What are the distances for golf clubs?

What are the average distances for each golf club?

The average distance golfers hit each club varies widely. A PGA Tour player hits a 7-iron between 172-215 yards.

Average Distances for PGA Tour Players.

Club Average Distance
8 Iron 160 – 200 yds
9 Iron 148 – 185 yds
Pitching Wedge 136 – 170 yds

What clubs for what distances?


  • 2-iron = 105 to 210 yards.
  • 3-iron = 100 to 205 yards.
  • 4-iron = 90 to 190 yards.
  • 5-iron = 80 to 175 yards.
  • 6-iron = 70 to 165 yards.
  • 7-iron = 65 to 155 yards.
  • 8-iron = 60 to 145 yards.
  • 9-iron = 55 to 135 yards.

What distance should each golf club hit?

How Far Should Golfers Hit with Each Club?

GOLF CLUB Women Golfers Men Golfers
4 iron 90/120/150 yards 150/170/195 yards
5 iron 80/110/140 yards 140/160/180 yards
6 iron 70/100/130 yards 130/150/170 yards
7 iron 65/90/120 yards 120/140/160 yards

How do you determine distance for golf clubs?

The most accurate way to determine how far each club goes is to use a high quality launch monitor. Radar-based units like FlightScope and Trackman measure the ball until it hits the ground, providing detailed information about its flight.

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How far should I hit my 9-iron?

Golf Club Distance Chart

Club Men Women
6-iron 130-150-160 70-100-130
7-iron 120-140-150 65-90-120
8-iron 110-130-140 60-80-110
9-iron 95-115-130 55-70-95

Is a 250 yard drive good?

The average driving distance for a golfer with a 5 handicap or less is 250 yards. You might think that’s kind of low for a good golfer but it’s pretty realistic for someone who isn’t a professional. If you hit the ball the average distance you’re really not that far away from the average distance of a scratch golfer.

How far does an 8-iron go?

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Club Men’s Average Distance Women’s Average Distance
8-iron 130 yards 110 yards
9-iron 120 yards 100 yards
Pitching wedge 110 yards 90 yards
Sand wedge 90 yards 80 yards

How far should an average golfer hit a 7-iron?

At its core, the median driving distance is 219.55 yards. Other club distances of note: the median 3-wood goes 186.89 yards, 7-iron clocks in at 133.48 yards and pitching wedge at a 73.97 mark.

How far does an average golfer hit irons?

In general, professionals can hit a 3-iron nearly 230 yards, while the average iron distance for beginners and high-handicap players would generally be 30 yards less for men, and 60 yards less for women.

How long should my golf clubs be chart?

1. Measure Your Overall Height (i.e. “static” fitting)

5’7″ to 6’1″ standard length in inches
6’1″ to 6’2″ plus 1/4″
6’2″ to 6’4″ plus 1/2″
6’4″ to 6’6″ plus 1″

Why do I hit my 3 wood as far as my driver?

One of the primary reasons your 3 wood goes as far as your driver is that your driver may have too little loft for your swing speed. In order to take advantage of lower lofts (under 10 degrees for example), you need to have a relatively high swing speed.

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How far will a 6 iron go?

You should hit a six iron about 150 yards. The average golfer gets just over 150 yards with their six-iron. Players with faster swing speed will get closer to 165 or even 170 with a six iron.

How far do golf wedges go?

On average, recreational golfers hit their gap wedge 103 yards, but the range can be between 90 and 120 yards. For shorter shots that only require a 1/2 swing, the average distance will be much less. The numbers are a bit tighter than before, with the shortest distance being 90 yards and the longest being 120 yards.