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What are the average distances for each golf club?

Golf rules dictate that you may only carry a maximum of 14 clubs for a round of golf. You will normally have a driver, a fairway wood or two, possibly a few hybrids, your irons, wedges, and a putter. What this means is that you have to understand each club in your arsenal and know the distance they can deliver.

The distance a golfer hits the various clubs will differ from player to player. The quality, weighting, loft, and other club factors will also play an important part.

On average, men hit further than women so we do make a distinction. There are obviously exceptions and men are often out-driven by skilled lady golfers.

The averages vary according to which report or study you look at but this is the approximate average for each club. It is important to note that these average distances relate to golfers with some experience so beginners are not likely to achieve these averages.

Driver 230 yards

3-wood 210 yards

5-wood 195 yards

2-iron 190 yards

3-iron 180 yards

4-iron 170 yards

5-iron 160 yards

6-iron 150 yards

7-iron 140 yards

8-iron 130 yards

9-iron 120 yards

Pitching wedge 110 yards

Sand wedge 90 yards

Lob wedge 65 yards