Re: 250 yards is a respectable carry distance
I'm going to be as respectful as I can, as I'd like to get a sincere response from you.
I've been sincere the whole time, since I joined this site.
I'd like to know how you explain being a 25 handicap with these averages.
First, my handicap is estimated. I don't have enough legitimate rounds to have a real score.
You're gaming the MP32s, right?
So if you're a 25-handicap, the assumption would be that you don't always hit your irons in the sweet spot.
Would you say that's a fair assessment, or would you claim to be the rare exception who consistently ball strikes well with your irons, but somehow drops 1-2 strokes on and around 16 of 18 greens (3 and 4 putts? constantly flubbed chips?)?
Fair assessment. I also throw strokes away around the green
If you hit it 235 with an average-to-solid ball strike with your 4iron, I would expect you to be a handicap of no worse than the low teens.
Rereading I should not have used the word average, or at least have added some other descriptors. I average around those distances on average-to-pure contact, I lose probably 15-20 yards when I hit it thin. The likelihood of good to pure contact depends on the club. If it's a PW I pure it nearly every time. 4i maybe 6-7 of ten will I have good or better contact. The problem is I can't under club banking on poor contact. I've done that only to hit it pure and overshoot the green by 25 yards and loose by ball, which again adds a lot of strokes. Before my round yesterday I worked almost exclusively with my 4iron. Mishits were hitting the 220 green on the fly or close to it, good-to-pure contact was flying the 220 green no problem.
Again, it's an estimate. I shot 94 on a 147 course this past weekend. The day before that it was like 110 on a 143. I have several three puts per round, I blade chips at least once or twice a round and I have no feel for distance using a wedge within 20 feet. Sometimes I blast my driver but it's off line and goes into a tree line never to be found again
If I could hit it 250 with my 3iron on a solid-ball strike (I probably average about 205 or 210 max with my 3iron on solid ball-strikes, which tends to make most average people I play with swoon), I would never, ever pull out a driver or even a 3-wood unless I was trying to make the Tour or playing for money.
I play to get better, it's a challenge, and a challenge I enjoy. If I wanted to do something easy that I could get by with I'd do something else. I spray my driver a lot, that means shitty lies for 2nd shots, which sometimes means I'm putting for bogey as soon as I even get to the green.
Perhaps I'll video myself in a golf simulator. Are those accurate?