I have some other carry stats.
4i 205 getting rid of
3i 215 getting rid of
3iron and 4iron are/ have been replaced by a 3 wood and a hybrid
Improved my carry by a long way
3 wood carry around 250-260 strong hook kill the carry
hybrid not yet known i guess around 240 carry
I am also looking to get a new driver will update when i go to the store and choose the best on numbers
How far are these distances of tour pros because i would like to have a better understanding of my golf although golf is the art of scoring not how far you hit my pro is trying to stop me focusing on distance!
Thanks in advance
The following are Luke Donald's numbers according to Golf Digest. Let's assume they are carry numbers. Even a "novice" like you can see that you compare well in Carry numbers. Obviously anyone who's played this game enough can tell you there's a lot more to golf than smashing a ball towards Pro levels.
Hybrid 17*: 235
3 wood: 260
Are the numbers you posted consistent? If so, I'll say you don't need advise from an internet forum, go get one from a club pro. For some reason tho, I think you already know that.
Secondly, if you are hitting a 3 wood 250-260 before a "strong hook kills the carry", you might also know better than you're letting on.
Lastly, if you really need help, feel free to upload a video of your swing. I'm sure some guys here might have some decent ideas for you. If the info you've given so far are accurate, I'll say you need a pro.
P.S. Nothing stupid about wanting to make a career out of golf. NOTHING!