Not sure what height has to do with age but ok. I only asked based on what he said he weighed and how far he hits his drives.
That said, you're absolutely right, age is a factor in training but it's really dependent on what you're doing and your body. I'm fortunate in that although I'm climbing in age more rapidly than I'd like to think about, training wise, I'm not at all in a position where I have to make substantive changes.
I see many drives much further than your current average given your height and weight if you keep up with it. I've gained a few pounds of muscle since I started playing golf a few years ago and have def seen my distances increase.
So, I'm reviving this thread b/c I wanted to keep a record of how my 2021 golf season is going. First, working with @iacashas me so much more confident about my game than I ever have been. The scores may not show it but after discussing it with Erik and some reflection, I realize at least yesterday that a lot of that has to do with not really focusing when I punch out and also that I don't practice the short game shots that I face in a round, not that I practice short game much at all. Overall, feeling better about my putting and the swing changes I've made has me pumping my driver out there further more consistently. I literally never worry about using that club. Still have lots of work to do with my irons which I feel is also holding me back from putting up better scores, but I feel some range time will help me groove that more.
This year I didn't play my first round until May and typically I get in 40 or so rounds with many more coming in the later months (ya know, when it gets cold because I'm smart like that). My next round will be my 14th which will likely not come until next week.
My unofficial HC is 24.8 and this year I haven't shot under my target score which I calculate based on my unofficial HC and the course rating and slope rating. I suppose this isn't too surprising as including all my rounds from last year, I've played 47 times and have only shot under my target score 3 times. I've only shot under 100 twice this year so that's the first goal, get under 100 more consistently which should happen, if I ever learn to stop being a knucklehead out there.
It looks like FDA will be giving the Pfizer final approval sometime in the next few months. Maybe as early as next month.
F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month - The New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops.
Come on people, get vaccinated.