I bet the longest driver on tour wouldn't finish inside the top 10 in the Remax World finals. Also, have you guys noticed how much roll the pro's have been getting? That bomb Rory hit the other week appeared to be downhill, downwind, and rolled 100yds. Give a pro a 5* driver and tell him to swing out of his shoes and I bet he has trouble hitting the grid. Pro long drive guys are in the 150mph clubhead speed range with one guy being recorded at 161mph. JB Holmes has the fastest avg swing speed on tour at 125 mph. Two questions now: How much of a threat is JB Holmes considered on tour? and does anyone think these tour pros are capable of 35mph more club head speed than their 115 mph avg?
Disagree. The long drive fairways are very wide. The pros have much better swings than the long drive guys, so they would have more balls inside the grid imo. 50 inch driver shaft, 4 inch tees, tour quality swing, and 60 yard wide fairway and I am guessing you get 3, 4, or maybe 5 balls in that wide of a fairway.
From there you have to think of contact. The pros make better contact than these guys, again, imo. A guy who hits 330 yards with a 45 inch driver and regular tee might hit 400+ swinging into a 60 yard wide fairway with the long shaft, long tees, and a ball made for only one type of shot.
Let's go the other way. Put a long drive guy out on tour and ask him to just hit a 30 yard wide fairway with a 45 inch club. How many does he land in the fairway and how far does he hit it? I thjink the tour pro beats him in these conditions.
Just my personal opinion.