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How far do you hit your irons?

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How far do you hit your irons? I'm still trying to figure out distance on my longer irons, my increments between those clubs is still a bit foggy.

pw-120
9i-140
8i-150
7i-160
6i-170
5i-3i still dialing these in...

yeah, i know i should get some hybrids...
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How far do you hit your irons? I'm still trying to figure out distance on my longer irons, my increments between those clubs is still a bit foggy.

this isn't THAT fair of a question because of the wide gap in iron lofts these days...you buy a set of nike forged blades, and its 9 iron will have the same loft as a game improvement set's PW. right now, i'm working on hitting more than one club to the same distance (they say that tiger can hit 5 different clubs to the same distance). i won't list all of mine, but with my "standard" swings, i hit my 47 degree PW 125, a 39 degree 8 iron 155, a 27 degree 5 iron around 190, and my 21 degree 3 iron 210-215.

i'm sure there are people on this forum who hit their irons the same distances as pros do...is there anyone here who hits a comfortable 5 iron in the 210 range?
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I was just going to ask this question.

Except I wanted to know what 'average' is for irons. I notice on some forums people can tend to get a bit... generous with their personal numbers.

I have a slower swing spped with my irons, much slower than my woods (which are faster than my driver oddly enough). I think on average I only swing about 85 MPH with my irons (last I checked at a shop with a launch monitor).

I thought I was losing my mind when I noticed I didn't hit my Cleveland SG4's much further than my Big Bertha 04's. Then someone on this forum enlightened me as to the loft differences in the clubs.

Right now I think you could easily take about 10+ yards off of each of your distances for my 'playing' distance. What I mean by that is I don't hit my PW too far over a 100 yards because I become inaccurate. At the range? Sure I'll pound it further but where it goes is anyone's guess.

I have trouble figuring out how far I hit my long irons as well. Like you I have no Hybrids and I'm considering replacing my 2, 4, 5 irons with Hybrids. (Not sure I'd miss the 3 iron to be honest (I'm not accurate enough to dial in that kind of distance every time).

Yea, so I'd like to hear what is considered average for irons as well.
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I was just going to ask this question.

every golfer is undoubtedly different, but i think an 'average' player may use a 6 iron to 150. possibly a 7 iron? you'll get different responses in all sorts of different groups, i'm sure. you ask a bunch of single digit guys in their 20's, and i'm sure they'll mostly will be hitting 8 or 9 iron to 150.

i agree with your "playing" distances...i've jacked a 7 iron to 180 before (cart path only that day, misread the yardage as i was getting out of the cart, walked across the fairway, and was too lazy to go get another club), but over the long run, i know that wouldn't work out.
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guys, I hit my irons wayyy too far. they are walmart clubs, and i"m wondering if the loft is too steep. i hit my pw 150 yards. I don't swing too hard, but every club after that is the same. 9 can go about 175, 8 about 210.
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guys, I hit my irons wayyy too far. they are walmart clubs, and i"m wondering if the loft is too steep. i hit my pw 150 yards. I don't swing too hard, but every club after that is the same. 9 can go about 175, 8 about 210.

Sorry to thread-jack, but I have some property on the moon I'm selling real cheap. Two acres of prime real estate. Kind of dusty, commute sucks, no air, vast temperature changes, but the view is great.

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Sorry to thread-jack, but I have some property on the moon I'm selling real cheap. Two acres of prime real estate. Kind of dusty, commute sucks, no air, vast temperature changes, but the view is great.

I second that notion. I've been known to hit my driver a quarter mile into heavy winds.

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guys, I hit my irons wayyy too far. they are walmart clubs, and i"m wondering if the loft is too steep. i hit my pw 150 yards. I don't swing too hard, but every club after that is the same.

I'd love to see this..wow.

-- Me: 4: 180-190 5: 170-180 6: 160-170 7: 150-160 8: 140-150 9: 120-130 PW: 110-120 51 deg: 100-110 56 deg: 90-100 I feel awkward though with shots from 130-140 range and usually play the hole respective to what I can get out of the respective iron..if it's better to be short or long of the hole. My tendancy is to club up though for this.
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guys, I hit my irons wayyy too far. they are walmart clubs, and i"m wondering if the loft is too steep. i hit my pw 150 yards. I don't swing too hard, but every club after that is the same. 9 can go about 175, 8 about 210.

so which one is it? in the other post it was :

PW - 175 9 - 200 8 - 225

I guess it's easy to get mixed up if you pulling these numbers out of your ...

Or did you work out and added 25 yards on each club within last 40 minutes?
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Average distances (honest)--could be +15yrds or -20
SW 80
PW 110
9 125
8 135
7 145
6 155
5 160
4 150
3 120

(hehe, anybody else notice how the "average" long iron distances should really be less than the "average" 6-iron distance?)

I need those Walmart irons...
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Here's my average carry in Arizona.

L-80
S-95
G-110
P-120
9-130
8-140
7-150
6-160
5-170
4-180
Hybrid-195
5 wood-210
3 wood-225

However I noticed I was about 1-1 1/2 clubs short in North Carolina but I'm about 2 clubs longer when in Salt Lake City.
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My average carry distances, when I'm playing halfway decent and not duck hooking the :poop: out of it off the tee:

Driver: 260 (fade) or 250 (draw)
3-Wood (15): 235
Hybrid (17): 220
3-iron: 210
4-iron: 200
5-iron: 190
6-iron: 175
7-iron: 160
8-iron: 145
9-iron: 130
PW: 115
SW: 90
LW: 70
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Here are my average distances

Hybrid: 175
5 iron: 160
6 iron: 150
7 iron: 135
8 iron: 125
9 iron: 115
PW: 105
GW (53*): 90
LW (58): 75

Its not bad considering im 13 and 5'3
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I'm also 13 and I am 5' 6"
these are give or take 5 yards except the driver

Driver: 230-250
3-wood:210
19* Hybrid:190
22* Hybrid:175
5 iron:160
6: 150
7:140
8:125
9:115
PW: 105
GW: 90
SW:75
LW:60
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guys, I hit my irons wayyy too far. they are walmart clubs, and i"m wondering if the loft is too steep. i hit my pw 150 yards. I don't swing too hard, but every club after that is the same. 9 can go about 175, 8 about 210.

I had the same problem. I had clubs I bought from the Dollar Store and my PW was going about 210 yards, in the wind. Then I switched to Titleist and now I'm back to 130 yards. All I can say is... whew!!! Thank God.

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My average carry distances, when I'm playing halfway decent and not duck hooking the :poop: out of it off the tee:

...see, that's the weird thing--we're about the same from SW-8 iron, but then some of you guys just start roping your mid/long irons past me. My driver distance is probably only 10-20 yards behind yours, but it's those 160-210 yard shots that separate my 13 hdcp from your single digit.

any advice? tried all the hybrids and really don't just want to ditch my long irons in the closet...they look so nice! but they feel so bad!!! (maybe this should be a long/iron swing thought thread instead)
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Driver: 280
3 wood- 260
hybrid 16 degree: 240
3 iron - 225
4 iron- 215
5 iron - 200
6 iron - 185
7 iron- 175
8 iron - 165
9 iron - 155
pw- 135
gw- 120
sw-110
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