Blake_T wrote:i know several players that are between 5'6-5'9" and in the 130-150 lb range that can throw 600'. hand strength is the primary factor that dictates distance potential. it helps if you have narrow shoulders and long arms as well, but it's not mandatory.
Unfortunately, I have really wide shoulders for being as tall as I am, and my arms aren't particularly long even though my wingspan is closer to 6' than my actual height.
edit: Don't get me wrong, I'm not using my size as an excuse for throwing far. I can outthrow a lot of people who are much taller than I am in the area. I am just very aware that the biomechanics of a taller, more slender person give them a natural advantage.
Hopefully when it warms up I can get a video of my drives on here, and break them down a bit. I'm pretty sure that I'm not accelerating properly in the power zone of the right pec - some acceleration, but I feel like I could hit it harder most of the time.
Personally, I'd be happy hitting 425' consistently, there aren't any courses around here that really require much more than that.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Lou Holtz -