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Originally Posted by HyndmanGolf29

-Driver (10 degree)= 400yds & 350yds but this is something I haven't been able to observe due to the back of most ranges being around 300yds; but I have taken the ball over a tree-line and out-of-sight at a range where the trees were 100ft tall and this tree-line started about 300yds out.

I have the same problem.  It's those darn redwoods at 325 yards out.  When I hit it over them on the fly, I just can't calculate for sure my exact driver distance. It's the same problem my friend Jack Hamm has when he hits it over those mountains in the distance.  POW!!!

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Driver - So far that you wouldn't want your wife to see me hit it. 3+ Wood - You'd get tired and have to sit down while walking to my ball. 1 Iron - Wooden tees catch fire like match heads eve

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We should totally play sometime! I can only hit driver on holes that run north-south, anything east-west is a no go. Just too risky, don't wanna **** up the earth's rotation.

Originally Posted by sean_miller

A lot of guys post some very low numbers. I've never met a single digit player who couldn't drive the ball past 280 when they want to, but apparently it's quite common in some parts of the world.

I think there are a lot of factors that add to distance, aside from internet bravado. Its obvious that a lot of braggers will stretch their drives by a lot, knowing they are unlikely to meet anyone here, but there probably still are a lot of people with long distances.

Im naturally tall, strong, and athletic. I grew up on the end of a hockey stick and ball glove. Im 6'4, strong and fast. Im by no means bubba long, but with a consistent, comfortable swing I drive 270 repeatedly. The problem is that my driver is balky. So while 270 is nice, i'd rather have 220 in the fairway than 270 in the trees, hazard, or OB.

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Originally Posted by ApocG10

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

A lot of guys post some very low numbers. I've never met a single digit player who couldn't drive the ball past 280 when they want to, but apparently it's quite common in some parts of the world.

I think there are a lot of factors that add to distance, aside from internet bravado. Its obvious that a lot of braggers will stretch their drives by a lot, knowing they are unlikely to meet anyone here, but there probably still are a lot of people with long distances.

Im naturally tall, strong, and athletic. I grew up on the end of a hockey stick and ball glove. Im 6'4, strong and fast. Im by no means bubba long, but with a consistent, comfortable swing I drive 270 repeatedly. The problem is that my driver is balky. So while 270 is nice, i'd rather have 220 in the fairway than 270 in the trees, hazard, or OB.

I'll take your word for it.

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Originally Posted by HyndmanGolf29

MAX Distance:

-2Iron=280yds

-3Iron=270

-Driver (10 degree)= 400yds & 350yds but this is something I haven't been able to observe due to the back of most ranges being around 300yds; but I have taken the ball over a tree-line and out-of-sight at a range where the trees were 100ft tall and this tree-line started about 300yds out.

-SW=  I can hit the ball up to 150yds out, but,  however, typically I take a full-stroke from about 125yds (or so) to a green.

-6Iron cut shot= I've been fading (or cutting) the ball with this club to flags positioned at about 200yds out.

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haha sure.  those distances and your handicap are both BS from looking at your golf swing....

On planet earth here in pinehurst here are my carry distances for a normal shot.

Driver 270-280

3w - 250

2h - 225

3i- 215

4i - 205

5i - 195

6i -180

7i- 170

8i - 160

9- 150

pw - 135

54- 110

58 - 95

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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker

If I really catch one with my driver, I'll hit it 500-550.  That's with roll, of course.

Other clubs:

3w - 450

5w - 400

7w - 386.5

9w - 322

4hybrid - 280

7i -295

8i - 200

putter - 180

9i - 120

pw - 100

sw - 90

Yeah, I totally kill my putter too.

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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker

If I really catch one with my driver, I'll hit it 500-550.  That's with roll, of course.

Other clubs:

3w - 450

5w - 400

7w - 386.5

9w - 322

4hybrid - 280

7i -295

8i - 200

putter - 180

9i - 120

pw - 100

sw - 90

Originally Posted by Ernest Jones

Yeah, I totally kill my putter too.

Those distances are in INCHES.

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When I hit them well:

Driver - 220-230

3 iron - 165-170

4 iron - 155-160

5 iron - 145-150

6 iron - 135-140

7 iron  - 130ish

8 iron -  125

9 iron - 120

PW - 100-110

SW - 75-80

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Driver - 270-285

3w     - 245-255

2h      - 220-235

4i       - 185-195

5i       - 175-185

6i       - 165-175

7i       - 155-165

8i       - 145-155

9i       - 135-145

PW    - 125-135

50      - 105-115

56      - 80

60      - 65

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Originally Posted by JJLinn

When I hit them well:

Driver - 220-230

3 iron - 165-170

4 iron - 155-160

5 iron - 145-150

6 iron - 135-140

7 iron  - 130ish

8 iron -  125

9 iron - 120

PW - 100-110

SW - 75-80

Hey, these are almost my identical distances.  We also have very similar handicaps.  I thought I was doing something horribly wrong that I could only hit a 7 iron around 130 yards and my 4 iron (hybrid, actually) barely gets over 150.  I do play a 3 hybrid, also, as opposed to iron, and it allows me to get 180 fairly consistantly, and closer to 200 if I have to (I can hit a 3 iron about 90 yards even, so I leave that thing at home).  But you get a little more distance on the shorter side than me (my solid 9 iron hits only go about 105-110, 8 iron- 120).  It makes me feel a little better that someone else in my handicap range has similar distances.  I guess that means that as my swing improves, these distances should go up as well.

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

A lot of guys post some very low numbers. I've never met a single digit player who couldn't drive the ball past 280 when they want to, but apparently it's quite common in some parts of the world.

The PGA tour average driving distance is about 287.  So, I would think that there are quite a few single digit players who can't drive 280.

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Originally Posted by Limpinswinger

The PGA tour average driving distance is about 287.  So, I would think that there are quite a few single digit players who can't drive 280.

PGA Tour driving distance is NOT a good measurement of how far those players hit their driver.  The reason is that they hit alot of long irons, hybrids, 5 woods and 3 woods that all factor into the "driving distance" statistic.

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Originally Posted by blue72ss

PGA Tour driving distance is NOT a good measurement of how far those players hit their driver.  The reason is that they hit alot of long irons, hybrids, 5 woods and 3 woods that all factor into the "driving distance" statistic.

I'd have to agree there.  I think every guy on the PGA tour can crank one 300 if he wants to.

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Originally Posted by Limpinswinger

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

A lot of guys post some very low numbers. I've never met a single digit player who couldn't drive the ball past 280 when they want to, but apparently it's quite common in some parts of the world.

The PGA tour average driving distance is about 287.  So, I would think that there are quite a few single digit players who can't drive 280.

Their average versus what a single digit CAN do when they step on it are not the same thing. My course isn't that long but I don't see anyone who drives <250 turning in the kind of scores that get them into single digits.

Over the years I've read way more comments from people who tend to exaggerate their short game prowess.  Distances are easily measured and confirmed from the fairway or off the tee, but a lot of guys mark their ball, then take more than 5 steps to the flag and say they hit the ball within 10 feet  - every time. I see a lot of 6 foot gimmes among the seniors as well. That's gotta add a few strokes every round, but whatever floats your boat.

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Driver:

Control shot: 240-260

full smooth swing: 275-290

all out: 290-340

3-wood: 250

2i:215

3i:205

4i: 195

5i: 185

6i: 175

7i: 165

8i: 155

9i: 145

pw: 130

52*: 110

62*: 70

These are my full smooth swing distances, but as of late i have been utilizing the punch shot more and more often for control. My theory is select the club i would normally hit  with a full smooth swing, then drop 3 and punch it. Has worked pretty well. (do keep in mind when/if trying this that when you punch it wind will not effect it as munch as would the full swing so into the wind i typically only drop 2).

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I'm not a long hitter ...wish I could get some of the distances posted here.

My 6 iron is my 150 yd club and I work the rest of my irons approx 10 yds up or down from there.

Driver - 260

3 wood - 230

17 hybrid - 190

21 hybrid - 170

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Although I can hit it longer sometimes, my averages are as follows:

D: 265 (10dg)

3w: 240 (15 dg)

2h: 215 ish (18 dg)

3i: 205

4i: 195

5i: 185

6i: 175

7i: 160

8i: 150

9i: 135

PW: 120

Of course, these distances can vary wildly depending on conditions.  I had the luck of playing the Prince Course on Kauai last week during a vacation and you could throw those distances out the window.  On the first hole, which was downhill and downwind, I smoked a 3 wood 280.  On the finishing hole (about 410 yds), which was uphill and against the wind, I hit a good drive about 220.  BTW, I don't know if anyone else has ever played the Prince, but it is EASILY the most difficult track I've ever played.  At the end of the round, the pro told me the course record from the tips was only 68!?!?!

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No wonder that the golf courses get longer...

Found a list of yardages for the "reasonably proficient 40-year-old male golfer of average height" hitting "modern" lofted clubs into still wind:

4-iron, 170 yards, 155 meters
5-iron, 160 yards, 146 meters
6-iron, 150 yards, 137 meters
7-iron, 140 yards, 128 meters
8-iron, 130 yards, 118 meters
9-iron, 120 yards, 109 meters
No. 3 hybrid, 185 to 190 yards, 169 - 173 meters
No. 4 hybrid, 180 to 185 yards, 164 - 168 meters
I am happy to report that I am just one of those average golfers - that are my carry distances, too. And I can not hit it longer, I have to hope for roll.
Here are their ranges for the average hitters on the PGA Tour.
4-Iron 210-220
5-Iron 195-205
6-Iron 180-190
7-Iron 165-180
8-Iron 150-170
9-Iron 140-155
Pitching Wedge 130-135
Gap Wedge (not used)
Sand Wedge 115-120
Lob Wedge 75-95
The most interesting part of the article is the discussion of loft angles.
So we might see even increasing distances for irons.
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I remember someone mentioning that the lower lofts is just all technology. It's so easy to get the ball up in the air with the new tech, that they lowered the lofts to increase distance without losing height in ballflight while increasing distance. It's probably easier to get a new lower lofted 3i into the air than the higher lofted 3 of the past, but I could be wrong about that.

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