The average driving distance for male amateur golfers in each handicap range

FORGET the ridiculous driving distances being achieved by some of the pro’s these days, lets focus on the golfers who really matter.

So how far far does the average male amateur golfer really hit the ball with their driver?

Thanks to golf statistician Lou Stagner of Decade Sports we have an up to date answer on a topic area that is often hotly debated.

Using data taken directly from the USGA Distance Insight Report, Stagner calculated the driving distance for male amateur golfers in the following handicap ranges: Less than 6, 6-12, 13-20 and 21+.

Turns out the average yardage of all golfers is – statistically at least – 217 yards.

Check out the full results in the table below.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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