As you can see I sell golf clubs in my ebay store!!! One of the questions that I get often is
"How far will I be able to hit the ball with that club?"
Well unfortunately there is no exact answer to that. One persons 7 iron distance might be another’s 9 irons distance and so on. What I can say is it is more important to know your own distance you carry with your clubs so you can select the right club for a particular distance.
Here is a cool fact! The pros on the PGA hit there drivers anywhere from 280 - 320 yards. The LPGA pros hit it about 230 - 270 yards and most amateurs hit it somewhere between 195 -205 yards.
My point is to the above fact is it will be too depressing to compare ourselves with he pros so the table below will represent average distances for male and female amateurs. Please note that there will be some people that will hit longer and shorter then these distances but it will give you an idea of what other golfers hit.
Club Men Women
Driver 200-260 150-200
3wood 180-235 125-180
5wood 170-210 105-170
2-iron 170-210 105-170
3-iron 160-200 100-160
4-iron 150-185 90-150
5-iron 140-170 80-140
6-iron 130-160 70-130
7-iron 120-150 65-120
8-iron 110-140 60-110
9-iron 95- 130 55-95
PW 80- 120 50-80
SW 60- 100 40-60
The range is roughly from "short hitters" to "long hitters." Mid hitters which are the majority will be in the middle somewhere.
Like I said remember this is only a guide and you can find plenty more guides on the net that will give you different figures.
My final thought is if you can hit it straight and consistently, then it really doesn't matter about your distance. Happy Golfing!