Originally Posted by Golfingdad
Remember, though, that this is true for everybody ... Including you. ;)
No argument there :)
Originally Posted by bplewis24
Umm, that makes you no more athletic than me, and it has no bearing on how far you can hit a golf ball. It's not like the NFL is overrun with guys who average 320 yards off the tee. Guys who think that athleticism is the main correlation with driving distance are usually giving away just how much they know about the golf swing. That is what's amusing here
Your swing is what matters, not how fast you run or how much you lift. Your ability to transfer that fast-twitch to the ball with speed and power is a function of mechanics. You either have them or you don't, and only a couple swing videos would be necessary to verify it.
Will disagree with what you are saying to the extent that athleticism will, in my opinion, define the upper limit of what is possible with a well choreographed execution (mechanics etc). Athleticism can limit what is possible with excellent mechanics just as poor mechanics limits what is possible as a result of excellent athleticism. We can argue in circles all day about this one.. these two factors are inexorably interrelated when it comes to distance.
I should have also mentioned that I am 6'3" / ~215lbs and have a lot of flexibility in my shoulders - I have a great mechanical advantage over people who are stronger than me. I just happen to be decently strong, have lots of fast twitch, am tall and also have good flexibility.
Originally Posted by Slice of Life
So? I'm 5'9" 160 lbs, and even my midget ass can deadlift 350. Doesn't help me hit it 400 yards. I also played wing (fastest guy) for the college Rugby team, have played football, baseball, and tennis all my life, and can blow most people off the line in a race. Again...doesn't help my golf game.
One of my golfing partners is much stronger than me, and I can hit my 3 wood farther than his driver.
The typical video excuse is a lame one, and only further validates the fact that you're full of shit. If you were truly that athletic, you'd have no problem putting YOUR money where your gigantic mouth is.
Clever use of expletives.. If you ask me, the only thing validated here is that you are probably suffering from small man's syndrome. Do you still wear Nike Air Max with the 1" heels to parties?
Originally Posted by Slice of Life
BTW, I've never seen a 3 iron carry over 250, and end up with a distance of 255. That may be the most impressive part.
I mean, your 3i hits the fence on the fly, which is 250 yards out. Which means it would carry what, 252-253? Maybe if you get your deadlift up to 350, you'll get more than 2 or 3 yards of rollout.
I should have worded that differently.. my 3i sometimes hits the fence on the fly, in which case I would be looking at something more than 255 yards. Sometimes I roll into the back fence.. I have absolutely no trouble with the statement that a 3i stroke wherein I make solid contact will travel 255 yards on average.
I'm done with this thread.. I have been suckered into an argument over e-penis size with a bunch of anonymous people on the internet. I lose on that basis alone.
Although it might have been interesting to have my gf film a few swings at the range.. I don't think I would actually get any constructive comments on how to improve, based on the commentary in this thread. Shocking as it may seem, that would be the only reason for bothering.
Take it easy gents