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post #1153 of 1827
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

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.

 

I think the pros can hit a much longer than a 135 yard very smooth controlled swing.

post #1154 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

I think the pros can hit a much longer than a 135 yard very smooth controlled swing.
That's not what the chart suggests. Unless the chart also includes chips and pitches around the green with those clubs, which I highly doubt.
post #1155 of 1827

It's ironic that whenever verifiable, objective data is presented, such as distance charts by trackman or shotlink based on thousands of actual golf swings, the distance-obsessed counterargument consists of anecdotes (I know Phil hits it farther). That, and the notion that PGA Tour players would somehow want to swing as hard as they can on ANY shot.

 

Maybe that's what makes this thread so entertaining.

post #1156 of 1827
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

That's not what the chart suggests. Unless the chart also includes chips and pitches around the green with those clubs, which I highly doubt.

Interesting, I just thought pros would have much more smooth easy power.

So, their advantage is the so called full power swing. I haven't figured how to do one without totally screwing up the shot. Good I'm not a pro.
post #1157 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


Interesting, I just thought pros would have much more smooth easy power.
 

Indeed they do. Have you been to a tour event to see them?

post #1158 of 1827
It's all about controlling the body and muscle memory. The pros learn this through repetition. They can swing 95%, while keeping their head still and maintaining proper mechanics, so it only looks like a 70% swing....just faster!
post #1159 of 1827
The 18th hole is a 235 yard par 3 this week. I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of 4 irons
post #1160 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Machmood View Post

The 18th hole is a 235 yard par 3 this week. I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of 4 irons

I'd just drop a little driver on it...... b2_tongue.gif
post #1161 of 1827

Like the Dylan song, "Things Have Changed".

 

Driver - 240+ Carry(Dunno for sure yet)

12.5 - 220-230 Carry

3i - 200

4i - 190

5i - 180

6i - 170

7i - 160

8i - 150

9i - 140

47 - 120ish

52 - 105ish

57 - 90ish

 

Looking to add a 5W or 4W.

post #1162 of 1827

Tiger on 18 Took a decent swing with a 4 iron and was about 2 clubs long. Plus he has very weak irons so for him with normal clubs that 235 or whatever is like 6 iron.

 

a touch downhill too

post #1163 of 1827
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Originally Posted by nick1998bunker View Post
 

Tiger on 18 Took a decent swing with a 4 iron and was about 2 clubs long. Plus he has very weak irons so for him with normal clubs that 235 or whatever is like 6 iron.

 

a touch downhill too

So Woods' irons are 6-8 degrees weaker than normal? Where did you get this inside info?

 

(Off-topic, I know.):offtopic:

post #1164 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post
 

So Woods' irons are 6-8 degrees weaker than normal? Where did you get this inside info?

 

(Off-topic, I know.):offtopic:

No about 1 club. So I think 4- Thats why he doesnt have a gw

post #1165 of 1827
Today while watching golf I noticed everyone on the 197 yard par 3 sixth hole hit 7 iron with the occasional 6. Again that chart may true but I can't see how
post #1166 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Machmood View Post

Today while watching golf I noticed everyone on the 197 yard par 3 sixth hole hit 7 iron with the occasional 6. Again that chart may true but I can't see how

 

I've said this before: when the pros get perfect lies, they can swing with their full potential. That chart is probably taking into account all of the shots they take from deep rough, fairway bunkers, and maybe even punch-outs.

post #1167 of 1827
^ that's what really throws me off, I'd think the average would be skewed higher. Obviously the pros aren't chunking any shots, topping any, or shanking any shots to drag the numbers down .
post #1168 of 1827

Yesterday I saw DJ hit a 6i on whatever the flat 180y par 3 is, not sure which hole. I think it's a case of TV showing mostly the leaders hitting exciting shots and people only paying attention to that. Amateurs tend to overestimate their own distances not realizing the pro stats are carry distances. They might "hit" what sounds like a long shot on TV and the viewer doesn't realize the ball landed 30 yds short of the intended target and the course topograpghy took it the rest of the way there. That's a big reason they play practice rounds. They don't go out there and practice as much as inspect every detail about the course.

post #1169 of 1827

Driver: 290-310

3w: 265

3h: 245

4i: 225-230

5i: 200-210

6i: 190

7i: 175

8i: 160

9i: 145

PW: 130

GW: 110

SW: 90

LW: 75

 

Irons are pretty accurate. Driver depends on conditions. Just picked up the TMaG SLDR this week and put it to the test yesterday. I was averaging 315 or so off the tee when hit flush and centered on the face. Courses are still pretty dry here in northern cali so I'm getting good roll. Oh btw.... FIRST POST. 

post #1170 of 1827
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Originally Posted by BGoll View Post

Driver: 290-310
3w: 265
3h: 245
4i: 225-230
5i: 200-210
6i: 190
7i: 175
8i: 160
9i: 145
PW: 130
GW: 110
SW: 90
LW: 75

Irons are pretty accurate. Driver depends on conditions. Just picked up the TMaG SLDR this week and put it to the test yesterday. I was averaging 315 or so off the tee when hit flush and centered on the face. Courses are still pretty dry here in northern cali so I'm getting good roll. Oh btw.... FIRST POST. 

First post? Be prepared for about another 100 posts to defend your distances.

If it's any pre-consolation, I believe it's possible for you. a1_smile.gif
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