How far do you hit each club
How far should you hit your clubs? My answer is always, that depends.
Back in the day, Corey Pavin averaged 192.4 yards to the green after his tee shot. But someone like John Daly averaged 158.5 yards (these numbers are from 2005 PGA Tour – average distance to hole after tee shot) And no, there was not a description of how long the hole was.
As you can see there is a huge advantage to being longer off the tee!
Our friends over at golf.about.com have a range of numbers that you can use to see where to fit into “pack.”
These numbers are “averages” so we know there will some that longer as well as shorter. Here they are;
Club Men Women
Driver 200-230-260 150-175-200
3-wood 180-215-235 125-150-180
5-wood 170-195-210 105-135-170
2-iron 170-195-210 105-135-170
3-iron 160-180-200 100-125-160
4-iron 150-170-185 90-120-150
5-iron 140-160-170 80-110-140
6-iron 130-150-160 70-100-130
7-iron 120-140-150 65-90-120
8-iron 110-130-140 60-80-110
9-iron 95-115-130 55-70-95
PW 80-105-120 50-60-80
SW 60-80-100 0-50-60
The best way to find your average distance is to take 12 golf balls to an empty field and hit all 12 with each club.
Throw out the longest and shortest then average the remaining 10. I would suggest NOT using range balls since they are made to be hard and virtually indestructible…use the type of ball YOU play everyday!
When you come to the desert, we can work on hitting it farther! Our schedule is filling up fast!