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  1. 1. How far can you go w/ the Driver on average?

    • 75 - 150 yards
      9
    • 151 - 200 yards
      51
    • 201 - 260 yards
      430
    • 261 - 285 yards
      287
    • 286 - 320 yards
      127
    • 321 - or more
      9


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if i do go to the range, i don't hit my driver. i never could hit it at the range b/c i'm always just trying to murder it so everything gets screwed up. i usually just work on my iron play... also.. look at the people who are at the range as well. most of the ranges i've gone to off of courses are just people out having some fun trying to hit some balls. at courses i mostly see people working on their iron play.

The range I go to has a 250 marker then a net which is 300. It has 3 tiers of grass, each one about 4 yards wide and 1 yard apart, and the range distances are measured from the front tier. So, you figure that if you hit the net from the front tier you're only doing 285, and if you hit it from the back portion of the back tier you're actually hitting 300.

Also, I don't have your problem with driving at the range. However, most of my range time is spent on iron play, and if I feel I need to work on something with my drive I do it about 3/4 through my bucket. Like last night I was getting used to my new irons and hit 50 with my 8 iron, 50 with my 6, and 50 with my 4, never touching my driver because I didn't go there for that.
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Average controlled driver swing gets me right around 245-255 with little to no roll (playing a controlled fade).  When I play a draw I'm probably more in the 265-270 range, but I have a hard time keep

To me, the more experience I get, straight is way more important than long.     I have been working on a controlled swing & I'm not ashamed to admit I'm happy with around 240-250 yds off the tee.

I probably average 280 to 285 but recently, using my skycaddie to mark them, I averaged 312 for the day on some firm bentgrass fairways with little wind. I hit one 351 downhill but also went 334 on a flat fairway. Those were big for me.

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My average today would have been weird. I have such a lack of consistancy. I hit about 1/2 of my drives today 250 very close to the middle of the fairway, how ever i hit the other 1/2 with severe slices, and probably only averaged 185 with them, I think many people (myself included) take an average of there best drives for the day, not including those shankers
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I think many people (myself included) take an average of there best drives for the day, not including those shankers

You're making a good point here. I do that, as well. I don't count the worm burner, banana-ball, or duck-hook into my driving average. When I say I drove the ball (insert number here) yards today, I mean well-struck shots, not the mishits as well. For example, I drove the ball 280 today with my well-struck ones, but that doesn't count the "I intended to hit a draw but got a fade" shots (a fade kills my distance), or my toe hit on #9. The real average is probably 250, because that fade cuts my distance down to....220 on a lucky day.

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i have been keeping track of all my drives since i got my new driver- drives have been between 240-270.. HUGE improvement compare to my last driver where I was struggling to the 200 yard marker..... getting fitted was the best thing i could of done...
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not to start a thread highjack, but it would be nice to see the the % of fairways hit to be added to the distance or avarage too... my friends are big hitters and missers too...lol 260/280yd drives don't mean anything if there OB or in the next fairway... but then again most of you never miss the fairways....

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not to start a thread highjack, but it would be nice to see the the % of fairways hit to be added to the distance or avarage too... my friends are big hitters and missers too...lol 260/280yd drives don't mean anything if there OB or in the next fairway... but then again most of you never miss the fairways....

Actually, I used to be that way. I would hit the ball a long way, and not know in what area code it was going to land. It's taken me most of the summer, but a swing change and the realization I don't need to murder the ball to get it out there, I'm getting the ball under control. Sure, once every round or two I'll send one into the wrong state, but hey... it happens to everyone.

For the majority of people though, their monster drives are only matched by the monster lies they end up in - places on the course that don't see many visitors. Even for the straighter hitters, the odds are stacked against them, because it's harder to hit a 50 yard fairway with a 300 yard drive than it is with a 200 yard drive. Simple trigonometry, I'm afraid. Edit: I hit about 60 percent of the fairways and my misses usually aren't bad. It usually means my ball tricked about six inches into the rough.
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not to start a thread highjack, but it would be nice to see the the % of fairways hit to be added to the distance or avarage too... my friends are big hitters and missers too...lol 260/280yd drives don't mean anything if there OB or in the next fairway... but then again most of you never miss the fairways....

on average i'll usually hit 7 fairways per round (not that great) but i'll also have 4 or 5 misses that are within a few yards of the fairway too.

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I carry it about 280 yards, I know this as its been a wet summer and my ball has ended up about 2 yards in front of or behind its pitch mark

My driving accuracy has improved since switching to the Taylor Made Burner driver about a month ago, I probably hit around 60% fairways but I tend to miss real bad once a round, mainly right!
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I am still doubting the number of posters who claim to be able to carry it 280+ yds. That is far & beyond anything that studies have shown regarding handicaps & driving distances.
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I am still doubting the number of posters who claim to be able to carry it 280+ yds. That is far & beyond anything that studies have shown regarding handicaps & driving distances.

So do I. Most of these guys are fantasy merchants.

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