To figure out which golf club to use for a particular shot, you need to know the average distance you hit a ball with each golf club in your set. Then, you simply choose the golf club that fits the distance you need to hit. The best way to find out is to hit about 50 balls with each club .
Estimated beginner driver golf club distance chart
|7 – iron||120-140-160||65-90-120|
According to the USGA, a golfer is allowed to have 14 clubs in his bag. This may include three woods ( driver , 3- wood and 5- wood ), eight irons , (3-9 iron and pitching wedge ), and putter . These are the standard 12 clubs in many golf bags.
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.
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|
Here’s an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers.
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.
Usually, the wedges and the driver will be the first to go . Wedges need to be replaced because the grooves will wear out, and drivers can go ‘ dead ‘ over time after you hit them frequently on the range and course. Long irons, on the other hand, may last for many years because they are rarely used.
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.
Three consecutive birdies during one round of golf .
Play the ball as it lies. Don’t move, bend, or break anything growing or fixed, except in fairly taking your stance or swing. Don’t press anything down. You may lift natural objects not fixed or growing, except in a water hazard or bunker.
You are allowed to carry up to 14 clubs for play (but you can have fewer). There is no restriction on the type of clubs you carry – for instance you can carry multiple putters , multiple drivers, or some left-handed clubs and some right-handed.
Hybrid Club Distances
|Club||Loft (degrees)||Distance for men (yards)|
|1- hybrid||15 – 18||194-226-245|
|2 – hybrid||18 – 20||176-205-222|
|3- hybrid||21 – 24||163-189-205|
|4- hybrid||25 – 28||154-179-194|
You will get more distance with a 5 – wood but better accuracy with the 3 – hybrid (because the shaft on the hybrid is shorter).
However, the LPGA estimates that men typically can hit a 3 -iron or 3 – hybrid a maximum of 170 to 220 yards, while women can hit the same clubs a maximum of 125 to 180 yards. The 4-iron and 4- hybrid estimates are 160 to 210 yards for men and 120 to 170 yards for women.