Why It’s Almost Impossible to Drive a Golf Ball 450 Yards (ft. Dustin Johnson) | WIRED


  1. zach olson

    zach olsonHari Yang lalu

    Did this video answer the original question? Not really imo

  2. Roberts Zubkāns

    Roberts Zubkāns2 hari yang lalu

    *when i here that 700-something yards is about half a mile* Whyy don't you just use metric? It's much more simple

  3. KammaQwazi

    KammaQwazi5 hari yang lalu

    Nah, I'll take my draw that jumps around like a wounded jackrabbit after landing.

  4. Brin Bennett

    Brin Bennett5 hari yang lalu

    Everything is possible so stop saying stuff is impossible

  5. ObiNay

    ObiNay4 hari yang lalu

    Brin Bennett false. I want you to go run 100 mph right now


    WILL MSN6 hari yang lalu

    It’s further not farther

  7. Phong Vong

    Phong Vong6 hari yang lalu

    Desired designed drivenized.

  8. Clifford Steinberg

    Clifford Steinberg6 hari yang lalu

    Jesus. Why are you even attempting to teach a game you don't know? We are all now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  9. Mdmchannel

    Mdmchannel6 hari yang lalu

    I was playing with a guy who hit it a long way but often in the next fairway. I hit a 7 iron and a 60 degree wedge on a 190 yard par three and got a par.

  10. Mdmchannel

    Mdmchannel6 hari yang lalu

    My longest drive is 230 yards and that includes rollout. It’s hard to know your carry distance because you’re on the tee

  11. Black Light

    Black Light8 hari yang lalu

    Unless you were Mike Austin at age 64; 450+ carry and 515 yds total in a Senior PGA event.

  12. GalactiNaut

    GalactiNaut8 hari yang lalu

    Now I want to see a driving competition with a concrete fairway with half mile distances XD

  13. Shane K

    Shane K8 hari yang lalu

    If you were 7 feet tall with really long arms, could you drive farther?

  14. Matt Coffee

    Matt Coffee8 hari yang lalu

    Less. Club would be like a putter and can only go 48in club 😜😜

  15. Daniel McBride

    Daniel McBride8 hari yang lalu

    when I was young in the 70' s and 80' s I was a very long hitter. Now that I am 64 I consider a 180 yard hole a drivable par 3! 😀

  16. Mdmchannel

    Mdmchannel6 hari yang lalu

    I have to use a hybrid to hit 180. My 3 iron goes 170 tops

  17. peter green

    peter green8 hari yang lalu

    I didn't even know that anyone had even driven a ball 400 yards. To me thats nearer twice how far I hit it last time I played golf (over 10 years ago, with crappy driver). 330 yards is nearly 3.5 football pitches and I walk past a park with 3 such pitches all in line and it looks a looooong way lol. Watching this really made me miss playing golf though!

  18. Mason Tillman

    Mason Tillman8 hari yang lalu

    I absolutely love this series!

  19. mt89

    mt899 hari yang lalu

    If u can’t carry ur drive at least 250 yards, something is seriously wrong with your swing.

  20. Mdmchannel

    Mdmchannel6 hari yang lalu

    I can only hit 230 tops but that’s with my 14 degree mini driver

  21. P L

    P L10 hari yang lalu

    hit a ball in "mile high" Colorado....lol....would that make a difference?.

  22. Ice King

    Ice King10 hari yang lalu

    Just watch so long drive competitions, I’ve seen balls hit over 470.

  23. Matt Coffee

    Matt Coffee8 hari yang lalu

    Compressed balls, illegal clubs...derp

  24. Matt Coffee

    Matt Coffee8 hari yang lalu

    Watch the video, its in it lmao

  25. Gary D

    Gary D10 hari yang lalu

    can you still solve a Rubik's cube?

  26. Andrew Burns

    Andrew Burns11 hari yang lalu

    What’s the point in this video if it is actually possible

  27. A. Wheeler

    A. Wheeler11 hari yang lalu

    There should be no rules in long drive other than ball size , maybe. I wonder what setup would be best with no rules. Another option would be no club rules but a standardized ball.


    HENRIC NORDHOLM11 hari yang lalu

    The fact that he can say 787 yards, almost half a mile w/o hurting his brain is impressive. You americans and your stupid system :)

  29. • BTSuga •

    • BTSuga •11 hari yang lalu

    Next up: Why it’s almost impossible to eat 40 atomic bombs in one sitting

  30. derek lee

    derek lee11 hari yang lalu

    knn this dog

  31. Nolin Spuzak

    Nolin Spuzak12 hari yang lalu

    10:27 10 minutes into sports science and chill.

  32. Nolin Spuzak

    Nolin Spuzak12 hari yang lalu

    3:23 10:27

  33. yousaidwinglikeabirdswing

    yousaidwinglikeabirdswing12 hari yang lalu

    I hope not! the distance in the game is getting so all the great old courses are becoming chip and putts

  34. Adam Duerwachter

    Adam Duerwachter12 hari yang lalu

    A friend of mine drove it 400+ as an amateur It bounced and rolled on the cart path all the way to the hole.

  35. Andrew H

    Andrew H13 hari yang lalu

    You never answered the question other than ''its hard''. You could have gotten a bit more into the physics of the balls momentum and air resistance and its asymptotic relationship to total distance driven.

  36. Maxwell Buhler

    Maxwell Buhler10 hari yang lalu

    @Andrew H yeah, you misunderstood. long driving equipment conforms to USGA standards

  37. Andrew H

    Andrew H11 hari yang lalu

    @Nicholas M Maybe I misunderstood but I thought he said even in unlimited driving contests they were barely able to go much past 450?

  38. Nicholas M

    Nicholas M11 hari yang lalu

    He did answer the question. Its a limit based off the rules and regulations of the USGA. If you had a company throw the rules out the window and made a special ball and driver for distance, you could overcome 450. No company would do this because that isn't something that would sell.

  39. Canjuju

    Canjuju12 hari yang lalu

    they didnt answer the quesstion at all lol

  40. POPPINSY’ALL 3018

    POPPINSY’ALL 301813 hari yang lalu

    I’m 14 and hit it 210 🙃

  41. Sam King

    Sam King14 hari yang lalu

    Great video! More...please...

  42. nonlinearmind

    nonlinearmind14 hari yang lalu

    When I used to play golf, bouncing off the cart path was a major part of my game.

  43. Tim Melley

    Tim Melley14 hari yang lalu

    Does this include long drive?

  44. joseph dragojevich

    joseph dragojevich14 hari yang lalu

    "its corn syrup.." i died

  45. UrbanLikwid

    UrbanLikwid14 hari yang lalu

    But Taylor Made M5 promised me I would be able to drive 450 yards.

  46. ILikechips

    ILikechips14 hari yang lalu

    Its so stupid this series is almost impossible so it means it is possible

  47. bob smith

    bob smith15 hari yang lalu

    Carry distance is still affected by the course's geometry. It's only a truly accurate metric on a completely flat course, which probably doesn't even exist

  48. Charles McMillion

    Charles McMillion15 hari yang lalu

    In a vacuum.

  49. Craneman

    Craneman15 hari yang lalu

    It's not just the pro's doing the almost impossible. It's anyone playing me.

  50. Ben Grimm

    Ben Grimm15 hari yang lalu

    A 7 foot tall person could drive 450 with ease.

  51. Calum Thatcher

    Calum Thatcher12 hari yang lalu

    Just search worlds tallest golfer on youtube, 7 foot 5" former basketball pro. Hes good but cant drive 450 yards carry.

  52. Gary Sutton

    Gary Sutton16 hari yang lalu

    Mike Dobbyn 551 yards. Nuff said.

  53. scoolzdevries

    scoolzdevries14 hari yang lalu

    @Gary Sutton - LOL. Yeah I suppose. In the video they also said somebody's ball went over 700 yards with roll. So carry distance is the only way to measure what the ball will actually do by being struck with a club.

  54. Gary Sutton

    Gary Sutton14 hari yang lalu


  55. scoolzdevries

    scoolzdevries14 hari yang lalu

    @Gary Sutton I know. You have to watch the video.

  56. Gary Sutton

    Gary Sutton14 hari yang lalu

    Yeah it really said that in the title.

  57. scoolzdevries

    scoolzdevries15 hari yang lalu

    450 yard CARRY.....not total distance including roll.

  58. Da Shretter

    Da Shretter16 hari yang lalu

    Stop saying everything is “Almost impossible” because the word is “IM Possible” and one of these days someone is going to prove all these videos wrong

  59. Tasty Rainbro

    Tasty Rainbro16 hari yang lalu

    Wow i've learned something about golf. Thx youtube -,-

  60. Pokémon trainer Parker

    Pokémon trainer Parker17 hari yang lalu

    Man you did everything twenty years ago

  61. Jason Poletta

    Jason Poletta17 hari yang lalu

    I beg to differ, Happy Gilmore accomplished that feat no more than an hour ago.

  62. touchen thao

    touchen thao18 hari yang lalu

    What about Happy Gilmore? Haha

  63. Eric Davis

    Eric Davis18 hari yang lalu

    stupid video

  64. Fun With Gage

    Fun With Gage19 hari yang lalu


  65. Bullrunner15 Games

    Bullrunner15 Games19 hari yang lalu

    Dustin Jones I can drive a golf ball the furthest Mark Rober hold my brain

  66. Janan Patel

    Janan Patel19 hari yang lalu

    10:25 damm she shoots

  67. emily truong

    emily truong19 hari yang lalu

    Do a video about volleyball!!!

  68. Jay Smith

    Jay Smith20 hari yang lalu

    This was an awesome overview! Great video!