With the continuous development and evolution of golf, PGA players are now getting longer and longer distances. If there is no distance of more than 300 yards, it is embarrassing to be mixed in PGA. In the 2018-2019 season, the player with the farthest distance from the PGA driver is the monster rookie Cameron Champ. His average distance is 319.9 yards. The second-ranked player is Tony Fino, whose distance is 318 yards. In the several games held in 2019, we have seen many wonderful performances of champion golfers. Their shots are full of violent aesthetics and pleasing to the eye. So how is the driver's driver distance measured in the game?
Of the 18 holes in each event in the PGA game, one hole will be selected for each of the nine holes to be used to calculate the driver’s driver distance. The staff will prepare in advance and select the most suitable hole from the 18 holes to arrange in advance. Generally speaking, one hole is selected for the head wind and the tail wind. This is to offset the increase and decrease of the distance caused by the tail wind and the head wind, so as to obtain more objective data.
If this hole happens to be another hole with a very good view, it’s even more icing on the cake. As for the dog-leg holes and ant waist holes, they will be excluded, and the holes with too much slope will not be selected. In this way, those flat holes with wider fairways will be good choices. In this kind of hole, players can swing freely without any scruples, thus bursting out of great potential.
Generally speaking, the 1st and 10th holes will not be considered. This is because the players’ physical condition has not been fully activated, which is not of much reference value. Unlike the long game, the ball does not have to fall on the fairway. If you enter the long grass area, there is no problem, but OB, falling into the water, etc. are another matter.
In the statistics of PGA professional players, the player who hits the farthest is not necessarily the player with the farthest statistics. Most cannon players have the Achilles’ heel of low accuracy, so many cannon players tend to choose 3 woods or 2 irons to tee off in order to defend the fairway.
So far, the Guinness record holder is Mike Austin. He hit 515 yards with the help of a tailwind at the 1974 U.S. Open. distance. Last year's European Tour record was Rose Fisher's 326.5 yards, and the LPGA record was Taiwan's Zeng Yani's 275 yards.