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How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron?

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especially for hard / fast greens pros play on unless they hit them very low to hit that far.

Pros launch the ball low, but to call them "hit very low" is a bit misleading. They hit the ball higher than almost anyone and with steeper landing angles.

I'm simply saying.. If you can hit your target, the club doesn't matter.. Long short.. Who cares..a better question I guess is why? Why do want to use a 7 iron to hit a 170 target? The answer is, whatever club hits the 170 yard target. It's different for almost everyone.

You completely missed my point.

If you are able to hit your target, it does not matter what club you use, or curve or anything used to consistently always hit your the target.

If I hit a low knock down smother punch draw with a 5 iron inside 10 ft every time to a screen 150 yds away, the club doesn't matter.. Or I step on a wedge into the same green.. All I want is the target... Whatever SHOT hits the target. Using the right shot with the right club to get the result.

You either hit your target, or you don't. Period.

And I think all @saevel25 was saying is that… you're more likely to hit that target with the shorter, higher lofted club (so long as you aren't swinging out of your shoes).

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I certainly agree higher lofted clubs are easier to hit than lower lofted clubs. However isn't the premise of the original post basically, " how do I really step on a 7 iron and get 170 yards out of it?" Makes no sense to me. This is one of those topics I should have smiled and passed over...

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I certainly agree higher lofted clubs are easier to hit than lower lofted clubs.

However isn't the premise of the original post basically, " how do I really step on a 7 iron and get 170 yards out of it?" Makes no sense to me.

This is one of those topics I should have smiled and passed over...

How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron? Can you swing that fast with an iron?

He did not say, "how do I really step on a 7 iron". He said, "How do I hit 170 yards with 7 iron"

Big difference. I am not talking about taking someone who hits a 5 iron 170 and saying, take the 7 iron and swing very hard. When I read the OP's message I think, Ok what swing improvements can he do to improve his contact to maximize his distance. In the end some people can't hit a 7 iron 170.

In regard of not overswinging, being able to hit a 7 iron 170 is a huge advantage.

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He did not say, "how do I really step on a 7 iron". He said, "How do I hit 170 yards with 7 iron"

Big difference. I am not talking about taking someone who hits a 5 iron 170 and saying, take the 7 iron and swing very hard. When I read the OP's message I think, Ok what swing improvements can he do to improve his contact to maximize his distance. In the end some people can't hit a 7 iron 170.

In regard of not overswinging, being able to hit a 7 iron 170 is a huge advantage.

Im afraid im one of those poor souls who cant hit 7 iron 170. When my swing is on i have managed 160 on the odd occasion and while it is a huge advantage to hit each club as far as you can i think we often get too hung up on the whole max distance thing.

I used to be one of those that would stand on the tee and ask "what did you hit there?" and would then try and hit the same club and end up short. If you need more club than your opponent then there is no shame in it.

I think getting that distance is something that comes over time, partly from improved contact, swing mechanics etc. but body strength and overall fitness must have at least a small part to play?

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How do you hit 170 yards with 7 iron? Can you swing that fast with an iron?


Why would hitting a 7i 170 be too important?  If you can hit a 6i 170, why not just use the club that goes the distance you need ?  :)

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If he needs another 10-15% more yardage, I recommend playing in elevated mountain courses.  Around Denver or higher.  That'll do most of it.

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I see that this is an old post, and I'm going to take the OP at his word. How do you hit a 7 iron 170 yards? Have lots and lots of clubhead speed! Good grief, I saw pros at the Valero hit 6 irons from 215 this weekend!

I'm just guessing the OP didn't ask the question he really meant to.

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My 7 is 30° (Callaway XR and the new Epic's 7 iron is too), my 6 iron, 26°, seems to hit ground around 160 so 7 might be 145?

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