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300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

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ever so often on the forum, i see a guy getting dogged on because he has claimed to be a 300 yard hitter. did you ever stop and think, perhaps the guy does drive the ball this far? as a somewhat long hitter, i expect to carry the ball at least 275 every hole on which i use the driver, given no significant headwind. mind you, this is with a controlled swing with a ss of around 110. with fairly decent mechanics, good weight transfer, and good tempo, i don't see how it's that unbelievable a guy can put it out there 300 yards. i understand size, weight, and athleticism have a lot to do with my being able to hit this far. but my scramble partner who is about 6 in. shorter and 50 lbs. lighter than me outdrives me most of the time. so really, what's the big deal?
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Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

The big deal is that many of those who claim to be hitting it 300 say they do so regularly and often sport a 15+ handicap.
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its not that they say they can hit 300+ its that they say that, then their handicap is 15-30. And if all's true that their handicap is that high and they can hit that long, then all the power to 'em. We dog 'em cause its highly unlikely for that to be true.
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its just because its all we can cling to
NOthing else is really 100% solid except being able to hit the ball far 2/10 times maybe 3
haha
Short game is boring to work on and hard in some places
Like right now i dont have a nice practice area to goto to work on my short game, where as back home ill spend like 3 hours a day on it when i'm visiting
post #5 of 111

Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

2 things: They claim they AVERAGE 300 yards. Something all but a handful of PGA TOUR players do. And they usually have a handicap above 15.
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Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

Originally Posted by jamo View Post
2 things: They claim they AVERAGE 300 yards. Something all but a handful of PGA TOUR players do. And they usually have a handicap above 15.
i dont think any pga player averages 300 or higher.
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Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

Originally Posted by kennay92 View Post
i dont think any pga player averages 300 or higher.
http://www.pgatour.com/r/stats/info/xm.html?101
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Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

Originally Posted by kennay92 View Post
i dont think any pga player averages 300 or higher.
As of right now, for 2010, 6 people do: Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Angel Cabrera, Graham DeLaet, JB Holmes, and Phil Mickelson. http://www.pgatour.com/r/stats/info/xm.html?101
post #9 of 111

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But surely everybody knows that all 15 handicappers can hit it way further than Tour pros, they just can't putt!
post #10 of 111

Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

Crap here we go again...
post #11 of 111

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The tour players can't use the new Hammer driver that Jack Hamm sells on the Golf Channel.
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Originally Posted by clam fist View Post
The tour players can't use the new Hammer driver that Jack Hamm sells on the Golf Channel.
to bad those pros use big clunky 460cc drivers that are comparable to hot air balloons while the new hammer (that looks like a putter) is comparable to a jet!
post #13 of 111

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That new Hammer Looks awesome... interesting design concept... If it was cheaper i might get it for kicks..
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Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

Pow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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300 is not out of reach for allot of guys if they a good swing. Location makes a big differnce too.I live in the pacific northwest and golf in cooler, wetter and sea level conditions. The ball does not go very far here at all. I can average 250 yards off the tee, and let then odd one out to 270. I am not short by any means and often one of the longest in my group by a few yards, but I have played with enough guys that outdrive me by 50 yards to know there are some true 300yard+ knockers out there. Now I get in the desert and I pick up 20-30 yards on my drives, thinner air, hard fairways, warmer weather. I am a 13 cap and don't have a great swing. So I figure If i can average 270-280 then not every 300+ internet guy is full of it.
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Originally Posted by NI4NI View Post
Pow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep! It's all in the sound effects .......... 300+ yards easy with a good PoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
That new Hammer Looks awesome... interesting design concept... If it was cheaper i might get it for kicks..
you can get a used one on ebay for like 36 bucks. i might check it out just to see... most likely its all marketing and sales pitches though lol.

**edit**
even better condition one for 40 bucks

http://cgi.ebay.com/X-FACTOR-HAMMER-...ht_3633wt_1265

think its the older model though
post #18 of 111

Re: 300 yard drive, what's the big deal?

300 yards seems to be the magic number everyone wants to get. Ive never hit a drive that far, farthest ive ever went was about 275-280 yards and all those in that range were either wind aided or downhill or maybe a generous bounce off the cart path. Most of the time if i hit one 225-230 im delighted but i have a swing speed in the low 90's. Someone with a swing speed of 105 or more should hit the driver about 275-280 on average and thats not terribly uncommon, with a good one going 300 or more. A friend I play with often fits that description, ive seen him nearly drive the green on a 330 yard par 4 before, he really smashed that one, made birdie. But ive also seen him come close to driving a short par 4 and still make a bogey so hitting the ball far doesnt always guarantee a good score or low handicap.
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