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Golf Club Distance:
How far can you really smack that little white ball?

By: Paul Easton

Many new Golfers ask how far a golf club distance can go, and with how much force should they hit? Generally each golf club has a specific range. But in reality it really depends on your swing, and the power of your stroke.

A golf club distance depends on many things such as the type of club, the weather conditions, the fairway, your physical fitness, your age, your swing speed, and how well your club head connects with the ball.

Sometimes one person's 5 iron distance is another golfers 3 iron or 7iron distance. According to golf digest most amateurs usually hit their drives at around 195 yards.

Don't compare yourself with the pros, because PGA pros hit theirs at around 280 yards, while LPGA pros hit at 230 yards. See the disparity even in the pros category?

Long or Short Hitter

If you play regularly you will eventually see whether you are a short hitter or a long hitter. Of course do not expect to be a long hitter the first time you play golf. But whether you're a long hitter does not always mean that you're better than the short hitter. After all, there's still the issue of your ability to putt.

You have to remember that it's not just hitting the ball. You have to be able to hit the ball, and make it fly straight at the target. There's no use for long hitters who frequently get out of bounds.

Men's and Women's Golf Clubs

There is a chart of range for golf club distance, and you can find this in most golfing stores, sporting stores or online. But there is big difference on percentage when it comes to the Men's golf clubs versus the women's golf clubs.

On the whole, longer clubs generally hit further. Since most women are less in height than men, it simply follows that their golf club distance also has a big difference from that of the men's.

Golf Club Distance Factors

How far your ball travels is affected by the temperature, air pressure and wind direction. Most new golfers tend to under hit the ball when they are trying to hit the green, so there shots are short.

Have you ever played on golf courses with elevation? Have you noticed that when hitting your ball from a lower elevation to higher one you golf club distance falls short of expectation? That's because golf club travel distance is affected by elevation.

Well hopefully, through this article you have gained some knowledge on how golf club distance work.

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