Average Driving Distance versus Carry and Good Shots for Men and WomenMygolfdistance.com has aggregated all available data on average golf driving distance. This shows any given golfer by their exact age and handicap, what their peers average off the tee. The sources of the data include the 2019 USGA Distance Insight Report with help from other studies. These include Arccos and Shot Scope customer averages, Trackman and an age curve from Golf Analytics. Their data covers all ages from 15 through 85 and handicaps from scratch through 28. It includes similar data for both men and women. Not only have they calculated exact average total distances, but also average carry distances and average ‘good shots’. They use the performance average concept from Shot Scope which removes bad shots from the averages. The resulting averages for men and women across all ages and handicaps are shown in the following table-
The average male golfer is hitting the ball 80 yards less than the average PGA tour pro. The average woman golfer is 85 yards less than the average LPGA tour pro. Interestingly, the LPGA tour pros also hit it 36 yards further than the average male golf club member. In fact, we can deduce from the average data, that the average LPGA driving distance is the equivalent to male golf club members with a handicap of 2 – almost scratch golfers. This is partly due to their consistency which of course brings up their averages.