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Great point. I'm really amazed at some of the claims by some people here. Either they don't know how to figure an average or they're just trolling. I would imagine hitting those distances yet he's still carrying a 5 handicap, his short game must be in dire need of an overhaul.
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Originally Posted by spentmiles

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 even when I lay off.

2 Iron - If you look at the ground after I hit, you can find the little plastic letters and numbers from the ball.

3 Iron - Used this when I hit my 182nd hole in one yesterday, par 6, 783 yards, back pin, head wind screaming like a flaming eagle.

4 Iron - I swung this and a guy eating lunch shit himself.

5 Iron - Not very far (340-360) because I removed the grip and shaft so I can just swing the club head in my palm.

6 Iron - I once swung hard and hit a ball back in time.

7 Iron - If the zombie apocalypse broke out, all I'd need is a 7 iron and a bucket of balls - BOOM HEAD SHOT.

8 Iron - I can hit it on the green of any local course - from the pavement of my driveway.

9 Iron - Had my 9 iron bent to 180* so I could play left and right handed at the same time.

PW - 289, every single time. 2-8-9.

GW - 279, every single time, 2-7-9

SW - I swing in the trap and diamonds come flying out

84* - 150 with 1/10th swing (all I every need)

Putter - I can beat you with only my putter in my bag (and a telescoping ball retriever so we can fetch your mishits).

Umbrella - 120 Yards.

Basically, on the par 3's, I'm 84*, maybe putter.  Par 4's, 7 Iron, Putter,  Par 5's, 5 Iron, umbrella, putter.

I'd go on the tour but I'm too busy posting my numbers on the internet to play.

Post of the Year.

Originally Posted by mmili

A little bit about me: 5'7 @ 160 pounds. 110 mph driver swing speed. I shoot high 70s and drive it 340+ on a regular basis

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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 even when I lay off. 2 Iron - If you look at the ground after I hit, you can find the little plastic letters and numbers from the ball. 3 Iron - Used this when I hit my 182nd hole in one yesterday, par 6, 783 yards, back pin, head wind screaming like a flaming eagle. 4 Iron - I swung this and a guy eating lunch shit himself. 5 Iron - Not very far (340-360) because I removed the grip and shaft so I can just swing the club head in my palm. 6 Iron - I once swung hard and hit a ball back in time. 7 Iron - If the zombie apocalypse broke out, all I'd need is a 7 iron and a bucket of balls - BOOM HEAD SHOT. 8 Iron - I can hit it on the green of any local course - from the pavement of my driveway. 9 Iron - Had my 9 iron bent to 180* so I could play left and right handed at the same time. PW - 289, every single time. 2-8-9. GW - 279, every single time, 2-7-9 SW - I swing in the trap and diamonds come flying out 84* - 150 with 1/10th swing (all I every need) Putter - I can beat you with only my putter in my bag (and a telescoping ball retriever so we can fetch your mishits). Umbrella - 120 Yards. Basically, on the par 3's, I'm 84*, maybe putter.  Par 4's, 7 Iron, Putter,  Par 5's, 5 Iron, umbrella, putter. I'd go on the tour but I'm too busy posting my numbers on the internet to play.

[quote name="bplewis24" url="/t/25474/how-far-do-you-hit-your-clubs/480#post_855190"] Post of the Year. [/quote] You're not kidding. I haven't laughed that hard in years! Seriously. I tried reading the post out loud to my wife, but was laughing so hard, I could barely make it through half the list. Seriously good stuff.

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  • 1 month later...

Driver........245-260

3 wood 225-240

3 hybrid 220

4 hybrid 205

5I 195

6I 180

7I 165

8I 150

9I 135

PW 120
GW 90
SW 65

Huge Improvement since October........ I did these this morning on the range with very old, cut, dead balls.

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Originally Posted by spentmiles

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 even when I lay off.

2 Iron - If you look at the ground after I hit, you can find the little plastic letters and numbers from the ball.

3 Iron - Used this when I hit my 182nd hole in one yesterday, par 6, 783 yards, back pin, head wind screaming like a flaming eagle.

4 Iron - I swung this and a guy eating lunch shit himself.

5 Iron - Not very far (340-360) because I removed the grip and shaft so I can just swing the club head in my palm.

6 Iron - I once swung hard and hit a ball back in time.

7 Iron - If the zombie apocalypse broke out, all I'd need is a 7 iron and a bucket of balls - BOOM HEAD SHOT.

8 Iron - I can hit it on the green of any local course - from the pavement of my driveway.

9 Iron - Had my 9 iron bent to 180* so I could play left and right handed at the same time.

PW - 289, every single time. 2-8-9.

GW - 279, every single time, 2-7-9

SW - I swing in the trap and diamonds come flying out

84* - 150 with 1/10th swing (all I every need)

Putter - I can beat you with only my putter in my bag (and a telescoping ball retriever so we can fetch your mishits).

Umbrella - 120 Yards.

Basically, on the par 3's, I'm 84*, maybe putter.  Par 4's, 7 Iron, Putter,  Par 5's, 5 Iron, umbrella, putter.

I'd go on the tour but I'm too busy posting my numbers on the internet to play.

Awesome, this thread never fails to entertain.

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Driver - 280-290

3W - haven;t hit it in 2 years because it's a warped clone, I haven't bought a new one, and back then I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn

3hy - 225-235

4i - 205-215

5i - 195-205

6i - 180-190

7i - 165-175

8i - 155-165

9i - 145-155

PW - 140

AW - 125

SW - 115

LW - 100

Aside from checking this out at the range as much as possible without a scope, I know this is true because during my last three rounds, I played 6100-6400 yard courses and was generally hitting driver/wedge on Par 4s. During one round, I needed my 5 iron for a par 3, my 8 for another, and my 5 to hit a low scooter underneath a tree branch-after pull hooking a tee shot into the woods. Other than that, I used only 6 clubs all day - D, 3hy, AW, SW, LW, putter.

Now ask me if I hit them straight! About half of my shots are in this range. The other half are either hooks, sometimes pull hooks especially at 6i+, and an occasional vicious slice when I try to rip it and block it like nobody's business.

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Originally Posted by mmoan2

Driver - 280-290

3W - haven;t hit it in 2 years because it's a warped clone, I haven't bought a new one, and back then I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn

3hy - 225-235

4i - 205-215

5i - 195-205

6i - 180-190

7i - 165-175

8i - 155-165

9i - 145-155

PW - 140

AW - 125

SW - 115

LW - 100

Aside from checking this out at the range as much as possible without a scope, I know this is true because during my last three rounds, I played 6100-6400 yard courses and was generally hitting driver/wedge on Par 4s. During one round, I needed my 5 iron for a par 3, my 8 for another, and my 5 to hit a low scooter underneath a tree branch-after pull hooking a tee shot into the woods. Other than that, I used only 6 clubs all day - D, 3hy, AW, SW, LW, putter.

Now ask me if I hit them straight! About half of my shots are in this range. The other half are either hooks, sometimes pull hooks especially at 6i+, and an occasional vicious slice when I try to rip it and block it like nobody's business.

Okay, let me assist you in factoring your average. You have to count all those that you don't hit straight as well. Those hooks, pull hooks and vicious slices count towards your average. For each of your 220 yard banana ball slice or 240 yard left of left hook mean to hit your 280 average you have to blister one 340-360 down the middle. Starting to get the picture on what your ACTUAL average is?

No offense meant but people don't seem to fathom reality when posting their averages.

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Originally Posted by spentmiles

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 even when I lay off.

2 Iron - If you look at the ground after I hit, you can find the little plastic letters and numbers from the ball.

3 Iron - Used this when I hit my 182nd hole in one yesterday, par 6, 783 yards, back pin, head wind screaming like a flaming eagle.

4 Iron - I swung this and a guy eating lunch shit himself.

5 Iron - Not very far (340-360) because I removed the grip and shaft so I can just swing the club head in my palm.

6 Iron - I once swung hard and hit a ball back in time.

7 Iron - If the zombie apocalypse broke out, all I'd need is a 7 iron and a bucket of balls - BOOM HEAD SHOT.

8 Iron - I can hit it on the green of any local course - from the pavement of my driveway.

9 Iron - Had my 9 iron bent to 180* so I could play left and right handed at the same time.

PW - 289, every single time. 2-8-9.

GW - 279, every single time, 2-7-9

SW - I swing in the trap and diamonds come flying out

84* - 150 with 1/10th swing (all I every need)

Putter - I can beat you with only my putter in my bag (and a telescoping ball retriever so we can fetch your mishits).

Umbrella - 120 Yards.

Basically, on the par 3's, I'm 84*, maybe putter.  Par 4's, 7 Iron, Putter,  Par 5's, 5 Iron, umbrella, putter.

I'd go on the tour but I'm too busy posting my numbers on the internet to play.

I just saw this you should get an award for it!

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Originally Posted by Pablo68

Okay, let me assist you in factoring your average. You have to count all those that you don't hit straight as well. Those hooks, pull hooks and vicious slices count towards your average. For each of your 220 yard banana ball slice or 240 yard left of left hook mean to hit your 280 average you have to blister one 340-360 down the middle. Starting to get the picture on what your ACTUAL average is?

No offense meant but people don't seem to fathom reality when posting their averages.

Never said anything about average. The forum is titled "how far do you hit your clubs?" I know what an average is. I took 7th grade math. Average to me is a wasted metric anyway when it comes to measuring your club distances. If you hit a 7 iron well, it should be relatively the same distance every time anyway.

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Are the numbers being given here total yards or carry yards?  I have no idea how to accurately figure out carry distance.  I can guess where the ball hit and I can measure the point at which it stopped moving.  It would be good to know but I don't know how to capture it.

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Originally Posted by andycook

Are the numbers being given here total yards or carry yards?  I have no idea how to accurately figure out carry distance.  I can guess where the ball hit and I can measure the point at which it stopped moving.  It would be good to know but I don't know how to capture it.

Carry distance is tough to measure for us amateurs during casual rounds.  Most people probably list total distances with roll, and are using some sort of educated guess based on landmarks or rollout for carry distance.

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Carry distance is tough to measure for us amateurs during casual rounds.  Most people probably list total distances with roll, and are using some sort of educated guess based on landmarks or rollout for carry distance.

I can only get carry on the driving range. Even there it's sketchy.

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New iron distances about a month after getting my new MP-64's. I seem to be getting a perfect 10 yard difference between clubs. Note: these are all full swings, on a warm day with no wind.

PW - 155 (I don't normally hit it this long because I rarely hit a full-out swing with it)

9i - 165

8i - 175

7i - 185

6i - 195

5i - 205

4i - 215

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New iron distances about a month after getting my new MP-64's. I seem to be getting a perfect 10 yard difference between clubs. Note: these are all full swings, on a warm day with no wind. PW - 155 (I don't normally hit it this long because I rarely hit a full-out swing with it) 9i - 165 8i - 175 7i - 185 6i - 195 5i - 205 4i - 215

I like the MP-64's..... What were you playing before and how did your distances compare to these?

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Originally Posted by David in FL

I like the MP-64's..... What were you playing before and how did your distances compare to these?

About 5-10 yards less per club. I was playing an old set of Nike cavity backs. Weren't nearly as consistent either.

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Originally Posted by David in FL

The MP-64's are 5-10 yds less, right? How do the lofts compare?

Sorry, I meant the Nike's are 5-10 yds less. Lofts are the same I believe.

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