I just want to point out the difference between general internet inflation and bragging about fantasy distances, and not reporting your true numerical mean as your average distance. I think pissiness about not reporting true numerical average is a little silly.
For argument's sake, say 1/4 of my 4i shots are mishits that result in less distance (chunks, weak push fades, low draws that bounce and run out short and left, etc), say 170 yards on average between the different types. The rest of my shots go somewhere reasonably near the green and average 200 yards on the line from ball to target. I'm not going to report 192.5 as my 4i distance. Standing over the ball at 192.5 yards with a 4i I'm expecting either to hit the back or airmail the green unless I hit a crap shot. I'm going to report the distance where I expect the ball to be near pin high if I hit a reasonable shot, which is about 198-204.
I'm well aware that my true numerical average is less that 202, but that's the distance I'm going to play, and one I have experience telling me is about the distance from which I'll average pin high when I hit something other than a horrible shot. So that's what I'll report on a thread like this.
This is EXACTLY how I report my averages on a thread like this.
There are probably only 4 or 5 sandtrappers that actually have hard data on their averages for each club, the rest are 'I usually use this club for this distance'