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More important questions might be what is your fairways hit percentage, GIR percentage, averaged distance of your first putt, percentage saves when you miss the green and average number of putts a round.  While knowing what your distance is with each club is important the value of being long is over estimated in my opinion.  Tiger won The Open (The British Open if you prefer) and only hit one driver.  LOL

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Originally Posted by ghalfaire

More important questions might be what is your fairways hit percentage, GIR percentage, averaged distance of your first putt, percentage saves when you miss the green and average number of putts a round.  While knowing what your distance is with each club is important the value of being long is over estimated in my opinion.  Tiger won The Open (The British Open if you prefer) and only hit one driver.  LOL



Not to get into an argument in what is essentially a "how much do you bench" thread, but do you know why he could do that?

Because he of how long he hits his irons. His length was an advantage that he didn't even need to use a driver to win. A shorter hitter would have needed to use driver for the same tee shots.

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Driver: 255 (450 when I use the Hammer-X)

3-Wood: 230

5-Wood: 215

4 Iron: 190

5 Iron: 175

6 Iron: 160

7 Iron: 150

8 Iron: 140

9 Iron: 130

PW: 120

AW: 105

SW: 85

LW: 65

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

Not to get into an argument in what is essentially a "how much do you bench" thread, but do you know why he could do that?

Because he of how long he hits his irons. His length was an advantage that he didn't even need to use a driver to win. A shorter hitter would have needed to use driver for the same tee shots.

I would argue that his accuracy with iron Vs driver was what made the difference, but concede that Tom Kite or Mike Weir would not have had this option open to them. I won't argue that having distance, as Tiger does, isn't a good thing if you can keep in under control. Sure a lot easier to have good numbers in the statistics I mentioned if you're hitting a wedge Vs a 7 iron to the greens.  But my point was that Tiger gave up that distance, even though he is pretty good (or used to be) with a driver, to ensure his ball was in the fairway.  He apparently did this because he knew in this situation it was more important to be in the fairway at 280 yards than in the rough at 300+ yards.  At the time Tiger was the undisputed best golfer in the world so giving some thought to his tactics on the course might make sense for we less gifted golfers.  Maybe I was just trying to say it really doesn't make a lot of difference how much you can bench as long as it is adequate for the task.

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9.5* - 275-85 expected / 250 or so avg.

15* - 230

19* - 215

4i - 200

5i - 190

6i - 180

7i - 170

8i - 160

9i - 145

pw - 135

52 * - 115

56 * - 100

60 * - 85

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Originally Posted by ghalfaire

I would argue that his accuracy with iron Vs driver was what made the difference, but concede that Tom Kite or Mike Weir would not have had this option open to them. I won't argue that having distance, as Tiger does, isn't a good thing if you can keep in under control. Sure a lot easier to have good numbers in the statistics I mentioned if you're hitting a wedge Vs a 7 iron to the greens.  But my point was that Tiger gave up that distance, even though he is pretty good (or used to be) with a driver, to ensure his ball was in the fairway.  He apparently did this because he knew in this situation it was more important to be in the fairway at 280 yards than in the rough at 300+ yards.  At the time Tiger was the undisputed best golfer in the world so giving some thought to his tactics on the course might make sense for we less gifted golfers.  Maybe I was just trying to say it really doesn't make a lot of difference how much you can bench as long as it is adequate for the task.

I can keep up to my buddy's driver with a 3-iron, so I often hit 3-iron or hybrid when he's hitting a driver. I hit the short grass more often and when it's a driver hole, I have a short to mid-iron into holes he can't reach. Length is an advantage . . . ( assuming I'm not hitting 3 off the tee ).

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driver 285 average

3 wood 265

5 wood 250

3i-230

4i-220

5i-210

6i-195

7i-180

8i-165

9i-155

pw-145

56*-120

60*-100

putter-i hit it about 70 ft once lol

hmm looking at my irons sems my drives should be longer,extreme lag in irons i guess

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Originally Posted by golfyboy4

driver 285 average

3 wood 265

5 wood 250

3i-230

4i-220

5i-210

6i-195

7i-180

8i-165

9i-155

pw-145

56*-120

60*-100

putter-i hit it about 70 ft once lol

hmm looking at my irons sems my drives should be longer,extreme lag in irons i guess



No, not really, shorter clubs go longer for their given loft.  They are more forgiving, thus the average goes up.  The law of diminishing returns applies, your numbers are about right for your handicap.

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A couple of interesting articles for those wondering about the posted distances:

http://www.tutelman.com/golf/clubs/launchOptimize.php?ref=

http://sections.asme.org/Canaveral/golf.htm (download golfball.xls)

My carry yardages are as follows:

Driver, Ping K15 (Japanese Model), 9.5*, Basara Griffin, S-Flex: 240

3 Wood, Ping K15, 16*, TFC 149F, S-Flex: 220

Ping G15, Hybrid 3, 20*, TFC 149F, S-Flex: 205

Ping G15, Hybrid 4, 23*, TFC 149F, S-Flex, 190

Mizuno JPX800, 25*, Dynalite Gold XP S300: 180

Mizuno JPX800, 28*: 170

Mizuno JPX800, 32*: 155

Mizuno JPX800, 36*: 145

Mizuno JPX800, 40*: 135

Mizuno JPX800, 44*: 125

Mizuno JPX GW, 49*: 110

Titleist Vokey, Spin Milled CC, 52* (8* Bounce): 95

Titleist Vokey, Spin Milled CC, 56* (11* Bounce): 80

Swinging my Driver at 97mph +/- 2 mph

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Driver 9 degree:  270ish

4 wood: 235ish

3H: 220ish

4h: 210ish

5h: 200ish

6 iron: 180ish

7 iron: 165ish

8 iron: 155ish

9 iron: 140ish

PW: 130ish

GW(52): 110ish

SW(56): 85ish

LW (60):60ish

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Average/Max

Driver: 270/285
3W: 230/240
5W: 225/230
4i: 200/210

5i:190/200

6i:175/180

7i:165/175
8i:160/170

9i: 145/155
PW: 135/145
AW: 120/130

56: 115 max, rarely hit it tho
58: 100 max, rarely hit it tho

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Driver 270-280
17.5* fairway 225 - 240
4 iron 210 - 220
5 iron 190 - 205
6 iron 175 - 185
7 iron 165 - 175
8 iron 150 - 165
9 iron 135 - 150
PW   120 - 135
AW   100 - 120
56*   100 and in

60*    75  and in

wedges just depend on what the shot calls for, sometimes i'll hit an AW from 20 yds.  i probably need a 2 or 3 iron hybrid as my 14th club

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Originally Posted by bunkerputt

Normal swing walk-off averages, meaning hard, but preserving spine angle:

Driver:  269

3-w:  241

5-w:  225

3-hybrid:  212

4-iron:  191

5-iron:  178

6-iron:  168

7-iron:  152

8-iron:  142

9-iron:  130

PW:  123

52*:  100-115

56:  ~85 yds, but usually not full swing territory

Those are my 2010 stats at 34 years old in Texas using a uPro GPS with the shot mark feature.  Not all of them have a lot of samples, some of them are more into the wind and some more with, etc.  i.e. the normal statistical measurement problems.


Update:  Blowing these away by about 15 yards per club 3 weeks after two key lessons and getting better, and longer by the day.  Might be too much distance now, unless I can harness the power.  Muwah hah hah!

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I hit it pretty long but that doesn't mean it goes where I want it to...

Driver: 285-310

3 Wood: 250-260

5 Wood: 230-240

3h: 220

4h: 210

5h: 200

6i: 180

7i: 170

8i: 160

9i: 150

10i: 140

PW: 130

52*: 115ish

56*: 100ish

60*: 70-80

These numbers are probably on a good day. When my accuracy is not very good I slow down the swing especially with the driver and 3 wood.Im also aware that is 16 clubs Ill usually sit 2 of the 6i, 3 wood,10i and 60 wedge.

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