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.
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|Driver||230 yards||200 yards|
|3-wood||210 yards||180 yards|
|2-iron||190 yards||Not recommended; 4-wood or hybrid = 170 yards|
|3-iron||180 yards||Not recommended; 5-wood or hybrid = 160 yards|
|4-iron||170 yards||150 yards (consider a hybrid, instead)|
|5-iron||160 yards||140 yards|
|6-iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7-iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8-iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9-iron||120 yards||100 yards|
|Pitching wedge||110 yards||90 yards|
|Sand wedge||90 yards||80 yards|
|Lob wedge||65 yards||6 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.
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