Originally Posted by Golfingdad I really like this. I am not knocking rangefinders and GPS (I just bought one, in fact) but it seems like people rely too much on the math nowadays and not enough on feel and their eyes. Sometimes I look at the shot and it just feels like a 7 iron. The yardage might say it should be an 8, but I can tell its a 7.
235 DR (10.5*) Adams Tight Lies High Launch COR R Flex Stock Graphite
Fairway Woods: Adams Tight Lies Original R Flex Stock Graphite
190 4-W (16*)
180 5-W (19*)
170 7-W (24*)
160 9-W (28*)
Irons: Cleveland TA-5 Gunmetal R Flex Stock Steel
145 6-Iron (30*)
135 7-Iron (33.5*)
125 8-Iron (37*)
115 9-Iron (41*)
Wedges: Cleveland 588 Gunmetal S Flex Stock Steel
100 PW (47*)
75 GW (53*)
65 SW (57*)
40 LW (64*) I don't use it for shots more than 40 yds
If follwed religously it would help people know their real distances...right???
I hit it to three feet at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island from 115. Normally that's between a SW and a PW, but I hit a 9I because it felt like the right shot. The wind was across, too. The tournament is a nice idea but doesn't account for the fact that better players who actually know their distances tend to hit clubs from a variety of distances way more often than those who think their 7I goes 165 when it really goes 155.
Agree 100% but for most (per my post right above yours) it could provide realistic gudiance to what players average disctance were...no?
240-265 Driver but I average 250 but today I had one go 278
220-250 3 wood
210-220 4 wood
185-205 3 hybrid
175-185 4 iron
155-165 6 iron
143-155 7 iron
130-143 8 iron
118-130 9 iron
60-90 54 degree for some reason I can't hit this well consistently! So, I don't use it!
0-90 56 degree SW I use all the time
I got this great free app for my android called shot tracker, You just select your club, hit the start button, drive to your shot and hit the stop button, then it shows you the distance! After more than one shot with the same club it will give you your average. Great app! Also, use a free one called "Free Caddie" which gives you yardage to front, middle and back of any course.
I still don't know all of my distances in terms of carry for anything past 150. I thought my 9-iron was traveling 152, but I took a couple of measurements today and they were closer to 162. I've been working on getting a lot of smash and hit with the right arm now, so maybe that's the difference. It's a touch hotter this month so that adds some yards too. 400 yards straightaway is 4-iron, 9-iron for me currently. 3-wood works on pretty much any tee where before I would be taking driver. Probably less than 280 yards, but I never really pay much attention to it, since there isn't anything other than lateral trouble on the courses I play. I hit driver something like 5 times in the last month. Just don't need to now. Things keep changing, so I've just started "feeling" the distances. Needed some work on that for sure at first because I couldn't convince myself that I was around 2 clubs longer (maybe 3) than before. People I play with are starting to notice that the sound of my shots is different. There's this "crack" that wasn't there before and the ball seems to hiss all the way to the apex too. I thought I was hitting it good before, but the wow factor just wasn't there apparently, judging by the number of people who say "wow". When they inevitably start asking questions, I tell them to check out the sand trap, start reading and get to work.
At some point, I'll pull out the gps and charts or rent some time with a Trackman fitter and have the numbers game figured out...
Depends on the day...if my golf balls are behaving themselves and going straight then I sometimes get more distance! I know my distances aren't very linear, but for whatever reason the following is what I normally hit from those distances and it usually seems to work!
Driver: 270 - 290 yards consistently
3 Wood: 260
5 Wood: 230 - 250
3 Iron: 225
4 Iron: 210
5 Iron: 200
6 Iron: 185
7 Iron: 175
8 Iron: 160
9 Iron: 150
PW: 120 - 150 yards
52° W: 90 - 130 yards
58° : <90 yards