Originally Posted by bplewis24
... It was remarkable, and I think most people would be shocked to see him drive/hit the ball in person and realize that not even his drives were going 330 (more like 295-305). It was unlike anything I had ever seen in person, although I should admit that I haven't seen any pros hit in person.
The first time I ever attended a PGA event (Memorial at Muirfield Village), I was absolutely floored at how far the pros drive the golf ball in person. It's unreal to watch. In my 15 years of golf being paired up with all types of people from all walks of life, I've never once encountered someone who drives the ball as far as the big hitters on tour do. And yet it seems like half the contributors on this site AVERAGE over 300 yards off the tee? It's just laughable.
Just a few weeks ago I attended the Monday After the Masters charity event here in MB. It's on a golf course here (Dye Club at Barefoot) that I play regularly and know very well. I stood on the tee of the par 5, 5th hole about 10 feet from Dustin Johnson and watched him drive the ball into an area of that fairway that I was sure no one on earth could reach. The people on this forum who claim they drive the ball 320 on average are just straight out crazy. They have no clue how far that actually is on the golf course.