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#16 Danz

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE: Andre W @ Jan 18 2006, 08:41 AM



All said and done, if I could trade in a clubs length for an extra 5 metres accuracy I'd do it today.

i'd trade in 5 metres of accuracy for an extra club length. wink.gif



#17 butchy

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:42 PM

Driver: 265m (if the fairways are running, 285m)
3 wood: 245m
Hybrid: 230m
3i: 215m
4i: 210m
5i: 200m
6i: 180m
7i: 155m
8i: 140m
9i: 135m
PW: 125m
SW: 110m
LW: 80m

PUTTER: anything more than 2ft is not accurate!!! tongue.gif tongue.gif



#18 Uncle_Leo

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:48 PM

Distances are for carry only, with normal swing:

Driver: 245m
3 wood: 225m
7 wood: 210m
3i: 190m
4i: 180m
5i: 170m
6i: 160m
7i: 150m
8i: 140m
9i: 130
PW: 120m
54° SW: 100m
60° LW: 80m

Handicap 4. Age: too old.



#19 V205

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:27 PM

We should mention the Loft of the irons to properly compare.

Some PW these days are like 8 iron of 10+ years ago.

My RAM tour grinds are about 10 years old.

Not sure of the loft, but PW = 100m and 5i=150m is my 80% swing for accuracy.



#20 IDGolfguy

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:33 PM

Average carry distance and at a normal swing speed which is now about 3/4 for me. I also get a lot of roll on my irons. Haven't got the hinging right as yet.

Don't base your distances on fairway markers. I get out to the driving range when they're closed and pace. Takes a bit of time and effort to get carry when it's only you - hence the average.

My handicap is 22 but have not had it checked since Christmas. Since then I have played 7 rounds under 90 at different courses.

I have been doing some work on my golf over the New Year.

Driver: 227m
3 wood: 205m
5 wood: 193m
3i: 184m
4i: 172m
5i: 158m
6i: 145m
7i: 130m
8i: 118m
9i: 99m
PW: 88m
53° GW: 68m
58° SW: 59m

... and age 40ish...



#21 Dana Scully

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE: Willow @ Jan 18 2006, 08:20 AM


PJL... Keep up the good work and something I've learnt in life... don't pay attention to the knockers or doubters. Unless you're lying laugh.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Classic Willow

PJL I think the point being made by people is that if you say you hit the ball those distances and then are playing off 19 you look like a tool, something doesn't add up. Either you putt like Peter O'Malley or you are spraying the ball those distances but 2 fairways off target or hitting the distance with one shot and half the distance the next time. The whole point of club distance is how far does that club "typically" hit, not "can" hit

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#22 daacha

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:25 PM

As per Dana's instructions :

Typical distance

Driver 7.5° 240m carry (not much run due to high launch)
3w 200m
3 iron 180m
4 iron 170m
5 iron 155m
6 iron 145m
7 iron 130m
8 iron 120m
9 iron 110m
PW 95m
GW 80m
SW 60m
LW 30m (usually straight up in the air)

I find i have some weird gaps in the distances that force me to take a longer club and try to 3/4 hit it.



#23 Tinsworth

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:36 PM

Every time I go out to play I always get comments about how far I hit the ball with any given club and also how little effort I can do it with. I also inevitably get some veiled comments about my handicap, being a bandit and so on. I find it interesting to note that those making the comments never seem to notice the crap shots that also feature regularly.
I am gradually putting my game together after a complete swing rebuild with my coach and based solely upon the "can do" I should be playing off somewhere around a 10 mark. However, based upon the "usually do" I am just off a major handicap impact.
My problem at the moment is the 3-4 "explosion holes" every round that cost me. Cases in point being my last 5 individual comp rounds

14/01/06 Stableford -30 points with 4 wipes.
07/01/06 Stroke -97 gross with a 10 on a par 4, a 7 on a par 3 and 3 triple bogeys.
31/12/05 Stableford -35 points with 2 wipes.
10/12/05 Stableford -37 points with 3 wipes.
19/11/05 Par - Square with 4 "+", 10 "0" and 4 "-".

So my current handicap is not a measure of my ability - it is however a measure of my overall consistency. I know that I am not that far away from posting a couple of good scores.

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#24 mikezone13

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE: Fyirippu @ Jan 18 2006, 11:36 AM


Every time I go out to play I always get comments about how far I hit the ball with any given club and also how little effort I can do it with. I also inevitably get some veiled comments about my handicap, being a bandit and so on. I find it interesting to note that those making the comments never seem to notice the crap shots that also feature regularly.
I am gradually putting my game together after a complete swing rebuild with my coach and based solely upon the "can do" I should be playing off somewhere around a 10 mark. However, based upon the "usually do" I am just off a major handicap impact.
My problem at the moment is the 3-4 "explosion holes" every round that cost me. Cases in point being my last 5 individual comp rounds

14/01/06 Stableford -30 points with 4 wipes.
07/01/06 Stroke -97 gross with a 10 on a par 4, a 7 on a par 3 and 3 triple bogeys.
31/12/05 Stableford -35 points with 2 wipes.
10/12/05 Stableford -37 points with 3 wipes.
19/11/05 Par - Square with 4 "+", 10 "0" and 4 "-".

So my current handicap is not a measure of my ability - it is however a measure of my overall consistency. I know that I am not that far away from posting a couple of good scores.

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Sounds just like myself, have played off a 4 handicap (in NZ as an 18y/o about 10 years ago), now I shoot around the 12-14 over par mark due to about 3 blow out holes (and 6 years with playing golf), however every so often I put together a run of good holes and shoot 2 or 3 over for nine holes and get quite a few strange looks - I also hit the ball quite long, but lose all my shots normally from within 80m of the green except for putting.



#25 philip_the_five_iron

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:02 PM

hey guys i'm a 14 year old 19 handicapper and my distances (carry) are as follows
driver-can't hit terrible mad.gif
3 wood-215
5 wood-190
7 wood-180
3 iron- don't use much
4 iron-130
5 iron-150-60
6 iron-150
7 iron-140
8 iron-150
9 iron-120
p wedge-110
s wedge-95
lw-80



#26 St_Andrews

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:31 PM

Why is it that most times when one questions a post it is considered 'attacking' the individual ? PJL - I am definitely not 'attacking' you and am sorry if you or others construe it that way.

It's like Dana Scully said "The whole point of club distance is how far does that club "typically" hit, not "can" hit" ? does the old cliche "drive for show putt for dough" ring a bell ?

Also, I'm certainly not suggesting that HCP equates to distance. Some 19 HCPers certainly can hit 260m+ drives but I would suggest that they almost certainly aren't on the fairway a lot of the time.

If I were you I would layback a bit and focus more on control - if you can hit the ball as far as you say you can hit them - then by sacrificing a few yards and being on the correct fairway ? instead of the trees ? I am certain that you will bring your handicap down quicker.



#27 eremon

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:46 PM

Driver : 215-220
3 Wood : 205
Hybrid : 195

3 Iron : 180
4 Iron : 170
5 Iron : 160
6 Iron : 150
7 Iron : 135
8 Iron : 115
9 Iron : 100
PW : 80
SW : 65

Handicap : 7, Age : 29

I'm not a big hitter but I stay out of trouble.



#28 Falchoon

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:53 PM

Assuming still conditions, my draw likes the right to left breeze for distance, hates the left to right.

1W : 235ish

3W : 210ish

5w : 200 off the deck 190 off a tee

3i : 190
4i : 180
5i : 170
6i : 160
7i : 150
8i : 140
9i : 130
PW : 120
SW : 95
LW : 80ish, never really hit a full shot


I notice playing with other similar handicapped players, I'm fairly strong through the irons, but fairly average with the driver. 305cc 10.5d Wilson with regular shaft, 3w and 5w are also regular shaft and can provide some pretty spectacular hooks.

Might be time to have a look at technology with a stiffer shaft for the big bird.



#29 Dana Scully

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 11:01 PM

QUOTE: Falchoon @ Jan 18 2006, 12:53 PM


Might be time to have a look at technology with a stiffer shaft for the big bird.


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#30 pjl

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 12:36 AM

standrews, i dont see you so much as attacking my post...as it is calling me a liar. which i am not.

I do appreciate a few people telling me to lay back a bit and sacrifice yards for fairway. which most members of my group each saturday tell me. but i am pretty optimistic, i dont feel i need to do that right now. i am happy being in the second cut sometimes if i can see the green, and have hit a big drive.
YES...sometimes the ball see the fairway...but not consistantly.
i have plenty of time to hit the ball like an old timer (no offence to any 'so called' old timers here) right now i can hit the ball into the trees and recover well, its practically part of my weekend.

I play at an absolute goat track called Lane Cove because it is close to my school and i am on the schools golf team. but have currently been talking to my parents about a 'real' golf course. and am almost certain that i will be joining wakehurst in the coming weeks.
because i have learnt alot of my golf at lane cove i find thing like hitting a 3wood, 5wood, 3 iron and 4 iron off the deck almost impossible. becasue it is very rare where you are required to do that at lane cove.

dana, i will say i do not hit 260 every time. but that is my set distance i set it for myself.
my 7 iron distance is 155 and whilst i hit that more consistantly, i do not always reach 155, but i sometimes hit further. thats just the game i guess,






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