Re: 250 yards is a respectable carry distance
Originally Posted by Rugger
Well, if we all used the yardage markers, it's safe to assume we'd all be consistent 300 yard drivers, of course.
The course yardage markers are notoriously inaccurate. The hole is measured on a dogleg, not a straight line, and even when the hole is straight, it's often measured from end to end. Yardage markers are about as accurate as wild guesses. Everyone who gets a GPS is always amazed just how short they actually hit it.
Originally Posted by alomar123
No, it's delusion. You're telling me that they can hit a driver 300 yards, but barely hit their pitching wedge? Come on, do I look like an idiot? I've yet to ever see anyone who played great tee to green, then threw away strokes greenside. Oh, I've heard of it, but in 20 years, I've never actually seen it. I've seen guys take a lot of shots to get
greenside, or miss nearly every green, then throw some more away, and blame the short game, sure, but that's rationalization.
The fact of the matter is, most good golf pros can spot the handicap by the swing. A simple look at how many moving parts, and where the club bottoms out, and it's not too hard. Short game is important, but it's the difference between 5 and scratch, or scratch and tour pro, not 20 and 10.