Golf courses are a mixture of sand traps, water hazards, and green fairways.
You have to be mindful not only about where you want your ball to land but also the obstacles that may interfere with its progress on the course.
What this means is that it’s important for golfers to know how each club in their arsenal will affect what kind of shot they’re trying for as well as familiarise themselves with distances so they can plot out an accurate route from tee box straight through the 18th hole!
A golfer has to know what distances they can get with each club in order to play their best game.
Different factors such as the quality, weighting, and loft of any given club will affect golf club distances.
One is also going to have a shorter or longer swing depending on if you are an inside-to-out player or outside hitter that creates power from your hips through contact point for more momentum.
Because golfers don’t all hit clubs at similar lengths, it’s important to understand one’s own abilities and not rely on players around you to calculate the club you should hit.
The average golfer will hit a ball about 180 yards, on the low end of that range.
You might be asking yourself what kind of person averages less than 150 yards for their golf shot?
Well in this study they found out that beginners only got between 130-150 yard shots with an occasional long shot up to 200+.
In terms of how far you can hit the ball if you are not a beginner, it all depends on who is doing the measuring and where they measure from.
There have been some studies done that show these approximate ranges: 220-240yds; 260-280 yds.; 300+ yds (the most).
Golf Club Distance Chart
Hybrid Clubs – Greater control for longer shots
As a golfer, you are always looking for ways to better your game. One way that has become popular in recent years is the use of hybrid clubs instead of typical irons on long shots and par 3s.
Most golfers have found these hybrids more helpful than traditional golf equipment because they offer similar distance but come with certain benefits such as increased accuracy at the address and greater consistency from shot-to-shot which helps put less pressure on yourself when playing rounds or a competition where every stroke counts!
Working out your Average Distance
As one becomes more familiar with their capabilities, they will naturally improve over time. However, to quickly identify a person’s average distance you should head to the driving range.
Hit a bucket of balls and discount the best and worst 5 shots from the set. This will give you a rough average distance for the club you are using.
You could take this another step and book in for a lesson with your local Golf Pro. Apart from finding out your average distance per club, you will be able to get tips on swing speed (always a challenge with golfers starting out) and club selection.
A few lessons with a Pro can take your game from average golf to a step closer to your perfect round of golf.
A challenge for every golfer when they start out is always going to be club selection. A set of blade irons are not the right fit for a beginner golfer, nor are wide sole irons the right fit for strong long hitters.
There are several factors that dictate which clubs are best for you and the right clubs can significantly impact your game.
Having the ability to stick a 6 iron into 2 feet from 150 yards and sink the putt is the best feeling there is, and being confident with your club selection and knowing the distance you can comfortably hit that club is everything.
When you get closer to the green understanding loft angle and pitching wedge or lob wedge options available to you are also crucial.
Accuracy with a wedge and your short game, in general, will knock shots off the scorecard.
If you would like to talk to Damien and perhaps book a lesson to fine-tune your club selection and distance calculations then drop into the Pro Shop to book one or contact us here.