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Since last year I have gained 20 yards all around my disances are as follows:

Driver- about 270
3 Wood- about 250
2 hybrid- 230
4- 210
5- 200
6- 190
7-180
8-170
9- 160
PW- 150
GW- 135
SW- 115
LW- 100

Im am 17 6'1 and 220 pounds, honestly I find it scary that I am hitting the ball so far at a young age. Has anyone else had a similar experience to mine?

Please no comments that are you dont hit the ball that far.

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Yes. Except mine is a tad more extreme. On a smooth swing, our iron distances are the same. I've actually forced my 7 up to 200 twice this season. But that's more because of my swing. As far as growth is concerned, I've probably gained 20 yards with the woods this season over last season.

My only answer is we are in puberty and we keep getting stronger and our swings keep getting better.

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You are my clone, though i go at it probably a bit harder than you. My irons are a bit longer than you, and my driver is longer to. But i am 6'1" and 225.

The year i made my highschool golf team i was hitting it 260-270, next year i was out there 280. I use to weight 270 and just throw my weight around the ball, but i slimmed down and gained back some muscle to compensate for lack of lateral weight momentum into the ball. Now i can crank them out there pretty good.

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You are my clone, though i go at it probably a bit harder than you. My irons are a bit longer than you, and my driver is longer to. But i am 6'1" and 225.

My guess is that you do "go at it harder" than me because I asked the people I got paired up with if it looked like I was swinging really hard because I was trying to make sense of how far I was hitting the ball and the said it looked smooth and I was making really good contact.

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Oh mannn that is terrifying. I wish I could that far consistently.

In all honesty though, you guys aren't much of outliers as you think you are, if those are accurate distances. There are two guys on my highschool team that can drive our first hole consistently, par4 345 (it is a dogleg though, so it's more like 300 yard drives). Almost everyone on our team can come close to 300 yards if we give it our all in the right conditions. But I also realize what my average driving distance is, right at 250 yds, and I'm one of the shorter hitters on our team. When you become a good ballstriker, and have a reasonably efficient swing, it's really not that impressive to hit it 270. It's much more impressive if you can hit it 270 and straight, consistently

You should be hitting the ball the furthest in your teens, where you are the most flexible, and most likely the strongest because you have time to go to the gym and lift and what not. I'm sorry I lied, I really wasn't all that scared when I read your post. I just peed myself a bit.

-Gibby

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