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post #847 of 1918
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Originally Posted by SamGray View Post

Im also 15 years old. 145 pounds and 5'7

 

Thank goodness you added that in there!

post #848 of 1918

Driver: 270-285 (includes roll out)

3 Wood: 230-240 (includes roll out)

Hybrid 19*: 210-220 (includes roll out)

4i: 185-190 (includes roll out)

5i: 175-180 (mostly carry)

6i: 165-170 (mostly carry)

7i: 155-160 (mostly carry)

8i: 145-150 (all carry)

9i: 135-140 (all carry)

PW: 120 (all carry)

GW: 100 (all carry)

SW: 80 (all carry)

LW: 60 (all carry)

 

Although my official handicap is 13 at the moment, I am consistently shooting closer to a 10 in the last few months although haven't been able to play in many competitions so far this season. I naturally hit a high flight

 

Driver - Supertri R9 S Flex, 9.5* (weight forwards, slight draw bias)

Woods and Hybrids - Taylormade Superfast Burner

Irons - Taylormade Burners 1.0, steel regular

Ball - Titleist NXT (low spin)

post #849 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Vector Zero View Post

Driver: 270-285 (includes roll out)

3 Wood: 230-240 (includes roll out)

Hybrid 19*: 210-220 (includes roll out)

4i: 185-190 (includes roll out)

5i: 175-180 (mostly carry)

6i: 165-170 (mostly carry)

7i: 155-160 (mostly carry)

8i: 145-150 (all carry)

9i: 135-140 (all carry)

PW: 120 (all carry)

GW: 100 (all carry)

SW: 80 (all carry)

LW: 60 (all carry)

 

Although my official handicap is 13 at the moment, I am consistently shooting closer to a 10 in the last few months although haven't been able to play in many competitions so far this season. I naturally hit a high flight

 

Driver - Supertri R9 S Flex, 9.5* (weight forwards, slight draw bias)

Woods and Hybrids - Taylormade Superfast Burner

Irons - Taylormade Burners 1.0, steel regular

Ball - Titleist NXT (low spin)

 

What do you do for shots in the 195-205 range, assuming no wind?  I have a similar gap but it's between my 3i and 3w from like 210-225, and I always feel lost at that distance.

post #850 of 1918

You lost me at "don't lie"

post #851 of 1918
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

 

What do you do for shots in the 195-205 range, assuming no wind?  I have a similar gap but it's between my 3i and 3w from like 210-225, and I always feel lost at that distance.

That shot is a pain I agree. Generally that comes up once in a round at my local club which has a 470yd short par 5 and I tend to go with a slightly choked down hybrid. I hit a high flight naturally and the hybrid tends to stop faster than the 4 iron so it's a no brainer for me.

 

If it's really windy I'll probably go for the 4 iron and punch it low for a lay-up.

 

I've considered plugging the gap with a 21* hybrid but having better resolution in the wedges is far more important to me generally.

post #852 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Putt-Putt View Post

driver: 220
3 wood: 170
5 wood: 150
3i:never use it
4i:120
5i:130
6i:130
7i:140(grandpa told me to use my 7 a lot, can you tell)
8i:120
9i:100
Pw:70
Lw:60

WTF? lol

 

7 iron 10 yards less than your 5 wood, and 20 yards further than your 4 iron. 

post #853 of 1918

Sounds like they are probably true averages, including duffs and what-not.

post #854 of 1918
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

Sounds like they are probably true averages, including duffs and what-not.

 

Oh God...If I do REAL averages...it's not gonna be pretty. I'm assuming the question calls for average on an acceptable shot. Haha

post #855 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post

I'm assuming the question calls for average on an acceptable shot. Haha

 

Yeah, I think that's how most people read it, and it seems reasonable to do so.

post #856 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Hacker James View Post

ha ha, yah that's pretty common I imagine. Statistics show that for the past 100 years, only 20% of all golfers ever break 100 and only 5% of those break 90.  Obviously, accuracy usually trumps distance. anyway just for the heck of it, I will play the "show and tell"...

Driver   220-240

3W  185-200

4H 175-180

3I 180

4I 170

5I 165

6I 150

7I 140

8i 135

9I 110

PW 100

GW 90

SW ??

LW

 

Misc:  1 iron  210   Olimar 21 deg 160


Based upon your numbers I think you are saying that only 1% of all golfers are <=18HP?

 

Also, I thought something like 0.33% are scratch, so 0.66% are the rest of us?

 

This number seems a little tilted. I think the average person holding a handicap has a HP of 14.6 and that scratch golfers are really rare. When I peruse this site, there are so few scratch golfers. Of those that are in that class of golfer, golfers like BuckEyeNut and Bump-N-MI are the only ones that are probably established as a scratch golfers. They are pretty rare, and certainly not 1 in 3.

 

I think there's a lot more to golf than distance, and most of the posters probably can hit as far as they say. I see it all the time (MySwingEvolution played behind us the other week, and he does hit pretty far [not always in the fairway]).

 

On top of that, what is not included is how many shots they can hit in a row that distance, plus the accuracy of those hits. A pro could just hit ball after ball for hours like that.

 

It is not unbelievable to me how far they hit.

post #857 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

 

Also, I thought something like 0.33% are scratch, so 0.66% are the rest of us?

 

...... They are pretty rare, and certainly not 1 in 3.

 

 

Not sure you understand the concept of "percentage".    0.33% would be 3 people out of a 1000, not 1 in 3

post #858 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Clambake View Post

 

Not sure you understand the concept of "percentage".    0.33% would be 3 people out of a 1000, not 1 in 3


Sorry, I did not clarify enough. Sent it accidentally too soon.

 

The intent of my statement is that it is not that rare for a person to hold an 18HP, 1% seems too small (based upon the statement of 5% of 20% of all golfers).

 

Separately, I read that about 0.33% of all golfers with a HP are scratch.

 

This implies somehow that 1 in 3 golfers with a handicap of 18 or better are scratch. Which I do not think is the case, but I don't really know.

post #859 of 1918

Driver = 250+

3W = 225+

3H = 195ish

4H = 185ish

5I = 175

6I = 165

7I = 155

8I = 145

9I = 135

PW = 125

46 Wedge = 115ish

50 Wedge = 90

56 Wedge = 75

Putter = 140

post #860 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

You lost me at "don't lie"

 

I am guessing that you are not the only one.

post #861 of 1918

They vary from week to week it seems except for a few...

 

Driver: 250-330

3W: 225-250

2H: 200-220

3I: Don't use much (210 or so the 2-3 times I've hit it well)

4I: 190

5I: 175-180

6I: 165-170

7I: 155-160

8I: 140-150

9I: 135

PW: 125

52: 102 (Random sounding, I know...but seems consistent)

56: 90

60: 80

 

These are GOOD hits. So, these fall in the 35-40% range. lol

post #862 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post

They vary from week to week it seems except for a few...

 

Driver: 250-330

 

 

I'm guessing the 250 is when you're using it to lay up on a long par 5?  You may want to consider a gap driver.

post #863 of 1918
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

 

I'm guessing the 250 is when you're using it to lay up on a long par 5?  You may want to consider a gap driver.

 

lol

 

The large range is based on my extremely inconsistent swing. Last week I hit one 330 yards, and followed it up with a 250 yard slice. That's the way my game works. Haha.

 

Lay up...lol...if I tried to hit my driver off the deck, I would probably either whiff or snap the shaft in half.

post #864 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


Based upon your numbers I think you are saying that only 1% of all golfers are <=18HP?

 

Also, I thought something like 0.33% are scratch, so 0.66% are the rest of us?

 

This number seems a little tilted. I think the average person holding a handicap has a HP of 14.6 and that scratch golfers are really rare. When I peruse this site, there are so few scratch golfers. Of those that are in that class of golfer, golfers like BuckEyeNut and Bump-N-MI are the only ones that are probably established as a scratch golfers. They are pretty rare, and certainly not 1 in 3.

 

I think there's a lot more to golf than distance, and most of the posters probably can hit as far as they say. I see it all the time (MySwingEvolution played behind us the other week, and he does hit pretty far [not always in the fairway]).

 

On top of that, what is not included is how many shots they can hit in a row that distance, plus the accuracy of those hits. A pro could just hit ball after ball for hours like that.

 

It is not unbelievable to me how far they hit.

 when I quoted that stat...it was only to point out what has been stated about " average scoring not changing in over a decade" based on several articles I had read that said more or less of the same thing.  Here is only one of a half dozen or so I happened to see :  http://www.golfblogger.com/index.php/golf/comments/average_golf_score_remains_at_100/  I am sure if you look, you could also find many that will offer a different stat.  These are not MY numbers. Many factors would weigh in such as including ALL golfers, ones with (and without) established handicaps, weekend duffers, e.t.c.   it is all subjective.  I guess some could find solace in the fact that playing in the 90's is more less better than the OVERALL average. In reality this would be very hard to prove given that there are a lot of golfers like fisherman who tend to "imbellish" their facts.  I think my point was, that not much has changed in spite of equipment and course changes.  Nothing I intend to lose any sleep over and will just keep plugging away to see if I can improve for my own satisfaction.

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