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post #1135 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post

Guys, pros aren't trying to smash the hell out of their 8 iron like you are. Their short clubs are for scoring, they know how to hit them. Is 160 Tiger's max 8 iron distance? No.

C'mon, common sense...
But sacrificing 30 yards. Seems a but much
post #1136 of 1495
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Originally Posted by nick1998bunker View Post

But sacrificing 30 yards. Seems a but much

What 30 yards are being "sacrificed"? A different club is used.....that's all.

This ongoing love affair with hitting any individual club as far as possible has very little to do with getting the ball into the hole in the fewest strokes possible.
post #1137 of 1495
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


What 30 yards are being "sacrificed"? A different club is used.....that's all.

This ongoing love affair with hitting any individual club as far as possible has very little to do with getting the ball into the hole in the fewest strokes possible.

i understand why they do it I just didn't realize they did it that much.

post #1138 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Machmood View Post

I'd like to see the shot selections for the par 3s this week at the BMW

 

Downwind or upwind?

post #1139 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post
 

Guys, pros aren't trying to smash the hell out of their 8 iron like you are. Their short clubs are for scoring, they know how to hit them. Is 160 Tiger's max 8 iron distance? No.

 

C'mon, common sense...

 

Exactly. I remember seeing Tiger hit a 9-iron 192 yards at the AT&T last year. 

post #1140 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post

Guys, pros aren't trying to smash the hell out of their 8 iron like you are. Their short clubs are for scoring, they know how to hit them. Is 160 Tiger's max 8 iron distance? No.

C'mon, common sense...

The reason my 7 iron has such an extreme range is due to my teaching myself how to play as a kid. All I had was a 7. I used it for 100 yrs and180 yds. I have told friends in the past that I could play a round with a driver 7 iron and a putter. lol. I really rely on my 7. But even with a whole bag I'm still a lousy golfer. That is why I love golf. No limits to improvement!!
post #1141 of 1495
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post
 

 

Exactly. I remember seeing Tiger hit a 9-iron 192 yards at the AT&T last year.

Though there are times when he hits a 6i 190. It all depends on course conditions, weather and topography.

post #1142 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Dave2512 View Post
 

Though there are times when he hits a 6i 190. It all depends on course conditions, weather and topography.

 

Waste of time.  People ignore those things and simply assume that it goes that far whenever they "swing hard."  I saw Phil hit an 8i (or 9i?) 200 yards earlier this season, but that doesn't mean he can do that anytime he wants.  Yet they use those types of anecdotes to justify some guy they know who hits his 7i 200 yards :roll:

post #1143 of 1495
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

Waste of time.  People ignore those things and simply assume that it goes that far whenever they "swing hard."  I saw Phil hit an 8i (or 9i?) 200 yards earlier this season, but that doesn't mean he can do that anytime he wants.  Yet they use those types of anecdotes to justify some guy they know who hits his 7i 200 yards e3_rolleyes.gif
When they get good lies, the good players can hit it much longer than what that chart suggests. And I do know a guy that can hit his 7 iron 200yds. Seriously. a2_wink.gif
post #1144 of 1495
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post


When they get good lies, the good players can hit it much longer than what that chart suggests. And I do know a guy that can hit his 7 iron 200yds. Seriously. a2_wink.gif

 

I don't think a 200 yard 7 iron is unreasonable in the right conditions. Granted, I can't do it...if I BLAST mine, it's maybe 175...but I can see how some could.

post #1145 of 1495

I just pulled this from the web (Golfsmith) and can't vouch for its veracity, but:

 

Average Carry Per Club

A 2009 article on the Swingman Golf website listed the average carry (the distance a ball travels in the air) of each club used by PGA Tour players over the previous four years. The statistics are based on the PGA Tour’s Shotlink system, which tracks each shot played on the tour. The average shot hit with a driver carried 260 yards and traveled a total of 287.3 yards, including the roll. An average 3-wood shot carried 238 yards and the average 5-wood carried 223 yards. The typical carry for a 3-iron shot was 203 yards; for a 4-iron 189; for a 5-iron 181; for a 6-iron 169; for a 7-iron 160; for an 8-iron 149; and for a 9-iron 136. The average PGA Tour pitching wedge shot carried 122 yards.

 

 

post #1146 of 1495
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Originally Posted by guiseppe View Post
 

I just pulled this from the web (Golfsmith) and can't vouch for its veracity, but:

 

Average Carry Per Club

A 2009 article on the Swingman Golf website listed the average carry (the distance a ball travels in the air) of each club used by PGA Tour players over the previous four years. The statistics are based on the PGA Tour’s Shotlink system, which tracks each shot played on the tour. The average shot hit with a driver carried 260 yards and traveled a total of 287.3 yards, including the roll. An average 3-wood shot carried 238 yards and the average 5-wood carried 223 yards. The typical carry for a 3-iron shot was 203 yards; for a 4-iron 189; for a 5-iron 181; for a 6-iron 169; for a 7-iron 160; for an 8-iron 149; and for a 9-iron 136. The average PGA Tour pitching wedge shot carried 122 yards.

 

 

Google averages for bogey golfers, it's much higher.

post #1147 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Dave2512 View Post
 

Google averages for bogey golfers, it's much higher.

lol.  Ok, chief.  I'll get right on it. 

post #1148 of 1495
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Originally Posted by Dave2512 View Post
 

Google averages for bogey golfers, it's much higher.

 

LOL

post #1149 of 1495
I still think that's a little much... And Phil probably averages over 190 with his 6 iron. They are about 1-2 clubs longer than me usually. So like 195-205
post #1150 of 1495
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Originally Posted by nick1998bunker View Post

They are about 1-2 clubs longer than me usually. So like 195-205

 

No, they are what was posted.

post #1151 of 1495
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

No, they are what was posted.
yeah but Phil is longer than average
post #1152 of 1495
Here's my theory for the chart:

Their tracking system tracks ALL of the shots they take. Now remember, scoring clubs for them are 8i-SW. These are clubs that they can easily control the distance with. So let's take 4 typical shots with a PW for example:
135 yds - very smooth, controlled swing
120 yds - 3/4 swing for accuracy and less spin
150 yds - full swing
140 yds - smooth, controlled swing
Average - 136 yards

Even though their full swing results in a 150 yard shot, they rarely hit that sort of swing UNLESS they have a perfect lie, such as off a tee box; I see many pros hitting a PW from 150 off the tee with no wind or elevation. That's why the averages are that low.
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