By and large there's a correlation, but it is by no means a guarantee. Stan Utley has won on tour. You probably hit it past him, but aren't a single digit.
Don't let anyone tell you the woods are full of long hitters, because so is the world golf hall of fame. If I were in your shoes (my problem is getting my driving average over 200 and my handicap is comparable to yours, so give this advice some context), I'd get some lessons (if you haven't already) and focus on maintaining your distance while hitting your irons and driver better -- fewer fat or thin shots, etc. Don't go for someone who wants to reign in your speed to put you 220 in the fairway. 270 in the rough is usually a better position unless your home course is Oakmont or something.
If you don't know already, learn to "flight" your wedges and short irons: you might become much better inside of 180 yards.
Day 54, opposite of yesterday: early start, late finish at work today, but I got to practice putting for half an hour afterward on my way home. I did around-the-world from 4', truly trying to make every putt and see. Rather than go until I made all 12 (let's face it, I figured it wasn't going to happen before the course closed for the night, plus I have an early tee time tomorrow), I did five iterations and counted how many I made. 7, 7, 8, 8, 11 -- and on that last iteration, I made the first ten in a row. Hitting the last few, I don't think I wanted putts to drop that much in some recent tournaments (that might have been the problem there).
That 11 in particular was very confidence building, even though it could have been familiarity. Next time I should switch holes between iterations so I'm not putting from familiarity or something.
Hello all, I have been playing for a few years and have some bad habits. My head is full of videos trying to fix my swing. It’s like I can’t get my hip out of the way which creates a chicken wing. Can somebody please give me some exercise to break myself of this. Thank you so much in advance!video.