9 Iron – The golf ball will travel very high, but not very far. 3 Wood – The golf ball will travel farther. 5 Wood – The golf ball will travel higher.
The 8 and 9 irons are commonly called the “short irons “. They have the highest-mass clubheads and the shortest shafts of the numbered irons , and are used for shots requiring high loft or moderate to short distance (typically between 130 and 150 yards with a full swing).
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6-iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7-iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8-iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9-iron||120 yards||100 yards|
According to Golf Digest, Tiger hits the driver an average of 285 yards with carry. His long irons (2- to 4-iron) range from 250 to 200 yards . His middle irons (5, 6, 7) range from 208 to 172 yards . His 8-iron travels 158 yards , and 9-iron flies 142.
A 9 iron club is used for the same purpose as that of a short iron . It is ideal for hitting short and moderate distance shots with a full swing or a shot that needs high loft. The 9 iron is also suitable if you ‘ve to deliver airborne shots, pop the ball right up into the air, and want good control over your shots.
Golf irons will wear out over time. The clubs that you most often will be the ones to wear out first. This is because they are getting hit the most. For an average golfer that plays golf a few times or practices a few times a week, you should get a good 7-10 years out of a set of irons .
Women , in general, can ‘t hit their shots as far as men , and the male pros hit the farthest of all. However, if you watch elite women golfers you’ll notice that they are about as skilled as PGA pros at approach shots, chips, and putts.
Players who hit their 3 – or 5- wood as far or longer than their driver are typically using too little loft with the driver for their clubhead speed. In contrast, with the driver , you have to match the loft angle of the clubhead to the golfer’s clubhead speed to get the most distance.