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Old 10-01-2013, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by eegor
I'm 52 and can consistently go about 300 accurately and can throw about 350 on wide open holes. After the first round I drop down to about 250 accurately and 300 on wide open holes.

The short game is much more important. I'd take accurately setting up my upshot over big distance any day.



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This describes my game pretty close except I'm 56. I also agree with the accuracy.

Just started playing at 50, and resemble this remark. My distance has generally improved to a consistent & fairly accurate 280'-320', with the occasional open field rip in the 360' range. But I've always had decent upshots, stemming from being a frisbee guy as a teen in the '70's (even joined the IFA in'76).

I keep seeing my confident putting range grow, and have inched my pdga rating up every month for the last 14 rating periods. I can tell, however, from the shorter 'D' in round two, that age will eventually pull the distance back down somewhat (hence the name Sisyphus). I hope I haven't peaked yet.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:14 AM
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Paul Franz ( swiss grandmaster ) can throw 500 foot. He beats me at distance all the time :/
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:30 PM
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Thanks guys, good to know what to expect if/when I start doing any gm pdga tourneys next year. Looks like I'll at least be competitive, and that's all I need to have fun.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:44 PM
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The big arm GM's, Jim Oates, Gregg Hosfeld, Jim Myers, etc., all handily reach 400'+. At Worlds a few years ago I saw Jim Conrad throw at lot farther, probably in the 500' range.

But GM division is sort of like the month of March. They come in like a lion but go out like a lamb. Only a very few, like Johnny Sias find a way to overcome this decline in power.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:20 PM
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I play with a guy Greg "Silk" Roberts around here and he kicks my tail all the time. I know he can throw about 350 regular but dudes got skill in all sorts of places.... he wins MPO here all the time especially on shorter courses. He has the weirdest putt but is money in the circle.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:19 AM
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The big arm GM's, Jim Oates, Gregg Hosfeld, Jim Myers, etc., all handily reach 400'+. At Worlds a few years ago I saw Jim Conrad throw at lot farther, probably in the 500' range.

But GM division is sort of like the month of March. They come in like a lion but go out like a lamb. Only a very few, like Johnny Sias find a way to overcome this decline in power.
I've played with Jim Myers recently, and you're right, he definitely still has 400+ feet of power. As far as I can tell, it's not declining power that hurts his game (which is still very good, cold), it's not playing as often.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:20 AM
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I'm 61 and have been playing serious for a bit over 1 1/2yrs. I can get my driver on a good day 300- 320. I have been trying the "discing down" theory but am getting ready to resign myself to reley on my short game with mids and putting. After 17 orthopedic operations I owe it to my body to not abuse it so much.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:49 AM
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I'm 500' flat ground no wind line-drive golf distance on the internet with a teebird.

I'm 300' otherwise.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:50 AM
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921 feet.

Ok, it was down a big ski run at Aspen. Landed pin high but 1 ski run over. I had to navigate some wicked tall trees and took 5.

In the real world, 350-450 but usually closer to 350
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:58 AM
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here you go http://www.pdga.com/2013-pdga-worlds...ts/long-drive?
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