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Poll Results: How Far Do You Hit A 5 Iron?

Poll expired: Mar 8, 2007  
  • 1% (1)
    <140
  • 12% (10)
    150-160
  • 13% (11)
    160-170
  • 32% (26)
    170-180
  • 40% (33)
    >180
81 Total Votes  
post #199 of 211

About 180-185

post #200 of 211

I agree, it's just a way for some to compare and for others to feel good about their distances. 

 

To me it's more important to hit your 5i within a certain distance of your target but I probably just feel that way because I can't hit my 5i 200 yards. c2_beer.gif

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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Y'know, I've visited this thread a few times & read the replies...and I haven't replied. Until now. Here's my reply -

 

Who cares?

 

Now, before I get piled on - "This is a golf forum! We talk about this kind of stuff!' - lemme just say, this is one of the most irrelevant topics I've come across. I mean, why not ask how far I hit, say, a four iron? Or six iron? Why don't you ask me what I shot today?

post #201 of 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

I agree, it's just a way for some to compare and for others to feel good about their distances. 

 

To me it's more important to hit your 5i within a certain distance of your target but I probably just feel that way because I can't hit my 5i 200 yards. c2_beer.gif

 

I bet if this thread was titled "How close do your hit you 5 iron to the hole?" it wouldn't have 11 pages of responses. b2_tongue.gif

post #202 of 211
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

 

I bet if this thread was titled "How close do your hit you 5 iron to the hole?" it wouldn't have 11 pages of responses. b2_tongue.gif

 

If I hit the green with it I'm happy!

post #203 of 211
Once had a friend hit a low 155yrd 5iron with wind at our back.. he proceeded to follow up with a pitching wedge with the same swing, and same result...both on the green...
post #204 of 211

I hit mine between 185 and 190 - sometimes it goes farther due to conditions and sometimes shorter...but that's obvious of course. Definitely an "aim for the middle of the green club" for me. People seem to get very wrapped up about distances - it's totally pointless. Accuracy trumps distance - period.  As well, most golf courses have between two and three sets of tee's. Hell,  here in Sonoma/Napa many courses have up to 4 or even 5 tee boxes. there is no shame in playing from the front tee's - in fact it sometimes is harder.
 

post #205 of 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

Y'know, I've visited this thread a few times & read the replies...and I haven't replied. Until now. Here's my reply -

Who cares?

Now, before I get piled on - "This is a golf forum! We talk about this kind of stuff!' - lemme just say, this is one of the most irrelevant topics I've come across. I mean, why not ask how far I hit, say, a four iron? Or six iron? Why don't you ask me what I shot today?

Oh wait. We got a thread for that. 

Okay. Here's my distances -

Driver: 240
3W: 220
3h: 200
7W: 180
5i: 170 (there's your answer, heh)
6i: 160
7i: 150
8i: 140
9i: 130
PW: 120
GW: 100
SW: 80

With or against the wind? In the rain or not? I just found out today that distance really suffers to the tune of 3 clubs against the wind in light rain. Still fun, though. My son laughed when I came back home and told him I needed a 3 iron to make 160 yards, and of course that all the other clubs were reduced accordingly.
post #206 of 211

Not long as I'd like... lol.

 

160-170 I think.    Maybe I'll improve my swing and increase distance.  It's a plan.

post #207 of 211
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


With or against the wind? In the rain or not?

 

Those are my standard, stock distances. No wind, dry conditions.

post #208 of 211
Depends on the day... I could chip it 20 yards... Knock it down and hit it 150... Hit a solid stock smooth one 195... Putt with it... Hit it from 100 yards... Or duff it 5 feet... Which shot would you like?
post #209 of 211

Lately - I choose the 5i for shots between 180 and 190.

 

But since the title is "How far do you hit it" I have to be honest.  Beginning of the season It's more like 170 in the general direction of the hole and about 30 yards to the right.  So I'm assuming it goes close to 195 in a nice and unintentional curvy path........

 

But it's really nice when it does hit clean, isn't it?
 

post #210 of 211

170 yards.....I'm old.

post #211 of 211

about 170 i would think 

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