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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Should We Be Gaining Distance As We Age?

I read a very telling stat today in the new issue of Travel & Leisure Golf which says a lot about the impact of technology -- for both the golf ball and the driver -- on driving distance. 1980 was the first year that the PGA Tour officially measured driving distance, and Dan Pohl led the Tour with an average drive of 274.3. Dan was 25 years old at the time. In 2006, at age 51, he's leading the Champions Tour with an average of 292.5. Is it me, or is there something wrong with this picture?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Mom said...

When you are my age, you will think this is a great idea!!!

2:53 PM  
Blogger JTALIFER said...

I have to say it is a much different game now. I am scared to see the game 20-30 years from now. Technology has made the great players even better and the average players great. I don't like it one bit!

9:06 AM  
Blogger John Gorman said...

I like hitting it far too. However, if it keeps going this way, millions more will be spent redoing courses that don't need to be changed. It would be much easier to stop the madness before it gets more out of hand.

1:45 PM  

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