This is the mystery of golf, as far as I’m concerned.
I can’t figure out why I can hit my 9 iron almost as far as my driver (okay, I CAN figure it out – I suck at golf) and why my pitching wedge seems to be the easiest club to hit.
The answer exists. I just haven’t been able to adhere to it.
Let’s see if you have better luck.
Firstly, realize that the answer is dependent on A LOT of things. Age, gender, fitness, weather, skill level (obviously). The factors are endless, but there is a general rule for each gender.
This chart covers the gap well, and is in line with all other research I’ve done. And it might as well be a comic strip because 175 yards? HAHAHAHAHA no.
Hybrids are a different story, but they’re easy to figure out: look at the number. They’re numbered based on the iron they are intended to replace. A 5-hybrid replaces a 5-iron and so on, so just check the yardage for the club they replace in your bag.
So why are there three numbers? Short hitters, midrange hitters and long hitters (looking at you, Bubba Watson). I’m in the midrange when I actually make contact with the damn ball.
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