Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by Paw77 » Thu, 05 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons &
woods, is normally hit. I am a fairly new golfer & only have a cheap
starter set but I have not been able to figure out which club I should be
using for what shot. My best game so far has been a 58 for nine.

The only thing I am sure about in this game is that "if you can't laugh at
yourself DON'T PLAY".

 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by Thomas Tu » Fri, 06 Sep 1996 04:00:00

: Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons &
: woods, is normally hit. I am a fairly new golfer & only have a cheap
: starter set but I have not been able to figure out which club I should be
: using for what shot. My best game so far has been a 58 for nine.

: The only thing I am sure about in this game is that "if you can't laugh at
: yourself DON'T PLAY".

--
Dear Paw,  Why don't you find a place where you can hit some 9 irons
until you have a group of average good shots.  Measure the distance,
hopefully there wasn't much roll. (A tarmac is not good) So that is X
for the nine iron, X + 10 yds. = 8 iron, X + 20yds.= 7 iron etc.  The 3
iron and 4 wood will be close then add 10 yds. for each step toward the
Driver. Pitching wedge? I use X-10yds.  Sixty degree wedge, I figure on
half of what I expect to hit. Then when I skull it, that's when I start
laughing.   Hope this helps.  Tom

Thomas Tuck


 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by R Fowl » Fri, 06 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons &
>woods, is normally hit. I am a fairly new golfer & only have a cheap
>starter set but I have not been able to figure out which club I should be
>using for what shot. My best game so far has been a 58 for nine.

>The only thing I am sure about in this game is that "if you can't laugh at
>yourself DON'T PLAY".

1 Wood:  200-250 yds
3 Wood:  180-230 yds
5 Wood:  150-200 yds
3 Iron:      180-200 yds
4 Iron:      170-190 yds
5 Iron:      160-180 yds
6 Iron:      150-170 yds
7 Iron:      140-160 yds
8 Iron:      130-150 yds
9 Iron:      120-140 yds
PW:         110-130 yds
SW:         100-120 yds

60 degree wedge:   60-80 yds

This is for a standard set of clubs.  Some people prefer two irons to
5 woods, and one irons as well.  All depends.  this is a good range to
shoot for, however.

Bob

 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by Jon Nelso » Fri, 06 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons &
> woods, is normally hit. I am a fairly new golfer & only have a cheap
> starter set but I have not been able to figure out which club I should be
> using for what shot. My best game so far has been a 58 for nine.

> The only thing I am sure about in this game is that "if you can't laugh at
> yourself DON'T PLAY".

It would be better if you figures out what YOUR average distance is on each club. Work
on this at the range by hitting alot of balls with just one club. Check the average
distance for that club - don't rely on your longer shots. If you are averaging 150 with
the 7 iron, but notice that 10% did go 160, don't use that 7 for 160 yard shots - only
for those about 150 (unless you have noticed that you feel "pumped" that day, and have
been consistently hitting long).
--
Jon Nelson

Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA
Please visit http://www.awod.com/gallery/probono/stpauls/
 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by TD Pet » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
>Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons
&
>woods, is normally hit. I am a fairly new golfer & only have a cheap
>starter set but I have not been able to figure out which club I should be
>using for what shot. My best game so far has been a 58 for nine.

>The only thing I am sure about in this game is that "if you can't laugh
at
>yourself DON'T PLAY".

ANSWER #1:
With apologies to Leslie Nielsen and Golf Digest, I can't find the issue
that had this, so I'm improvising:

Woods: 7 = 180, 5 = 200, 3 = 200, 1 = 160.
Irons: 9 = 120, 8 = 130, 7 = 140, 6 = 150, 5 = 150, 4 = 140, 3 = 125.
Wedges: PW = 100, Approach W = 80, Lob W = 60, Sand W = 175.

You probably haven't been playing long enough to get the joke yet.  :-)

ANSWER #2:
About one-half the distance that most people claim to hit a club.  

Same comment applies.  :-)

Don McLuckie
Illinois, USA

 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by Eric Fowk » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> writes:

>>Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons
> &

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Quote:
> ANSWER #2:
> About one-half the distance that most people claim to hit a club.  

This brings up a question that's bothered me for some time.  I assume it's
been discussed on this newsgroup before but it's one of those subjects
that probably keeps popping back up.

Why is it that people must constantly exagerate how far they hit the golf
ball?  I play with guys every weekend who say they "average" 270 to 280
yards, yet they never outdrive me and I know for a fact that I average about
240 and have always considered myself a fairly long hitter.

Yes, occasionally I will hit a 300 yard drive.  Usually downwind and
downhill.  But I also occasionally hit a 200 yard drive, upwind and uphill.
In the same round about four months ago I hit one drive that measured out
to about 345 yards.  On the same course, same day, I hit a drive that
measured out to about 190 yards.  These are extremes!  As I said, I average
around 240.  I know for a fact that most golfers I play with average a little
less than that.

Is this a power thing?  Is it a male thing?  Do women do this??

Even my brother does it and I have even walked distances off with him to
prove he's wrong.  He usually says that he "didn't catch all of that one" or
some such excuse.

Any ideas??!?!?

Eric

 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by Monte Bark » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons &
>woods, is normally hit. I am a fairly new golfer & only have a cheap
>starter set but I have not been able to figure out which club I should be
>using for what shot. My best game so far has been a 58 for nine.

>The only thing I am sure about in this game is that "if you can't laugh at
>yourself DON'T PLAY".

You will eventually have to determine your own exact distances for
clubs as has been suggested here, but this will not be until you reach
a much higher level of consistency. In fact at this time you probably
hit anything above a 5 the same distance as a 5 iron. In the mean time
you need something to shoot for and I have found that the following
distances are about average for the average man with a good swing. Of
course the different lofts on different manufactures clubs will also
affect the distances.

driver 250
3 wood 220
5 wood 200
2 iron 208
3 iron 196
4 iron 184
5 iron 172
6 iron 160
7 iron 148
8 iron 138
9 iron 125
PW 110
SW under 100
LW under 70

 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by Jon Wisema » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> This brings up a question that's bothered me for some time.  I assume
it's
> Why is it that people must constantly exagerate how far they hit the golf
> ball?  I play with guys every weekend who say they "average" 270 to 280
> yards, yet they never outdrive me and I know for a fact that I average
about
> 240 and have always considered myself a fairly long hitter.
> Is this a power thing?  Is it a male thing?  Do women do this??

Eric:  C'mon, you know it's an EGO thing - what can you do that I can't do
better?

"I bought this new Cadillac and paid only $XXXXX for it."
"I bought YYY Company stock when it was $10 and now it's $50."
"This new set of Ping clubs was advertised in the paper for $1,500 and I
bargained the guy down to $1,200."

Sound familar?

 
 
 

Average distance each club is suppose to give.

Post by Scot » Fri, 13 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Can someone tell me what the average distance that each club, both irons &
> >woods, is normally hit. I am a fairly new golfer & only have a cheap
> >starter set but I have not been able to figure out which club I should be
> >using for what shot. My best game so far has been a 58 for nine.

> >The only thing I am sure about in this game is that "if you can't laugh at
> >yourself DON'T PLAY".

> You will eventually have to determine your own exact distances for
> clubs as has been suggested here, but this will not be until you reach
> a much higher level of consistency. In fact at this time you probably
> hit anything above a 5 the same distance as a 5 iron. In the mean time
> you need something to shoot for and I have found that the following
> distances are about average for the average man with a good swing. Of
> course the different lofts on different manufactures clubs will also
> affect the distances.

> driver 250
> 3 wood 220
> 5 wood 200
> 2 iron 208
> 3 iron 196
> 4 iron 184
> 5 iron 172
> 6 iron 160
> 7 iron 148
> 8 iron 138
> 9 iron 125
> PW 110
> SW under 100
> LW under 70

I agree with Monte.  My distances are about the same. I'm 52 yrs old and
have been playing all my life.  How old you are and how long you've been
playing (re muscle development) are two important factors.

Arnold Plamer was playing in a senior tour event here in Houston two
ears ago and during the Pro AM, he hit a two iron to the middle  of the
green on a 238 yard par 3, and backed it up.  One of his senior amature
partners was in awe and said, "Arnold, I'd love to be able to back up m
two iron like that."  Palmer asked him how far he hit his two iron and
the reply was "about 170 yards."  Palmer then asked, "if you only hit it
170 yards, why would you want to back  it up?"

It's more important to hit your clubs consistent distances. To do that,
your swing will have to be pretty good, at which point you'll find that
you are hitting them longer than ever with less effort.