Happy for you that you have that kind of control! I'm thinking of a particular course, with a tree in the fairway, that gives you maybe 15-20 yards on the right of the tree, and 10 yards on the left to fit a drive into! I don't recall Tour tolerances as that tight! It's just ridiculous!
Saw this article. I find it interesting that they only included the carry distance for driver. Based upon my own yardages I think the other numbers are total, but I am not sure. Either this chart is wrong or my understanding of my own club head speed is wrong or I am continually misreading my own yardages. I don't quite know what to think.
Does this chart jive with your understanding of your own swing?
Here's how far you should hit all of your clubs, from driver to PW
Distance in golf is hard to get, but no matter how far you hit the golf ball, it is important you at least understand your own distances.
We have quite a few Ross courses in my area, two in my hometown, Mill Creek North Course and South Course. Back in the day, for whatever reason, they decided to get rid of the big mounds behind the 5th green on the South course. They replaced them with a bunch of little humps that I called pimples! It looked nothing like a Ross course should look, and I screamed blue bloody murder!
Nothing happened for a while, and I kept screaming. I told them that they should promote the fact that Ross designed these courses! That they didn't understand what a treasure they possessed! Guess what? Nowadays that's all they do! "Mill Creek Golf Course, a Donald Ross design!" That appears on nearly everything they sell! I should have gone into marketing!
Well, the "pimples" disappeared but the mounds never returned. It's just flat behind that green now. There hasn't really been any redesign here either. This course was designed for play by the public. it was not designed like Pinehurst #2 or Seminole that could challenge the game's best from the tips. The Tour pros would rip this place to pieces, but it's good enough for who it's for!