The world record recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest drive in a competition is 516 yards (472 m) by 64-year-old Mike Austin in 1974 at the US Senior National Open Qualifier with a 43.5″ steel shafted persimmon wood driver .
Tiger Woods might not be one of the longest hitters this season, but he does own one of the biggest drives of all time. In 2002, Woods unleashed a 498-yard bomb on the 18th hole at the Mercedes Championship at Kapalua’s Plantation Course. It holds up today as the longest recorded drive of the 21st century.
Monster 413 Yard Drive
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 with their drivers.
Mike Austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 515 yards at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par-4 fifth. His golf swing, known as The Mike Austin Swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals.
Tiger Woods ‘ Lowest Round Ever Has Woods ever shot 59 ? And Woods carded a 59 that day, 13-under par on the Isleworth course. He scored 32 on the front nine and 27 on the back nine. That is the only round of 59 in Tiger’s career.
But as McIlroy pointed out post-round, once the shock factor wears off, he just has to adjust to his new numbers. “I mean, I was hitting little 7-irons from 155 yards at Riviera last week.
The average driving distance for female club amateurs is 146 yards . Female golfers with a handicap of 6 or better average 195 yards .
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6- iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7 – iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8- iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9- iron||120 yards||100 yards|
7-Iron Smart Distance On average, each bracket loses four yards, with those who are 60+ have a 140-yard Smart Distance with their 7-iron. Even though the older age brackets are hitting it shorter, their approach shot handicaps are actually improving. The best approach shot handicap falls in the 11-20 bracket, at 13.0.
If your golf shaft is too stiff and your swing speed is too slow, your well-struck shot will be limited on both carry distance and shot trajectory; a too – stiff golf shaft will most often lead to weak fades or slices.