How far do average golfers really hit it?

How far do average golfers really hit it?

ARTICLE IN FOCUS: GOLF DIGEST

"How far do average golfers really hit it? New distance data will surprise you. "

If you've had the pleasure of seeing a tour pro knock a driver off the tee you will probably have been pretty impressed. Not only do their swings seem to be completely effortless, they also manage to produce so much power and distance that we leave the course thinking 'it can't be that difficult, right?'.

Most people have decided these long distances are thanks to technology advancement in clubs. And debates have ensued on how to limit the advancement of technology before golfers start outdriving courses.

But thanks to data produced by Game Golf,  we can see that our worries are probably a little unnecessary. Whilst we all like to think we drive the ball 250, the median driving distance for golfers of all handicaps sits at 219 yards, a distance that we can all agree won't be driving many par 4s any time soon.

What's more, the average driving distance on tour has only increased 17 yards in the past 15 years. So on the professional side we can't really say that much is really changing.

Read the Golf Digest Article here.

Natalie attended St Andrews University in Scotland where she spent a little too much time on the iconic Links. Her favorite course is Kingsbarns, just round the corner from St Andrews.
Natalie Jones About the author

Natalie attended St Andrews University in Scotland where she spent a little too much time on the iconic Links. Her favorite course is Kingsbarns, just round the corner from St Andrews.

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