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Watching the Valspar 180yards 8 iron?


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#31 klebs01

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:35 AM

I feel like this link needs to be a sticky and referenced every time a tour distance thread is started.

https://blog.trackma...-lpga-tour-avg/


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:37 AM

But the 8 iron is 20 yards short on the official trackman...lol

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:04 PM

I have a friend, who is a 20 cap, who absolutely crushes his irons when he hits them pure....8 irons 180 is not a problem for him.

Unfortunately, he can't hit a driver/wood, and within 100 yards he is a complete mess...perhaps the worst short game I've ever seen.

I've never encountered another player like him...his irons are tour worthy, even long irons.  But the rest of his game is a disaster!

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:00 PM

View Postiteachgolf, on 09 March 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 09 March 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostJonnyKrasnodar, on 09 March 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

The 180 isn't the carry number though, most are landing 10-15 yards short and running up. Hitting 8 irons around 160 yards is doable for tour players.

Yes. You see a golfer has 230 to the hole on a par 5 and hits a 4-iron. What they don't often tell you is the player isn't trying to hit the ball 230, but more like 200 or so.

A 230 yard 4 iron isnít that rare on tour.  And I mean a legit 230 yard 4 iron.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:34 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 10 March 2018 - 03:00 PM, said:

View Postiteachgolf, on 09 March 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 09 March 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostJonnyKrasnodar, on 09 March 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

The 180 isn't the carry number though, most are landing 10-15 yards short and running up. Hitting 8 irons around 160 yards is doable for tour players.

Yes. You see a golfer has 230 to the hole on a par 5 and hits a 4-iron. What they don't often tell you is the player isn't trying to hit the ball 230, but more like 200 or so.

A 230 yard 4 iron isnít that rare on tour.  And I mean a legit 230 yard 4 iron.

Legit as in 24 degree club ?

Absolutely.  Have a bunch of guys who hit a traditionally lofted blade that far


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:49 PM

Iím 5í8 165 pounds and a stock 8 iron for me is 174. 180 is not that crazy for the guys you watch on tv
Enjoy the chase.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:33 PM

Tiger hit his 7 iron 197 pin high just now, no wind

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 08:25 PM

I am NOT a long hitter by any stretch, but in the right conditions I've hit my 8-iron over 180 before. My average carry for a well struck 8 is around 150, so all it takes is a little wind and some roll out. I only tried to "plan" that exact shot once. I was on a par-3 with a decent wind coming from behind and to the left. The pin was in the back left of the green at around 175. I knew nothing would "stick" in that wind, so I planned to hit my 8-iron to the far right of the green and let the wind do the work. I was hoping to carry around 160, which would already be a HUGE 8-iron for me. The ball landed almost pin high and blew at least 10 feet off the back of the green. I probably could have hit a 9-iron and been putting for birdie that day. So when I see the best golfers in the world hit their short irons that far, it doesn't surprise me at all. The only difference is that they can plan on how the wind is going to behave, and I'm hoping for dumb luck.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:16 PM

Stop worrying about what they hit....

Edited by 4Par, 10 March 2018 - 09:17 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:27 PM

180 carry or going a total of 180 is totally different.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:02 PM

View Posttwjames, on 10 March 2018 - 09:27 PM, said:

180 carry or going a total of 180 is totally different.
Depends on the club, and ball's angle of descent. All shots of mine 185 and under aren't rolling much unless they hit the cart path. 205+ roll is a factor. 8's and 9's shouldn't be carrying much different than total, despite what trackman says. I still think the roll numbers in that program are juiced to make people feel good.
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:30 PM

Keep in mind that they pretty regularly get clubs wrong on TV as well. Not that that was the case here, but they called Tiger's tee shot on the Par 3 17th a 7-iron when it was actually a 5.

As for this shot, conditions make that a no brainer. Stock 8 for me is 160y so downwind and also being Sergio means 8 from 180y makes fine sense. I hit 48* PW from 168y back in December with a stout tail wind.
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:52 PM

View PostBB28403, on 09 March 2018 - 04:13 PM, said:

So I'm watching the Valspar

The players are hitting a 180 yard eight iron .  
How in the world do they hit their 8 so far?  

Given they do say they are inbetween a 7 and a 8 for that hole.  But I watched Sergio (who I didn't think was THAT long) and Adam Scott hit 8's 180 ish yards.  And this is a par 3...

What gives?  How do I do this? Haha

Top 5 on tour pound for pound longest with irons.he absolutely murders his irons. See his 8 iron last year at augusta on # 15.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:54 PM

View Postiteachgolf, on 10 March 2018 - 03:34 PM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 10 March 2018 - 03:00 PM, said:

View Postiteachgolf, on 09 March 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 09 March 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostJonnyKrasnodar, on 09 March 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

The 180 isn't the carry number though, most are landing 10-15 yards short and running up. Hitting 8 irons around 160 yards is doable for tour players.

Yes. You see a golfer has 230 to the hole on a par 5 and hits a 4-iron. What they don't often tell you is the player isn't trying to hit the ball 230, but more like 200 or so.

A 230 yard 4 iron isn't that rare on tour.  And I mean a legit 230 yard 4 iron.

Legit as in 24 degree club ?

Absolutely.  Have a bunch of guys who hit a traditionally lofted blade that far

Exactly. with proper shaft fitting the traditional loft is just as long and easier to launch

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:59 PM

Connors hit 9i 137 uphill on the last hole. All relative

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:46 AM

Impact is a huge deal. I've been struggling with flipping my irons. It's been getting slowly better with lessons, and a month or so ago I hit the first "proper" 8i I'd hit in months.  It carried about 157 on Trackman, which was fine. However, it was 89 mph CHS and i still turned it into a 9 or 9.5 iron (and it's already a 38 degree 8i), so I ran Trackman's "optimizer" and it showed a 170 carry if I'd had a low launch and perfect strike.  Ya know, like a tour pro.
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:07 AM

View PostJohnnyMIke, on 11 March 2018 - 12:46 AM, said:

Impact is a huge deal. I've been struggling with flipping my irons. It's been getting slowly better with lessons, and a month or so ago I hit the first "proper" 8i I'd hit in months.  It carried about 157 on Trackman, which was fine. However, it was 89 mph CHS and i still turned it into a 9 or 9.5 iron (and it's already a 38 degree 8i), so I ran Trackman's "optimizer" and it showed a 170 carry if I'd had a low launch and perfect strike.  Ya know, like a tour pro.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:35 AM

Wait till Ollie Schneiderjahns is in contention I think at Wyndham last year he was hitting 180 pitching wedges. I was also caught up with these iron distances as well but you have wind elevation and a lot of the time it maybe 180 but they may play it shorter to stay on certain part of the green.
I think the hardest thing for us fans that play to comprehend is if they are 180 8 iron then the progression to 3 iron would be like 255.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:54 AM

View PostRob G 89, on 11 March 2018 - 01:35 AM, said:

Wait till Ollie Schneiderjahns is in contention I think at Wyndham last year he was hitting 180 pitching wedges. I was also caught up with these iron distances as well but you have wind elevation and a lot of the time it maybe 180 but they may play it shorter to stay on certain part of the green.
I think the hardest thing for us fans that play to comprehend is if they are 180 8 iron then the progression to 3 iron would be like 255.

Yeah its easy to completely miss the conditions with the focal length lenses they use for TV. That combined with the firmness of the greens and the reach back some pros have to get extra yards when they need it and you have a recipe for some confusing club choices at times. That is not even including outright mistakes in both yardages and club that are given to us on TV sometimes.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 04:35 AM

Was talking about this with a playing partner today about how its hard for most people to comprehend and relate to the distances the pga tour guys hit the ball where the lpga tend to hit clubs a more relatable distance. The thing is there are people out there who do hit those clubs that far, maybe 1 guy at a big club has the club head speed that allows them to hit the ball that far.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:11 AM

I'm a little more impressed by tiger letting loose on a 3w off the deck to a pin that is 285 into a 5mph headwind and pitching the ball pin-high in the greenside rough. Now THAT is a long way.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:16 AM

The bigger question is why does the average guy at the course on Saturday, who just hit his driver 230 think heís going to hit his 3 wood 280 off the deck and wait for the green to clear on every par 5?

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:09 PM

I think another thing to consider is shaft learn during impact. If you look at the pro golfer at impact his hands are ahead of the club head, which in effect de-lofts it. So, while he may use an 8-iron, the "de-lofting" at impact makes the 8 more like a 6.

That's my theory anyway. :-)
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:42 PM

View Postmallrat, on 11 March 2018 - 11:16 AM, said:

The bigger question is why does the average guy at the course on Saturday, who just hit his driver 230 think he's going to hit his 3 wood 280 off the deck and wait for the green to clear on every par 5?

Because once the green is cleared that makes for fewer potential witnesses for when he inevitably cold tops it. :D
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:54 PM

Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to the distances these guys get...    And I say that because when I got back into golfing in 2013 I took a couple lessons from the local universities pga pro / coach, and the first lesson I did with him he's like what would you like to accomplish .... And I said hit my 8 iron 150 yards... And he's like ok and at the end of the lesson I was smoking my 8 iron at least 150 yards...


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:13 AM

I really hate these distance topics.  Sure they over state, or don't mention all of the factors when you see absurd distances.  Downhill, down wind, firm greens, and for these guys they take into account being 500 feet higher above sea level.  Sure Florida is flat, so that isn't a factor, but wind, downhill, and firm greens are big factors.

8 iron 180 is not an absurd distance.  Is it on the long end of the spectrum for a clear warm day, with little to no wind and no elevation change?  Sure it is.  Absurd is a guy hitting an 8 iron 200 yards, or Jason Day hitting a 2 iron 290 yards.

Irons are about hitting it close to the flag.  My new set is a little more than a half a club stronger than my old Bridgestones.   Whether I hit a 9 iron 140 or I hit it 165, the only number I care about is hitting it within XX feet of the flag.  I have stopped paying attention to how far they hit it, and just wow myself with the shots into the green, chips, pitches, and great putts.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:43 PM

Footballer on sky sports shot centre hits 7 iron 220yds - he plays off 14 I think.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:21 PM

View Postlowheel, on 11 March 2018 - 01:07 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyMIke, on 11 March 2018 - 12:46 AM, said:

Impact is a huge deal. I've been struggling with flipping my irons. It's been getting slowly better with lessons, and a month or so ago I hit the first "proper" 8i I'd hit in months.  It carried about 157 on Trackman, which was fine. However, it was 89 mph CHS and i still turned it into a 9 or 9.5 iron (and it's already a 38 degree 8i), so I ran Trackman's "optimizer" and it showed a 170 carry if I'd had a low launch and perfect strike.  Ya know, like a tour pro.

You need some of that forward shaft lean playa!!!!!

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:02 AM

Most long hitters, including tour pros hit an 8-iron 160-170ish.
Most can't hit it much farther than that without doing something drastic
and upredictable (like severely hooding the club at impact).

Elevation, wind and bounce/roll on the green are usually the reason they
hit their irons the distances seen on TV.  At Valspar, the greens were very
firm.  To reach a 200-yd pin on back of green downwind, it is very common
to see a player fly a 7-iron (normally 175, 185 downwind + bounce & release
on the green, another 15 yards).
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:11 AM

There's definitely something to the carry vs. total argument here. Next time you watch them on the par 3s, notice how far the balls seem to release out.  At my course, any approach inside 200yds is likely to get less than 2 yards of roll out meaning carry=total distance.  When you are playing greens as firm as some of those on tour, however, it does not seem uncommon for them to need to factor in 5-15yds of release depending on the wind and the slope of the landing area.


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