I was just watching a golfer drive a ball on the golf channel and I reminisced when I tried to learn golf. I hit my first ball cleanly off the tee at the range in 1996. After getting pointers from any one I could. Maybe 10 hours in 3 driving lesions I started to feel that thing that only people who have swung a club and it hit for the first time. Remember that feeling guys (and gals)? The launch? The first time you "set it free"? I would say that after practicing for a couple months hitting ice cubes of a piece of carpet in my back yard. Oh, you should try that! No tee just like hitting a wood on a fairway but use regular ice cubes with a driver. They explode and give a great feedback when well hit. I went to learn golf at the local community college with my friend Jeff. So long story already long enough, I could not hit a ball to save my soul on a real course but on the driving range, every time, after 5-10 hits and found that feeling, my drives started to make that ziiiinnnggggg sound. Jeff driving next to me was memorized by the sound. It was loud too. I could hear it just fine. People several bays down would look around to see where that gunshot came from. Probably 2 full seconds of the flight. I am 5 feet 6 inches tall and 200 lbs at the time. Not fat, but not ripped. I guess after reading here and what others say, I was hitting them so hard. I never did hear anyone else hit like that. I never did see pros hit though. I don't know how far I hit. I only hit balls on the range for several months for the golf class and had some arthritis manifest to where I had to give up the game. My teacher said I hit too hard with not enough back swing. Not a complete back turn before I started down and through. So I'm thinking to hit as far as someone with a full back swing, I must have developed enormous club head speed in 3/4 of the distance of swing. Meaning I hit them like they had a motor on them giving every drive that zing sound. Sure do miss hitting golf balls. I can barely walk now from my hips and knees not working. Anyway, wanted to share. Thanks.