How far should I hit each golf club?
Golf Club Distances - A Beginner's Guide
Are you new to golf? A common question I am asked, is "How Far Should I Hit Each Golf Club?"
So How far are you suppose to hit each golf club? There is no clear answer but their is a guideline that can help you understand your distances better.
There are a lot of factors that can effect how far you should hit each golf club. Such as, what golf clubs you are using, golf balls, the playing conditions, your physical ability and natural swing speed.
Wide Variation in Golfer's Distances
Distances between golfer's will vary greatly. One golfer's 8-iron distance could be another golfer's 6-iron distance and so forth. But this does not meant that is the wrong golf club for the distance. I often see golfer's that try to hit a certain club because they think that's what they should hit for that distance. It is vital to understand that there is NO WRONG CLUB DISTANCE, there is only your distance.
How to Learn your Golf Yardages
When you start playing, you will quickly get an idea of whether you are a long hitter or short hitter simply by playing. As you play more your yardages will likely change. Being a long hitter doesn't necessarily mean you will shoot lower scores. Hitting it straight and hitting greens in regulation will help you score better.
Estimated Golf Club Distance Chart
The yardages listed in the chart below show a range for average amateurs, both male and female. As you'll see, the ranges are quite large, and represent short hitters, mid hitters and long hitters. This is just to give you a rough concept of distances for each club.
No matter what your friends hit or the pros, play your distances and you will play better and score lower. As you improve you may gain distance and will have to reevaluate which clubs are best for YOUR distances. Practice and play your game!