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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:59 pm

Yesterday, I drove like I was driving a first generation proton car with 3 wheels and a frisbee instead of a steering wheel.

My flightmate (Mr. Fabian), on the other hand, was driving like he was in the Delorean. Any faster and further, he'll go back in time.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:17 pm

How, so many big hitters, my drive is becoming shorter each year - must be getting old Sad Anyone knows of a coacj who can teach a student to drive further? I been to so many...without success...
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:28 pm

i just want to be able to drive it 220-230m consistently, with a predictable dispersion and trajectory keeping the ball within the fairway.

working hard to realize this goal.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:34 pm

I am of the view that if one wants to be in Div A and be able to compete, then 220m is the bare minimum...

I am trying to make it to Div C of the GR league....and hope 180m drive can allow me to survive and retain my 'card'
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:49 pm

I think I'm maxing out at 190m-200m total and with every new swing change and success I have at the range, I'm disappointed when i get on the course......the further i try to hit, the worse it gets.....now, not only do i not have distance, i don't know whether the ball is going right or left......how now brown cow??
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:52 pm

ryoma or crazy driver for you dear sir! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:24 am

eiji wrote:
ryoma or crazy driver for you dear sir! Laughing

I'm suspicious about the tradeoff between $ / distance gained....let me know after you've tested the Ryoma.....what frustrates me is that despite the advances in technology over the years, my total driving distance is decreasing.......to shoot low, you need to drive 220m-230m.....otherwise, your putter had better be a magic wand....
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:26 am

The key to hitting it long lies in a bowl of $4 "Mee Pok"
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:56 am

golfool2009 wrote:
eiji wrote:
ryoma or crazy driver for you dear sir! Laughing

I'm suspicious about the tradeoff between $ / distance gained....let me know after you've tested the Ryoma.....what frustrates me is that despite the advances in technology over the years, my total driving distance is decreasing.......to shoot low, you need to drive 220m-230m.....otherwise, your putter had better be a magic wand....

No you don't need to if you're playing off white. Just be good with you long iron and wood and hybrid on green approach Smile Obviously easier said than done, but entirely possible.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:03 am

I'm getting weird results in my equipment and drives...

I learned with a Mizuno Finalist starter set and a when I was having my final game with it, I had 3 240m drives (with roll)...mostly straight or a little to the left. Driving range was in the 180m range usually.

I upgraded to a Callaway Diablo Tour driver (US) last January and my drives started going to the right. I do get my few good hits and it reached 200-220m on the course but driving range average now at 160m range if I can get it straight.

Convinced the One-degree open face of the Callaway driver was at fault on my drop in performance, I bought a Callaway Diablo Octane (US). After using it for 6 weeks, I was shooting more more straight but at a shorter distance than my first two drivers.

Now, I'm going back to my Tour model as the head is smaller and it can give me faster swing speed. I suspect my first club was significantly lighter than my current ones but perhaps the more experience guys can advise if the equipment had an impact.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:18 am

jdyap wrote:
I'm getting weird results in my equipment and drives...

I learned with a Mizuno Finalist starter set and a when I was having my final game with it, I had 3 240m drives (with roll)...mostly straight or a little to the left. Driving range was in the 180m range usually.

I upgraded to a Callaway Diablo Tour driver (US) last January and my drives started going to the right. I do get my few good hits and it reached 200-220m on the course but driving range average now at 160m range if I can get it straight.

Convinced the One-degree open face of the Callaway driver was at fault on my drop in performance, I bought a Callaway Diablo Octane (US). After using it for 6 weeks, I was shooting more more straight but at a shorter distance than my first two drivers.

Now, I'm going back to my Tour model as the head is smaller and it can give me faster swing speed. I suspect my first club was significantly lighter than my current ones but perhaps the more experience guys can advise if the equipment had an impact.

i think u might wanna check out the swing weight / overall weight of ur drivers
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:36 am

driver 1 goes maybe 130-150m. hehe... i know, i not good. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:15 pm

Hey guys,

I used to hit it straight and short when i was an amateur....but after turning professional, I realized that flexibility is one of the the key factors...Having undergone lots of stretching exercises, I managed to increase my overall driving distance from 250m to 290m and was ranked top 7 longest distance in Thailand tour...

As a coach, I'd say many factors are important to hit the ball a long way....mainly a sound set-up is important, good swing, and clubs that have an appropriate swing weight for any individual...

Just for sharing, check out this youtube video....its pretty interesting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRDALX5SRUs&feature=related

ps: i'm not advertising for them just felt that it was sort of similar to the way I was doing my stretching exercises while training in Thailand....Lots of twisting and turning!!
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:25 pm

Kun Yang, i see the way you hit at NSRCC....not everyone can twist and turn like you la, most of us past that prime age.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:31 pm

Yeah, he is still very young like Rory ... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:38 pm

Pro Kun Yang, how far a avg golfer can drive at the age of 55 to be consider okay ?
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:46 pm

With my new R11s with bb shaft I'm hitting avg 240-250m .
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:50 pm

Slicer51 wrote:
Pro Kun Yang, how far a avg golfer can drive at the age of 55 to be consider okay ?

I saw a 60 year old driving 250m,
But he is a local pro.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:08 pm

seebayho wrote:
Slicer51 wrote:
Pro Kun Yang, how far a avg golfer can drive at the age of 55 to be consider okay ?

I saw a 60 year old driving 250m,
But he is a local pro.

Bro SBH, good to know but cannot compared to pro lah. Just like to know how far does an 55 avg golfer shall able to drive.

I know it go down to what will be his swing speed, keep the lag, hip turn .. etc but most does most older player still can drive 250 m? Or was 250m is an avg distance that most avg player can drive? or it is only avg 210 - 220 m for most avg players?
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:13 pm

is that the one of the POH brother ? played with one of them in Palm spring batam..easy swing, macam bochap.. 250m straight.
Me concentrate hard hit hard, 220 meter to the jungle.. sigh..
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:52 pm

gohkunyang wrote:
Hey guys,

I used to hit it straight and short when i was an amateur....but after turning professional, I realized that flexibility is one of the the key factors...Having undergone lots of stretching exercises, I managed to increase my overall driving distance from 250m to 290m and was ranked top 7 longest distance in Thailand tour...

As a coach, I'd say many factors are important to hit the ball a long way....mainly a sound set-up is important, good swing, and clubs that have an appropriate swing weight for any individual...

Just for sharing, check out this youtube video....its pretty interesting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRDALX5SRUs&feature=related

ps: i'm not advertising for them just felt that it was sort of similar to the way I was doing my stretching exercises while training in Thailand....Lots of twisting and turning!!

i realise after 30, its not easy to be flexible no matter how hard i try..in my 20s, just a few of training sessions, i can stretch a lot, head to knee no problems (very good for a fat guy liao)..now i cannot even touch my toes easily and fast approaching 40 Sad .....any diet or anything to help flexibility? Being fat also does not help, the back, and ankle cannot take it. Any help?

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:00 am

Bro,

I'd say an avg of 200-230 meters would be pretty good....like u said it all roots down to how ur technique is like and efficiency of your swing......plus subject to physical capabilities like flexibility.....

tronos, a good nutritional diet combined with regular exercise might be able to help u buddy...maybe try cutting down on carbs during the night and make more frequent visits to the range to sweat it out! More importantly, set an achievable weight to target say by the end of 2 months or even 6 months and track your progress....that will serve as a reminder also and help you focus on your target....Hope this helps! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:11 am

tronos wrote:
gohkunyang wrote:
Hey guys,

I used to hit it straight and short when i was an amateur....but after turning professional, I realized that flexibility is one of the the key factors...Having undergone lots of stretching exercises, I managed to increase my overall driving distance from 250m to 290m and was ranked top 7 longest distance in Thailand tour...

As a coach, I'd say many factors are important to hit the ball a long way....mainly a sound set-up is important, good swing, and clubs that have an appropriate swing weight for any individual...

Just for sharing, check out this youtube video....its pretty interesting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRDALX5SRUs&feature=related

ps: i'm not advertising for them just felt that it was sort of similar to the way I was doing my stretching exercises while training in Thailand....Lots of twisting and turning!!

i realise after 30, its not easy to be flexible no matter how hard i try..in my 20s, just a few of training sessions, i can stretch a lot, head to knee no problems (very good for a fat guy liao)..now i cannot even touch my toes easily and fast approaching 40 Sad .....any diet or anything to help flexibility? Being fat also does not help, the back, and ankle cannot take it. Any help?


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1 day off - eat all the things you were not allowed to eat on the diet.

Repeat.

Highly proven result for many. Read 4-hour Body for more info.

Each kg you lose will put that much more zest and fun into your life, further enhancing the quality of life. You'll have more energy too. And you won't believe how easy it is to achieve with this diet if you persevere.

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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:40 am

I lost 10 kg ever since i started golf, to be exact one year ago.
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PostSubject: Re: How far do you drive?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 am

rw18 wrote:
With my new R11s with bb shaft I'm hitting avg 240-250m .

Wow! Shocked Perhaps my next driver should be a R11s ... Laughing
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