swing.
Definately, I think that is very true. When I was a 20-25, I had the capability, but it was never consistent in the least bit. I probably averaged closer to 225 then with as many clunkers as I had, and maybe every 1 in 10 broke 300.
My biggest point there was just to say that the thing that brought me down from 20 to 10 (actually handicap is a 10.2, just fyi) was the short game, and I could see how someone who mostly practiced driving (and I'm sure there are those out there) could have a shot at it, especially on an open course.