Re: Longest Personal Drive?Longest ever was in the neighborhood of 360 yards. relatively level hole with a helping wind and dry winter fairways. That was 17 or 18 years ago and measured in Google Earth. Longest last year was 321 years, measured with laser and confirmed on Google Earth. Longest this year so far is 290 yards measured with GPS... also with dry (not frozen) winter fairways.
Those are all aberrations though. My average with the driver not counting those bombs is more like 250-260 yards, and I play at over 5200 feet elevation here in the Denver area.
Added: Anyone who tries to measure a shot by the yardage on the scorecard and the course markings is probably kidding themselves. Do yourself a favor and check out your course in Google Earth and measure the drive that way... you will get a reasonably accurate straight line measurement which is far more meaningful. It may be ego deflating, but it's honest. On my home course I can even see the course yardage markers (white plaques in the fairway at 250, 225, 200, 175, 150, 125, and 100 yards), so I can measure quite accurately using the satellite views. When I measure from the tee to the marker, then from the marker to the green the total is almost always less than the total on the scorecard.