How to Accurately Measure How Far You Hit Your Clubs

By Marc Jenkins

Every golfer loves to know exactly how far he can hit a ball with each of his clubs. It is easy to determine club distance as long as you use the correct tools.


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Know the generic distances that are expected from each golf club. A driver typically is expected to send a ball about 240 yards, a 3-wood 225 yards, a 5-wood 205 yards, a 4-iron 190 yards, a 5-iron 175 yards, a 6-iron 160 yards, a 7-iron 145 yards, an 8-iron 130 yards, a 9-iron 115 yards and a putter or wedge 105 yards.
Step 2
Purchase a distance tracking device so that you can read and measure exactly how far you are stroking the ball with each club. Some of the better distance tracking devices are the Sureshot GPS and The Radar, endorsed by Vijay Singh.
Step 3
While at the range or course also use flags to determine exactly how far you stroked each club. Usually they have flags available for use at these locations so that a golfer can measure their improvement.

Tips & Warnings

If you are thinking about purchasing a distance tracking device such as a Sureshot GPS or The Radar, conduct research on the models that interest you.
Do not overpay for a distance tracking device. Generally they should cost anywhere from $250-$400. More than that is too much.

About The Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.

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