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PostSubject: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:34 pm

Hi fellow golfers,



I am wondering what is a good respectable Drive distance for average golfers here in Singapore.
Please feel free to share your Drive Distance, as well as your opinions.



My current average driving distance on the course is 230m - 255m. Max distance - 275m (1 on at Ponderosa 10 Hole). Been playing for slightly over a year. Driver - Nike VRS 2012 Driver. Currently self taught 3/4 Swing. Wonder if that is considered any good.

I'm also curious if switching to a Tour driver will add extra distance to my drive.

 






Please enlighten me. Cheers!

Thanks!


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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:46 pm

Fun facts. Driving distance Chart of PGA Tour Professionals

*Distance is in yards*


http://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.101.html


Driving Distance LPGA Tour Professionals



1Yani Tseng275.3
2Anya Alvarez274.0
3Carlota Ciganda273.1
4Gerina Piller272.7
5Caroline Hedwall271.5
7Sophie Gustafson267.0
8Joanna Klatten267.0
9Kristie Smith267.0
10Lexi Thompson267.0
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:49 pm

michelle wie leh?

tot she bomber?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:34 pm

Are u male or female?

If you are a female and your ave driving distance 230-255m that will put a lot of male golfers to shame loh.


As suggested by bro TDO,

Answering this question based on:
a) Age - 38
b) Handicap - 22.1
c) Gender - Male
d) Type, Brand & Length of Driver used - TM R11, Matrix HD Radix S flex, 45.5"
e) Ave driving distance - 215 - 220m


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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:59 pm

I used to think that my driver is well further than 220m. After using GPS, I realised that many recreational golfers, myself included, hardly can exceed 220m.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Referring to male golfers
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:03 pm

Personally I like to be more accurate and find the fairway then to be long and in the rough. But having said that.. it does not mean distance is not important. 

If I can drive 200m carry and straight and on target.. I am happy liao... for SG courses.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:49 pm

Your 230-255m drive I think is very respectable even it is off the fairway, in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:52 pm

230m & above can't b considered as ave player right?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:03 pm

Your driving distance has to be above average.
Most weekend / social golfers drives around 200m, enough to enjoy the golf game. 
Most would trade accuracy for distance, and avoid any "trouble" off the tee shot. 
Enjoy the game of golf.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:19 pm

I will take 230m (dead and straight )anyday, and have a razor sharp short game over anything
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:16 pm

I not so ambition....220m average dead straight i'm happy
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:20 pm

I drive average 200-220m. Best drive is 240m which is a good drive with tail wind.
Basically, most of the time the hazard are not in play when I play off blue at NSRCC changi.
I find teeing off longer when playing blue at certain courses are certainly not advantageous.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:32 pm

I think it would be better to ask this question based on:
a) Age
b) Handicap
c) Gender
d) Type, Brand & Length of Driver used
Some golfers are still using old Driver models and still drive further than the newest and latest equipment. To know the average distance of each golfer, it would be appropriate to ensure that all the test golfers uses the same Brand and Model driver. This way it would be a more accurate comparison.
There really isn't a real comparison. Even the Pros distance varies due to the different drivers they use.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:32 pm

TDO wrote:
I think it would be better to ask this question based on:
a) Age
b) Handicap
c) Gender
d) Type, Brand & Length of Driver used
Some golfers are still using old Driver models and still drive further than the newest and latest equipment. To know the average distance of each golfer, it would be appropriate to ensure that all the test golfers uses the same Brand and Model driver. This way it would be a more accurate comparison.
There really isn't a real comparison. Even the Pros distance varies due to the different drivers they use.
 Beer

Updated my data.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:01 pm

Khoe Enterprises wrote:
Hi fellow golfers,

I am wondering what is a good respectable Drive distance for average golfers here in Singapore.
Please feel free to share your Drive Distance, as well as your opinions.



My current average driving distance on the course is 230m - 255m. Max distance - 275m (1 on at Ponderosa 10 Hole). Been playing for slightly over a year. Driver - Nike VRS 2012 Driver. Currently self taught 3/4 Swing. Wonder if that is considered any good.

I'm also curious if switching to a Tour driver will add extra distance to my drive.

 






Please enlighten me. Cheers!

Thanks!




You are driving far dude.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:45 pm

Sorry for confusion. I'm male. 19. 183cm (6ft)

Use Stiff Flex for Nike VRS 2012 Driver. 9.5 Loft.


I'm wondering if switching to a tour driver will add even extra distance. Perhaps the Titleist 913D3.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:43 pm

Age: 23
Handicap: not updating currently hovers ard 10-15 now trying to change my swing.
Gender: male
Driver head: R1 version2 TD2 serial
Shafts: kajiki 70x and Grafalloy Bimatrix Prototype 80x

Haven't take much data with driver but can comment with 5w stats of needed.
Hope this info helps...
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:59 pm

Will changing to a tour driver increase driving distance by lets say... 10m-20m?
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:20 pm

Do u really need to just increase by 10 to 20m?
Why not find out why u can only drive 240m.
A Pro drive with a carry in excess 250-270m (total distance 270 -300m)
Seek professional help if you want to increase distance or to your full potential rather than relying of equipment. 
Most of the people with fancy stuffs don't play well. geek
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:38 pm

For taylormade R1 series the tour head is a 440cc head that is even lower spinning than the retail. Allows you to loft up more like what the SLDR does. Whether I gain distance I do not know as I have never compared them up on Trackman. Usually Taylormade gives their tour staff different products. Only can confirm this up to the R1.

For the other brands I think they are the same thing. Just that the exact specs for the club head is provided. And they usually have hot melt in them for weighting purposes. It also changes the sound of the driver.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:55 pm

Not keen on coaching lessons. Expensive and not worth the hard earned money.  Driving range practice sees better results.
The best advice I got for driving is from my Dad. SLOW the upswing. Much like some of the professional Korean Golfers.


Just looking for an easy method to gain distance. Not looking to immediately change driver.. Just planning ahead in months or years to come when time to change.






Chris, seeing as you use the Titleist 913D2 driver, can you share with me why you chose the club as well as a short review of it. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:11 pm

Reason is simple, the driver gives me more fairway hit and I and shape it easily.
It's also a lucky driver for me, sometimes hit buggy track get extra distance.
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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:15 pm

Sounds good. Happy you've found a driver that works well for you. I will also proudly say that my Nike 2012 VRS driver is my favourite club in my bag.




Another question, how about a different loft? Let's say from 9.5 to 8.5? That will definitely lower the trajectory and lengthen the roll and therefore total distance.


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PostSubject: Re: What's a good Drive Distance?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:30 pm

Lower the loft will not increase the total distance but instead gives u more roll when the ball hits the ground.

Khoe@

What is your ideal driving distance on a regular day. 
Technology does give u an edge in gaining extra distant but the basic is then the real deal in giving u the distance.
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