Video:Distance Golf Clubs Can Hit the Ballwith Todd Kolb
Learn the distance that different golf clubs can hit the ball so that you know which clubs to use for certain shots. Here is a brief overview of the distance that golf clubs can hit the ball.See Transcript
Transcript:Distance Golf Clubs Can Hit the Ball
Hi golfers, I'm PGA Professional Todd Kolb for About.com. We're going to talk about how far you hit each golf club. When we talk about how far we're going to hit each of our golf clubs, there's a couple things that first of all we need to understand and that is that there's no standard in terms of how far you're going to hit each club from person to person.
Not Everyone Can Hit Golf Balls the Same Distance
This is going to really kind of vary based on skill level and how long you've been playing the game and even the conditions of the golf course or the conditions of the weather so, the first thing you need to realize is that not every person hits every club exactly the same distance. This is going to vary across the board and you might even notice in your own game that it might vary a little bit from day to day.
Longer Irons Can Hit Golf Balls Further
There are a couple components though that are similar no matter whom the golfer is, and that is the distance that you're going to hit each club related to the other. As an example, if I hit an 8 iron which is a shorter club with more loft on it that ball is going to go higher and a shorter distance than if I hit a 5 iron. A 5 iron is longer, has less loft or pitch angle on it and the ball is going to travel further.
Woods Can Hit the Golf Ball Further Than Irons
Same concept is going to hold true when I get into the woods. The woods are longer clubs, they have less loft on them and when they're swung correctly and the ball is hit solid they're going to certainly travel further than the irons.
Tips for Learning the Distance Golf Clubs Can Hit the Ball
So when it comes to how far we're going to hit our golf clubs we need to remember that there is no standard for every person, it's going to be an individual thing and you might even notice it varies from day to day, but as long as you know that you’re going to hit your shorter clubs with more loft a shorter distance than the longer clubs, you're going to be off to a good start.