Thank you for designing the Frog putter. It is the truest rolling putter I’ve ever owned. And the last. One of your archived articles says the average golfer thinks he drive the ball almost 40 yards farther than he actually does (230 vs 192). Is driving distance measured tee to ground contact? Or is roll included in the measurement? Thank you for your help and your dedication to this wonderful game.
We are pleased that your Frankly Frog is behaving itself and has found a good home. A happy Frog will always behave better.
In our survey of over 18, 400 golfers several years ago – see our Growing the Game Report – our pilot study and subsequent survey analysis shows that the average golfer shooting between 90 and 94 will drive the ball 192 yards in total – carry and roll – but he believes that he drives the ball about 230 to 240 yards. The numbers regarding total driving distance for these average golfers have been verified by several other sources.
The problem stems from the fact that – in golf and fishing — we are inclined to treat the extraordinary as commonplace.
Our ego is a problem we need to confront if we are to enjoy our game more.
The fact that we have hit our driver 24o yards a couple of times over the last several seasons does not mean that this is a common occurrence.
And our one-off, 179 yard 5-iron, now considered “my 5-iron distance”, is the reason why we are inevitably short every time we pull the 5-iron from our bag.
Jack, I know you didn’t expect an explanation but it is a contributing factor to the slow play problem we face, stemming in part from selecting the longer “ego driven” tees rather than the next set forward.
Our objective at Frankly is to hear golfers loudly wishing they had time for another nine as they walk (or drive) up the eighteenth, rather than a gasp, thanking God it is over at last.
May the Frog Be With You
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