Originally Posted by Slice of Life
Yep. I know a guy who thinks he can hit his 3 iron 260 yards.
Don't get me wrong, he hits it a long way, he's a big hitter. But he always comes up well short and wonders why. lol
If I really catch one, I can carry about 280, and it's rare. Depending on the conditions, that ends up anywhere from 280 to 330 yards. But my average is closer to 275, even though I used to think it was 300 (And I was hitting it shorter then).
GPS is an eye opener.
Originally Posted by Shorty
I don't think people like HIghbeta are deliberately lying, they just have no idea.
The perfectly even gaps of 15 yards for irons is usually a dead giveaway.
He's never measured anything and the fact that he thinks he hits his driver and 3 wood that far is so ludicrous it's not evn funny.
As I've said, these guys have never seen a really good player in the flesh.
Stand with your GPS 340 yards away from a green one day and imagine someone who claims to just have a hit every few weeks hitting it from where you're standing.
Originally Posted by tmac20
Show us a video of this 122mph swing speed.
Some perspective for those who care, whether you believe it or not makes not one iota of difference to the reality that I am speaking the truth:
I'm in my mid 30's.. within the last five years, I was doing deadlifts with 315lbs for sets of 15. In university, my time in the 100m was in the 10s. It is amusing that some of you feel that PGA golfer's are in any way an athletic bunch.. Tiger and a few others excepted. Golf is a game of extremely precise hand-eye coordination and judgement - it is entirely possibly to be a very un-athletic person while scoring very well. Clubhead speed, on the other hand, is mostly a function of athleticism (flexibility and power). Your perspectives are predictably from the point of view of your own levels of athleticism.. thinking that I am somehow similar to you and therefore lying.
My local driving range has given me a friendly option of either not using my driver/3w or not coming to their property anymore.. the back fence is 250 yards on the money via laser (the kind you hunt with, accurate to more than 1,000 yards). My 3i catches the fence on the fly.. 3w and driver sail over into the farmer's fields behind. Thinking more critically, I don't think I can say 340 yards is an average drive for me.. that would definitely be a good drive, but they happen often enough.
Yes, I stepped the distances down in even 15 yard increments as an average.. based on weekly visits to a driving range for the past few years where verified yardage markers are posted every 25 yards. The distances are an approximation.. your non-belief is a dead giveaway of how athletic you are / were.
Every single time I play with a new group of clients, I hear the same thing.. "I have never seen anything like that". "I have never seen someone hit the ball that far". "What club did you say that was?!" "Why don't you hit already, they are out of range?" blah blah blah lol. It is actually quite a novel way of meeting new clients at networking tourneys.
Putting a video up of myself, for your entertainment and sure criticisms, is hardly a compelling proposition when you are offering nothing. If you are local to the Lower Mainland of BC, I would be more than happy to meet in person and give you the opportunity to put your money where your rather large mouth is.. I'll happily buy you a beer afterwards, with your money of course.
Flame away gents, flame away... I'm mildly embarrassed I actually spent this much time writing a reply.