Quick Answer: How Far Should You Hit A 7 Iron?

For example, you might think that you are hitting your 7-iron 155 yards.

You’ll typically pull that club on the course from that distance, but in reality you might be hitting it 145 yards.

How far does Tiger Woods hit a 7 iron?

Tiger Woods distance varies from club to club. 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.

What is a good smash factor for a 7 iron?

Generally, top professionals would be aiming for a 1.5 smash factor with a driver and a 1.4 smash factor with mid irons. But it’s important to note that any level of golfer can achieve these numbers; a young child who has a good relationship between his club speed and ball speed could produce a 1.5 smash factor!

What is the average swing speed for a 7 iron?

With players in the 0-5 handicap range, drivers are topping out at about 95 mph and 7 irons are about 75 mph. Depending on how efficient their swings are, this could represent upwards of 250 yards with the driver and about 140 yards with the 7-iron.

How far should you hit your 7 iron?

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use

ClubMen’s Average DistanceWomen’s Average Distance
6-iron150 yards130 yards
7-iron140 yards120 yards
8-iron130 yards110 yards
9-iron120 yards100 yards

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How Far Can Tiger Woods hit a 5 iron?

Average Total Yards Per Club

According the Leaderboard website, PGA Tour players’ average 4-iron shots travel 210 to 220 yards (including the roll). They can hit 5-iron shots 195 to 205 yards; 6-iron shots 180 to 190 yards; 7-iron shots 165 to 180 yards; 8-iron shots 150 to 170 yards; and 9-iron shots 140 to 155 yards.

What is a good spin rate for a 7 iron?

The statistics I use for the PGA Tour average on a 7 iron is about 7,000, so as a general rule I will take the number of the iron and then multiply by 1,000 to get an estimate of where the spin should be (this is just a starting point). So, I would say that your spin rate is in a good range.

How do I lower my launch angle?

A less flexible shaft with a kick point closer to your grip will reduce your launch angle. Use a driver with a shallow face. It will have a lower center of gravity, which will propel the ball off the club face at a lower launch angle.

What’s a good smash factor?

A golfer would hope to achieve a smash factor near 1.50 on driver shots. That means for a 100 mph club speed the ball speed would be 150 mph. The higher the loft of the club, the lower the smash factor is expected to be. A PW should have a smash factor near 1.25.

What swing speed requires a stiff shaft for irons?

Shaft Flex Selection (Driver)

Shaft Flex Selection (6 Iron Carry Distance)
Carry DistanceSwing SpeedFlex
130 to 155 yards70 to 80 mphRegular
155 to 175 yards80 to 90 mphStiff/Firm
Over 175+ yardsOver 90+ mphTour (Extra) Stiff

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How can I tell my swing speed?

Divide your average drive distance by 2.3. This will give you your average club head speed in miles per hour. For instance, if your average drive distance is 202 yards, your average club head speed is 202 divided by 2.3, or approximately 87.8 mph.

What swing speed requires a stiff shaft?

Stiff shafts are recommended for players who generate high club head speed. If your swing speed is 90 mph or higher, a stiff shaft or an x-stiff shaft should be a good fit.