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Question about clubs

Firefighter3341

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I am new to golf and was woundering if anyone could give me the distenance or about the distenance for the clubs on how far they go, I know the lower the club the farther they hit.
 

DaveE

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There's no real way to answer that. Some guys hit a driver 200yds while others hit 300yds.

It all just depends on the quality and speed of your swing. If you can get on a course late in the day when it's not crowded go to the 150yd marker and hit till you get the right club. From there you can add or subtract 10 - 15 yds for the others going up and down. In other words, if you hit a 6 iron 150 yds, you'll probably hit a 7 iron around 135 to 140 etc.

Keep in mind if your new to the game that your distances will be changing as you improve.
 

obagain

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Mar 29, 2005
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The yardage is not as important as the spacing. If you are not at least 15 yards between each club you are going to have a hard time because you are creating shots all the time instead of hitting full shots.
 

pball5156

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obagain said:
The yardage is not as important as the spacing. If you are not at least 15 yards between each club you are going to have a hard time because you are creating shots all the time instead of hitting full shots.

No joke, all my irons are different. I can hit the 7 just as far as the 6 it seems nowadays. I find myself trying to use touch and feel more often than what should be normal distances.
 

wirehair

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For me, distance isn't that straight forward. I consider the lie (uphill, downhill, hard soft, etc), the fairway conditions, wind, even whether it's hot dry air or moist air.

You just gotta get a base club at a given distance. I use 6 iron at 150 yards, then adjust. On a cool wet day, I'll use a 5, on a hot dry day I'll use a 7. If its against the wind add a club. I've seen 20 yard distances from shot to shot with the same swing & club depending on conditions.

Other considerations include the target, uphill or downhill, is it better to be long or short? Where's the trouble, etc.

Think about all those things when you approach your ball. Choose your club, trust your swing & watch your ball sail majestically over the green.:faintthud
 

Lee...

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from all of the above and my own experiences it is all pure luck to 90% and 10% skill as to which club to use......if it looks along way hit a 3 iron or fairway wood...if it looks like you can reach hit a 5-7 iron...if you can throw a stone onto the green then hit a SW-PW or a LW.......the rest are there to confuse you lol :)....regards Lee
 

Augster

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yada, yada, yada,

Here are my yardages on the high-end:

LW: 60-75yards

SW: 75-90

PW: 115-125
9: 140
8: 150
7: 160
6: 170-180
5: 180-200
4: don't carry
3: 190-220
2 Hybrid: 215+

If, on a calm day from the fairway, on a flat, straight shot I had to "jump on it" I would say this:

LW: 75
SW: 90
PW: 130
9: 145
8: 155
7: 170
6: 190
5: 200
3: 220
2 hybrid: 260+

I am about "normal" on my irons meaning I don't deloft it at all really. I used to be a bit longer, but am more controlled now with my swing, thus the shorter distances.

I hope that helps.
 

dave.

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Obagain

15yrds between clubs is a lot,imho.

6 iron 180 for me
 

obagain

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When I say yardages I am talking on the fly, not including roll.

If you hit the PW 110 and have your 15 yard gaps you will hit a 3 iron 215 and be able to learn the in between yardages much easier.
You can have a smaller gap but it needs to be consistant or you will start hitting a 7 iron as far as your 6, now which club do you use? The consistant gaps take away the indecision.
 

golfstud4416

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Jun 29, 2005
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i hit them straight and far....average about 230 yards for my driving...but yea...its depends...like davee said " sum hit 200 yds others hit 300 yds"
 

Rockford35

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Augster said:
LW: 60-75yards
SW: 75-90
PW: 115-125
9: 140
8: 150
7: 160
6: 170-180
5: 180-200
4: don't carry
3: 190-220
2 Hybrid: 215+

I am about "normal" on my irons meaning I don't deloft it at all really. I used to be a bit longer, but am more controlled now with my swing, thus the shorter distances.

I hope that helps.

Aug,

What's normal? Define "normal".

Here's my "normal" range lengths:

LW 60yards
SW 85yards
GW 104yards
PW 110 yards
9I 123 yards
8I 138 yards
7I 149 yards
6I 158 yards
5I 171 yards
4I 184 yards
3I 192 yards
7W 210 yards
5W 235 yards
3W 255 yards
Driver 285 yards

All of these are my max distances for my irons as of the last range session I had. I consider myself below normal, as just about every person I play with on a regular basis is at least one, if not two, irons less than me from the same distance. My one friend hits his lob wedge 135. He can hit his 3 wood 310 (I saw him do this last Tuesday.....just sick).

I think using a guide from others isn't the right way of attacking this. You should play within your own strengths and weaknesses, and don't ever give a care in the world to what the guy next to you is playing. If you hit your 5 iron 135 yards, then use your 5 iron for a 135 yard shot. That's pretty simple. Swinging harder trying to get more distance out of your irons and woods will just get you into more trouble than it's worth.

Play within yourself. You'll score better any day of the week, I promise you. :)

R35
 

VtDivot

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Don't listen to Rock -

If the dude your playing with steps up to a par 190 yard par 3 and hits 5 iron, you better hit a 6 or go back to your car with your tail between your legs ;)
 

goatster

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Feb 20, 2005
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you really have to go to the range and pound some balls yourself to figure your own distances. a prime example of the difference between players is me and my league partner.he hits a 7 iron from 100-110 and im hittin just a good solid pw.

wetaher as others have said and how dry the greens and fairways are is going to make a difference.theres days on the course i play that i hit my 2nd shot on a par 5 with about 200 left too the center of the green if the wind is behind and its dry ill hit 6 iron and other days the wind is in your face and ill hit 3 maybe 4 irons.
 

dave.

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Obagain,luckily for me I hit my irons pretty consistently with no roll,not on irons.Mt 6 iron is a solid 180 and the 7 170 etc etc.
 

Rockford35

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VtDivot said:
Don't listen to Rock -

If the dude your playing with steps up to a par 190 yard par 3 and hits 5 iron, you better hit a 6 or go back to your car with your tail between your legs ;)

Aren't you on vacation yet?

And the proper etiquette is to hit an 8 iron and REALLY show him up. :p

R35
 

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