# How far does an 8 iron go?

## How far does an 8 iron go?

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use

Club Men’s Average Distance Women’s Average Distance
8-iron 130 yards 110 yards
9-iron 120 yards 100 yards
Pitching wedge 110 yards 90 yards
Sand wedge 90 yards 80 yards

### What is my swing speed based on distance?

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 should my ball speed be with a 7 iron?

For a golfer to hit a 7 iron 200 yards, he or she would need to produce a club head speed of around 95 to 100 miles per hour with a 7 iron. The PGA Tour average for a 7 iron is 90 miles per hour. The golfer could get on an aggressive speed training protocol to get to this level.

Is club head speed the same as swing speed?

Swing speed can be defined as how fast the golf club is traveling when it strikes the ball. Ball speed will always be faster than club speed due to transference of momentum from the heavy head of the golf club to the lighter, high-energy ball.

## How fast should my club head speed be?

The average clubhead speed for many male, amateur golfers is between 80-90 mph. Leading LPGA players come in around 90-100 mph. Tour pros tend to have average golf swing speeds in the 110-115 mph range or even higher, and long drive competitors are all the way up in the 140s.

### Does club head speed determine distance?

The speed of the clubhead determines how far you are able to hit the golf ball. In fact for every extra 1mph faster you swing the club, you can increase you driver distance by three yards.

What should my club head speed be?

What is a good launch angle for a 8 iron?

The ideal launch angle for an 8-iron should be between 18 to 21 degrees. Every golf player is partially different when the launch angle is being considered.

## What’s the fastest club head speed in golf?

As I’m sure you can imagine, the World Championship Record for club head speed of 157 mph by Mitch Grassing in 2017 would hit the ball much farther than if he had the swing speeds of the PGA TOUR or LPGA TOUR players, who in turn would hit the ball much farther than amateurs with their given swing speeds.

### What’s the average club speed of a 14 handicap golfer?

For these average male golfers, Trackman® statistics report the average club head speed at this 14-15-handicap level is about 93.4 mph…yielding an average total distance of 214 yards per drive. That makes the average male amateur driving efficiency to be 2.29 yards per mph of club head speed.

What’s the distance of a golf swing at 100 mph?

A player who is able to swing a driver at an even 100 miles per hour can expect a distance of around 258 yards. Losing just 10 MPH’s off of that swing and going down to 90 will pull the distance all the way down to about 232 yards – a major difference when actually playing a round of golf.

What are the distances of the golf clubs?

Table of Golf Club Distances Club Loft (degrees) Distance for men (yards) Distance for women (yards) Pitching wedge 48 – 52 87-105-118 53-68-87 Gap wedge 52 – 54 78-95-107 48-62-78 Sand wedge 54 – 58 66-80-90 40-52-66 Lob wedge 58 – 62 58-70-79 35-45-58

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