Golf club distance chart

Golf club distance chart

If you want to seriously improve your game you need to use this golf club distance chart so you know how far you hit each golf club in your golf bag, this golf club distance chart will give you an average distance you should be striving for, but I must stress that the figures are average, but in theory if you are a senior golfer then you should work on about 10 yards difference between each club dependent on your ability.

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What I mean by that, is if you hit your 7 iron 120 yards then in theory as I mentioned above your 8 iron should be flying or carrying about 110 yards, so you just need to work out from your ability and handicap what your best club carries in distance and then work up or down accordingly with the 10 yard difference. Golf club distance chart - Garmin G6 Handheld

The great thing about knowing your distances is that it will give you confidence knowing that the golf ball will land somewhere close to the proximity in which you have aimed at, it’s that simple really! But another major factor in this equation is what type of golf clubs you are using as well, are they suited to your golf game with the correct shaft flex and also the lay of the club head on the ground at address, if they are then you are heading in the right direction.

According to the latest stats from the professional tours around the globe the average driver hit by a professional tour player will range from 280 yards to 320 yards, the professional ladies on tour hit their drivers on average about 230 yards to 270 yards and the average golfer hits their drivers between 190 yards to 205 yards – this is, of course, dependent on handicap, ability and also playing conditions IE is it in the summer or winter etc.

One thing that the average golfer also needs to understand is that if you want to improve your game you should not just solely concentrate on distance of the tee even though it is a major factor, you should really hone your golf skills from the 120 yard and in to the flag stick, from there that is where low scoring rounds are won and lost, you only have to look at wedge and putting stats on the professional tours and you will see the high ranking players who did well that particular week had fantastic putting and wedge play to enable them to score well.

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The best way to work out distances on your clubs is to visit the driving range, allowing for practice range balls only travel 80 to 90% of a real golf ball so you need to factor that fact in as well, so now you need to take out your favourite club of choice and work distances off of that club.

So if your favourite club is the 7 iron then you need to hit around 6 to 10 balls and get an average of how far that particular golf club carried in distance, once you have got a clear indication of the average then you can work out the distances on average of all the golf clubs in your golf bag using the 10 yard up or down rule gauging it from the 7 iron distances.

The way I did this particular exercise was to hit 6 balls on a professional launch monitor in doors and using my golf ball of choice and the one that I use for every one of my rounds then I had a very clear average on every club in my bag taking into account perfect conditions, if I was playing in winds I would work out was it a half club win, a full club wind or even possibly a two club wind, then make my club selection dependent on wind and climate conditions – but don’t let all of this sound too technical because it is not.

But to give you an idea on averages across all calibre of golfers these distances listed below will give you a clearer idea of what a golf club should travel taking into account lower and higher handicap golfers:

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Golf Club Distance Chart

Golf Clubs – all distances are in yards

Driver in total                              –                                258 yards (Includes carry and roll)
Driver                                         –                                235 yards (without roll and no carry)
3 Wood                                      –                                217 Yards
5 Wood                                      –                                205 Yards
Hybrid Golf Club                        –                                200 Yards
3 Iron                                         –                                189 Yards
4 Iron                                         –                                180 Yards
5 Iron                                         –                                170 Yards
6 Iron                                         –                                160 Yards
7 Iron                                         –                                150 Yards
8 Iron                                         –                                140 Yards
9 Iron                                         –                                130 Yards
Pitching Wedge                         –                                110 to 120 Yards
50 Degree Lob Wedge              –                                100 Yards
56 Degree Wedge                     –                                85 to 95 Yards

With the wedges, it is worked out bearing in mind your pitching wedge is 46 degrees of loft and your 56 degrees of loft on the wedge being your sand iron.

I hope that this article on golf club distance chart is of use to improve your golf game and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.


Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

CLICK HERE to read another article on your wedges and distances.


4 Responses

  1. Hi There,

    Really glad that the article golf club distance chart has give you some insight into knowing your individual golf club distances, using this easy to understand method will improve your game and distance accuracy.

    If you have any other feedback please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the serious golfer

  2. Richard simkin says:

    I have never know my different club distances I have always done it on what I personally think the club should be, this article has given me a lot of food for thought about using the right club for the right distance, great article and I will look out for more of your posts.


  3. Hi Richard,

    Thanks for your feedback and you will have to let me know how you go with your own average distances, its always great to see that other golfers are adapting this type of information.

    Michael – Bogeys to Birdies

  4. Richard says:

    I always struggle with my distances on the golf course with a bit of luck these averages will help me get a gauge on my distances for the future, great post

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