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post #1567 of 1774
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Originally Posted by flopster View Post
 


You only listed 12 clubs with a gaping hole from 115-145, your wedge distances seem a bit short for how far you say you hit a 9 and 8 iron.

 
Originally Posted by Big C View Post


I agree. Those distances from 7-9 iron are almost identical to mine, but my 46 degree PW goes about 130. Is your PW part of the same set? It seems surprising you would only hit it 115.


Yes sorry, I left the 5W out, which I hit 215 yards - which makes it 13 clubs + putter.

 

My wedges are Vokey SM4's, with the normal steel shafts. My 7 - 9 irons are Taylormade Superburners with stiff custom graphite shafts (trying to establish some kind of continuity of 'feel' [I dont take divots and pick the ball clean] between the 3 irons and 4 hybrids), which, perhaps because of the less weight, I do hit proportionally further than the wedges. It does leave me with a problematic 30 yard window between the 9 Iron and PW, which I normally play with a chuck down 8 Iron. I can hit the PW up to 125 yards though, but then I force the club and the normal 2 - 3 meter draw becomes a 6 meter hook. Thanks for picking up the club I left out.

post #1568 of 1774

I guess I have never listed my carries yet so here they are:

Driver: 275

3-Wood: 250 off fairway lie, 255-260 off tee

3-Driving iron: 235

4-iron: 215

5-iron: 205

6-iron: 190

7-iron: 180

8-iron: 170

9-iron: 160

PW: 150

52°: 125

56°: 110

60°: 90

putter: not sure yet...

post #1569 of 1774
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Originally Posted by phillyk View Post
 

I guess I have never listed my carries yet so here they are:

Driver: 275

3-Wood: 250 off fairway lie, 255-260 off tee

3-Driving iron: 235

4-iron: 215

5-iron: 205

6-iron: 190

7-iron: 180

8-iron: 170

9-iron: 160

PW: 150

52°: 125

56°: 110

60°: 90

putter: not sure yet...

 

Carry distances tend to be a much more accurate way of judging relative performance.   You're about 2 clubs longer than me across the board and 40 yards longer with the driver.

 

Pretty much what I'd expect out of someone playing off better than +2.

post #1570 of 1774

Thought this was interesting, R&A The truth about driving distance

 

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We would expect the average driving distance for male golfers with handicaps between scratch and 5 to be 240 yards.

 

Consider Kevin Stadler in 2013, average drive 289.8 yards, drives over 300 yards 33.11%, drives over 320 yards 7.14%, longest listed drive 360 yards.

 

So just picking a number at random (but conservative I think) say Kevin needs the potential to drive the ball 320 to be able to generate a 290 average.

 

The higher the index the more the gap should be between potential and average and considering Kevin probably isn't crap at ball striking, by the time the indexes get into the 5, 10, 15 range the gap between potential and average should start to get pretty staggering.

 

I know some responses have been along the lines of well it is not a real average as much as a typical drive but even so I sort of suspect some of those are being overestimated.

post #1571 of 1774
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Originally Posted by M2R View Post
 

Thought this was interesting, R&A The truth about driving distance

 

 

Consider Kevin Stadler in 2013, average drive 289.8 yards, drives over 300 yards 33.11%, drives over 320 yards 7.14%, longest listed drive 360 yards.

 

So just picking a number at random (but conservative I think) say Kevin needs the potential to drive the ball 320 to be able to generate a 290 average.

 

The higher the index the more the gap should be between potential and average and considering Kevin probably isn't crap at ball striking, by the time the indexes get into the 5, 10, 15 range the gap between potential and average should start to get pretty staggering.

 

I know some responses have been along the lines of well it is not a real average as much as a typical drive but even so I sort of suspect some of those are being overestimated.

 

This is one of the reasons my average drive has been increasing these last few months. Other than improved mechanics, my bad drives are simply getting better.

post #1572 of 1774

Driver: 270-300

5-wood: 230-240

5-iron: 220 (rarely)

6-iron: 190-210 (depends on how flush I hit it)

7-iron: 180

8-iron: 165

9-iron: 155

PW: 145

52°: 130

56°: 115

post #1573 of 1774
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Originally Posted by jayvaybay View Post
 

Driver: 270-300

5-wood: 230-240

5-iron: 220 (rarely)

6-iron: 190-210 (depends on how flush I hit it)

7-iron: 180

8-iron: 165

9-iron: 155

PW: 145

52°: 130

56°: 115

 

Must be nice to use 3 less clubs. I guess you don't like the lob wedges?

post #1574 of 1774
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

Must be nice to use 3 less clubs. I guess you don't like the lob wedges?

Sorry, I forgot to mention I also have a 3-iron and 4-iron but I still haven't gotten used to hitting them, especially the 3-iron.

 

A 60˚ is on the wishlist.

post #1575 of 1774

Just to update mine. I am not sure I did since i switched to my Mizuno's and SLDR

 

Driver: 295-305

3-wood: 265-270

19 deg Hybrid: 230-235

 

4 iron: 216

5 iron: 204

6 iron: 192

7 Iron: 180

8 iron: 168

9 iron: 156

PW: 144

52 deg: 126

56 deg: 110

58 deg: 104

post #1576 of 1774
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

Just to update mine. I am not sure I did since i switched to my Mizuno's and SLDR

 

Driver: 295-305

3-wood: 265-270

19 deg Hybrid: 230-235

 

4 iron: 216

5 iron: 204

6 iron: 192

7 Iron: 180

8 iron: 168

9 iron: 156

PW: 144

52 deg: 126

56 deg: 110

58 deg: 104

 

 

Also nice!

 

You pretty much have 20 yards on me except the driver, that's about 50 yards. What length courses do you play?

post #1577 of 1774
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

 

Also nice!

 

You pretty much have 20 yards on me except the driver, that's about 50 yards. What length courses do you play?

 

Anywhere from 6000 to 7000. I play a wide range of lengths for golf course, just depends on the course and other considerations. 

post #1578 of 1774
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

Anywhere from 6000 to 7000. I play a wide range of lengths for golf course, just depends on the course and other considerations. 


I take it you only get to use the driver a few times a round on the 6000 to 6500 yard courses?

post #1579 of 1774
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 


I take it you only get to use the driver a few times a round on the 6000 to 6500 yard courses?

 

As often as possible, which could be every par 4 if I wanted to. Which sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I am fickle that way :-D

post #1580 of 1774
I'm 23, in my 3rd year playing, and like OP I've only been playing seriously for about 3 yrs. I rarely play 18 but ave score is right around high 90s - 110 or so.

D:280
3w: 260
3h: 235
4i: 215 - it either goes deep or about 20 yds lol
5i: 200
6i: 185
7i: 170
8i: 160
9i: 150
Pw: 140
52*: 120-125
56*: 100
60*: about 80 and in.

Again, these are rough estimations because I don't hit the ball as consistently as Id like on the face of the club.
post #1581 of 1774
Driver- 230-260
4W- 210
3H- 200+
4H- 190
5H- 180
6H- 170+
7- 155
8- 145
9- 135
PW- 120+
GW- 105+
SW- 100
58W- 85
62W- 70

Avg Score- mid 80's
post #1582 of 1774

I played today and would like to revise my numbers:

 

Driver - 40 yards into the brush

4i - 18 yard grounder

5i 28 yards with a slice

6i - 100 yards skulled

7i- 2 yards

8i- grounder into the water

9i-150

pw - 140

aw-130

54-115

60- 90

 

I'm seriously considering another hobby.  Not worth the stress of what i went through the past two rounds.

post #1583 of 1774
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Originally Posted by kleraudio View Post
 

I played today and would like to revise my numbers:

 

Driver - 40 yards into the brush

4i - 18 yard grounder

5i 28 yards with a slice

6i - 100 yards skulled

7i- 2 yards

8i- grounder into the water

9i-150

pw - 140

aw-130

54-115

60- 90

 

I'm seriously considering another hobby.  Not worth the stress of what i went through the past two rounds.

 

I know what you mean. I went to the driving range today, and just couldn't get the clubs to do what I wanted. Only the wedges succumbed occasionally to my ambitions. ;-)

post #1584 of 1774

Been getting used to my new irons so here is my revised yardages:

Driver: 280-300

5-wood: 240-250

3-iron: 230-240

4-iron: 220-230

5-iron: 210-220

6-iron: 190-210

7-iron: 170-180

8-iron: 160-170

9-iron: 150-160

PW: 135-150

52°: 120-135

56°: 110-120

Putter: 5 feet because that is how close I am to the pin every time :-P 

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