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post #703 of 1882

Howdy!

 

+3/4" 2deg Upright on irons

 

Driver - 270 on flat ground no wind (which is really rare where I play)

3W - 245-255

3i - 230

4i - 215-220

5i - 200-205

6i - 185-190

7i - 170-175

8i - 155-160

9i - 140-145

W - 125-135

54 - 105-120

60 - <100

 

I alternate between a few different sets, but this is an average.  My Burner's and Ping I5's are a little longer and my Titleist 710 MB's are a little shorter.

post #704 of 1882
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Originally Posted by HackerUpNorth View Post

(Swing Speed 125+)

 

I dare you to start a thread.

post #705 of 1882

Called what, how to swing like a jackass?  a2_wink.gif
 

post #706 of 1882

No, the one called "Proving that I can hit a PW 170"

post #707 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Stewie007 View Post

No, the one called "Proving that I can hit a PW 170"

PW 170? How high would that go? 200 yards? You could land a green on top of a 55 story building.
post #708 of 1882

No that doesn't go that high, I've been told I trap/de loft the ball like crazy at Impact hence hit it like a jackass!

post #709 of 1882
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Originally Posted by HackerUpNorth View Post

No that doesn't go that high, I've been told I trap/de loft the ball like crazy at Impact hence hit it like a jackass!

You must have some serious lag in your shot to deloft the wedges and scoring irons like that.

Usually up to the 8 iron I hit almost as high as forward. My PW pops up at 45 degrees or so. I should try to deloft it to see how far it can go. My usual is only 100 to 110 yards with this club, for a full swing. I rarely need to hit it this far, though. I usually use it when I miss the green from the second shot.
post #710 of 1882

well I want to learn to hit like you more, soft landings.  A lot of the time my PW looks like someones 5i, a high laser like shot.  Its really a bad thing to do,
 

post #711 of 1882

I'd love to go to the driving range with a lot of the posters here with a range finder. Then they'd see what distances they're actually hitting.

 

I'm guessing it'd be like their girlfriends holding a ruler finding out what 12" really is.........  e3_rolleyes.gif

post #712 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Pablo68 View Post

I'd love to go to the driving range with a lot of the posters here with a range finder. Then they'd see what distances they're actually hitting.

I'm guessing it'd be like their girlfriends holding a ruler finding out what 12" really is.........  e3_rolleyes.gif

One of my local ranges has flags constantly moving around because they move them as they move us up on the grass.

However, they sometimes forget to move them back, and we end up pitching half swings 120 yards a2_wink.gif

The only sure thing is the fence in the back of the ranges. I checked them out with a borrowed rangefinder, they seem to jive with the given yardages.

With a swing speed of 125+ mph, it is possible to deloft a PW 170 yards. The fact is, he appears to be consistent in being able to do it. I presume that you have shanked a PW at least 140 yards before, I know I have and my driver swing speed is >20% slower than his.

So, it is physically possible.

I did not think with a swing speed of 125, that a standard lofted hit on a PW is possible to 170 yards. Without taking higher order effects, a swing speed of >200mph might get that high.
post #713 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


One of my local ranges has flags constantly moving around because they move them as they move us up on the grass.
However, they sometimes forget to move them back, and we end up pitching half swings 120 yards a2_wink.gif
The only sure thing is the fence in the back of the ranges. I checked them out with a borrowed rangefinder, they seem to jive with the given yardages.
With a swing speed of 125+ mph, it is possible to deloft a PW 170 yards. The fact is, he appears to be consistent in being able to do it. I presume that you have shanked a PW at least 140 yards before, I know I have and my driver swing speed is >20% slower than his.
So, it is physically possible.
I did not think with a swing speed of 125, that a standard lofted hit on a PW is possible to 170 yards. Without taking higher order effects, a swing speed of >200mph might get that high.

 

It's not only the 170 yd PW; it's MOST of the posts here. I can't count the number of people claiming 150+ yd PW, 200 yd 6i, 220 yd 5i, 300+ yd drives, etc......and these are their averages? What in the hell are these guys hitting from 100 yds in? Oh, that's right.........they just drive those greens instead of messing with those pesky 50-100 yd shots.

 

Put another way; so all these guys are really hitting it further than most of the Pros yet are mostly 12+ handicaps? Really?

post #714 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

I presume that you have shanked a PW at least 140 yards before, I know I have and my driver swing speed is >20% slower than his.
 
I did not think with a swing speed of 125, that a standard lofted hit on a PW is possible to 170 yards. Without taking higher order effects, a swing speed of >200mph might get that high.

LOL.  I would consider myself a fairly long hitter, I'm taller than most, I have longer clubs than most, and have a 45.5* PW so fairly strong-ish, yet on a perfect swing I could probably hit my PW 140.  On a shank?  I would guess 50 yards at best.

 

And, remember, if you are trying to work out the math ... nobody swings a PW 125 mph.  If his driver SS is 125, then his PW SS is probably 95.  (Basing that solely on the ratio of the club lengths)

 

Either way, I agree with Brandon ... this would be a fun dedicated thread with pics and videos and the like.

post #715 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Pablo68 View Post

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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


One of my local ranges has flags constantly moving around because they move them as they move us up on the grass.
However, they sometimes forget to move them back, and we end up pitching half swings 120 yards a2_wink.gif
The only sure thing is the fence in the back of the ranges. I checked them out with a borrowed rangefinder, they seem to jive with the given yardages.
With a swing speed of 125+ mph, it is possible to deloft a PW 170 yards. The fact is, he appears to be consistent in being able to do it. I presume that you have shanked a PW at least 140 yards before, I know I have and my driver swing speed is >20% slower than his.
So, it is physically possible.
I did not think with a swing speed of 125, that a standard lofted hit on a PW is possible to 170 yards. Without taking higher order effects, a swing speed of >200mph might get that high.

 

It's not only the 170 yd PW; it's MOST of the posts here. I can't count the number of people claiming 150+ yd PW, 200 yd 6i, 220 yd 5i, 300+ yd drives, etc......and these are their averages? What in the hell are these guys hitting from 100 yds in? Oh, that's right.........they just drive those greens instead of messing with those pesky 50-100 yd shots.

 

Put another way; so all these guys are really hitting it further than most of the Pros yet are mostly 12+ handicaps? Really?

 

I can. It's a pretty small number.

 

This guy's numbers seem off the charts, but in general it's the number of people claiming they never 3-putt and always hit their 100 yard approaches within 10 feet that I find laughable. I've played with a few pretty long hitters in the past few years, but not once have I seen someone hit all 18 GIR or hit every short iron within 10 feet. Sandtrap regulars apparently do it all the time.

post #716 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

I presume that you have shanked a PW at least 140 yards before, I know I have and my driver swing speed is >20% slower than his.
 
I did not think with a swing speed of 125, that a standard lofted hit on a PW is possible to 170 yards. Without taking higher order effects, a swing speed of >200mph might get that high.

LOL.  I would consider myself a fairly long hitter, I'm taller than most, I have longer clubs than most, and have a 45.5* PW so fairly strong-ish, yet on a perfect swing I could probably hit my PW 140.  On a shank?  I would guess 50 yards at best.

 

And, remember, if you are trying to work out the math ... nobody swings a PW 125 mph.  If his driver SS is 125, then his PW SS is probably 95.  (Basing that solely on the ratio of the club lengths)

 

Either way, I agree with Brandon ... this would be a fun dedicated thread with pics and videos and the like.

 

I'd love to know that a full out PW wouldn't sail any longer than 140 - even from a flyer lie. You must have a very repeatable swing and make very consistent contact every time. Kudos.

post #717 of 1882
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


PW 170? How high would that go? 200 yards? You could land a green on top of a 55 story building.

 

When the pros do it, it doesn't appear to go any higher.  The club is likely de-lofted to accomplish this.

post #718 of 1882
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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

I'd love to know that a full out PW wouldn't sail any longer than 140 - even from a flyer lie. You must have a very repeatable swing and make very consistent contact every time. Kudos.

Is that a dig directed at me?

 

I certainly don't always hit my PW 140, just that I believe that to be the absolute max.  (Not taking into account flyers ... still not sure about those.)

post #719 of 1882
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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

I'd love to know that a full out PW wouldn't sail any longer than 140 - even from a flyer lie. You must have a very repeatable swing and make very consistent contact every time. Kudos.

You're right, it would require some serious control over the club to do it consistently. However, I don't think he said they were consistent shots to that distance with a PW.

Normally, I just don't think of the PW as anything more than something I would use 75 yards and in. If I had a choice to hit a 9 iron for a casual 100 yard green shot, I would prefer that.
post #720 of 1882
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

When the pros do it, it doesn't appear to go any higher.  The club is likely de-lofted to accomplish this.

I read that in another thread a few weeks ago, so why do the pros deloft so much? Is it because they get enough spin on the ball even with lower lofts?
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