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On 3/8/2018 at 4:44 AM, billchao said:

I'll usually hit a full GW.

Late last season I started experimenting with a 3/4 PW, partly due to your influence @onthehunt526, with pretty good results so I might go with that instead.

Two years ago I was the former, now I’m the latter ... thanks to @mvmac‘s flighted shot how-to thread.

:)

On 3/8/2018 at 6:00 AM, jbishop15 said:

A full 60 degree goes about 130

Holy shit.  I thought I could hit my irons pretty far but I’m lucky if my lob wedge goes 95 (and it’s 58 degrees)

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6 minutes ago, Golfingdad said:

Two years ago I was the former, now I’m the latter ... thanks to @mvmac‘s flighted shot how-to thread.

:)

Yea I've known how to flight shots when I needed to for wind or whatever, but it wasn't until recently that I started doing it all the time on normal approach shots.

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12 minutes ago, billchao said:

Yea I've known how to flight shots when I needed to for wind or whatever, but it wasn't until recently that I started doing it all the time on normal approach shots.

Honestly, I watched the @mvmacvideos on flighting shots with short irons. And didn't realize actually it was what I was doing. If I want to take 5 yards off of a 9-iron, I choke down a smidge and take a normal swing. For 15 yards, I choke down a little more and take a 3/4 swing with a shorter follow-through... So it hits skids and checks.

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On 3/7/2018 at 9:43 PM, onthehunt526 said:

Your Turn Please be honest this is a forum of integrity.

Flattish lie, no wind, maybe choke down a little on a pitching wedge since it goes somewhere between 125-130. Swing would be a stock full swing.

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I don’t like using full swing for anything under 140 yards

i have better accuracy starting with 3/4 knockdown type swing say 8I for 130-140 yard 9I knockdown for 120-130 yards 

PW knockdown for 110-120 yards 

GW for 100-110

The difference is i don’t swing as wide with 3/4 swing and finish lower.  Try not to get too narrow.   

Tricky distance for me is 60-100 yards

i use one club usually it’s a SW or GW close to 54 degrees try to flatten my swing by looping my swing   It’s mostly feel for that distance   I pre close the club face to amount of height and distance I want to carry as it translates to degrees of closure  

 

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Flighted 9iron. I feel I take the hands to shoulder height and hold off the finish, the speed for the shot (not that much speed) comes from the body turn.

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8i to 9 o'clock, all rotation, no wrist action.

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Normal swing with solid contact my PW should be around 125.  Could also take a nice easy 9 or an out of my shoes GW depending on what the miss could be long or short.   

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19 hours ago, Golfingdad said:

Holy shit.  I thought I could hit my irons pretty far but I’m lucky if my lob wedge goes 95 (and it’s 58 degrees)

I rarely if ever hit it the full distance. But yeah, I can hit it pretty good. I try to take as few full swings as possible. 

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On 3/7/2018 at 10:43 PM, onthehunt526 said:

There are way too many variables, @iacas to include a poll.

So we all know that golf courses are not flat, don't have days with zero wind, and temperatures aren't in always between 68-75° everyday.

So you are on the flattest hole of your home course, You are 125 yards out, in the middle of the fairway, not much trouble around the green, not a severely sloping green, just average undulation on the green, light wind from the prevailing direction for your course... So what club to you hit and/or what kind of shot do you play? This is open to interpretation, but this is a realistic example.

I'll start: Technically 125 yards should ideally be a slightly longer than three-quarter wedge... I actually prefer a 10 o'clock 9-iron which is my 140 yard club full. Maybe choke down a half-inch or so.

Your Turn Please be honest this is a forum of integrity.

 

 

Used to be a hard PW or a soft 9I.  Choice would depend on where the friendliest miss was.  Now it's a full 8I, and with any notable head wind could be as much as a punched 6I.  My home course has a slightly downhill 135 yard par 3, and I've even hit the green with a low 5I into a strong wind there.

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