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Say you're in the fairway with a good lie, the greens are fairways are soft so you have to fly it to the green - what is your optimum distance to hit a 6 iron. Assuming calm conditions, 85˚ weather, low humidity, even elevation from ball to green...

This is a two parter.

How far do you fly a six iron? & What is your what shaft (brand and flex) is in your six iron?

I'll start.

I fly a 6 iron 185. My 6 iron swing speed is in the mid/high 80s. I have PX 6.0 shafts.
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160-165 PX 5.5 I can hit it 175 if I want to. The other huge variable is I golf in at Sea Level in the Pacific Northwest - The air is thicker and moister here and balls don't fly nearly as long. When I am in Pheonix my regular swing with a 6 iron is more like 175-180
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177-187 6 iron Taylormade R7. Steel shaft and regular flex. Ball very high hard to see, comes straight down soft landing on green. Titleist ball most preferred. Will play a soft Pinnacle gold but it rolls more.
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Say you're in the fairway with a good lie, the greens are fairways are soft so you have to fly it to the green - what is your optimum distance to hit a 6 iron. Assuming calm conditions, 85˚ weather, low humidity, even elevation from ball to green...

Solid Stable Swing 180-185.

If I kill it, 190. Mizuno MP 67 S300
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170ish easy - 180ish hard. DG X-100 shaft.

It all depends on the conditions and the shot I want to hit. I can go a little more or a little less if needed, but that is the ball park.
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My 6 iron is my 160-170 yard stick.

I don't have a clue what the 6i ss is....my driver ss is ~105mph.



All my irons and wedges have the AWT Stiff shaft.
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