The average distance that one should hit each golf club varies based on a variety of factors such as skill level, swing speed, and playing conditions.
However, here is a general guideline for the average distances for each golf club:
Driver: The driver is typically the longest-hitting club in a golfer's bag. On average, a professional golfer can hit the driver between 280-320 yards, while an amateur golfer may hit it between 200-230 yards.
Fairway Woods: Fairway woods, including the 3-wood and 5-wood, are used for longer shots from the fairway or tee. The average distances for these clubs range from 220-260 yards for professionals and 180-220 yards for amateurs.
Hybrids: Hybrids are designed to replace long irons, offering more forgiveness and easier launch. On average, professionals can hit hybrids between 200-230 yards, while amateurs may hit them between 160-200 yards.
Irons: Irons are used for shorter and more controlled shots on the fairway or around the greens. The average distance for each iron club varies. Here is a rough estimate:
- 3 Iron: 180-210 yards (pro), 140-170 yards (amateur) - 4 Iron: 170-200 yards (pro), 130-160 yards (amateur) - 5 Iron: 160-190 yards (pro), 120-150 yards (amateur) - 6 Iron: 150-180 yards (pro), 110-140 yards (amateur)
7 Iron: 140-170 yards (pro), 100-130 yards (amateur) - 8 Iron: 130-160 yards (pro), 90-120 yards (amateur) - 9 Iron: 120-150 yards (pro), 80-110 yards (amateur)
Wedges: Wedges, including pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, and lob wedge, are used for short shots and shots around the green. The average distances for these clubs vary greatly depending on the golfer's skill level and shot type.
It's important to note that these distances can vary for each individual golfer. It is recommended to get fitted by a professional or consult with a golf instructor to accurately determine your average distances with each club.