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post #559 of 1882
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Originally Posted by mosnas View Post

I am a 13 handicap and can consistently hit my driver 270 yards.  I have measured this with a GPS and now for a fact how far my average driver goes.  A handicap has nothing to do with how far you can hit a ball.  


Correct.  But it probably directly corresponds to whether you can find it.a1_smile.gif

post #560 of 1882
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Originally Posted by mosnas View Post

I am a 13 handicap and can consistently hit my driver 270 yards.  I have measured this with a GPS and now for a fact how far my average driver goes.  A handicap has nothing to do with how far you can hit a ball.  

 

GPS does not tell you carry. Unless you somehow know the landing point. I can hit my drive >260yards but that is not all carry. My carry is somewhere around 220-240 yards.

post #561 of 1882

When I make my listing, do you want total yardage or forward yardage?

post #562 of 1882
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Originally Posted by darvon View Post

When I make my listing, do you want total yardage or forward yardage?

 

When you're X yards to the flag, which iron do reach for?

 

When you're playing a 420 yard straightaway level par 4 with typical grass height, which iron are you typically pulling for the approach shot?

post #563 of 1882

R11--250-280

Cleveland 3 Wood--230-250

Adams 3 Hybrid--220-240

Adams irons...

6...200-210

7...185-200

8...170-185

9...150-170

PW...130-150

Taylormade Rac 56...90-130

Ray Cook 60...40-90

post #564 of 1882

I want to jump in on this handicaps relation to distance but I am getting really tired of feeling like I have to defend my distances.

Im a 16 handicap and when this thread was going on like weeks ago I posted I played 2 holes back to back. one with the wind and one against the wind. 265 against 290 with the wind. We can just take middle ground and call it 277.

I am at sea level and am not even a guy who works out.

 

HANDICAP DOES NOT RELATE TO DISTANCE. It CAN relate to distance but I feel like lower handicappers feel like they have to be hitting it further than other people because they are better.

 

I will agree a middle capper probably has a harder time finding the fairway but even this isnt always true. I have dialed back my swing and now go for about 260 in the fairway. I find I am alot better off with a 9 iron from the fairway than a wedge from the rough under trees.

post #565 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Jimdangles View Post

I want to jump in on this handicaps relation to distance but I am getting really tired of feeling like I have to defend my distances.


HANDICAP DOES NOT RELATE TO DISTANCE. It CAN relate to distance but I feel like lower handicappers feel like they have to be hitting it further than other people because they are better.

 

That's the difficulty in judging exactly how far someone can hit it.  What is the baseline?

 

Three major factors in determining total distance are wind, elevation and fairway hardness.  For example, today on one hole (straightaway, playing about 405 today, hardly any wind) I hit about as good a drive as I can.  When I got up to my ball, it was just about even with the 150 post.  So I could say I hit 250 with my best drives.

 

However, the ball actually backed up a yard from where it landed (we've had just a bit of rain in Florida lately).  Had I hit the same ball on a different course with relatively firm fairways, I probably would have gotten 20 extra yards. So I could say I hit 270 with my best drives. 

 

But wait! Had I hit that same drive at my old course in Las Vegas (2500 foot elevation and hard fairways) it probably would have carried an additional 5-10%, so that brings my best drives to around 290.

 

And finally: had I hit that same drive in Las Vegas with a 10 mph tailwind, it would have gone over 300. 

 

There's a lot that goes into determining driving distance, and unless there is some agreed upon baseline, it will always be apples to oranges. Doesn't matter to me whether anyone hits it 217 (average driver distance according to many sources) or 277 (average distance in this thread, more or less). It is the internet, after all.c2_beer.gif

post #566 of 1882
I'm a senior (67 yrs) with an 18 handicap and play at about 4600 ft. above sea level.

Self-made Bang driver with Stulz shaft: 210 yds.
Adams Speedline F11 3 wood: 180 yds.
Adams (older version) 5 wood: 160 yds.
Adams V3 Hybrid 4 iron: 160 yds.
Adams V3 Hybrid 5 iron: 150 yds.
Adams V3 Hybrid 6 iron: 140 yds.
Adams V3 7 iron: 130 yds.
Adams V3 8 iron: 120 yds.
Adams V3 9 iron: 110 yds.
Adams V3 P wedge: 100 yds.
Adams V3 G wedge forged: 90 yds.
Adams V3 S wedge forged: 80 yds.
Adams V3 L wedge forged: 50 yds.

Measured with Leupold GX-4 Rangefinder. All shafts graphite Senior flex.

Fooooooore!
post #567 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Jimdangles View Post

I want to jump in on this handicaps relation to distance but I am getting really tired of feeling like I have to defend my distances.

Im a 16 handicap and when this thread was going on like weeks ago I posted I played 2 holes back to back. one with the wind and one against the wind. 265 against 290 with the wind. We can just take middle ground and call it 277.

I am at sea level and am not even a guy who works out.

 

HANDICAP DOES NOT RELATE TO DISTANCE. It CAN relate to distance but I feel like lower handicappers feel like they have to be hitting it further than other people because they are better.

 

I will agree a middle capper probably has a harder time finding the fairway but even this isnt always true. I have dialed back my swing and now go for about 260 in the fairway. I find I am alot better off with a 9 iron from the fairway than a wedge from the rough under trees.


True.

 

7...185-200

8...170-185

9...160-170

PW...160-180

52w 130-150

56w 100-140

 

Index 8 atm for me, so while I had 3 years ago the distance of 4 club less than today and worked the technique, so now I hit irons longer than ever.

up to 5 clubs longer when I really go at it.

Only made 6 greens yesterday, many shots was a tad long and roll over green.

so I get into difficulty what iron I need sometimes since the distance and pulling out a 9i or even a PW seems short.

I then tend to be a club or half long as far which is slowly adjusted over time as I get comfortable.

290y par 4, 20y short green with driver. middle of fairway, pitch and didnt make the putt.

445yard par 5, downhill, driver + PW = Pin high, chip downhill run past pin 4y. managed to 3 putt.

The guys I played with started to go for it as I distanced them a lot.
I am age 48.
 

post #568 of 1882

Driver  (currently a very hold Callaway Hawk Eye  8*  that I'm replacing)   275 fairly consistently,  up to 285 or so,  as low as 260 or so.

 

3i   225

4i   205

5i   190

6i   175

7i   160

8i   145-150

9i   135-140

PW  125

52*   90

55*   70

60*   Stays in the bag!

 

I have room for another club,  so I think I need to learn how to hit a fairway wood consistently.    My 52* and 55*  Vokey yardages are very sweeping estimates at this point.

post #569 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Fore Left View Post

Driver  (currently a very hold Callaway Hawk Eye  8*  that I'm replacing)   275 fairly consistently,  up to 285 or so,  as low as 260 or so.

 

3i   225

4i   205

5i   190

6i   175

7i   160

8i   145-150

9i   135-140

PW  125

52*   90

55*   70

60*   Stays in the bag!

 

I have room for another club,  so I think I need to learn how to hit a fairway wood consistently.    My 52* and 55*  Vokey yardages are very sweeping estimates at this point.

 

You've inspired me to put my Hawkeye in the bag for a couple rounds. I loved that driver!!

post #570 of 1882
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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

 

You've inspired me to put my Hawkeye in the bag for a couple rounds. I loved that driver!!


I like it....  I just see pretty much EVERYONE I play with using these new 'tin-cans on a stick'  and the ball just explodes off of them.   I'm not buying into the latest/greatest,  but I am going to see what new advances there have been in the last 12-15 years!!!!!

 

For kicks,  I looked up my driver  (it has a Pro-Force 75 extra stiff shaft)  and I discovered it's basically worthless on the secondary market,  so I'll gift it to a new golfer  (a new golfer looking for an 8* extra stiff driver at least!)

post #571 of 1882

Driver (9.5 deg): 346 (longest recent drive) / Average 289

3W (15 deg): 253 

3 hybrid (20 deg): 229

4 iron: 202

5 iron: 191

6 iron: 180

7 iron: 169

8 iron: 158

9 iron: 147

PW: 137

GW (52 deg): 120

SW (56 deg): 109

LW (60 deg):  dont know, never used it for a full swing.

post #572 of 1882

Driver (9.5 deg): 346 (longest recent drive) / Average 289

3W (15 deg): 253 

3 hybrid (20 deg): 229

4 iron: 202

5 iron: 191

6 iron: 180

7 iron: 169

8 iron: 158

9 iron: 147

PW: 137

GW (52 deg): 120

SW (56 deg): 109

LW (60 deg):  dont know, never used it for a full swing.

post #573 of 1882
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Originally Posted by adh241 View Post

Driver (9.5 deg): 346 (longest recent drive) / Average 289

3W (15 deg): 253 

3 hybrid (20 deg): 229

4 iron: 202

5 iron: 191

6 iron: 180

7 iron: 169

8 iron: 158

9 iron: 147

PW: 137

GW (52 deg): 120

SW (56 deg): 109

LW (60 deg):  dont know, never used it for a full swing.

Just wondering why you have such a big gap between your 20° and 4 iron? is your 4 iron a 24° or 25° loft?

post #574 of 1882

On average, how far are you able to drive the ball?

Hello,
On average I driver the ball around 246 yards, with the occasional 250 with a draw and 240 with a fade. So what about you?
Thanks so much and may god bless you all! ^_^

post #575 of 1882

Same distances as you a3_biggrin.gif

post #576 of 1882
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