Golf club distances chart – And how I finally improved!

Hey George here,

If you want to know how to shoot a lower golf score, then I’m glad you stumbled across this site and I strongly suggest you keep reading…

This is my uncensored, uncut story of how I finally managed to shoot the lower golf score that I always wanted. The highs, the lows, what didn’t work and finally the one thing that got me the distance and accuracy I was looking for.

Click Here To See How I Finally Got the Perfect Score

Here is a chart of average golf club distances. Now, I say average because there is always somebody who will hit it shorter or longer than these numbers. This chart lists distances for each club and gives numbers for short-medium-long hitters on each. One other interesting fact – according to Golf Digest – is that most amateurs average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers. So keep this in mind the next time you’re on the tee box.

Golf Club Distance Chart

Club Men Women
Driver 200-230-260 150-175-200
3-wood 180-215-235 125-150-180
5-wood 170-195-210 105-135-170
2-iron 170-195-210 105-135-170
3-iron 160-180-200 100-125-160
4-iron 150-170-185 90-120-150
5-iron 140-160-170 80-110-140
6-iron 130-150-160 70-100-130
7-iron 120-140-150 65-90-120
8-iron 110-130-140 60-80-110
9-iron 95-115-130 55-70-95
PW 80-105-120 50-60-80
SW 60-80-100 40-50-60

Ever since I started playing golf I always wanted to improve my game. After my first season of playing I was shooting around 120! Not exactly where I wanted to be. I would see a lot of my buddies or co-workers or even other people I got paired up with at the golf course shooting in the 90’s and even 80’s (I don’t think anyone shooting in the 70’s ever wanted to play with me!) Meanwhile, I just couldn’t drop my score very much!

I wanted to be like them – I wanted to hit my golf clubs longer, keep my golf ball on the fairway, know how to get out of trouble… the lot! So, one day I thought I’d do something about it…So I started taking some golf lessons. I definitely saw some improvement. The biggest thing I was learning were good golf swing mechanics (grip, posture, etc…). After a while though, the problem was that the lessons started to cost a lot of money and I had to adhere to a scheduled appointment with the instructor. Even though I saw some results and my score dropped to around 105, I was still way behind where I wanted to be and behind everyone else that I knew.

That’s when I started to search for a better solution…one that I could learn at my own pace and practice what I really saw was helping me!

I started reading some of the more famous golf instruction books out there (you can see links to them on this page). They were good and helped a little bit but the problem was that they were static. You see, like most people, I am a very visual learner. I learn best by a combination of reading, pictures and videos.

That is what led me to seek out other types of golf instruction to help my golf club distances to go up while keeping the ball flight how I wanted it. I started ordering and reviewing many, many online courses. Most of them were not very good!

Anyway, I kept at it and kept trying all these courses until finally I discovered a program that made a huge improvement! It was exactly what I was looking for… easy to understand, convenient to use, not expensive, intuitive and guaranteed to lower my score within just a couple of weeks!

Click here to see for yourself

I’m still using it to this day and the results are just getting better and better! … But the only thing is that, you have to stick to it! But I think if you’re serious about lowering your golf score then you’ll be fine…

I hope you found this information is useful in your search for golf club distances and how to increase them and you can click here to check out what worked for me.

Until next time….

What Impact Does New Equipment Have Upon Your Golf Game?

Let’s admit it: At one time or another, we all have wondered the same thing: “Is it my clubs that are holding me back?”

Unfortunately, most of the time the answer is going to be NO! I know it’s not what any of us wanted to hear when we might be struggling with our game. Achieving the distances we want from our golf clubs can be exhilarating at times and equally frustrating at others.

Here’s what really made an improvement for my game

Now please don’t take what I just said as an absolute. When trying to achieve better golf club distances, equipment certainly does play a factor into it. I mean, let’s face it; if you are using a driver from the 1920’s (with a club head the size of a golf ball) versus a golf club driver from today, as long as you can somehow hit the ball, you are probably going to get better results with the newer golf equipment.

But before you go and rush into buying the latest club or set of clubs, make sure you have the fundamentals down pat first. Then, you will notice the difference a new piece of golf equipment can make.

There are a lot of golfers who have a garage full of semi-used equipment. Some of these are self-professed equipment junkies while others prefer to hide their addiction. The big question is whether or not the act of purchasing new clubs really helps your game?

I suspect that every golfer appreciates that in golf club manufacturing technology makes advances that do make it easier to hit the ball sweeter or more easily. The bigger sweet spot on modern day clubs is a prime example of this. But does this mean you will really get greater distance, more backspin, stop your natural slice or end up with a lower handicap?

I have observed many a golfer who buys a new set of clubs and raves about how fabulous they are whilst at the same time failing to display a related improvement in their play. You will probably have noticed this phenomena too.

There is clearly a psychological effect at play when one swings a new golf club. If you think it is going to help your game, it probably will do so, in the short term at least. But in the long term, after your “new club enthusiasm” has worn off, will those clubs really help your game?

Inevitably, it is the manner in which you swing the club that matters. If you remain confident you will probably swing the club well. But your confidence is anchored in the effectiveness of your ability to swing the club. The clubs alone are but one part of the golfing equation. The bigger part of the picture lies in your knowledge of the golf swing and your ability to produce the necessary actions. And the biggest part of the picture lies in what happens between your ears.

Many golfers choose clubs based upon which clubs another person (professional or otherwise) says are the “bees knees” of clubs. They quickly run out and buy those clubs expecting, or perhaps merely hoping, that their game is going to miraculously improve.

Surely it is wiser to take a little more time and a more logical approach to choosing ones clubs? For me, I do appreciate that technology moves forward in leaps and bounds and I don’t want to get left totally behind. But I don’t want to change my clubs unnecessarily either.

Because I know how mental golf is as a game the most important thing when I am looking at clubs is that I like the look of them as they sit behind the ball. If they “fit my eye” that’s a big part of the battle! I don’t mean whether they are pink or blue! I just mean do I feel that it looks like I can hit the ball well with it? Then they have to feel good in my hands; not after a few swings or after a few rounds. I want them to feel good immediately.

Yes, I will take advice (from an appropriately qualified professional) upon shaft, cavity back, wide base or blade, angles and so on. And then I will try whatever club they suggest. My first question to myself is “Do I like the look of it?” The second is “Does it feel comfortable?” and the next thing is to see how natural my swing feels with this new club.

How you progress with new clubs will depend more upon what you do with them then the clubs themselves. The fact they have a bigger sweet spot or are easier to hit does not necessarily make you a better golfer. But if you feel more confident with those clubs in your hands you will in all likelihood make better swings. Confidence in golf is always King!

So there you have it! Use your own judgment, never a sales person’s, in deciding when it is time to try some new golf equipment to help you improve your golf club distances. If you are at the very beginning of playing golf, start with a basic set and spend the extra money you saved on golf lessons. In the end, you will get a much better return on your investment!

And like I said… if you really want a return on your time and money investment then CLICK HERE to see what can really help improve your game for you!

Good golfing… and here’s hoping your golf club distances improve by each outing!