Drive (Golf)

In golf stroke mechanics, a drive, also known as a tee shot, is a long-distance shot played from the tee box, intended to move the ball a great distance down the fairway towards the green.

An average professional male golfer is capable of hitting a drive using a 1 wood over 300 yards, maximizing power by driving the legs and hips and the body weight into the swing. According to professionals, flexibility, technique and form are very important in a drive, as a flexible player is able to generate a longer drive by having the ability to swing with a wider arc, creating more thrust.

Given the length of par 4s, generally being over 400 yards, and beyond the maximum driving distance of virtually all players, most holes in one are achieved on par-3 holes for eagle. Given that most par 3s are relatively short, most holes in one are achieved with mid-lower irons rather than drivers.

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