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Theres been plenty of unfit golfers who hit it plenty far.  John Daly, for example.

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I would say that I've been "fit" my whole life but different kinds of fit.

 

When I first started playing golf 9 years ago I was 6'1'' and weighed 220 lbs. and was around 30% BMI. I was much stronger that I am now with any measure of sheer strength.

 

I decided a few years ago to go in another direction in fitness and lost 35 lbs. and now I'm at 20% BMI. No doubt I lost quite a bit of muscle mass along with the fat and I'm not as strong.

 

None of my fitness decisions had anything to do with golf but I have noticed that my distance hasn't changed at all (and I'm 9 years older).

 

I'm not certain how much the intervening variable of maybe being a little bit better golfer have to do with the lack of decline in distance to match my decline in strength but for me there doesn't seem to be a correlation between the amount of muscle I have and how far I can hit a golf ball.

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat - Averages right around 305 to 315 yards every tournament with generally great accuracy.  

 

 

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat - Averages right around 305 to 315 yards every tournament with generally great accuracy.  

 

It would be interesting to see how strong he is with his legs/glutes/posterior chain.  I would image he's quite strong.  I was watching a player this week that carries it over 300 every time and his legs are almost bursting out of his pants.  Big butts are good for golf ;-)

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat - Averages right around 305 to 315 yards every tournament with generally great accuracy.  

 

It would be interesting to see how strong he is with his legs/glutes/posterior chain.  I would image he's quite strong.  I was watching a player this week that carries it over 300 every time and his legs are almost bursting out of his pants.  Big butts are good for golf ;-)

Yup. Horses for courses. Mo Farah isn't exactly match-fit for sumo - in fact he's not even that strong of a runner over short distances. Plenty golfers carry a bit of excess weight that hides the stuff that counts.

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