Re: 250 yards is a respectable carry distance
Originally Posted by RC
Exactly. This is something most people fail to realize. Mickelson swings the club over 120 mph. I don't know anyone, no matter how young or athletic, who can even come close to mashing the ball on the center of the face at 120 mph. 112 mph, 256 yards... Yet I swing 110, and I carry an average
of 236 yards, but somehow, people tell me I should be hitting it farther? That's crazy. Remember, these tour pros hit their 6 irons often over 200 yards, and land them softly enough to stop them on rock hard greens. Who out there who thinks they drive it 300 yards can do that?
I notice that you too have an X flex, mid launch, low spin driver. Assuming like me, you hit the ball with a fairly high swing speed, and are fairly honest, and have a good enough swing to carry a 2.5 handicap, that you drive it a good distance, maybe 260s or more. If you do drive it that far, that's a great
average, good enough to win any
major. A 15 handicap claiming to drive it 280-300, that's just insane, unless he lives on top of a mountain with a strong tailwind.