Response from Kathy Hardyman (5x GrandMaster's World Champion):
Didn't see a reference to Pro or Am, so I'm guessing that 189 to be am, and not easily. There are several Pro GM that can drive pretty far. For me personally (pre-knee replacement), a really good drive was 250'. I'd guess most of mine to be more like 200-230. And that's years of experience. So the pro guy who was disappointed once again proves our point that men may not be the best teachers for women players. I would not expect an older, new woman, to throw 200 feet her first lesson. 150' with practice would be real exciting to a newbie. The older you get, the more important accuracy and consistancy become, distance won't necessarily win an event.