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    Re: Club distances

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    It doesn't matter how far you hit each club, the important thing is to choose the right club for the distance you want to go. One day it might be a 9, same distance on a different day it might be a 6.
    It matters that you know how far you hit each of your clubs.
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    Re: Club distances

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Oh cool, it's time for this again.

    D: 240-250
    5W: 220 ish
    3H: 190-200
    5i: 170-180
    6i: 160-170
    7i: 150-160
    8i: 140-150
    9i: 130-135
    PW: 110-125
    50°: 90-100
    56°: 75 ish

    All variable depending on conditions of course.
    This lot looks like me

    On the range last night I reckon I was hitting about 135 average with my 7i. Not that far (though against a bit of a breeze ). But you know what - 95% of about 80 balls hit were pretty straight - with only 4 rocketing off at right angles, and given my last weekend's debacle I was delirious.
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    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

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    Re: Club distances

    PW - 135 then gapping is 15 yards down to 2 iron.

    Driver - 280 up to 300

    3 wood - 260
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    Re: Club distances

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    It doesn't matter how far you hit each club, the important thing is to choose the right club for the distance you want to go. One day it might be a 9, same distance on a different day it might be a 6.
    Bang on
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    Re: Club distances

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior View Post
    Bang on
    You do need a starting point however. So you can start with a club that goes x yards, and then vary it based on wind, slopes, warmth, pin position etc etc

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    Re: Club distances

    I’ve said it before but it never ceases to amaze how accurate folks are in not only in shooting average distances that occur in round numbers i.e my x club goes 140-150 (what, not 132-142 then 142-152!) but also how they consistently manage only 10 yard gaps (or the occasional 5 yrd) right through the bag instead of 9 or 12!

    Amazeballs fellas, you guys are machines

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    Re: Club distances

    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    I’ve said it before but it never ceases to amaze how accurate folks are in not only in shooting average distances that occur in round numbers i.e my x club goes 140-150 (what, not 132-142 then 142-152!) but also how they consistently manage only 10 yard gaps (or the occasional 5 yrd) right through the bag instead of 9 or 12!

    Amazeballs fellas, you guys are machines
    On a question like this you have to go for an average of what you hit. You are quite right but that doesn't help the OP with his question. If we preface our answers with, "if I hit 10 balls 6-7 will be somewhere in this range with this club"

    I hit my pw 100yds, bang on. My 9 iron is 110-115, 8 iron 120-130, 7 iron 135-145. The gaps are not exact, I am not consistent enough with my striking and that gets even more noticeable as the clubs get longer. You need a guide though. On an ideal day, if I hit it correctly, what distance will the ball go with club x. Answering the question with 7 iron 100-145yds is not ideal even though it is entirely within the realms of possibility. I think it is also human nature to round up to a nice number and one ending 0 or 5 works well for most people. saying I hit a 7 iron 139 yds just doesn't sit right.
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    Re: Club distances

    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    I’ve said it before but it never ceases to amaze how accurate folks are in not only in shooting average distances that occur in round numbers i.e my x club goes 140-150 (what, not 132-142 then 142-152!) but also how they consistently manage only 10 yard gaps (or the occasional 5 yrd) right through the bag instead of 9 or 12!

    Amazeballs fellas, you guys are machines
    Not sure i follow. Don't think anyone has stated that they hit every club the same distance every time they make a swing. The yardages provided (by me at least) are indications of the distances of each and the gaps between them. And as you get to your wedges, your gapping should start to get more precise.
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    Re: Club distances

    Quote Originally Posted by Yant View Post
    It matters that you know how far you hit each of your clubs.
    For some of us it only matters that we know our distances pretty roughly - which is just as well for me as there is little that is very consistent in the way and how I choose to hit a golf ball with any club - and hence the distance I will consistently get varies.

    I suppose I should know that in calm conditions I will rarely be able to hit my 7i 160yds, and will rarely hit it less than 135yds. What happens in between depends how I feel about playing the shot for which I have chosen to hit a 7i.
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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    Re: Club distances

    Don’t get me wrong, out on the course I do it to, I’ve got 127 to go so its x club because I hit that 130. Most of us round the real number up or down to the nearest increment of ‘0’ (or 5)

    I’m just saying (for devilment really) how fortunate or skilled folks are that their average is a nice round number like 130 instead of an average of 133

    or they hit x club between 130-140 instead of between 133-145
    and that gaps seem to stay mostly consistent at 10 yards through a set of irons despite the high skill needed to do that

    As I say, bit of mischief really

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