July 08, 2020 at 01:32 AM
By Darius V
Darius VBarrie, ON
I am sure you have heard this one before... The older I get, the further I used to hit it !
I fall into that category and it really hit home this past weekend watching the pros pounding it down the fairway. I never used to hit drives as far as the pros do, but I use to hit drives an average of 240 or more. I even recall my longest recorded drive at the Old Course in St. Andrews where I drove a green that was 315 yds. (yes - a lot of roll).
Now days, as I creep closer to the age of 65 I feel like I have crushed it if I get it out to 250 with a helping wind down hill :) The other day it really became obvious that things have changed when I made a nice full smooth swing through the ball to a slightly uphill fairway and could feel the ball come off the center of the club face - you know that feeling... I measured that one out and got 228 yards. Disheartening, but such is life...
How far do you hit it (really) and are you losing distance as you get older ?
Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
July 14, 2020 at 04:42 PM
Hey Darius, how are things up there in beautiful Canada. Had back surgery in February and my golf game is a train wreck. Guess at the wonderful age of 73 it is probably around 220. Lost a bit of distance with every club. Have played once round since December 6th. With the virus and the heat index in the hundreds, finding lots of excuses for not playing. Oh, and the back still having a few pains. Same FJ Chuck Z....hope you and the guys are doing well.....be safe....no worries....
Dino JBurnaby, BC
Todd JCalgary, Alberta
Don OMadison, WI
Dale VEscondido, CA
Trevor DBragg Creek,
Jason ROttawa, ON
July 16, 2020 at 11:15 PM
Last September my club head speed with my driver (917D2 11.25 Fujikura Pro Speeder 64) was 93 mph with ball speed 132.....ball spin 2200.... I found a chart that is pretty universal regarding distances with drivers and club head speed and thought it might be interesting.....with those numbers my ball carries 220......and they were measured consistently by Trackman at a range....by my guy from Titleist.....I like the older driver, because of it's accuracy....so much easier to hit from the middle of the fairway.......seems the distance lost is more in my irons.....weird...will be playing sparingly....the heat index is not very golfer friendly in our area...went to the driving range Monday morning and it hit 108* around 10 am......spent the rest of the day hydrating and resting.......if the ground is hard the ball will roll maybe another twenty yards.......depends if I hit a cut or a draw........my Drs tell me to happy that I have my health and can out a play golf.....no worries
Michael MOttawa, ON
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?