# Usual 7 iron distances

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Take 960 and divide it by the square root of your age and that's how far you hit a 7 iron, give or take 10 yards.

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ha ha, that's pretty close for me!

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ha ha, that's pretty close for me!

Only about 3 or 4 yards short for a straightforward, no wind, no hill, seven. DocWu... are there similar formulas for other clubs, so we can find out which clubs we hit well for our ages? Get to work!

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I hit my 7 iron about 235, but I never really take a full swing at it...so who knows?!?!

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Ok, I went and played again at the same course today and on a par 5 495 yards, I duck hook a drive to to 200 yards and had to take a drop in the rough. I am 283 from the hole and there people on the green and I think it is save to hit. The lie is not propped up and the rough is about 2-3 inches long. I swing and hit it into the people on the green. GPS'd out at 308 yards. There was about a 10 mph wind that picked up about 100 yards out from the hole and the ball hit the flagstick that was laying down which probably stopped it from running off the green. They were actually amused at this because it was so nuts.

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Take 960 and divide it by the square root of your age and that's how far you hit a 7 iron, give or take 10 yards.

Dang. My 2 year old neise can hit a 685yard 7-Iron. I gotta take her with me sometime!

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You guys are making me laugh. 7 iron distance, he? I hit my 60º LW 200 yards. Bladed. Downhill. With tailwind. On ice.

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Read in Golf Mag that Jamie Sadlowski hits his 7i 240 yards. Powerful little man

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You may have delofted the club, thats why you hit it alot futher, or you may have just caught it really flush.

I usually hit my 7Iron, 160-165M (have no idea what it is in yards) But then again if I want to do somthing fun, or if I have a bad swing, I can Deloft the club and make it say, the loft of a 5 Iron and it will go about the same distence a 5iron will, I could never get it consistent.

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With my old set of irons, I really nailed a couple of 3 irons while trying to swing "nice and easy" for a layup. Good shot normally went 185, but I knocked them about 220 - got myself into trouble both times.

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I have been inconsistent lately with my mid and short irons. Earlier in the year when I was hitting them better I could get 155-160 out of a 7 iron. Now one time i might hit it that far and the next might be 125 yards. I would say I use my 7 iron from about 135-145 yards not including wind. Ive recently been using my new 5 hybrid a lot from shots anywhere from around 150 up to 170 yards as I just hit it better than my 6 or 7 iron, only thing ive used my 6 iron for lately is low punch shots.

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Somedays for me I just hit it farther. I had a situation like that a week or two ago. I had 69 to the pin (range finder verified) with a pretty good wind behind but around 25 feet up the hill so I thought the two cancelled each other out. Long was dead so I just hit a good 64 which stock goes right at 67-68 yards and I can get up to 75 yards with it in the right conditions. I just air mailed the green, made double. It must have flew 80 yards and I didn't thin it. I thought there was no way I could hit it over, if anything I thought I'd be short and that was fine as the green is severely sloped from front to back.

I really don't like make doubles after two very well struck shots but I've made pars after two bad ones before. That's golf.

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170 is my 7 iron distance. 6ft2.5, 190lbs

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Nice post Lefty. You're clearly a far better player than I am but I know what you mean. It's like when I used to play a lot of tennis. Some days I just felt loose and relaxed and I was really cranking those serves to good effect - flat, deep and hard. Other times I was trying to muscle it (e.g. facing a strong attacking player on the other side) which always slowed me down (as in golf) or I just didn't have the rhythm/timing right.

This is one of the reasons that golf is such a fascinating game. If you don't show up with your A game you still gotta make the most of what you got. Which means adjusting your distance expectations, one way or the other.

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Ive made par on the same hole 3 times in the last 2 weeks after hitting a drive in the wrong fairway(including yesterday). Once last week I duck hooked my drive 2 fairways over and still managed to to make par(not ob at this course). And then sometimes Ill perfectly place a drive and screw up a wedge shot from 100 yards from the fairway(made bogey yesterday doing that).

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General distances might be nice, but as soon as you throw in some variables like wind, non-even lies, fairway/rough, uphill/downhill shots, temperature, moistness or density of air (e.g. when playing above sea level), shot typ, what kind of ball you are playing, you will end up with a wide spectrum for your distances with one club. If you play an even golf course day in day out with the same weather all time, you have a "usual distance", otherwise you might up end up with a bandwidth from 150 - 200y in my case and you have to decide how to make it right - but thats the fun of the game, isnt it? But as somebody else said, if you dont hit it consistent and with proper compression a lot of things wont be a concern.

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