Matthew Wolff has been obliterating golf balls for quite some time. You don’t just become one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour overnight, that sort of thing starts at a young age.
Wolff grew up in Agoura Hills, California and during his high school days at Westlake, he spent a lot of time at the driving range. The range itself was 280 yards long with a 60-foot tall fence at the end of it protecting the 101 freeway, but it couldn’t contain Wolff.
He used to launch drives over the fence and hit a number of cars along the way. It’s pretty legendary stuff if you ask me.
For any somewhat serious golfer, you know that range balls never fly like legitimate golf balls seeing as how they’ve been beaten thousands of times, but Wolff would even carry the beat-up range balls over the fence that sat 280 yards out there.
Wolff is averaging 310.7 yards off the tee this year, which is good enough for 19th on Tour. So, yeah this story certainly makes sense, even if we are talking about Wolff as a high schooler.