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How far should I hit my 5 iron?

How far should I hit my 5 iron?

Estimated beginner driver golf club distance chart

Club Men Women
4-iron 150-170-195 90-120-150
5-iron 140-160-180 80-110-140
6-iron 130-150-170 70-100-130
7-iron 120-140-160 65-90-120

How far does Tiger Woods hit a 5 iron?

Club Averages According to Golf Digest, Tiger hits the driver an average of 285 yards with carry. His long irons (2- to 4-iron) range from 250 to 200 yards. His middle irons (5, 6, 7) range from 208 to 172 yards. His 8-iron travels 158 yards, and 9-iron flies 142.

Where should the ball be when hitting a 5 iron?

Because you want to make ball-first contact and then have the iron bottom out just in front of the ball, you should play it just under your left pectoral muscle. The width of your stance will become second nature once you continue to keep the ball in the same spot.

Is it hard to hit a 5 iron?

Generally, a 5 iron is plenty for most players. If you’re in single digits, then a 3 or 4 iron is usually the longest iron. A 5 iron is great because it’s still relatively easily to hit and can also help with punch shots as well.

Is it hard to hit a 1 iron?

It can be played by anyone regardless of age or gender. The 1-iron is an interesting club that has been around for a while now. Many people don’t like using it, mostly because it tends to be difficult to hit and provide enough loft to the shot. But if you are a good player, you shouldn’t have much problem with it.

What is the hardest club to hit?

The Sand Wedge. For many high handicappers, the thought of seeing their golf ball land in a bunker tends to fill them with dread.

  • The 3-Iron.
  • The Driver.
  • The Lob Wedge.
  • The 1 or 2-Iron.
  • What’s the average distance of a 5 iron in golf?

    According to statistics pulled from TOURCaddie ( ), the average 0-9 handicapper hits their 5-iron 175 yards on average, the 10-19 handicapper 168 yards, and the 20+ handicapper 149 yards. That’s quite a gap between the better player and the higher handicap golfer.

    Can you hit five iron in to the Green?

    Depending on your swing speed, you may be hitting five iron in to the green from 150 – 200 yards away. At that distance, it would be a mistake to pick a target that is close to a bunker or water hazard – you simply can’t expect great accuracy when you are that far from the hole.

    When is the best time to hit a five iron?

    You don’t want to get too aggressive with a five iron when hitting an approach shot. Depending on your swing speed, you may be hitting five iron in to the green from 150 – 200 yards away.

    What’s the best way to hit a long iron?

    If you’re struggling to hit the ball solid with your long irons, then by all means, play the ball in the middle of your stance or a ball or two forward of center, like you would an 8-iron. This will help you to compress it better and launch the ball high with enough spin to carry it the appropriate distance.