This isn't one of those satirical threads. I am genuinely curious, and I figure a few people might be honest.
Most of the time when I go to the range I go to one near my house, where all the markers are off the center of the facility where they have mats. To hit off the grass, you have to go to the side and hit towards the targets at an angle so it's impossible to know your distance.
I know I don't hit it far, but don't really know how far in general. My typical reference point is that my 8 iron can go about 130 yards, give or take 10 yards either way. So if my distance to the green is shorter or longer than that, I use that as my starting point and go up or down a club or two to adjust.
My drives are not very long, I think I am doing good to hit 200 yards. Although I just got a Rocketballs 9.5* that I love and am hitting longer, so I think once I get used to it and get my shots a little straighter I'll be longer than that.
My 3 wood is an older Warbird but I hit it very consistently so I like it. I typically hit it about 170 off the grass. Last night I hit an older Taylormade Burner 5 wood and I hit it about the same as my 3 wood, maybe even up to 180 on some shots.
I'm just curious where these distances stand in relation to the golfers here? I know I'm not a long hitter, but part of that is by design because if I try to hit it too hard I have a tendency to mishit more, and I would much rather lose some distance and be more accurate.