U.S. Amateur Driving Range Restricted to 240 Yards

Tuesday August 16th, 2016
Players warming up on the driving range at the U.S. Amateur this week will be limited to shots 240 yards or less.
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If players at the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills want to practice hitting their drivers, they'll have to do so down the road...about four miles away.

As was the case at the 2008 PGA, the Oakland Hills driving range is limited to 240 yards as a maximum, since any shots that travel farther would fly off the property. That number limits most players from hitting driver and three-wood, and possibly other clubs.

As Ryan Lavner of the Golf Channel reports, players have a few options, like hitting limited-flight balls or hitting balls without restriction at Bloomfield Hills Country Club, from which runs a USGA-sponsored shuttle.

You can read Lavner’s full article here.

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