Why We Love To Hit It Long

The Wall Street Journal’s golf writer has a great column on why we love to hit the ball a long ways.

We love big drives for at least a couple of reasons. The first is the sheer intoxicating pleasure of catching one pure. Even for someone whose long drive is only 200 yards, if that’s 50 yards longer than normal, it’s a kick. The power seems to come from nowhere. When all the levers of the swing fire in rare perfect sequence, the ball explodes off the clubface and seems to hang in the air forever. For most of us that sensation, when we first experienced it, marks the moment golf got us in its stranglehold.

I agree.

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