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Determining What Golf Club To Use

Category: Golf Tips

To find out which golf club to make use of for a specific shot, you have to know the average distance you hit a ball with each golf club in your set. Then, you merely just choose the golf club that fits the distance you will need to hit.

Essential Tip: The simplest way to find out is to hit about 50 balls with each club. Get rid of the longest five and the shortest five, and then determine what the center of the rest of the group is. That’s your average yardage.

This table shows you how far the average golfer generally hits with each club when he or she makes solid contact with a golf iron.


ClubMen’s Average DistanceWomen’s Average Distance
Driver230 yards200 yards
3-wood210 yards180 yards
2-iron190 yardsNot recommended; 4-wood or hybrid = 170 yards
3-iron180 yardsNot recommended; 5-wood or hybrid = 160 yards
4-iron170 yards150 yards (consider a hybrid, instead)
5-iron160 yards140 yards
6-iron150 yards130 yards
7-iron140 yards120 yards
8-iron130 yards110 yards
9-iron120 yards100 yards
Pitching wedge110 yards90 yards
Sand wedge90 yards80 yards
Lob wedge65 yards6 yards

You should know this: If you are new to golf, you won’t be able to reach any of the above-listed yardages, but with constant practice, you will be able to achieve them.


About the Author Aaron

Hi, I'm Aaron Cardwell. I did not think of myself as an auto enthusiast until I bought my first car and discover how much fun driving is. Also, using vehicles or any means of transportation is a way of life. I know how greatly it impacts our daily lives.

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