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How far do you really hit it?


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#1 tsecor

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

I know 99% of wrx'ers hit it 300+ but for the 1% who don't, where do you truly fall?

I feel like I'm a 290 guy but when its more like 260 on a good day.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:29 PM

Depends where I am.  Locally, at 780í above sea level:

Driver carry is 270 when I hit it solid,
3 wd carry is 230 (need a new one ;) )
7 iron is 170

When I think I hit it pretty good and far, Iíll play with a guy who can really move it out there and I get a reality check. I know a few guys who legitimately hit it 320-340 and I feel inadequate.  Although, at 57, Iím well above the curve it seems.

Edit: sea level brings driver down to about 260 and 7 iron to just over 160.  Usually if I play at sea level, it freaking hot so that helps.

Edited by Socrates, 01 October 2017 - 04:50 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

51 YO at sea level.
Driver is 230 average, soft fairways. Longest ever measured was 290 and I thought i lost it. LOL. 7 iron 155 carry and a 3 wood is about 210 off the deck when I nut one. Those are real every day numbers. 400 yard par fours I'm hitting driver / 6 iron. so the math holds up.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:07 PM

 Baitkiller, on 01 October 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

51 YO at sea level.
Driver is 230 average, soft fairways. Longest ever measured was 290 and I thought i lost it. LOL. 7 iron 155 carry and a 3 wood is about 210 off the deck when I nut one. Those are real every day numbers. 400 yard par fours I'm hitting driver / 6 iron. so the math holds up.

Only difference is my age.

Odds are our swing speeds are just about even. During the Gear Trials, in cold and with lots of clothes on I was around 90. I know here in Florida I am up around 95 and can get it a bit faster if I am pumped. (Measured one time at 97 but not something I could pull off all of the time)

I hit one drive once, with a STRONG wind behind me, well past where I thought it should be. It was only when one of my fellow competitors opted to go up closer to the green that he located it - some 280 or so away from the tee and about 50 past where I would normally have been.

My new irons I purchased in July have gained about 5 yards for me. Lofts are actually slightly weaker, like 1 degree, but those faces are hot and the ball just seems to jump off of them. Funny to hit an 8 with a slight wind behind to a 156 shot. : )
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:11 PM

i'm pretty much in the correct ranges in the chart at almost 72..

driver between 190-210 yds..

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:23 PM

I'm 39. 5'8 172. Driver ss right around 110. Live in Florida so I'm at sea level. Driver carries between 265 and 275. Roll depends on course conditions. In Texas I can usually get it over 300.

3wood carries 255-265. 7 iron about 170.

Edited by getitdaily, 01 October 2017 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

My golf season is so variant in terms of weather i'm not sure i have distances outside of a lab.

Our weather was so bad this year, windy and rainy all season. We got like 2-3 weeks total of 30C and dry temps.

On a trackman i carry it 270+ with driver. Rarely did that outside this year. Though when the temp was nice i really hit some bombs.

It messes you because all of a sudden it's a nice day and you overshoot greens all day
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

 Baitkiller, on 01 October 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

51 YO at sea level.
Driver is 230 average, soft fairways. Longest ever measured was 290 and I thought i lost it. LOL. 7 iron 155 carry and a 3 wood is about 210 off the deck when I nut one. Those are real every day numbers. 400 yard par fours I'm hitting driver / 6 iron. so the math holds up.

Pretty much the same as Baitkiller,

I got a gps a few years ago, and found out how far I was really hitting it. Driver is normally in the 220-240 range total. 7 iron, a few yards more or less than 160. I'm 55 5 ft. 10 170.   Never had my swing speed measured.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:31 PM

26 at sea level...carry 265-270 range. Idk why but I pound my irons, I feel like I hit them disproportionately further than my driver if that makes sense.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

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carry 220 pretty good roll with these sticks. I did hit my 5 wood to 15 ft today on a 485 yd five par
but missed the eagle !

Play a course with either 6300 yd tees or 6600...so if you said I could place my ball 240 down middle
all day I would jump on it.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:11 PM

 getitdaily, on 01 October 2017 - 05:23 PM, said:

I'm 39. 5'8 172. Driver ss right around 110. Live in Florida so I'm at sea level. Driver carries between 265 and 275. Roll depends on course conditions. In Texas I can usually get it over 300.

3wood carries 255-265. 7 iron about 170.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

I count on 235 in the air and 15-25 of rollout. The roll can vary significantly,  but the carry doesn't. Love fast fairways!
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:35 PM

I'm  51 years old.
Driver carry is around 250.
Total is 265-270.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:37 PM

 2putttom, on 01 October 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

 getitdaily, on 01 October 2017 - 05:23 PM, said:

I'm 39. 5'8 172. Driver ss right around 110. Live in Florida so I'm at sea level. Driver carries between 265 and 275. Roll depends on course conditions. In Texas I can usually get it over 300.

3wood carries 255-265. 7 iron about 170.
a newby and a beast at that ....welcome to the wrx.

Hes only 39, lets see how that user name holds up in ten years LOL.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:43 PM

55 yrs young, below sea Level( New Orleans) driver carry- 250, 7 iron carry - 165

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:58 PM

Almost 50

175 carry w a 7 iron

265-275 carry w driver, Trackman fittings, speed 107-111

Former university golfer.  I'm a short knocker w some guys I play with ... sometimes 40 yards back

We're 850 feet above sea level

Edited by cardoustie, 01 October 2017 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:04 PM

Age 53, handicap ~15, driver carry ~210 in the Cincinnati area in the summer.  7 iron  carry (2016 M2) 140-150.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:04 PM

 2putttom, on 01 October 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

 getitdaily, on 01 October 2017 - 05:23 PM, said:

I'm 39. 5'8 172. Driver ss right around 110. Live in Florida so I'm at sea level. Driver carries between 265 and 275. Roll depends on course conditions. In Texas I can usually get it over 300.

3wood carries 255-265. 7 iron about 170.
a newby and a beast at that ....welcome to the wrx.

Thanks. I may be a newby here but I've been playing since I was 13. Love the game and have a 3 yr old who shows proficiency already. If he takes to the game then I could have a good one when he gets older.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

 Baitkiller, on 01 October 2017 - 07:37 PM, said:

 2putttom, on 01 October 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

 getitdaily, on 01 October 2017 - 05:23 PM, said:

I'm 39. 5'8 172. Driver ss right around 110. Live in Florida so I'm at sea level. Driver carries between 265 and 275. Roll depends on course conditions. In Texas I can usually get it over 300.

3wood carries 255-265. 7 iron about 170.
a newby and a beast at that ....welcome to the wrx.

Hes only 39, lets see how that user name holds up in ten years LOL.

Lol. That name has been with me since yahoo email back in 1997. Had a buddy who always used to call me getsitdaily  (my last name is Dailey). Had to create an email address in 1997 and the only combination available was getitdaily...still have that email.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:08 PM

I'm 55 y/o. My driver SS is between 101 and 105, based on a series of shaft fittings this year. Driver carry average is 255, so in a round I'll have some at 240 and some at 275.  My 3 wood is reliably 225-235 off the tee. My 7 iron distance is 160.  My smash factor indicates I'm not consistent enough to get maximum ball speed from my swing speed.... but maybe tomorrow...

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:30 PM

I generally carry  the ball 249 yds  with my driver.    Number might sound silly, but I know if I need a true 250 yd carry, I better jump hard on it or choose another line.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

Age 57. Driver 250, 7i 150 (old school loft = 8i). I shouldn't be allowed on WRX.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:24 PM

35, 5'10",solid carry 240, 270 is crushed for me.  Play a 16* SLDR so don't get much roll out.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:33 PM

I don't know at this point, but nowhere near my handicap or age demographic according to the chart.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

Age 60.

Driver Carry - about 220.  On a good day, I can get a little more out of it.
3 wood Carry - about 205 off the deck
7 iron carry - about 143
PW carry - about 115
50* wedge - about 100
54* wedge - about 85

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:26 PM

53yo, driver SS is ~ 104mph, ballspeed is 155ish, carry is 240-255 with 0-20 yards of rollout depending on fairway conditions.

I''ll see if I can find a Trackman photo from earlier this year.

Edit: found a track man photo from march

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:18 PM

I can't find my birth certificate so lets go with i'm old.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:21 AM

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:39 AM

I like what I am seeing. Now I feel like im part of the crowd versus a guy who was the only one on the planet who cant hit it 330. :)

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