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I drive about 6km each day; Monday-Friday...maybe more on the weekends....actually this Friday I will be driving around 20km because I have to pick up my Wilson's from GolfTown.

So in an average week, maybe 90km

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I'm 24 and drive 280; I use a Titleist 975 JVS with a steel shaft.  I like the old school stuff...it is fun! When I was 16, I was in the junior long drive competitions and hit 300 usually (with

My best ever GPS measured is 278 yards... in the middle of summer... on a downhill hole... including roll.  I'd say I average (on good contact drives that don't hit a tree, rock, house, person, etc) about 235-245.  If I counted the drives that I've topped, sky-balls, shots that have hit something other than grass first, etc... I'd say I average around 200 yards.

I'm longer than the average guy in the club I belong to (about 40 golfers ranging from 3 to 43 handicaps) by about 15-20 yards.

Now, with my irons... I'm shorter than the average guy in the club I belong to.  Most can hit a 7 iron about 155-165.  I'm hitting a 6 iron for that shot.

I can't really figure that out... but, it doesn't really bother me.  At the end of the day, if I have the lower score... I don't care if you hit 9 iron into a green while I hit 5 iron.

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If I discount the complete mishits...probably around the 220 yard mark with the driver. I have just gone to a 12* driver from a 10.5* and I would say my average is getting a bit longer, I'm certainly finding the short grass with more consistency. Longest drive I have with a GPS confirmation is 305 yards - downhill and a nice tailwind lol!

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There are a few that can AVERAGE 300yd drives.  I will say this: As long as my ball does not hit an edge of the fairway tree or other course obstruction that would limit the ball flight, I do average 300+ on drives.  I know that those things are part of the game and the course and would legitimately affect a tour player's average, but that is just my disclaimer

Now I know most people on the boards do not believe posters making these claims and I do understand that due to the anonymous nature of the internet it is easy for anyone to make these claims.  So I posted the only video I have of my driver swings from the last trip to the range onto You Tube.  Not the best video since I was shooting it with my phone and looking directly into a setting sun, but enough to get an idea.

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Oh you and i were the same, huge swing man... But i can say this, your to much on your toes at address, and you can seriously compact that thing and still get over 300 yards. I have shorten my swing up, and i pound them 300 yards. Looks like your the same height and build I am.

control + Distance, thats what your looking for. But yea, i can see 300 from that, since it resembles alot of what i use to do.

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I haven't played since 2008, but when I played in HighSchool I was a pretty long hitter. I didn't use a driver all that often because my accuracy with it was inconsistent and it was hurting my scores. But I could hit it very long sometimes. There's a par 4 at my local course and it's about 310 to the middle of the green, and on a few occasions I was able to drive the green. The slight down-slope 3/4 of the way to the green helped a lot though.

I mostly played 3-iron off the tee though. For a couple years I didnt even carry woods to tournaments. I got really good with a 3-iron and could hit it about 230 average, and sometimes I could blast them to about 250. I was kinda known in my region as the kid who always used the 3-iron and hit it far. I even did really well in a long drive contest at golf camp. 314 yards, but that was off a cliff teebox and with the wind. It was insane watching it though.

Once I start golfing again I plan on working on accuracy more than distance, but I'm still gonna try to be amazing with a 3-iron.

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I'm 16 and 6-2 155. My average drives this year are between 240-255. I'm getting fitted for a new driver at a demo day this weekend that will hopefully bring my launch angle down and allow me to get some more roll.

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I feel like I've already replied to this thread several times.  My average carry on the LM is between 265-285 with a ball speed in the upper 150s-low 160s.  Clubhead speed is 106-115 with my 96 gram gamer, 108-118 with lighter shafts and heads.  Swing mechanics are somewhere between decent and impeccable .  I use X-stiff for control.  Age is 34, male, 6'3", 220lbs, try to stay in shape.  Longest drive:  390 including wind and cart path . Did I miss anything?  I'll probably update it next year anyways if so...  Might as well put my swing on here too since I'm putting myself out there by telling the truth...

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I'm old school. I drive the ball farther with my G10 than I do with my old MacGregor VIP (persimmon) but not by enough yards to make the VIP comletely obsolete. With a persimmon driver, you feel connected to the ball somehow. I know if it's coming down on the left or right side of the fairway just by how it feels, which is a good thing with my eyesight. With the G10, the ball seems to go into hyperspace on contact - BLAM - where'd that go? Dunno, but let's head down the fairway just in case it went straightish.

Q. How far do I drive it?

A.  Far enough.

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

I'm old school. I drive the ball farther with my G10 than I do with my old MacGregor VIP (persimmon) but not by enough yards to make the VIP comletely obsolete. With a persimmon driver, you feel connected to the ball somehow. I know if it's coming down on the left or right side of the fairway just by how it feels, which is a good thing with my eyesight. With the G10, the ball seems to go into hyperspace on contact - BLAM - where'd that go? Dunno, but let's head down the fairway just in case it went straightish.

Q. How far do I drive it?

A.  Far enough.


I luckily caught the tail end of that generation.  I got laughed at in high school for being the only one with a wooden hand-me down driver and traditional blades instead of a big bertha and cavity backs.  Man, I feel lucky now to have been a small part of it.  The best I can do nowadays is pinch a low one-hop-stop sand wedge when I find a Titleist Tour Balata at the range and just imagine what it could have been like...

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To cover all post translations:

A.)  11 miles to primary course, 8 miles to secondary

B.)  Average drive: 319 yards.  Longest drive:  428 yards  ( PS3 game )

C.) Average drive:  235 yards (~20 rounds using SG5).  Longest drive:  282 yards (SG5)   ( Actual Golf )

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