Originally Posted by Dave2512
Got to love the "how far" threads. I track clubs so I know approximately what my on course averages are. It's as accurate as the gps data allows it to be. To get a true number means logging the mishits as well as the good ones. I tend to be longer than most on good strikes but as my index indicates a lot of bad shots. I haven't been hitting the driver all that great the last few weeks so I am down from 253 to 237, I've got 87 drives logged for 2013. A big part of the decrease was I hit one a whopping 37 yds two days ago and another bad hit traveled just 177 and yes I logged it. Just to keep it in the 250 range requires some big drives to offset the average drives. Average being the ones I wish I had back, the mishit that is playable but only gets out there 220 because it landed in rough and snagged. Most guys are way off when talking about average drive, they forget about all the bad drives. Just a week of so-so driving took my average down 16 yds through 36 holes.
I saw a YouTube video of an LPGA from the past, where she hit a spectator, twice. The spectator yelled "make her stop..."
So, my question is if this counts toward her driving average statistics?
When I tell people that I carry between 210 and 220 yards on the driving range, it is not including my bad shots. Although, I haven't recently duffed any drives below 150 yards, it would still lower my average. I might duff 1 in 50 drives, so it would lower my driving average to something like 209 to 219. The reason for the range of ten yards is that there is a gully between the 175 yard hill and the 250 yard hill of my driving range. If I can't see it bounce, then I assume it made it into the gully which is about 215 yards away and 10 yards wide.
On the course, I don't really know how far I hit much less carry, but I typically have anything from a 60 degree wedge to an 8 iron left on a typical 290 to 370 yard (on the card) par 4 from the standard tees. Sometimes, I need a 7 iron.
Btw, I am not the most athletic person around and can only fully control a 3/4 swing. So, it seems to me that a more athletic person should be able to hit 30% to 50% farther than me with the same effort, and even farther with full effort.