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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:46 am

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I do not normally check how far I drive but at the range on average when I drive, I see the ball drop around the 200m mark (OCC range) therefore, can I say my actual distance is add 40 to 80 metres more?

Occ range balls are as good as range balls can get... what ur actual distance on the course only u know...
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:04 am

I've given up with distance and tried, instead, to focus on keeping my drives in play. I'm very prone to slicing the golf ball but these days, I try to maintain a better rhythm and strike the ball with less gusto. As a result, my drives don't go as far but I don't end up spending the next 10 minutes hunting for my ball in the jungle while cursing my own stupidity.

Well, that's the plan anyway. Of course, like all plans, it doesn't always work.

*moron!!*

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:21 am

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I've given up with distance and tried, instead, to focus on keeping my drives in play. I'm very prone to slicing the golf ball but these days, I try to maintain a better rhythm and strike the ball with less gusto. As a result, my drives don't go as far but I don't end up spending the next 10 minutes hunting for my ball in the jungle while cursing my own stupidity.

Well, that's the plan anyway. Of course, like all plans, it doesn't always work.

*moron!!*

LOL... i hv also taken same approach instead of the he-man give-it-all-u-have type of swing... and it works eh.. guess trick is not be too ambitious and play a safer albeit more satisfying game
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:22 am

Yeah, the harder I try, the further right the ball goes.

Might as well take it easy, go for smooth execution and surprise-surprise, the ball does travel in a decent fashion.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:25 am

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Yeah, the harder I try, the further right the ball goes.

haha... i usually reserve such shots up my sleeve for the dog leg rights.. and chances are that its repeatable n occasionally impressive!!
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:29 am

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Yeah, the harder I try, the further right the ball goes.

haha... i usually reserve such shots up my sleeve for the dog leg rights.. and chances are that its repeatable n occasionally impressive!!

Not for me... when I see that I have a dog leg right hole and I use that method to get my ball to travel right, I usually hit a perfectly straight and long ball. Typically, it ends up OB in the jungle in the front Sad

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:37 am

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Derek wrote:
I hit a drive 160m forward and 120m right of the line I was aiming. Does that count as a 280m drive?

Bro, that is correct. 160+140 is 280 Laughing

Only playing for 7 - 8 months and can hit 250 to 280 meters. I still remember I am still working how not to sliced when I am 7-8 month into the game. I just do not have talent at all Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:39 am

That should be a 200m drive.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:42 am

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Not for me... when I see that I have a dog leg right hole and I use that method to get my ball to travel right, I usually hit a perfectly straight and long ball. Typically, it ends up OB in the jungle in the front Sad

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:46 am

Not far enough.

I was wondering if strong forearms is reason why some golfers can swing the club fast. As much as the core muscles theory thingy, I don't think our core muscles swing the club. body does create leverage/lag, holds things together during the swing etc but really the arms swing the club. Right?

I was thinking about this after looking at Nadal's huge left forearm and how hard/fast he hits his forehands. Checked Sadlowski's arms, huge. Then I remember how big Sham's arms are. If I remember correctly Coastguy has large arms for a skinny guy Very Happy

note: not talking abt swing with forearms, body release type of discussion etc. just talking about pure speed, which muscles create club speed most.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:51 am

I think distance come from speed of rotation from waist to shoulder to forearm. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:58 am

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I think distance come from speed of rotation from waist to shoulder to forearm. Smile

Mine typically comes from ball hitting buggy track.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:04 am

I don't drive very far but if it can go fairly straight I am happy. I realised that if I force it, it tends to fade very right. Sigh... Now I try to be conscious not to force my drive. Sometimes it works and most of time it sill fade to the right and honestly it frustrate me.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:06 am

Mloy's idea of a fade is that the ball lands 2 feet right from the center of the fairway.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:15 am

Long drive good for the ego. Jun Jun regularly on the green, respect. Of course it would be better if have both distance and accuracy. I dream in my dream. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:15 am

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I don't drive very far but if it can go fairly straight I am happy. I realised that if I force it, it tends to fade very right. Sigh... Now I try to be conscious not to force my drive. Sometimes it works and most of time it sill fade to the right and honestly it frustrate me.


but you still arrived @ 200++ m on the fairway .........
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:20 am

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mloy wrote:
I don't drive very far but if it can go fairly straight I am happy. I realised that if I force it, it tends to fade very right. Sigh... Now I try to be conscious not to force my drive. Sometimes it works and most of time it sill fade to the right and honestly it frustrate me.


but you still arrived @ 200++ m on the fairway .........

Not true... she only drive 199m carry
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:21 am

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mloy wrote:
I don't drive very far but if it can go fairly straight I am happy. I realised that if I force it, it tends to fade very right. Sigh... Now I try to be conscious not to force my drive. Sometimes it works and most of time it sill fade to the right and honestly it frustrate me.


but you still arrived @ 200++ m on the fairway .........

ROFL You must have seen it in your dreams. I have never ever drove 200m not unless I hit the buggy track and take the "EPC".

Didn't expect to draw you out from your hibernation with this post. lol! Nice to have you back, my friend. When can we have a game and you can see my 160m drive.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:00 am

Sure or not? fade is pro standard leh...
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:13 am

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Sure or not? fade is pro standard leh...

Mloy is not a pro, lah. She's intentionally staying out of the pro circuit. If not, she'll have to ask for less strokes.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:15 am

"Mloy is not a pro, lah. She's intentionally staying out of the pro circuit. If not, she'll have to ask for less strokes."

Eh, bro, I thought Pros never ask for less strokes, they give strokes. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:21 am

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"Mloy is not a pro, lah. She's intentionally staying out of the pro circuit. If not, she'll have to ask for less strokes."

Eh, bro, I thought Pros never ask for less strokes, they give strokes. Laughing

TDO, please meet Mloy. Mloy, please meet TDO.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:29 am

After much work on my driver / woods. I'm getting 180m straight on the range. Might have to de-stiffen my shaft. Using a stiff flex stock shaft.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:44 am

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Bangla123 wrote:
Wow, this should be renamed the " hi ! Let's je*k each other off thread"



Cant agree more... so much so until the whole tissue box is spent..

@essentiale.
Its normal for golfers esp beginners to include elements of buggy track, tail wind, sprinkler head etc to account for that one freakishly long drive to juice up the average. I know I hv been guilty of that. But just like some launch monitors can show a roll of 20-30m with 7iron .. we normally only look at carry. if there is water at 260m will u still try to cross ?

the question was not how far carry. i took the distance from tee to ball after tee shot.

if you really wanna know.. I HIT IT Swing knowing that i'd end up short of it Cheers Jump


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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:46 am

Cool! Hit and pray kind... like me...
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