Originally Posted by bplewis24
What the hell is the point of an 'average distance' thread if mid-cappers are posting their "inconsistent but when hit correctly" distances? At least post a % of "hit correctly" for reference.
For the record, I don't think most people read "average" as average. I know I don't. For example, let's say I hit 30 7 irons at the range. 15 of them will go about 170, 1 or 2 of them will go 175-180, and the rest will vary from 160 all the way down to 120 or 130 for the real lovely fatties. My average 7 iron is probably somewhere in the 155-160 range, but that number means nothing to me. With no wind or elevation changes, if I'm looking at 170, I'm pulling 7 iron.
That's what I believe these threads are really about. Not average, but rather "What clubs do you usually use for these distances" or if you have to throw average in there ... "What are your average distances [on solidly struck shots]"
If I listed true averages, I'd probably have 5 and 6 iron averages that were actually lower than 7 or 8 iron averages due to more frequent mishits. I don't think anybody would find that terribly interesting.
EDIT: Just realized you were responding to the guy directly above you, not asking generally. My bad. (Also, for the record, I have the exact same 19* Titleist 910H and when I crank it, the furthest I've ever hit it - no matter the setting - is 230-ish) Just sayin'