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My swing is starting to come around for me. I just started playing this summer and I'm finally starting to carry 300 yards at the range. I took a cool picture at the backswing and wanted to share!

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I'm not really big but I feel like I get a good bit of club head speed for my size. I wish it was something more special, so many people carry 300 yards now days, it's really not that rare. :(

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Come on my friend. I bet less than 1% of all people playing golf can carry a drive 300+. That may be too high. Besides, getting the ball in the hole faster is object of the game anyway. Though if you're hitting it that far, huge advantage for you.
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Carrying 300 is quite an accomplishment and also pretty rare as stated above. Personally, my average carry is around 240. Occasionally I will really get a hold of it and carry 250 - but never over 250. If you're accurate with your distance and can actually carry it 300, I salute that.

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Like I had mentioned I just started playing this year, during this time I started working at a golf course for obvious reasons. I don't know very many people that golf, just the ones that work there (golf pros) and my cousin (5 handicap). They all hit 300 yards pretty consistently. I was just basing it off that, maybe once I get the chance to play with more people I'll find hitting it that long isn't as common.

I'm starting to get pretty consistent, but I would rather hit 230 yard drives and not have 40 putts a round any day. :(

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300 is farther than it looks. Plus most public ranges have their yardages wrong I hit 200 at one, 250 at another the next day, yeah right. Very few even on the PGA tour even average 300 every drive so pardon me for not particularly believing you. I just doubt your cousin and a few club pros are averaging what not even all tour players do. Only 25 players average 300 on the tour. Here are the driving distance averages this year: Rank. Player. Rounds Average Total yds.Total drives 1J.B. Holmes   57 318.4 33,751106 2Bubba Watson   73 314.1 42,095134 3Robert Garrigus   69 312.5 43,129138 4Dustin Johnson 60. 312.3 36,857118 5Gary Woodland   77 310.0 47,746154 6Steven Bowditch 72 309.8 42,131136 7Scott Piercy   56 305.8 31,802104 8John Daly 49 305.0 27,44990 9Angel Cabrera   42 304.4 23,13776 10Kyle Stanley   82 304.3 45,031148 11Tag Ridings. 75 304.0 41,946138 12Jim Herman 57 303.9 29,78498 T13Scott Stallings   70 303.6 38,863128 T13Jhonattan Vegas 72 303.6 41,287136 15Josh Teater.   92 302.7 52,065172 16Jason Day. 64 301.5 36,787122 17Martin Laird   65 301.4 38,573128 18Keegan Bradley 81 301.1 46,372154 19James Driscoll 60 300.6 32,465108 20Troy Matteson   81 300.5 46,271154 21Harrison Frazar   52 300.3 31,236104 22Nick Watney   64 300.3 36,642122 23Phil Mickelson 67 300.1 39,018130 24Ryan Palmer   70 300.0 40,795136 25Brandt Jobe   84 299.8 47,973160
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Originally Posted by Slowswing

Like I had mentioned I just started playing this year, during this time I started working at a golf course for obvious reasons. I don't know very many people that golf, just the ones that work there (golf pros) and my cousin (5 handicap). They all hit 300 yards pretty consistently. I was just basing it off that, maybe once I get the chance to play with more people I'll find hitting it that long isn't as common.

I'm starting to get pretty consistent, but I would rather hit 230 yard drives and not have 40 putts a round any day. :(


Well by carry, I'm assuming you mean that the ball is landing at 300? Or are you saying that your ball is coming to a stop at nearly 300? When I gave you my information regarding my "carry" I meant that the ball is actually coming down at 240-250. If your ball is making contact with the ground at 300 yards that is a very rare accomplishment and by no means common. The average "drive" for most professionals on tour (players carrying a card) is between 275-320 yards. I'm not giving you stats to discount what you said - just giving you an idea of what an accomplishment you've made.

40 putts a round... ouch! Put the driver down and go pick up an Odyssey XG Sabertooth! (www.hurricanegolf.com - under $80.00).

EDIT : Unfortunately, I get almost no roll/release on my drives due to my very high ball flight. I usually end up landing anywhere from 250-270 when the ball comes to rest - and that is when I really get a good smash.

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Fair enough they may not be 100% accurate. On my solid hits on the course I'm reaching 300-320 range, I was just basing my solid hits on that. Also in fairness I save my driver for the non range balls that find there way into the practice range. So the range balls tend to be 10-15 yards shorter carry. Those are all averages also, I guarantee if those pros were out there swinging out of there shoes like me they would carry 350 lol
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Well by carry, I'm assuming you mean that the ball is landing at 300? Or are you saying that your ball is coming to a stop at nearly 300? When I gave you my information regarding my "carry" I meant that the ball is actually coming down at 240-250. If your ball is making contact with the ground at 300 yards that is a very rare accomplishment and by no means common. The average "drive" for most professionals on tour (players carrying a card) is between 275-320 yards. I'm not giving you stats to discount what you said - just giving you an idea of what an accomplishment you've made.

40 putts a round... ouch! Put the driver down and go pick up an Odyssey XG Sabertooth! (www.hurricanegolf.com - under $80.00).

EDIT : Unfortunately, I get almost no roll/release on my drives due to my very high ball flight. I usually end up landing anywhere from 250-270 when the ball comes to rest - and that is when I really get a good smash.






I have a high ball flight as well, generally not much roll. My cousin has a very low ball flight that will carry 300 and roll a good bit. I need to get a range finder out on our range. The distance to the furthest green according to the plaque On the ground is 285 I was 10 yards in front of the Plaque and I was hitting 10 feet up the tree line behind the green. The tree line about 20 25 yards past the center of the green. I pick the range So have a good look all around. Can't you guys tell exactly how far those trees are ahead in the picture! :-P

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Keep it up with the Driving man. It's definitely a big plus and major advantage to hit the long ball. But like you already know and stated, it doesn't matter if you're on in 1 or 2 if you 4-5 putt. You already said you're just starting to take the game seriously though so you have plenty of years to work your way around the green! I definitely advise putting your short game together though as soon as possible. My dad still beats me on the course even though I'm out driving him by 50 yards due to his short game skills. Either way... welcome to the forums and again, that's one HELL of a drive you're carrying. Good job.

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I have a high ball flight as well, generally not much roll. My cousin has a very low ball flight that will carry 300 and roll a good bit.

I need to get a range finder out on our range. The distance to the furthest green according to the plaque On the ground is 285 I was 10 yards in front of the Plaque and I was hitting 10 feet up the tree line behind the green. The tree line about 20 25 yards past the center of the green. I pick the range So have a good look all around.

Can't you guys tell exactly how far those trees are ahead in the picture!


Use Google Earth to measure the distance.

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Originally Posted by Spyder

Carrying 300 is quite an accomplishment and also pretty rare as stated above. Personally, my average carry is around 240. Occasionally I will really get a hold of it and carry 250 - but never over 250. If you're accurate with your distance and can actually carry it 300, I salute that.


same here

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Geeze, here we go again, another tangjent threat to why 20 hdcp's can't hit it 300 yards.. Lets just stop it now, honestly if you want to rant or discuss a 300 yard driving swing, go search for some older threads

Question, how long is that driver, it looks like its 46"+

Looks like your in a solid position at the top of the swing, keep at it.

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