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For what it's worth, about am players and their driving range distance, I read John Richardson's book "Dream On". In it he went from picking up the game to breaking par for a round in 1 year.

He would hit to the back fence of the 300yd driving range consistently. One day some young kid was there hitting balls OVER the 300yd fence. That kid being Rory McIlroy.

You gotta take a grain of salt with any distances you get out of driving ranges. But then I find I can't get anywhere near the distances I get on the course when hit balls at an actual driving range (range balls, mats etc).

Instead of using google maps, I'd get a laser. Or at least a GPS if you really wanna find out how far those balls are going.

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Originally Posted by Slowswing

The google earth app te free one anyway doesn't show yardages I'll try and barrow my friends laser, I'm working here today

Standard Google Maps shows yardages, if you enable them. Select the cog icon in top right corner. Then select Maps Labs, and from there Distance Measurement Tool.

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Originally Posted by deasy55

I was once at a range where the 250 mark was no further than 180ish out in reality. You know something's wrong when I can hit an iron 250



I wish my range was more like that. Our has limited flight balls, but accurate yardage markers (flags - laser confirmed). By the time I leave I feel weak and useless.

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don't doubt that you can do it.....but doing it in flip flops is incredible.  I can knock it out there (but can't average it) but I have to really use a bunch of turf interaction with my cleats.  impressive

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sorry best i could do! figures to 305 guessing my best on where I was standing and where it hit the trees. If it's within 5 yards it's roughly 300.

Here is the video, i dont see the big deal with flip flops haha! The feet don't move a ton, I think they help with balance!

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The swing is quite long, a lot of wrist hinge, and a fast looking turn through the ball. I don't doubt he hits it out there quite far. However, why anyone gets their knickers in a twist over how far anyone else does or doesn't hit the ball is beyond me. Is it really such a big deal?

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Clearly the key is long, smooth, and slow, especially at impact.

Originally Posted by jamo

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Originally Posted by LBlack14

I thought EVERYBODY carries it 300yds in cyberspace.

Cyberspace has a very low drag coefficient.



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