average distance per club

average distance per club

Post by Gerard Montoy » Sun, 29 Oct 2000 10:43:15


Can someone direct me to a FAQ or list of general distances of ball flight
per club?

Seems as though I saw something that was listed by golfers height?

Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by Bruc » Sun, 29 Oct 2000 12:37:04

In rec.sport.golf

Quote:

>Can someone direct me to a FAQ or list of general distances of ball flight
>per club?

>Seems as though I saw something that was listed by golfers height?

Height?  This has nothing to do with distance.  

As for average distances, they wouldn't really do any good since the
standard deviation is so great and really has little to do with the skill
level of the golfer.  The best golfer I personally know hits the ball very
short, but don't play him for money.

 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by \ » Sun, 29 Oct 2000 12:44:46

"Gerard Montoya" wrote

Quote:

> Can someone direct me to a FAQ or list of
> general distances of ball flight per club?

Hope this helps.  Here are my distances.  As you will see, club selection is
often an adventure.

Driver = 145-265
3W = 150-235
4W = 170-195
3I = 45-185
4I = 115-180
5I = 95-165
6I = 80-155
7I = 120-150
8I = 120-150
9I = 75-135
PW = 25-130
AW = 25-100
SW = 15-90
LW = 5-70

Randy

 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by bighornb.. » Sun, 29 Oct 2000 13:07:47



Quote:
> In rec.sport.golf

> >Can someone direct me to a FAQ or list of general distances of ball
flight
> >per club?

> >Seems as though I saw something that was listed by golfers height?

> Height?  This has nothing to do with distance.

Well, distance is more closely tied to skill and other factors, but
all things being equal, a taller golfer does have an advantage,
unless he is Charles Barkley.

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average distance per club

Post by golfpro » Sun, 29 Oct 2000 14:35:04

Randy,

How refreshing to find someone with realistic yardages.  As a golf
professional, you wouldn't believe how many people I have tell me they
"average 300 with their driver."  They never seem to remember those 145
drives.  Lately, I've added incredible yardage (for me) to my irons.
I'm not sure where it has come from, or how long it will stay, but I'm
enjoying it for now.  I've added my yardages below.  I've spent several
years developing and confirming the twelve yard distance between clubs.
It has only come through extensive record keeping.

Quote:

> Hope this helps.  Here are my distances.  As you will see, club selection is often an adventure.
>                            Chris
> Driver = 145-265           265    
> 3W = 150-235                       don't carry one
> 4W = 170-195                       230-260 (I don't know why)
  2i                            230
> 3I = 45-185                        223
> 4I = 115-180                       211
> 5I = 95-165                        199
> 6I = 80-155                        187
> 7I = 120-150                       175
> 8I = 120-150                       163
> 9I = 75-135                        151
> PW = 25-130                        139
> AW = 25-100                GW(52)  127
> SW = 15-90                 115
> LW = 5-70                  100

> Randy

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average distance per club

Post by Bruc » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 00:37:37

In rec.sport.golf

Quote:

>Well, distance is more closely tied to skill and other factors, but
>all things being equal, a taller golfer does have an advantage,
>unless he is Charles Barkley.

Agreed and understood.  A taller golfer may have a longer swing arc which
makes it easier to hit the ball farther.  In my experience, it is technique
and strength that are the major components of distance.  

I think on the PGA tour, you see the advantage of height generally play out
because they all have good technique and strength.  But then, you have your
occasional short guy that is real long like Ian Woosnam and Ben Hogan.

Today, most of the long guys on tour are over 5'10", but Shigeki Maruyama
is 26th on driving distance at 5'7" and Carl Paulson is 13th and he's 5'9".

 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by Dave Clar » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 00:50:31

On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 23:44:46 -0400, "\"R&B\""

Quote:

>5I = 95-165
>6I = 80-155
>7I = 120-150
>8I = 120-150
>9I = 75-135
>PW = 25-130

Man, does this look familiar.  It's the reason I recently dropped the
5, 7, and 9 from my bag.  The most immediate effect is that I can now
get my 3,4,6, and 9 woods out of the bag easier because it's less
crowded in there! :-)

Dave Clary/Corpus Christi,TX
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average distance per club

Post by Eliyah » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 04:21:43


Quote:
> Driver = 145-265
> 3W = 150-235
> 4W = 170-195
> 3I = 45-185
> 4I = 115-180
> 5I = 95-165
> 6I = 80-155
> 7I = 120-150
> 8I = 120-150

Did you intend for the 7I and 8I distances to be the same?

Eliyahu

 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by \ » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 07:37:39

Absolutely.  In fact, there are days when all my clubs go the same distance.

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Quote:



> > Driver = 145-265
> > 3W = 150-235
> > 4W = 170-195
> > 3I = 45-185
> > 4I = 115-180
> > 5I = 95-165
> > 6I = 80-155
> > 7I = 120-150
> > 8I = 120-150

> Did you intend for the 7I and 8I distances to be the same?

> Eliyahu

 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by Richard Bulloc » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:10:49


Quote:
> Can someone direct me to a FAQ or list of general distances of ball flight
> per club?

My average distances are as follows (no wind, no slope, including a bit of
roll)
10oD - 225yds but quite a large range
12oD - 210yds smaller range
4W - 205yds
7W - 190yds but occasionally the odd 230yarder comes in somehow (reached a
par 5 in two the other week with it)
3I - don't use often, huge range but when I strike it well, 210yds
4I - 195yds
5I - 185yds
6I - 175yds
7I - 160yds
8I - 150yds
9I - 140yds
PW - 125yds
SW - 100yds

All of my short to mid irons are fairly consistent for distance but there is
a large range for the longer clubs

Quote:
> Seems as though I saw something that was listed by golfers height?

Generally I've found this to be true, although one of the best golfers and
longest hitters I know is only 5'8".
 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by Larry Lev » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:20:49

On Sat, 28 Oct 2000 18:37:39 -0400, "\"R&B\""

Quote:

>Absolutely.  In fact, there are days when all my clubs go the same distance.

Hey, Randy:

Your clubs go the same distance? What, is this a Tommy Bolt thing or
something? :)

-Larry ( Will wear his Titleist kevlar golf cap next time)
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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/3283/index.html

 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by Joe Cartpat » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:33:32

Here's mine (to represent the short knockers in the group)

Driver - 220-260
3W - 200
5W - 190
7W - 180
4I - 175
5I - 165
6I - 155
7I - 145
8I - 135
9I  - 125
PW (46*) - 115
10I (50*) - 100
11I (56*) - 85

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average distance per club

Post by GOKIN » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 09:36:37

not that it matters much,i know a guy that can hit his 5 iron 210 but cant
break 90,
my dist....
DRIVER..240.280
3W.........225.250
2I............210.220
3I............200
4I............190
5I............180
6I............170
7I............160
8I............150
9I............140
PW.........130
SW.........100
LW..no more than 30 dont like to take a full swing...
all dist.give or take 5 yds...
indx.5.8
 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by Ejoh » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 09:34:19



Quote:
> Can someone direct me to a FAQ or list of general distances of ball flight
> per club?

> Seems as though I saw something that was listed by golfers height?

> Thanks in advance.

Any average distances quoted by any other players are pretty meaningless
without stating loft angles, which have surprising variances and what
type of ball they use. Ball type never seems to get a mention when
distances are discussed, but the difference between a balata three piece
and a pure "distance" type ball can be significant. Don't worry about how
far you hit a particular club, it's far more important to hit the ball
the same distance each time with that club. It does help if you can hit
it in the right general direction too.  
 
 
 

average distance per club

Post by Frostbac » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 11:25:27

Here's mine, under ideal conditions (no wind, for example)

8.5 degree driver; 0-280 (230-280 well struck)
15 degree 3(4)W; 0-230 (195-230 well struck)
21 degree Jackaroo; 0-210 (140-210 well struck...versatile little guy!)
4I 24 degree; 0-195 (175-195 well struck)
5I 28 degree; 0-185 (160-185 well struck)
6I 32 degree; 0-165 (150-165 well struck)
7I 36 degree; 0-160 (140-160 well struck)
8I 40 degree; 0-150 (135-150 well struck)
9I 44 degree; 0-140 (120-140 well struck)
50 degree wedge; 0-130 (100-130 well struck)
56 degree wedge; 0-100 (80-100 well struck)
60 degree wedge; 0-80 (40-80 well struck)
putter 3 degree; 0-10

Rob
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