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CoachChappy
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re: What are your current club distances?
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D: 275-285 carry
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BeaverPRO


Old age has caught up with you.


LSUAlum2001
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Hey Beaver, I have a question about distance.. I'm a pretty strong guy with good club head speed, but I only hit my 8I around 150-155 while your's goes 175.


Lag
Swing speed
Solid contact


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LSUAlum2001
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Old age has caught up with you


Just wait until you bastards approach 50!


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re: What are your current club distances?
Depending on what’s in front, I usually pull the club for the front of the green distance.


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i am dan
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Just wait until you bastards approach 50!


I'll be 49 in Sept...


LSUAlum2001
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re: What are your current club distances?
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I'll be 49 in Sept...


Another reason you are not hitting your 8I 175.


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redfishfan
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Member since Oct 2015
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re: What are your current club distances?
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I play with Ping G25 irons. I really don't know if people like Beaver play with less lofted irons.

That def would make a huge difference too of course.

But I guess I'll throw out my list.

D 270
3W 235
5W 225
3H 215
4I 190 (worst club in my bag for some reason, think I always over swing)
5I 180
6I 170
7I 160
8I 150
9I 140
PW 130
52 115
56 100 (I usually use my 52 degree from 50-115 yards, I suck back hitting my 56 full. Only use it for certain chipping situations, it's a Mizuno with way too little bounce, need a new one with more bounce)


Those distances are good enough to get you close to scratch. You are longer than 95% of amateur golfers.

Driver 275
3W 230-250
5W 215-230
4i 200-210
5i 185-195
6i 175-185
7i 165-175
8i 155-165
9i 145-155
PW 125-140
GW 105-120
54 95-105
58 85 and under and I don't really like hitting it 85 unless thats the max distance I want to carry it.


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re: What are your current club distances?
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Those distances are good enough to get you close to scratch.


Yep, just need to get to where you play the other 90% of the game exceptionally well all of the time.


BeaverPRO
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Old age has caught up with you


Not really...I still average 298 on my driver over the course of a round...Those are just my carry distances. If I have a foreced carry with a driver, I know for sure I can reach over that distance of a bunker or hazard.

And yes I understand that I do not get a lot of roll on my driver...it's florida and the courses are very soft

I'll be home in a few months and put you in your place


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I'll be home in a few months and put you in your place


I'll show up wearing some tight shirts to frick up your game.


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BeaverPRO
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Hey Beaver, I have a question about distance.. I'm a pretty strong guy with decent club head speed, but I only hit my 8I around 150-155 while yours goes 175.

Now I don't know my swing speed with my 8I, but I just don't get why yours and other real golfers get so much more distance with certain clubs.



It is a combination of a few variables. Swing speed is just one factor. I do not have any special matrix for hitting greater distances. I'm a stocky build with flexable hips to create lag and power.

My guess is contact. 10-12 hcp golfers tend to have a certain ability to hit it well on the course but not center contact on 90% of their shots. I would start there and see if better contact gets you more distance.

are you using steel or graphite shafts?
are your clubs L/L/L adjusted to your build?
is your swing weight appropriate for your swing speed?
is club age / metal fatigue an issue?


I would get a swing analysis and club analysis to see if you are losing dynamic loft creating shorter shots during your swing.


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I really don't know if people like Beaver play with less lofted irons.


I actually add loft to my irons as I hit very low shots with standard loft and need more Angle of attack on my approach shots.
This post was edited on 5/4 at 10:35 am


redfishfan
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Yep, just need to get to where you play the other 90% of the game exceptionally well all of the time


:lol:

That was kinda my point lol. He seems worried about his distance but that's not what's holding his game back.


go ta hell ole miss
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Driver is a mystery to me, most drives look exactly the same, but most times I only hit it about 240.


Yeah, that number is way off compared to other clubs. You should be hitting it 30 yards further based on other distances. I am sure you have checked shaft issues and loft already. I am far far from a club fitting expert, but something seems very wrong about that number.


makersmark1
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re: What are your current club distances?
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Just wait until you bastards approach 50


50, I’m approaching 60!


LSUAlum2001
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50, I’m approaching 60!


We all knew that when you posted your 7 wood distance.


ReeseWee
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Geismar, LA
Member since May 2019
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re: What are your current club distances?
Driver 235
5W 210-220
7W 180-190
4i 190
5i 180
6i 170
7i 160
8i 150
9i 135-140
PW 125-130
GW 100
56 85
60 60

I'm 57 years old and barely use my 4i and my 5w.


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wutangfinancial
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re: What are your current club distances?
Driver - 250-300
3w - don't hit
5w - don't hit
4i - 210-225
5i - 200-210
6i - 190-200
7i - 180-190
8i - 170-180
9i - 160-170 (overshot two par 3s yesterday just figured this out. I used to think it was my 150 club
)
PW - 130-150
50 - 110-120
54 - 100-110
58 - 80-100
60 - use mostly around the greens or if I can take a full swing inside 70 yards or so
Putter - inside 6 inches


wutangfinancial
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re: What are your current club distances?
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58: i try not to hit that thing full.



Used to be the same but I started to strike it well


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makersmark1
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re: What are your current club distances?
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your 7 wood


So true, however, Dustin Johnson carries a 7 wood.

He hits it about 245.


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BeaverPRO
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re: What are your current club distances?
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PW - 130-150
50 - 110-120
54 - 100-110
58 - 80-100
60 - use mostly around the greens or if I can take a full swing inside 70 yards or so
Putter - inside 6 inches



Why so many wedges??


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