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post #343 of 347

I completely agree with you. Today I took my dads clubs to the local range and played for the first time since last summer. I was watching the PGA tour and wanted to play again. I'm and ex high school baseball player and swinging a club comes sorta naturally to me. Today my average drives rolled 275-280 with my longest rolling to the fence(no i don't swing out of my shoes i swing like how i do on the course)...believe me i was surprised too...and my friend, who is much larger then me, couldn't manage to make it farther then 50 feet.  Now that's not to mention that about 15-20 percent of the time ill shank one way to the right or send a piss rod 2 inches off the ground screaming up the range(remember i golf once a year take it easy). So I believe that you are right on the spot. I can smoke the ball most of the times but it doesn't resemble my uhh handicap...s**t I don't even know mine and I can tell you it's probably not great.

 

King Cobra LD 

5000 inertia 

weight 50 g

torque 4.5 degrees

ball speed 110-140 mph

m/10.5

 

This club is amazing to swing and as light as a feather...has a nice loud TINKKKKKKKK sound to it:D

 

 

post #344 of 347
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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

 
If I didn't use them, then I'd have wasted a lot of money buying them. I try to use every club in the bag at least once per round - if I don't use one for 3 consecutive rounds it goes into the big bag o'spares in the basement.


Playing well designed courses is a better way to exercise all of your clubs than making less optimal shot choices.  Not everyone has this as an option, however, so my apologies if you are one of the unfortunate ones.  I play a really crappy and short course every once in a while.  I think I maybe use 5 clubs the entire round, not including putter.  My home course, every single club gets used at least once.

 

post #345 of 347
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Originally Posted by caliangels93 View Post

I completely agree with you. Today I took my dads clubs to the local range and played for the first time since last summer. I was watching the PGA tour and wanted to play again. I'm and ex high school baseball player and swinging a club comes sorta naturally to me. Today my average drives rolled 275-280 with my longest rolling to the fence(no i don't swing out of my shoes i swing like how i do on the course)...believe me i was surprised too...and my friend, who is much larger then me, couldn't manage to make it farther then 50 feet.  Now that's not to mention that about 15-20 percent of the time ill shank one way to the right or send a piss rod 2 inches off the ground screaming up the range(remember i golf once a year take it easy). So I believe that you are right on the spot. I can smoke the ball most of the times but it doesn't resemble my uhh handicap...s**t I don't even know mine and I can tell you it's probably not great.

 

King Cobra LD 

5000 inertia 

weight 50 g

torque 4.5 degrees

ball speed 110-140 mph

m/10.5

 

This club is amazing to swing and as light as a feather...has a nice loud TINKKKKKKKK sound to it:D

 

 


You probably need to revise either your ball speed or your yardage.  They don't coincide unless you are getting more than 50 yards of roll.

 

post #346 of 347

What would I know as I am only 3 yrs old in this game and hooked.

What is respectable distance?

I have hit 325 yards-298 meters on 2 occasions with good weather and wind behind me. I can crunch a drive some days that feel great but measure out on gps around 220 yrds.

I think I average 250 yrds.

I play with people that hit 180yrds all day and win a comp.

Does it matter how long a drive is if the rest of my game is rubbish?

 

I enjoyed reading the distance of your clubs.

I am so random and weather is a major factor.

I can hit a 9 iron 150 meters-164yrds with the ball back in my stance or 125meters-136yrds.

I can also hit a 5 iron 150 meters or a 7 iron.

As we all know, just because we think we know our club distance we also need to know how to choose a club when slicing, hooking, hitting low, wind, wet conditions, etc. That is when all these figures go out the window.

 

Thank you for the read guys

post #347 of 347

Anything over 220 is a good drive and leaves you a good chance for GIR my mate hits his driver about 270-290 and plays off 7. I hit mine 240 on my best day and still compete with him. People want to smash it like Bubba but it'll never happen for the majority of us so iron play is your best bet and using Hybrids to help get it close. I've realized now that the putter is the deadliest weapon and mastering that will help no end.

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