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Average Distances - How Far Do You Hit Each Club? (And Don't Lie!)

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Driver - 250
3 Wood - 230

Hybrid - 200
4 iron - 185
5 iron - 175
6 iron - 165
7 iron - 154
8 iron - 143
9 iron - 130
PW - 120

52 - 105
56 - 93
60 - 80

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These are my carry distances up here in cold and rainy Vancouver:

60* 105

54* 125

PW* 143

9I 154

8I 166

7I 177

6I 189

5I 204

4I 213

3I 224

2Hy 240

3Wood 260

Driver 285

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Driver: 260

3-wood: 220

4i: 180

5i: 175

6i: 165

7i: 155

8i: 145

9i: 125

10i/PW: 105

GW (50): 85

SW (55): 65

LW (60): 50

HLW (64): 35

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Ha! Funny how many replies something like this gets. And yes I would love to respond so no judgement here

Driver: 285

3-wood: 255

Rescue: 235

4-Iron: 210

5-Iron: 195

6-Iron: 185

7-Iron: 175

8-Iron: 160

9-Iron: 150

PW: 135

52: 125

56:110

60:100

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Driver: 270 average

3 wood: 240

Rescue: 220

4 Iron: 195

5 Iron: 185

6 Iron: 175

7 Iron: 165

8 Iron: 150

9 Iron: 140

E wedge: 120

52: 110

56: 99

60: 88

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I think half the people on here have no idea how far they hit it.  I just wrote a thread about how when I really measured, my irons were about 30 yards shorter than I thought on average.  This past Saturday, I hit the best drive of my life.  Hard swing, totally square, and straight.  The scorecard said the hole was 450, and I hit it right next to the 150 yard marker.  So, a drive that felt great that was 300 yards!  Well, no.  When measured with GPS, the drive was 239.2.  The yardages on the course were insanely off.  I double-checked with google earth since I hit it just over a fairway bunker, and sure enough the edge of the bunker was 230.

I'm going to say right now that if you carry a 10 handicap you do not drive further than 280.  You may, some time ago, have hit one drive that was 280, but average?  I'm not buying it at all.

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It's great that you've realized you're not as long as you thought you were, but how about "typically" drives 280. Would you accept that claim from a 10 handicapper? I mean a true 10 handicapper here, not one who reached a pinnacle of mediocrity after months of dedication. I'm talking about someone who plays occasionally, hits the ball okay, but needs to tighten up their game a little. I played with an 11 and a 14 last week (real indexes - no interweb BS) and both of them hit the ball >280 on every drive. Wasn't always in a good spot when it was done rolling, but still, they were long.


Originally Posted by johnclayton1982

I think half the people on here have no idea how far they hit it.  I just wrote a thread about how when I really measured, my irons were about 30 yards shorter than I thought on average.  This past Saturday, I hit the best drive of my life.  Hard swing, totally square, and straight.  The scorecard said the hole was 450, and I hit it right next to the 150 yard marker.  So, a drive that felt great that was 300 yards!  Well, no.  When measured with GPS, the drive was 239.2.  The yardages on the course were insanely off.  I double-checked with google earth since I hit it just over a fairway bunker, and sure enough the edge of the bunker was 230.

I'm going to say right now that if you carry a 10 handicap you do not drive further than 280.  You may, some time ago, have hit one drive that was 280, but average?  I'm not buying it at all.



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I know I got considerably shorter after I bought a laser.  I've hit several of those 240 yard "300 yard" drives.  As an aside, I was also better before I got an official handicap.

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Yeah-no debate from me that it happens, I've played with a few of those guys.  But it's rare, and certainly rarer than the internet makes it out to be.

Originally Posted by sean_miller

It's great that you've realized you're not as long as you thought you were, but how about "typically" drives 280. Would you accept that claim from a 10 handicapper? I mean a true 10 handicapper here, not one who reached a pinnacle of mediocrity after months of dedication. I'm talking about someone who plays occasionally, hits the ball okay, but needs to tighten up their game a little. I played with an 11 and a 14 last week (real indexes - no interweb BS) and both of them hit the ball >280 on every drive. Wasn't always in a good spot when it was done rolling, but still, they were long.



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Driver: 250 if its a good one

3h: 210ish

4h: 190-200

5i 170-180ish

6i 160-170ish

7i 150-160

8i 140-150

9i 130-140

pw: 120

sw 100

52* I always miss hit this damn club

60* 60-70 yards

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Driver: 300

3 wood: 260ish (it rarely ever gets used)

2iron: 240

3iron: 220-230

4iron:210

5iron: 200

6 iron: 180-190

7 iron: 170

8 iron: 160

9 iron: 150

pw: 130-140

gap: 110-120

sw: anything under 110

lob: under 70, use the sw more often

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Swing changes seem to be paying dividends in the long clubs, but strangely enough loosing a bit in the wedges (used to be a sweeper, now take reasonable divots, maybe my kbs tours in wedges dont like that).  New distances in METRES:

Driver 240 (off tee)
3 wood 210 (off tee)

2 hybrid 190

3-iron 170
4-iron 160
5-iron 150
6-iron 140
7-iron 130
8-iron 120
9-iron 110
PW 100
52 GW 75
58 SW 50

Originally Posted by bcgolf

After time these number changed somewhat

Avg. Carry distances in METERS

Driver 230 (off tee)

3 wood 200 (off tee)

3-iron 170

4-iron 160

5-iron 150

6-iron 140

7-iron 130

8-iron 120

9-iron 110

PW 100

52 GW 80

58 SW 60

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(Aprox)

Driver: 265 Yrds

3 Wood: 230 Yrds

3H: 205 yrds

5 Iron: 185 Yrds

6 Iron: 175 Yrds

7 Iron: 165 Yrds

8 Iron: 155 Yrds

9 Iron: 145 Yrds

PW: 135yrds

SW: 115 Yrds

58: 105 Yrds

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Driver   290

3w   270 (off the tee)

3i   235 - 245

4i   220 - 230

5i   200 - 210

6i   190 - 200

7i   170 - 185

8i   155 - 165

9i   145 - 160

PW (48)   125 - 140

GW (52)   115 - 125

SW (54)   100 - 110

LW (60)   85 - 100

I put ranges because I almost never try to hit it as hard as I can... i.e., I'd rather hit a 3/4 PW 125 yards then try to kill a GW

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Driver - 250-260

3 Wood - 225

2H - 205

4i - 195

5i - 185

6i - 175

7i - 165

8i - 150-155

9i - 140

PW - 130

52' - 110

56' - 85-95

60' - 60-70

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This has been a tough one for me: between losing weight, making swing changes, experimenting with different balls, I never know what each day will bring.  I'm going to put what I seem to hit most of the time, but from round to round there could easily be a 10 yard difference per club in either direction.

Driver: 250

3W (off the tee): 235

5W: 220

3H: 205

5I:190

6I: 175

7I: 165

8I: 155

9I: 145

PW/10I: 130

GW (51*): 115

SW (56*): 90

LW (62*): 65

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comfortable (carry) distances on stock and in control swings:

driver: 275 to 280

3w: 250

2-iron: 225

3hybrid: 215

4 iron: 205

5 iron 193

6: 182

7: 172

8: 160

9: 147

w: 135

s: 115

l: 95

I gave up trying to kill the ball a long time ago, now I just try to stay in balance and keep an even tempo.  I can hit each club 10 to 20 yards further if I want but I rarely try to do so in a round unless there is something to be gained (like hitting it higher and stopping it on a firm green etc...)

on the course though i'll hit club from all kinds of distances depending on how it feels and where I want to miss it.  I'll hit 7 iron from 160, 178, and even as short as 155 (if I need a low-cut etc...)

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