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|
Golf Club Distance Chart
|6- iron||130-150-160||70 -100-130|
|7 – iron||120-140-150||65-90-120|
|9- iron||95-115-130||55- 70 -95|
Wedges are normally used when the ball is less than 100 yards from the hole. There are a number of different wedges on the market today, including sand wedges , gap wedges and lob wedges . The higher the degree of loft on a wedge , the less distance the ball will travel when it is hit.
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.
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|
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.
Chart Showing Golf Club Distances
|Club||Men Yards slow / med / fast||Women Yards slow / med / fast|
|3-wood/1+ hybrid||170 / 200 / 225||125 / 150 / 180|
|5-wood/2 hybrid||160 / 190 / 215||115 / 140 / 170|
|3 iron/3- hybrid||150 / 180 / 205||105 / 130 / 160|
|4-iron/4 hybrid||140 / 170 / 195||95 / 120 / 150|
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.
Don’t reach for the ball In fact, I tend to agree with Byron Nelson and Johnny Miller, who’ve said you can ‘t stand too close to it. To find your correct distance from the ball , get in your swing posture, and let your arms hang freely. Then bring your hands together. There’s where you should grip every club in the bag.
If you hit the ball longer than that, say 225-250 yards, you should probably choose regular shafts . Anything more than 250 yards, stiff shafts are for you. Unless you are a huge hitter and average about 300 yards on your drives, stay away from Extra- stiff shafts .