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How far do you hit your irons?

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...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.

Swing speed and contact, most likely. The only reason a 4-iron would go 150 yards is a lack of swing speed or horrid contact.

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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:

Hanging around with me will cause a person to that!

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LW 60
SW 75
GW 85
PW 100
9I 110
8I 123
7I 138
6I 150
5I 160
4H 170
7W 185
4W 195
IW 205
This may seem short but with the exception of my driver are about 15 yards longer than 2 years ago. I have a tendancy to hold on to my longer clubs which is probably costing 10 yards on my 4w and 1w. I do wonder with incrementl loft and shaft length changes of 4 degrees and 1/2 inch why do short iron gaps vary this much? My 9I is 43, pw is 47, gw 51, sw 55, lw 60.

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Your distances are very similar to mine. I really think it's about aim at this stage for myself. I think as long as I can be consistent with the yardage, and 'straight', my distance will come in time.

I too have been gaining yardage slowly since last year so there is hope... but I'm not overly concerned.

One buddy I play quite often with, really outhits me with irons. But he's often spanking them either too far (from inconsistency) or way off target. I usually have to take a longer club, but I'm walking to the short grass more often than him. He also has tremendous problem with anything 3 wood and longer. So I'm in your boat... yardage is kinda 'meh' but it's not a bad boat to be in if you're hitting on target. IMHO.

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P- 130
9- 145
8- 160
7- 170
6- 180
5- 195
Hybrid- 225
3w- 240
Driver- 270

I hit it a ways, and I've had guys laugh and snicker when I've got 165 to the middle and I pull an 8. I have to play my own game though, and when I hit it pin high they usually quiet down.

That being said, distance relative to club is kind of irrelevant. I don't really chase after distance - I'm much more concerned with keeping it on target these days.

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Ever since I took my ego out of the equation, I have noticed I am becoming more consistent, and am getting far less mishits.

GW:80-85
PW:100
9i:115
8i:125-130
7i:140
6i:150
5i:160-170
4i:175
3i:185ish

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just writing this down makes me realize I need a gap wedge.

avg carry distance
3: 210
4: 200
5: 190
6: 175
7: 165
8: 155
9: 145
PW: 130
56 deg: 105
60 deg: ? never hit a full shot w/ it

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Lw - 80 - 85
Sw - 100 - 105
Gw - 105 - 115
Pw - 120 - 125
9 - 135
8 - 145
7 - 155
6 - 165
5 - 175
7w - 185
3w - 205

I am using high launching irons with a high launch regular flex shaft but I am thinking about going with a slightly stiffer and lower shaft. Anyone have any shaft reccomendations? ($10/shaft or so).

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...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.

I notice you play with Mizuno Grads, R300 shafts. I had those same clubs until about 4 years ago. I could never hit those long irons in the air enough to get good distance and those long irons were not nearly as forgiving as my 735's.

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just writing this down makes me realize I need a gap wedge.

Quite. Get yourself a 52deg gap and lose the LW IMHO. You can open up the SW and make a nice flop shot if you wish. You're about 10% longer than I, which I will make up when I really complete that shoulder turn. But I'm in no hurry, consistency rules - not distance - of course.

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I had a gap wedge when I had my 775CB set. The lofts between the 9,P,G,SW were are life 4-5 degrees apart. I actually didn't like this very much. I didn't really use the Gap wedge. I don't like taking full swings with wedges. I prefer swing 70-90% within each club.

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Seems like your 8 iron is going to waste with those gaps? I would have my lofts checked. If they are correct I would probably drop the 8 iron for something else, or maybe weaken the 8 and nine iron lofts a couple of degrees each. If you already hit the ball high this could be a swing issue.

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Seems like your 8 iron is going to waste with those gaps? I would have my lofts checked. If they are correct I would probably drop the 8 iron for something else, or maybe weaken the 8 and nine iron lofts a couple of degrees each. If you already hit the ball high this could be a swing issue.

you're right about that 8 iron...but i think he would know about a swing issue if he even had one...

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Here is mine along with swing speed and club specifics:

Wow are you the second coming of John Daly?, to use regular shafts with that swing speed and those distances? Do you have a very long smooth swing?

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LW60 - 85 yds
SW56 - 105 YDS
GP50- 120 YDS
PW - 133 YDS
9I - 144 YDS
8I - 156 YDS
7I - 168 YDS
6I - 180 YDS
5I - 190 YDS
4I - 201 YDS
HYDRID 22 - 215 YDS
3 WOOD - 240 YDS
DRIVE - 290 YDS

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I think these are the standard for average Golfer like me, this is a reality:

SW : 75-80 yards
PW : 108-120 yards
9i : 120-130 yards (once it landed 150 yards because I hit so high)
8i : 130-140 yards
7i : 140-146 yards
6i : 148-155 yards
5i : 160-170 yards

The rest depends on hybrid and woods..... gulp.

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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.

u Can Never Hit it 2 Far, God i Dont Even Hit It That Distance!

Ur Hcp Is 36 Right? Wow!

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