It makes me want to scream, like Really High Voice Peyton Manning, every time I hear this ridiculous statement from goofball male golfers!
I have a message to all you guys out there who actually believe they could take on the “girls” if the distances were equal.
Sorry, but NO WAY … seriously … NO WAY, the better than average male player, or even the typical scratch male golfer, could beat, compete, or even stay close to any of the LPGA’s professionals if they played from “their” tees.
FACTS: The 2015 CME Tour Championship was conducted on a Par 72 / 6,540 yard setup. The winning score, shot by Cristie Kerr, was -17 under par over 4-days of tucked pins, fast greens, pressure, and no gimmees, mulligans, or leaf rules.
YOU – Mr. “Pro”, need to get a bit of a clue and should check the yardage/s on your home course. I bet if you do, and are honest about the tees you normally play from, you’ll find the course you play is probably shorter (or within a few hundred yards) of the 6,540 yard course the women just competed on over 4-days (most likely even longer than your course’s back tees).
Don’t believe me, ok then. Let’s say you’re a scratch golfer, and I give you four solid rounds under all the tournament pressure, on TV, and on a perfectly manicured course. Even with all that in your favor, you may finish EVEN PAR at best. This leaves you -17 shots from the leader, or in other words; getting beat by at least 4-shots a round … and that’s if you’re a scratch male player. Unlike most of the golfers I’ve heard make this statement.
And please don’t get me started on Driving Distance and these same guys boasting how they would beat the “girls” from their tees. I know, I know, you hit it 300-yards off the tee.
FACTS: Cristie Kerr (not known as one of the LGPA’s longer hitters) averaged 250.88 yards off the tees, over four rounds, and in the final round, under all the pressure, hit 14/14 fairways! As a comparison, Lexi Thompson (one of the LPGA’s longest hitters) averaged 270.25 yards off the tee, over four rounds, and in the final round, under all the pressure, hit 14/14 fairways.
But, I know, you hit it 300-yards off the tee and probably hit every fairway as well. *Not even on Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’14, my friend.
So if you’re one of those guys who is somehow thinking the women’s game doesn’t match up to yours, that the women’s game is somehow less than yours, then you haven’t been paying attention.
It may be a “See Why It’s Different Out Here” kind of world as the LPGA slogan goes, BUT they’d still take all your money, all day long, 7-days-a-week … hopefully, with all the guys you were boasting in front of watching and reminding you of that one time when you said, “I could beat the LPGA Women if I played from their tees.”