I just looked at some charts on the web after reading this post... and they can't be right. It says men hit their driver 200 - 220. I've been playing for three months and mine goes 220 - 240 depending on wind. My 5 iron goes 145 - 160, which is close to this chart... I always figured most golfers hit their 5-iron about 180? Maybe I'm wrong (usually am!).
Thanks for your answer. It's good to see that the hype about the technology improvements may be true for the pros' but for the most golfers it doen't really matter that much - at least in terms of distance.
These distances seem to be very consistent for "AVERAGE GOLFERS" as average golfers are not pros.
A golf architect ran a survey of average players, to make sure the course he was designing would be
the distances that are suitable for the players that would play it (can't remember who). The distances where
very similar to Jack Grout's.
Average distances matter little, your distance is the important thing. You can enjoy golf long or short...IMO.
I have a book :On The Lesson Tee , written by Jack Grout (1982) that has a table that has the following colums:
Club, average distance -men, average distance-women, degree of loft.
The cells in the table have average distance figures that seem to be too low for todays game. How can I find updated information? For example the table lists for a number 1 wood ( Driver) average distance- men (220 Yards) avg distance-women (190 yards), degree of loft for the driver is 11 degrees.