How much longer should I drive at a regular course versus a driving range?

Question by Smelly: How much longer should I drive at a regular course versus a driving range?
A new ball should drive longer then a driving range ball, right? I usually hit between 200-230 yards at a driving range before my ball his the ground. I am using the same swing and power I would at a golf course. Also, by the way, I’m a total newbie. I have only been going to the driving range for 2 months.

Best answer:

Answer by Robert
depends on the ball and the ground hardness

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5 Responses to “How much longer should I drive at a regular course versus a driving range?”

  • Purple Hat:

    Depending on how warm it is and how hard the ground is. You should probably be hitting 240-250 give or take a few yards because the ball roles more on the fairway. If you live somewhere warm you could easily hit 260 -270. I drive 230 at the range and drive about 250 on the course.

  • Dub C Kid:

    well song things that might vary from your range to your course would be the firmness of the ground, where you are landing it, the quality of the ball and wind, but also you have to remember that at the range you are in a much lower pressure situation than out on the course. On the range you can swing away as much as you want without consequences and you can get much more loose and stretched out as you will be hitting many more full shots than you would on the course. But in a typical scenario (Low quality range balls to Prov1; firmer fairways; identical ball strike as on the range) , you should maybe get 10-15 yards more on the course. That being said you can never really know until you go out on the course and see for yourself.

  • Greg Sharps:

    A new range ball will fly the same as a titleist nxt tour

  • Chris Hr:

    Range balls always go further, they’re designed to. That is why it is illegal to play a round of golf with a range ball.

    Chris
    http://www.teewrite.com – Home of the pencil golf tee

  • JD:

    I find they fly about 10% shorter.