One of the most frequently asked question in the world of golf is what Golf club distance is. To answer that question in the simplest of terms, “it is the distance the golf ball travelled when you hit it with a specific club”. Now, let me ask you, what is the most important word in that bunch I’ve said? Is it the club? Or is it the distance? Or maybe it’s all about the golf ball? Okay enough with the guessing games. The word we should really focus on that statement is “YOU”…
We’re going to stray from that thought for the moment but please do keep it for safekeeping later in the back of your mind.
Many golfers fairly new to the sport wants to over analyze it, just like they do on every other aspects of their life. They do their best to make use of charts that can be found so abundantly on the internet. The charts we’re talking about are those that are made up of several columns. The columns are categorized into different types of golf clubs, and beside it are the corresponding distances for men and women. These people make use of the data on the chart to somehow play the game of golf as math. Not only do they rely on the information seen by the public on the internet, they also see their newly bought golf clubs having its own corresponding distance. It’s like the clubs are made by elves having magical attributes for them to thinks this way.
Some people who are newbie on the sport of golf take it to a whole new level. They go online and try to get the statistics of the pros. As if they would be able to apply all these data on the course. Some even look up the course and measure its distances with the help of Google maps through satellites.
While some of these techniques can be of some use in the actual game, relying on those stats and measurement alone will not get anyone anywhere unless you’ve got the skill of an actual pro. Golf professional playing on the PGA has an average driving distance of 259 yards. Unless you’ve got that kind of skill most of these techniques, data and statistics will not work for you.
Going back to what we’re discussing previously, it is “YOU” as the most important and only factor you should work on as a beginner. Do not be swayed too much with the promises written on the tags of those golf clubs about how it’s made and how much it would affect your stroke. The bottom line is, everyone skill is different from each other. If you are going to play with stats, apply your own stats on your game plan. Work a little harder and instead of searching for upfront data, look for steps on how to produce them yourself. There are articles written on the internet which can be of course be found with the same search engines your using to look for those phony ones.