Well, the thing is that although the Senior Tour players are benefiting from technology, the regular PGA TOUR players are too. My average driving distance is 240 but IF I can make a shot in the sweet spot (Stars Aligned after a long Prayer) I can go 290 to 300 measured on the golf course. So at 25 y/o I haven’t peaked with my distance yet? Trying to play against 30 year old players who are hitting six clubs less at greens makes for a long day. Here's an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards … This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Most will tell you they hit it “Ya know 270 on a good day…”, and that means one day in a simulator they hit that number one time-ever. 20-29: 239.7 yards. Flexibility is the number one reason for club head speed going down. I PLAY 5 DAYS A WEEK 52 WEEKS A YEAR. I was doing long drive comps in Japan when I was in my mid 20’s. I love it when the young (read: less than 50) make statements about what the old can accomplish with more stretching and strengthening. Fair enough but when is all else equal? The worst thing is when wifes start to buy improvement clubs for you. Furthermore, I believe that age is largely a state of mind and if you are willing to put in some work, a great deal of physical capability can be maintained and even increased well in to the latter parts of life. There are distance charts for beginners, average golfers, good golfers, excellent golfers, seniors, average women golfers, as well as the PGA and the LPGA. (Arccos calculated) Distance loss had been lessened, I believe, because I keep very fit via gym workouts, walkng, skating, biking and working hard, trying to improve. Seniors unsure of whether they need more loft should experiment on the course or driving range comparing driver and 3 wood distance off the tee. Twitter - @JaacobBowden & @SwingManGolf & @SterlingIrons; GAME GOLF has compiled the driving data of thousands of golfers. If you can maintain flexibility your club head speed will not drop of dramatically. After a several decades-long hiatus from golf, I started playing again at age 60, so don’t know how my distance changed over time. Significant drop off from 20s to 40s, while commonplace, is certainly not inevitable. Simple Guide to Determine 5 Iron Distances: 1. Everyone else has decayed at 1mph per year once over 50. Golf is about the score, not now far you hit it. I suspect the article is correct, my knees would make me about 65 in dog years. 5yrs ago: 101mph ss, 3yrs ago: 98mph ss. Required fields are marked *. Tom, I’m not saying that people don’t lose distance with age (I know I have) but since when has age and how far you hit have anything to do with what your score is? No test means no strength. I agree about low T and fast twitch muscles, but injuries are the biggest swing killers. 90 mph can carry about 175-180 yards of distance. Flip cared nothing of this…he cared about the diminishing returns and the lightening of his pocket clip. It makes a big difference. Average of best drive per round-248, up 7 yards from 2016. 5. Just came from Dick’s for a regripping (played about 80 rounds 2014). They spent like there was no tomorrow when, for most of them, there were too many tomorrows. [youtube id=”iU4yAZobbfI” width=”620″ height=”360″]. And while 1mph doesn’t seem like a lot, 15 years down the road the cumulative effect is 15mph and a loss of 35-45 yards with a driver and 20-30 with an iron. Min Woo Lee debut, Rickie’s new ball. I also rely much more on my short game, especially putting, to keep me in the mid-80’s. I compare that video to my current swing and all I can say is that I’m now watching a fat old man swing that appears to have nothing correct in his swing anymore. There are many factors that influence distance, including your physical characteristics and conditions on the course. Golfers reach their peak power in their 20s based on this data, with the average total drive (carry and roll) coming in just shy of 240 yards. After my doctor recommended an operation to relieve my back pain, I went to our local driving range, every day for 18 moths. He is so far off in right field that dude. At 23 van Dam is relatively new to the LPGA and, according to association stats, she has an impressive average driving distance of … Golfers start to see a significant -- approximately 5 percent -- drop off in average driver distance in their 50s, and it carries on at 5 percent increments with each passing decade. You also see extremely good players try to make swing changes for more distance – Luke Donald certainly comes to mind. The LPGA average driving distance leaderboard shows the top 162 players and at position 162, Louise Ridderstrom still has a respectable average of 240 yards. Facebook – Facebook.com/JaacobBowdenGolf & Facebook.com/SwingManGolf & Caffeine In A Cup Of Coffee, Cupsogue Beach 2020, Oncology Nurse Practitioner Job Description Sample, How To Fix A Tower Fan, Crosby's 14 Steps Advantages And Disadvantages, Greece Travel Blog, Yamaha Sg 500, Nam Ji Hyun, Kitchen Bench Seating, Creative Image Adore Semi Permanent Hair Color Instructions, Using Research To Inform Practice, Tom Kerridge Rice Pudding Healthy, Electrical Vs Electronic Properties, Ge Monogram 30 Inch Electric Cooktop,