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PostSubject: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:00 pm


Time and again.. We talk about who's driving longer and which driver gives us the most boom.. Distance is so insignificant after reading this...

The latest soft spoken lady Champ InBee Park, find her driving distance if you can....

Who heard of the longest driver Daniela Iacobelli ??

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Rank Name Distance
1 Daniela Iacobelli 275.88
2 Pat Hurst 272.5
3 Amelia Lewis 271
4 Yani Tseng 270.06
5 Brittany Lincicome 270
6 Lexi Thompson 268.7
7 Gerina Piller 267.95
8 Brittany Lang 267.63
9 Nicole Smith 264.75
10 Marina Stuetz 263.5
11 Karin Sjodin 263.15
12 Lauren Doughtie 262.63
13 Jacqui Concolino 262.3
14 Jessica Korda 262.25
15 Giulia Sergas 262.21
16 Alena Sharp 261.5
17 Jee Young Lee 260.89
18 Michelle Wie 260.79
19 Sophie Gustafson 260.75
20 Belen Mozo 260.58
21 Stacy Lewis 260.5
22 Veronica Felibert 259.6
23 Amy Yang 259.38
24 Catriona Matthew 259.25
25 Moira Dunn 259.13
26 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 259
27 Caroline Hedwall 258.35
28 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 258.06
29 Alison Walshe 258
30 Maria Hjorth 257.4
31 Danielle Kang 257.28
32 Na Yeon Choi 256.13
33 Paige Mackenzie 256
34 Ryann O'Toole 255.38
35 Karen Stupples 255.13
36 Dori Carter 254.67
37 Shanshan Feng 254.42
38 Jennie Lee 254.38
39 Austin Ernst 254.33
40 Lorie Kane 254
41 So Yeon Ryu 253.75
42 Sydnee Michaels 253.7
43 Haeji Kang 253.69
44 Kim Welch 253.67
45 Pernilla Lindberg 253.56
46 Azahara Munoz 253.5
47 Carlota Ciganda 253.2
48 Katherine Hull-Kirk 253.11
49 Cydney Clanton 253
50 Se Ri Pak 252.88
51 Suzann Pettersen 252.64
52 Angela Stanford 252.61
53 Karrie Webb 252.45
54 Paula Creamer 252.25
55 Beatriz Recari 251.85
56 Natalie Gulbis 251.6
57 Sandra Gal 251.5
58 Sarah Jane Smith 251.25
59t Victoria Elizabeth 251
59t Ilhee Lee 251
61 Dewi Claire Schreefel 250.9
62 Felicity Johnson 250.57
63 Laura Davies 250.5
64 Moriya Jutanugarn 250.45
65 Kathleen Ekey 250.3
66 Heather Bowie Young 249.88
67 Hee Young Park 249.86
68 Juli Inkster 249.69
69 Wendy Ward 249.67
70 Jenny Shin 249.56
71 Ai Miyazato 249.17
72 Anna Nordqvist 249.05
73 Mariajo Uribe 248.9
74 Cristie Kerr 248.56
75 Cindy LaCrosse 248.56
76 Sun Young Yoo 248.5
77 Kris Tamulis 248.44
78 Lizette Salas 248.2
79 Vicky Hurst 248
80 Jennifer Johnson 247.53
81 Mi Hyang Lee 247.5
82 Jennifer Rosales 247.22
83 Hee-Won Han 247.21
84 Mina Harigae 246.93
85 Paz Echeverria 246.5
86 Jiyai Shin 246.47
87 Karine Icher 246.05
88 M.J. Hur 245.75
89 Jennifer Song 245.38
90 Caroline Masson 245.33
91 Christel Boeljon 245.1
92t Sarah Kemp 245
92t Stephanie Na 245
94 Thidapa Suwannapura 244.92
95 Inbee Park 244.69
96 Mindy Kim 244.67
97t Amanda Blumenherst 244.5
97t Katie Futcher 244.5
99 Karlin Beck 244.33
100 Silvia Cavalleri 244.25
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:12 pm

Bro ,if in meter less 10% right
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:22 pm

billi wrote:
Bro ,if in meter less 10% right

Correct bro
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:24 pm

Tituman wrote:
billi wrote:
Bro ,if in meter less 10% right

Correct bro


Thanks Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:46 pm

Michelle wie 260 ??? What happen?
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:23 pm

Golf is not a peeing competition
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:54 pm

I always tell my golf kakis......i not scare you are hitting long....i only scare when you are hitting accurate.....if your irons and short game is sharp and steady...you have no worry over the long hitter.
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:01 pm

I wouldn't say that distance is insignificant.

Distance has its advantages and all else being equal, the longer hitter is at an advantage.

For example a 400m par 4. A person who drives 220m will have a 180m second shot, which is probably a 5w or a 3h. A person who drive 260m on the other hand is left with a 140m second shot, which probably require a 9i or 8i.

Look at most of the golfing legends like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. They may not be the longest hitters but they are still among the longer hitters on tour during their time and they can take advantage of the par five.

Therefore IMHO to say distance is insignificant is not true. Being a below average player myself with a 200m drive, I definitely wish I can get another 50m of the tee.
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:11 pm

I have always been amazed by inbee park short game and especially her consistency in putting... Thou not too long off the tees but her short game and putting always kept her in contention for titles..

Tat being said.. Guess having distance off e tee makes the target nearer... But end of the day, it's the short game and putting tat gets e job done...

Damn i luv tis game!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:22 pm

The koreans are damn good with their wedges, irons and bybrids. At east, that was what i witnessed at the HSBC event.

Their chipping is amzing! generally, its mostly a gimme .
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:26 pm

Luke Donald is not a long hitter

But he was world number one because of his iron play, short game and putting
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:09 am

andrew-golf wrote:
Luke Donald is not a long hitter

But he was world number one because of his iron play, short game and putting

But he is not yet a Major Champion till now ... In order to have an edge in a Major Championship like Master, one needs to tee off long and straight so that he has a better chance to position the ball on the very difficult green in his second or third shot ... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:11 am

Turbo wrote:
andrew-golf wrote:
Luke Donald is not a long hitter

But he was world number one because of his iron play, short game and putting

But he is not yet a Major Champion till now ... In order to have an edge in a Major Championship like Master, one needs to tee off long and straight so that he has a better chance to position the ball on the very difficult green in his second or third shot ... Smile

I must agree with u on this one.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:49 am

not many LPGA ladies r long hitters, but they oso be world champs wi their veri accurate shots & putts too! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:00 am

I think for ladies its possible coz the gap is not huge ie most top players stil hover above the median I think


for my personal local golf circuit.....the long hitters will thrash me ....even if they play to 80% of their actual capable length.
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:12 am

I have this cousin whom I have been playing with since I first started golf...

Of cos he's played the game longer than I do.. He's 10/14 times shorter than me by say 10m off the tee.. But I have never been able to beat him consistently.. sure, some games I would beat him on his off days, but most of the time, he's got the upper hand..

When you are 10-20m behind somebody.. But, you have a powerful short game... Doesn't that even things out ?

Wonder what the pros think and their personal experiences...

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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:27 am

Drive for show, putt for dough.

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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:13 am

Usually you see the pros play, most can have GIR, but it's the putting that separates them.
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:02 pm

I think it is also very important in keeping the ball in the fairway. Most probably, that explains Michelle Wie distance, guess she uses more 3/5 woods to tee off than the driver.

Personally, I can score much better if I keep the ball in the fairway, usually that means taking less than driver to be accurate. How many times a round have we slice or duck hook a ball into trouble and end up getting a big score!
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:14 pm

Jliang wrote:
I think it is also very important in keeping the ball in the fairway. Most probably, that explains Michelle Wie distance, guess she uses more 3/5 woods to tee off than the driver.

Personally, I can score much better if I keep the ball in the fairway, usually that means taking less than driver to be accurate. How many times a round have we slice or duck hook a ball into trouble and end up getting a big score!

AMen on that!
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:21 pm

I personally know a friends who does not drive more than 220 yards but his iron game is so solid that he ends up playing scratch most of the time..

and the course we play is 7200 yards so by no standard short!!
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:46 pm

I think ex-no-1 Luke Donald is also considered shorthitter by tour standard and he still manage to to be no 1. That goes to show, it accuracy and consistency that matters.
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:07 pm

Hitting far doesn't guarantee one to be a champion; and to be a champion doesn't have to hit far, relatively speaking. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:14 pm

theres a hokkien saying...

not scared u long...

but scared u zhun...

not scared u zhun...

but scared u HENG....



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PostSubject: Re: Can A Short Hitter Ever be a Champion ??   Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:04 pm

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