7 Iron Distance
Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:00 PM
my 7 iron distance is right around 165-175
Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:01 PM
i'd say average has to be anywhere from 140-170 with huge variance.
for myself, around 165 full, but play it more for 160-150.
Edited by sleepy_augusto, 15 July 2007 - 08:04 PM.
Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:09 PM
Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:32 PM
Mine: Solid for around 170-175
But remember who visits this site...most eat, sleep, breathe golf, and are far from "average"
Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:37 PM
Posted 15 July 2007 - 08:41 PM
Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:07 PM
For me..140 yards. If I get a little buttock into it, 150, but I have no idea where it's going!
Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:17 PM
the yardage with all my clubs is variable, so here are the yardages i play for out of different situations with a full swing.
TEE 15* / UST Proforce Tour 79-X
TaylorMade R9 TP 18* / Fuji 75-X
Bridgestone J33cb's 3-P / DG X100
PING Tour S 52*, TaylorMade Z TP 58*
PING Karsten My Day 35"
Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:40 PM
Posted 15 July 2007 - 09:43 PM
Posted 15 July 2007 - 10:15 PM
I did hit one 165-ish one time, but it was downhill and I really went after the ball much harder than I normally would, because the green was itsy-bitsy, teeny-tiny.
Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:43 PM
As far as those 198yd. averages... I've yet to see anyone under about 90yrs. old who doesn't hit a driver 198yds. on a "good" (for them anyway) swing. I suppose if you include the twice a year crowd that shoots 134 even with 7 mulligans and go through 16 Top Flites in one round. Those are not "golfers". I'm basing my estimates on what I see at the 120-140 slope tracks I play.
See, that's the key, though. People say their averages are when they nut their drivers, when in reality, they are going to average much closer to 200 yards. Ernie Els may be able to hit his driver 380 yards once a year at Sony, but it would be a bs answer for him to say I hit my driver 380.
I'd base it on the "average" golfer being the guy who has a handicap of around 17 and generally has a good day when he plays bogey golf. Yeah, he may hit 1-10 230-240, but that's like Albert Pujols saying he hits a homerun every AB.
This thread is a perfect example of why every pro has the same criticism of all their pro-am partners:
They never use enough club.
Edited by ricknoberts, 15 July 2007 - 11:44 PM.
Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:47 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:57 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 07:50 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:02 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:21 AM
But with the wind up I've taken as much as 3 clubs more so it pays not to be precious about hitting a certain iron on a certain hole because "that's what I always hit"
-- Not quite a shaved ape but does display a hint of knuckle-dragger!
Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:17 AM