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Tag: Driving Distance

Governing Bodies Propose Major Changes to Golf Equipment Rules

The distance debate in golf has been one of the game's most enduring sagas, but that discourse will now take on an accelerated pace following The R&A and USGA's new Distance Insights Update, which establishes the battleground for the months and years to come, potentially setting the stage for a historic change in the sport. read more ...

How Far Should You Hit Your Driver?

Tour players are hitting the ball further than before, but is that the same for the average golfer? It has been hot topic of discussion since the R&A published their Distance Insights Project Report, and we have studied data to see just how far everyday golfers are driving across a range of handicap categories. read more ...

How SuperSpeed Golf Can Help You to Gain More Distance

Looking to take his game to the next level, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has spent much of winter using SuperSpeed Golf to add more distance to his driving. Matt explains what the product is, how it works, and what differences it has already made to his swing. read more ...

Are You Hitting The Ball Further Than 5 Years Ago?

Distance is a persistently hot topic in the game, with greater numbers of tour players continuing to surpass 300 yards off the tee. But are regular, everyday golfers hitting the ball longer? We asked them in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, revealing that advancements in technology are being felt at club level. read more ...

Study Finds Replaceable Cleats Improve Driving Distance

Jack Nicklaus always said that the swing begins from the ground up, and that perspective may be supported by an independent study that was featured in the December issue of GOLF Magazine, which found that driving distance, ball speed, shot dispersion and smash factor all improved when golfers wore replaceable cleats instead of spikeless footwear.  read more ...

R&A Calls Distance Increase Unusual and Concerning

Golf's two governing bodies, the R&A and USGA have unveiled their annual review of driving distance within the game, noting an "unusual and concerning" increase within a single season on the major tours. read more ...

Governing Bodies Set to Address Question of Distance in Golf

Distance has been a much-discussed topic within the game, but it now seems apparent that the two governing bodies - the R&A and USGA - are coming together to look at attempting to reduce the mammoth yardages that are recorded by golfers at the highest level. read more ...

The Deeper Questions Behind Rory's Long Drives

Rory McIlroy hit a number of astonishingly long drives at Bay Hill, but what questions does this incredible distance raise for the game and the players themselves? Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the issues presented by the increasing gains made by technology in the game. read more ...

Latest Driving Distance Report Widely Ridiculed

The R&A and USGA's joint report on driving distance has been widely ridiculed by golfers, commentators and journalists, after it reported a minimal increase in yardage on the major tours over the past 13 years. read more ...

R&A and USGA Report Minimal Increase in Driving Distance on Tour

The R&A and USGA have published their annual report on driving distance, using data from seven of the major professional golf tours, and have reported a minimum increase in distance between 2003 and 2016. read more ...

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