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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 216
Almost overnight, the number of players slugging it 300 yards leapt from one to eight, with 15 players managing the feat the next year in 2004. Golf rules and regulations play a part, of course, in limiting just how advanced modern clubs and balls are allowed to be, which also impacts the potential for more distance with drivers. Similarly, moves by golf designers to create or alter course layouts to prevent them from being torn apart by the game’s biggest bombers also has an impact on potential lengths off the tee. But what the last 10 years tells us is that despite the undeniable advances in player professionalism, athleticism and high performance analysis, driving distances aren’t going anywhere quickly until there’s another fundamental shift in the equipment we use. What that shift might be only time will tell, but until then, you might want to get used to you (and the boys on the PGA Tour) hitting that white ball about the same distance for a little while yet. E HERE’S THE THING: DRIVING DISTANCE ON THE PGA TOUR HASN’T REALLY IMPROVED IN MORE THAN A DECADE. HAVE THE PGA TOUR’S BIG HITTERS MAXED OUT?
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