Just how much distance do golfers lose as they age? We looked at data from Arccos, a leader in performance analytics.
Collecting data from male golfers over a three-year period (2017-’19), Arccos says driving distance for those age 30 to 39 is about 234 yards. For those 40 to 49, it falls to 226—an eight-yard loss. For those 50 to 59, it declines another nine yards to 217, for a total loss of 17 yards. Those in their 60s? Don’t ask.