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Bubba Watson uses a 9 iron from 178 yards

post #1 of 63
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I could not believe it when Bubba used a 9 iron from 178 yards out and flushed it and it didnt even seem like he swing very hard.Thtas crazy i couldnt even imagine using that club from that distance that is a 5 iron for me on.

post #2 of 63

I hit a nine iron at least 180 yards the other day -- 120-ish forward and maybe 60 down, though it's hard to be entirely sure how deep the sea is at the foot of that cliff.

post #3 of 63
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

I hit a nine iron at least 180 yards the other day -- 120-ish forward and maybe 60 down, though it's hard to be entirely sure how deep the sea is at the foot of that cliff.


Booo!!! I just came in from shovelling snow.

 

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Booo!!! I just came in from shovelling snow.

 

 

I hope you used a centered pivot.

post #5 of 63

For one thing, he's 6' 3" tall, probably 4-5 inches taller than the rest of the field. He then gets insane height with his hands, if you look how high they are above his head. This allows him to get crazy acceleration down into his shots. So he basically magnifies his height. Thats why he can get so much power, and make it look easy. Personally, i love his swing, i think its refreshing compared to every other player. Its nice to get these people who have very unique swings that can compete at that level. It's kinda a shift away from what Tiger brought into the game, the mechanical swing. 

post #6 of 63

how many wedges does he have?  he must have to hit a lot of half shots too.

post #7 of 63

Bubba is amazing, I'd be happy if I could hit my 5 iron 178 yards. 

post #8 of 63

but you got to ask, what degree is his 9-iron, it might actually be at your 8-iron. 9-irons are not equal. 

post #9 of 63

He's playing clubs that are set up severely open...so his 9 iron probably has as much effective loft as a lot of game improvement PWs.

 

Everything people have said about his height and the way he sets the club is on the mark. He also lags the club an insane amount. He's a cartoon version of the old "wide-to-narrow" addage. If you put the club in his hands at the top of his swing, he could probably hit his 9 iron inside a phone booth...lol

post #10 of 63
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Quote:well looking at your bag you definetly have the equiptment to hit it far.
Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

Bubba is amazing, I'd be happy if I could hit my 5 iron 178 yards. 

post #11 of 63
Thread Starter 

i just love seeing him swing and the way he shapes the ball it is amazing a couple of weeks ago he hait a 30 yard slice on a par five with a driver off the deck and got it to 5 ft. He is one of my favorites on tour.

post #12 of 63

I am really finding how much I enjoy watching him too. I think it was round three this past week where he hit a 3 iron like 268 yards or some insane distance that went right at the pin. The announcers thought we was just going to layup but shocked even them and went right for it, incredible!

post #13 of 63

You do realize they were 3000 ft above sea level dont you?

post #14 of 63

2000 feet above see level,... 

post #15 of 63
I would probably be able to hit my 9-iron 178 yards... If I skulled it downhill with a tailwind.

That's why he gets paid millions of dollars to swing a golf club.
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Originally Posted by B-Con View Post

I would probably be able to hit my 9-iron 178 yards... If I skulled it downhill with a tailwind.

That's why he gets paid millions of dollars to swing a golf club.


Ha!!

 

I'm pretty sure I've bladed wedges that went across the green and down the fairway longer than any drive I've ever hit....

post #17 of 63

These guys are good.

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Originally Posted by franky21 View Post
well looking at your bag you definetly have the equiptment to hit it far



 


Thanks, my goal was to get my equipment to the point where I'm the only one to blame for my lousy scores.  I see alot more practice and lessons in my future.   
 

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