A long drive for a man is probably considered to be some 280-300 yards but in reality golfers aren’t getting anywhere near that figure.
Driving distance figures from the R&A and USGA’s most recent Distance Report show that the average hit by an amateur male club golfer is 215 yards.
How far does the average golfer drive the ball?
Here’s an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers.
What is the average distance for each golf club?
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|5-iron||160 yards||140 yards|
|6-iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7-iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8-iron||130 yards||110 yards|
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How far should a woman hit a driver?
That group has increased two consecutive seasons. The average driving distance for female club amateurs is 146 yards. Female golfers with a handicap of 6 or better average 195 yards. The entire distance report can be read here.
How far should a 4 hybrid go?
However, the LPGA estimates that men typically can hit a 3-iron or 3-hybrid a maximum of 170 to 220 yards, while women can hit the same clubs a maximum of 125 to 180 yards. The 4-iron and 4-hybrid estimates are 160 to 210 yards for men and 120 to 170 yards for women.