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

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Driver: 240-270

3 wood: 230-245

5 wood: 190-210

3 iron: 190-210

4 iron: 180-200

5 iron: 160-180

6 iron: 150-170

7 iron: 130-160

8 iron: 130-140

9 iron: 100-120

PW: 100-110

SW: 80-90

LW: 50-70

all estimates, using range balls,

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Driver: 335

3 wood: 280

2 hybrid:255

4 iron: 230

5 iron: 215

6 iron: 200

7 iron: 180

8 iron: 165

9 iron: 150

pw: 135

gw: 120

sw: 108

lw: 98

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Originally Posted by sblack5

Driver: 335

3 wood: 280

2 hybrid:255

4 iron: 230

5 iron: 215

6 iron: 200

7 iron: 180

8 iron: 165

9 iron: 150

pw: 135

gw: 120

sw: 108

lw: 98

You must never lay up on a par 5.

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actually I do more than one would think.   not all par 5's are straight and open with no trouble.  a lot of time if I'm playing a narrow course I will play 4 iron off the tee, 4 iron again, and then whatever is left.....97% of the time its par or better.  I may hit driver once or twice a round....and if its a short course I take it out of the bag entirely.   Knocks tons of strokes of the game.......even if it is straight...I run out of room.  and no, I'm not yankin anyone's chain...I get my distances off trackman and course play.

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Driver: 270

hybrid 19*: 230

4 iron: 210

5 iron: 195

6 iron: 185

7 iron: 175

8 iron: 165

9 iron: 155

PW: 145

UW: 130

SW: 110

LW: 85

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I am 61 yrs old and have played since I was 8. Never been a long ball hitter, but have been consistent with these yardages for most of my life....the only thing that has changed, besides getting older, is the equip......from steel shfted blades to graphite shafter CB's

Driver: 210-240....11*

3 wood: 185-205..15*

3 hybrid:195...20*

5 wood: 175...18*

4 hybrid: 170..24*

5 iron: 160....27*

6 iron: 150....30*

7 iron: 140....34*

8 iron: 125....38*

9 iron: 115....42*

pw: 100........46*

gw: 75-90.....50*

sw: 60-70.....55*

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I keep forgetting to check my distance on my driver if i just want to put it out in the middle of the fairway. i think only like 250 but i almost always go after it. I only just poke it out rarely and i never check the distance. something i need to do.

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Driver: 270

3 Wood: 240

5 Wood: 230

4 Hybrid: 215

5 Iron; 195

6 Iron: 185

7 Iron: 175

8 Iron: 160

9 iron: 150

PW: 135

GW: 120

SW: 0-110

These are my rough estimates with my old clubs. Just got a new set of Callaway X18s that havent been hit yet. Plan on getting them out this weekend to try and get my distances. Try and get them dialed in before my annual Myrtle golf trip next week!

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Originally Posted by LRMgolf

Driver: 270

3 Wood: 240

5 Wood: 230

4 Hybrid: 215

5 Iron; 195

6 Iron: 185

7 Iron: 175

8 Iron: 160

9 iron: 150

PW: 135

GW: 120

SW: 0-110

These are my rough estimates with my old clubs. Just got a new set of Callaway X18s that havent been hit yet. Plan on getting them out this weekend to try and get my distances. Try and get them dialed in before my annual Myrtle golf trip next week!

Just curious.  What is your method for figuring out your distances?  On the course there are a lot of variables and range balls usually don't fly as far.  Are you going to take your own balls to a field and hit a bunch with each club and then laser the distances?

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Originally Posted by Mr3Wiggle

Just curious.  What is your method for figuring out your distances?  On the course there are a lot of variables and range balls usually don't fly as far.  Are you going to take your own balls to a field and hit a bunch with each club and then laser the distances?

Everyones distances posted here have most certainly been verified by Trackman. Right? Right....?

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Originally Posted by DenisO

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Originally Posted by Mr3Wiggle

Just curious.  What is your method for figuring out your distances?  On the course there are a lot of variables and range balls usually don't fly as far.  Are you going to take your own balls to a field and hit a bunch with each club and then laser the distances?

Everyones distances posted here have most certainly been verified by Trackman. Right? Right....?

Can you bring Trackman onto the course with you? I only rely on a lowly laser rangefinder.  Averages are just one piece of information as I think Mr Wiggles was alluding to. On Wednesday league night I hit a 220 yard 8-iron and a 120 yard 8-iron. Both planned. One a downwind flyer and one a high cut dead into the wind.

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Driver RBZ: 260-280

3 Wood RBZ: 230-240

3 Wood old: 210 (using as effective 5 wood, looking to replace)

4 iron: 180

5 Iron; 170

6 Iron: 160

7 Iron: 145

8 Iron: 130

9 iron: 120

PW: 110

GW: 100

SW:85

Reason for shorter iron lengths is due to a 3/4 cut-down swing for more accuracy/help keep swing on plane.  Looking to replace old 3 wood with RBZ strong 3 hybrid 18.5 degree or strong 5 wood 18 degree.  And looking to add 4H, preferably strong 21 degree in place of a 3 iron.

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Good time for me to revive this thread with recent sticks.

These are GPS aided estimates.

Fade bias driver: 235-240  (11.5°)

Draw bias driver: don't hit it on straight holes so I don't know. (13°)

Driving iron: 200 yds (18.5°)

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19° fairway wood: 215 yds

23° fairway wood: 200 yds

5-iron: 182 yds (27°)

6-iron: 170 yds (31°)

7-iron: 158 yds (36°)

8-iron: 146 yds (41°)

9-iron: 134 yds (46°)

52W: 115 yds

58W: 95 yds
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dedicated sand iron: NA

putter: NA

I'm not short among my playing partners, so some of the yardages I've been seeing on this thread seem long to me.  Just sayin'.

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Originally Posted by Aging Boomer

Good time for me to revive this thread with recent sticks.

These are GPS aided estimates.

Fade bias driver: 235-240  (11.5°)

Draw bias driver: don't hit it on straight holes so I don't know. (13°)

Driving iron: 200 yds (18.5°)

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19° fairway wood: 215 yds

23° fairway wood: 200 yds

5-iron: 182 yds (27°)

6-iron: 170 yds (31°)

7-iron: 158 yds (36°)

8-iron: 146 yds (41°)

9-iron: 134 yds (46°)

52W: 115 yds

58W: 95 yds

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dedicated sand iron: NA

putter: NA

I'm not short among my playing partners, so some of the yardages I've been seeing on this thread seem long to me.  Just sayin'.

I have no doubt you play with players hitting about the same distance you do. I do the same at my club. You sure seem to have a lot of options off the tee between 200 and 235 yards.

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Also, there ARE some courses with outdated tee box markers, and which have tees set up +/- 15 yards from those markers, and people will simply read off the scorecard how long the hole plays and then subtract their 2nd-shot distance to the middle of the green and think that's accurate, when it's not always the case.  That's why somebody may rely more heavily on rangefinders or gps rather than markers.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

I was playing with a couple of guys a few months ago, and on virtually every hole one of the guys would do his math in the fairway to see how far he'd driven it.  Of course, on pretty much every hole, he was doing the math from the blue tees on the scorecard, which were measured from the same tee box as the golds, even though those tee boxes were not in use and we were hitting from the back of the tee boxes where the whites were.  The whites were pushed up front and the blues were on the back side, and the golds were where the blues would normally be.  At one point, he actually wondered aloud what the white strip of concrete at the back edge of the tee box (this was the same guy who kept calling the hosel the "nozzle") was for.

He was unknowingly adding anywhere from 20 to 60 yards to every drive he hit by using the scorecard.

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Originally Posted by bwdial

He was unknowingly adding anywhere from 20 to 60 yards to every drive he hit by using the scorecard.

That may be the gentleman who was in front of my group yesterday.  Before we teed off in our club event, he asked me about my qualifying round on Thursday and I explained how well I was doing and that on one particular hole I "really piped a good drive" out there.  Before I could finish he cut me off to ask me how far it was.  I responded that I measured it at 285 and it was my best drive of the day and left me 70 yards to a wide open pin location (which I promptly hit a hosel rocket and ended up with double-bogie on the hole...which was the point of the story).

Anyway, he went on to tell me how sometimes when he really gets a hold of it, it goes 300-315.  Mind you, this guy was at least 60 years old with a knee brace and seemingly a bad back (from the way he was walking and warming up on the range).  I watched some of his tee shots in front of me and most were weak push-slices that probably traveled 175 yards).  There's no way he could ever have sniffed 300 in his current condition/age, but he sure was enthusiastic in telling me about it.  Makes you wonder where he gets his numbers from, 'cause it definitely ain't from gps tracking.

Brandon

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