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post #19 of 36
I just got back from the driving range and had a challenge of hitting sand wedge with my friend, so I know my 56° wedge consistently goes 105 yards with about 10 yards of draw. I couldn't tell you what my driver speed is because I've never had it measured, and I only hit 3 wood off of the tee anyway, haha.
post #20 of 36
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It doesn't matter what's "right", as far as I can see. All that matters is that you know how far you hit each club and play accordingly.
Yup. Don't worry about how your distance compares to other people's. Find your distance, then dial it in and make it consistent. If you need to hit it longer, just grab another club.

 

This is what it's about.  It's not "How far?" --  it's "I know how far."  Doesn't matter what club I hit that far, only that I know what club I hit that far. :smartass: 

post #21 of 36
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It doesn't matter what's "right", as far as I can see. All that matters is that you know how far you hit each club and play accordingly.

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Yup. Don't worry about how your distance compares to other people's. Find your distance, then dial it in and make it consistent. If you need to hit it longer, just grab another club.

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This is what it's about.  It's not "How far?" --  it's "I know how far."  Doesn't matter what club I hit that far, only that I know what club I hit that far. z5_smartass.gif  
Could not possibly agree with you guys any more. This is the key! Be able to hit a club the same distance each time and know what that distance is and you are golden!!
post #22 of 36

I hit my wedges extremely far:

 

60: 80 yds

56: 100 yds

PW: 120 yds

 

But I'm not a big hitter.  6 iron goes 160.  Driver 240 on a good hit.  So as somebody said, it's very personal.  I hit my wedges fairly low so that's why I believe they go further.  Delofting the club.  Fortunately, I spin the ball fairly well despite that so I don't have too much run out on those clubs.

post #23 of 36
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I hit my wedges extremely far:

 

60: 80 yds

56: 100 yds

PW: 120 yds

 

But I'm not a big hitter.  6 iron goes 160.  Driver 240 on a good hit.  So as somebody said, it's very personal.  I hit my wedges fairly low so that's why I believe they go further.  Delofting the club.  Fortunately, I spin the ball fairly well despite that so I don't have too much run out on those clubs.

I don't find that extreme at all. Those pretty much match my distances (6 iron and driver included). I hit my wedges high (when I'm not mired in the suck). My 56* goes a little over 100 yards on a good strike.

post #24 of 36
After having more airmails today than the Postal Service all I can say is that it's not what I thought it was yesterday.

I'm going to have to find some time to play some golf during the week so I have some sort of clue how far shots are going to go on the weekend.
post #25 of 36
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After having more airmails today than the Postal Service all I can say is that it's not what I thought it was yesterday.

I'm going to have to find some time to play some golf during the week so I have some sort of clue how far shots are going to go on the weekend.

 

Sorry - that doesn't work unless you factor in the weekend premium.  :smartass:

post #26 of 36
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Sorry - that doesn't work unless you factor in the weekend premium.  " src="http://files.thesandtrap.com//images/smilies/new/z5_smartass.gif">

 



Yeah that's right, and I don't like math anyway.

Somehow I got away from playing feel shots to a target and went with the old "hit and hope" philosophy. a2_wink.gif

Rusty wasn't a strong enough word.
post #27 of 36

I hit my 56 about 100 yds and 60 about 80 yds.

post #28 of 36

My 58* is right on 85 and my 54* is right on 105, so I would think 56* would be 95.

post #29 of 36
These days ... About 80 yards ... Just do not hit any of my clubs as far, since I am changing my swing ... By I get a lot more height on all my irons ... Which I will trade for distance right now ...
post #30 of 36
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I just got back from the driving range and had a challenge of hitting sand wedge with my friend, so I know my 56° wedge consistently goes 105 yards with about 10 yards of draw. I couldn't tell you what my driver speed is because I've never had it measured, and I only hit 3 wood off of the tee anyway, haha.

Guessing that you fit the LPGA distance profile plus a few mph like many of us, but I can't tell with one data point.

Stock PW carries 107 for them, which is 49-50 degrees (not a GI club type loft).
post #31 of 36
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Guessing that you fit the LPGA distance profile plus a few mph like many of us, but I can't tell with one data point.

Stock PW carries 107 for them, which is 49-50 degrees (not a GI club type loft).

 

 

Except for Lexi, and maybe a few pothers. IIRC, lexi hits her PW 140, or some crazy number...:-D

post #32 of 36
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Except for Lexi, and maybe a few pothers. IIRC, lexi hits her PW 140, or some crazy number...a3_biggrin.gif

Right, I mean average. z5_smartass.gif
post #33 of 36
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Right, I mean average. z5_smartass.gif

 

 

I know....just messin with ya....:-P

post #34 of 36
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This is what it's about.  It's not "How far?" --  it's "I know how far."  Doesn't matter what club I hit that far, only that I know what club I hit that far. :smartass:

 

I don't know if I agree with this statement.

Clubs are made to go certain distance for an average player with certain level of skill.

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If I find that I'm consistently hitting 10-15, or more, yards shorter than someone of my skill level and "strength", I'm thinking I'm not maximizing my swing.... time to hit the range.

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But mainly I was just looking for a range of distance for my 56*.

But, for me, right now 100 yards seems out of reach.

post #35 of 36
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I don't know if I agree with this statement.
Clubs are made to go certain distance for an average player with certain level of skill.
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If I find that I'm consistently hitting 10-15, or more, yards shorter than someone of my skill level and "strength", I'm thinking I'm not maximizing my swing.... time to hit the range.
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But mainly I was just looking for a range of distance for my 56*.
But, for me, right now 100 yards seems out of reach.

Maybe you put it too far forward in your stance?
post #36 of 36
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Guessing that you fit the LPGA distance profile plus a few mph like many of us, but I can't tell with one data point.

Stock PW carries 107 for them, which is 49-50 degrees (not a GI club type loft).

Interesting insight. Thank you!
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