Golf Club Distance

By Lee Andrew Henderson

A golfer is only as good as his tools. You can have all the ability in the world but if you don't know what golf club to use you're not going to get very far. That is why it is important to know how far you can hit the golf ball with each club.
 

Types

The four different types of golf clubs are putters, wedges, woods and irons.

Putters

Putters are used to hit the golf ball on and around the green when the ball is close to the cup, so putters are not distance clubs.

Woods

A 1-wood, most often referred to as the driver, should enable the golfer to hit the ball 170-plus yards for a beginner, 220-plus yards for an average player and 250-plus yards for a professional. Using the same three levels of play, distances for a 3-wood should be 160 to 170, 200 to 220 and 220-plus and distances for a 5-wood should be 150 to 160, 180 to 200 and 200-plus.

Irons

A 9-iron should hit a golf ball 80 to 90 yards for a beginner, 125 to 135 yards for an average player and 135 to 145 yards for a professional player. For each number that the iron decreases, add about 10 to 15 yards to the distance. So a beginner will hit the ball 90 to 105 yards with an 8-iron, 105 to 115 yards with a 7-iron and so on.

Wedges

The pitching wedge should will hit the ball 60 to 80 yards for beginners, 100 to 125 yards for average players and 115 to 135 yards for professionals. The sand wedge distance should be 40 to 60, 80 to 100 and 90 to 115.

Golf Calculator

All of these distances are rough estimates. Your exact distance for each club will vary depending on sex, weight, height and ability. There are several golf distance calculators online that will allow you to input your personal information and get a more exact number.

About The Author

Lee Andrew Henderson has been a freelance writer for five years and has written over 2,000 pieces of content for the internet, usually dealing with the topics of sports, entertainment and religion.

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