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post #73 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

i hit my 7 iron roughly 170-180... didnt think it was long at all actually.
post #74 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Hit a five iron and tell the guys I'm playing with that I hit a seven?
post #75 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by hero12 View Post
But you are at a disadvantage from the get go if an opponent is hitting a 9 iron from the same spot as your 7. This is something I see a lot of. I can out shoot some of the guys I play with, but when they hit an 8 on a 175 yd par 3, my 6 can't consistently put it inside them. I'd rather approach with an 8 than a 6.
Not necessarily. Many times people will be more accurate by taking one extra club and swinging easy.
post #76 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by hero12 View Post
But you are at a disadvantage from the get go if an opponent is hitting a 9 iron from the same spot as your 7. This is something I see a lot of. I can out shoot some of the guys I play with, but when they hit an 8 on a 175 yd par 3, my 6 can't consistently put it inside them. I'd rather approach with an 8 than a 6.
Unless of course their 9 iron is just super strong lofted-then they're hitting the same club as you. 7 or 9 is just a number they put on the sole. Also, if two sets of clubs are equal lofts, and one guy is de-lofting his 9 so that he hits it 7 iron length, he might as well be hitting a 7 iron.

I routinely hit multiple 7 irons (from 45*-48*) 170 or more last summer-but I was swinging too hard. I eased up on all my irons, my accuracy increased, and my handicap went down.
post #77 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by ronaldkuntoro View Post
How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron? Can you swing that fast with an iron?
SS & technique.
post #78 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by max power View Post
Unless of course their 9 iron is just super strong lofted-then they're hitting the same club as you. 7 or 9 is just a number they put on the sole. Also, if two sets of clubs are equal lofts, and one guy is de-lofting his 9 so that he hits it 7 iron length, he might as well be hitting a 7 iron.

I routinely hit multiple 7 irons (from 45*-48*) 170 or more last summer-but I was swinging too hard. I eased up on all my irons, my accuracy increased, and my handicap went down.
I meant 7 irons 33*-36* (I listed the PW lofts).
post #79 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

I have a 35* 7-iron and go 150-155. For 170 I use my 28* hybrid.

When you try and get max distance out of an iron, you do it at the expense of accuracy.
post #80 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by max power View Post
Also, if two sets of clubs are equal lofts, and one guy is de-lofting his 9 so that he hits it 7 iron length, he might as well be hitting a 7 iron.
But then he can hit that 7 iron 5 iron length, and the 5 iron 3 iron length.
post #81 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Well, I play Callway X20 Tours and the 7 iron is a stock 34* and I hit it anywhere around 170-180 depending on what I want to hit. I do hit my irons long though, I do not swing fast rather than hard (if that makes sense). I am a, as one of my good friends likes to call me, beefy guy. I am 6'1 218 and try to always create a lot of arch with my swing. I do not get very steep on my swing even with my irons of than my wedges. I can hit my 8 iron 170 if I want to but I will block it a little right but I will play that shot if I want to hold it against the wind...

I think it really comes down to speed, ball striking and strenght... That is all...
post #82 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by max power View Post
Unless of course their 9 iron is just super strong lofted-then they're hitting the same club as you. 7 or 9 is just a number they put on the sole. Also, if two sets of clubs are equal lofts, and one guy is de-lofting his 9 so that he hits it 7 iron length, he might as well be hitting a 7 iron.
Well, the 9 also usually has a shorter shaft, so it may be a touch easier to control, even if the difference is loft and not swing speed. Prob not a big diff between the 7 and 9, but every little bit helps...
post #83 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

How do you measure the loft of your clubs? I have ben hogans from 1990. Since they are so old, is it likely that they are more lofted?
post #84 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by jl923 View Post
How do you measure the loft of your clubs? I have ben hogans from 1990. Since they are so old, is it likely that they are more lofted?
Yes.

A Hogan H40 4 iron from around that era had a loft of 26º. A current TaylorMade Burner 4 iron has a loft of 21º. The H40's 3 iron had 23º of loft.
post #85 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by RIduffer View Post
Guys, you need to get your 7-iron bent to give it more loft...like at least 40*. It's the only way to keep it under 190 yards.
Originally Posted by rhodes81 View Post
For 170 I need the hole to be uphill with a strong wind in my face, an open stance, and I will open the blade a little bit just too make sure I don't hit it too far.
Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
Don't forget to choke down on the grip too - that's what I do.
Originally Posted by TakeDeadAim View Post
3/4 swing... of course.
this made me lol. I seriously have a friend who is new-ish to golf.He has a nice 3 wood and loves to hit it. i mean off the tee, from 250, 200, 150, 125 and even chip with it. he is probably in the 130-150 range. I dont know what handicap that is. We play on a 72.5/127. He literally makes me mad when we play. It takes the fun out. He wants me to help him but he wants to hit 3w from everywhere just bc its a nice 3w. I am not even kidding. He says on 170 par 3 he can take a 3/4 swing and it stays 20 feet above the ground and dont even make it there. He drives about 230-ish and just wont take advice. I told him first thing first you need to hit the range and find out what yardage you hit each club. I told him to practice his 150 club and get it good and then aim to get to the 150 on every hole.
post #86 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

I usually hit my 7i about 185. I just take a nice easy swing without thinking about killing it.
post #87 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

just deloft the swing and you can hit it 200 yards.
post #88 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

Originally Posted by steelernation View Post
just deloft the swing and you can hit it 200 yards.
I deloft my 7 so far that after the ball stops rolling I have to tell people it's not really a "7" stamped on there. It's a Rumanian "1". Otherwise they're either asking for tips all day or they want to carry me around the course on their shoulders. It's embarassing.
post #89 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

I deloft mine so much that my shots go to china
post #90 of 176

Re: How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

I deloft my irons so much my hands are in full wraparound before the club face has even reached the ball.
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