Re: 250 yards is a respectable carry distance
Originally Posted by Shanks A Million
Truth. I dropped from mid-teens to a single digit last year, and the one thing that didn't improve much was my putting. Ballstriking, ballstriking, ballstriking. I've had rounds where I was mediocre off the tee or on approach shots, and I chipped and pitched my way to 8-10 over, but they are rare. My best rounds happen when I'm clean and relatively strait off the tee.
I'd be perfectly content with nothing more than 250 yd drives if I was in the middle of the fairway everytime
, but no shorter. I'd rather knock it 275-280 in reasonable rough than 215-220 in the fairway, it just makes my approach shot that much more manageable.
That being said, the next step is putting. I don't see myself improving much, if at all, I don't start increasing 1 putts from 5-12 feet, and eliminating 3 putts altogether.