Golf Club Distance Chart – Average Distances Achieved by Men and Women
|GOLF CLUB||WOMEN GOLFERS||MEN GOLFERS|
|Driver||150-175- 200 yards||200-230-260 yards|
|3-wood||125-150-180 yards||180-215-235 yards|
|5-wood and 2-iron||105-135-170 yards||170-195- 210 yards|
|3-iron||100-125- 160 yards||160-180- 200 yards|
Height Recommendations for Irons Six feet, six inches and taller-add two inches to the standard length of the club . Six feet, five inches-add one and a half inches to the standard length of the club . Six feet, three inches to six feet, five inches-add one inch to the standard length of the club .
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.
Average Distances for Men
|Club||Short Hitter||Long Hitter|
|5 Wood||170 yds||210 yds|
|1 Iron||180 yds||235 yds|
|2 Iron||170 yds||210 yds|
|3 Iron||160 yds||200 yds|
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|
And the answer is absolutely yes, it’s worth getting fit for clubs you already have. Especially if you’re 5-foot-5, since a stock set of clubs isn’t likely to have the proper lie angle for you. If that sounds like you, clubs that once were fitted to you might not be now.
It doesn’t matter how tall you are if you have a deeper crouch in your swing because your wrists will then be closer to the ground, which means you need slightly shorter clubs . Arm length and wrist to floor length are what truly determines how long the shaft of your golf clubs should be.
Physically, we reach maximum speed when our arms are “straight.” If a club is too long , prohibiting our arms from straightening out, then we will very likely decelerate into impact and the clubface cannot square itself up. Longer length does not mean farther distance!
But as McIlroy pointed out post-round, once the shock factor wears off, he just has to adjust to his new numbers. “I mean, I was hitting little 7-irons from 155 yards at Riviera last week.
At its core, the median driving distance is 219.55 yards . Other club distances of note: the median 3-wood goes 186.89 yards , 7-iron clocks in at 133.48 yards and pitching wedge at a 73.97 mark.
However this data is for average golfers, the PGA members are a class apart from their swing speeds in the range of 110 to 125 miles per hour , which is awesome. So a PGA level senior player would have a swing speed of 105 to 120 mph speed.
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.
Modern driving irons , however, are easier to use . While true 1- irons are rare, many PGA Tour pros carry a 2 – iron . “The golf ball does not spin like it used to, and almost everyone out here is using TrackMan,” said Matt Rollins, PXG’s director of player operations. Hybrids will better serve most recreational golfers.