Average 150 Club?

First post here, new member! I was just golfing over the weekend and the guys I was playing with were surprised at my club choice on my approach shots. I was using a 7 iron for 150, but am gradually moving to my 8 iron as my ball striking gets more consistent. I'm hitting the back of the green too often and having to lag putt crazy far. I'm not a great lag putter.

Anyway I feel like that is probably a pretty normal club choice @150 out for someone like me (around 30 5'10" and fairly athletic, but not the best golfer so not trying to murder the ball). But these guys kept saying my swing looks slow and easy and I'm not sure if that's because I have a pretty slow backswing or if my clubhead speed is really slow for my demographic?

Last relevant piece of info is that I shoot in the high 80s on a good day, am a terrible putter so I three putt pretty often, and am currently playing Adams Golf Tight Lies (cavity back game improvement irons) hand me downs from a buddy who gave them to me when I picked up golfing for the first time a couple years back. I'll get some better clubs when I get a more consistent ball strike. Looking forward to that day.



  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet Members Posts: 8,681 ✭✭
    7 or 8 iron. Im not a big hitter.
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  • Akron09Akron09 Good morning from the first tee! Members Posts: 144 ✭✭
    9 Iron
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    H: Adams Pro a12 20* Kuro Kage
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  • lebanontngolferlebanontngolfer short and to the left ClubWRX Posts: 3,061 ✭✭
    If you are going to do this, be sure to post the model of club and/or loft, too. There are too many differences between brands and models.
  • DrJekyll/MrHackDrJekyll/MrHack Members Posts: 6
    ParisB wrote:

    If you are going to do this, be sure to post the model of club and/or loft, too. There are too many differences between brands and models.
    Fair point, problem is all I know is they are Adams Golf Tight Lies irons. I didn't buy them and they are probably five or six years old at least. Sorry I don't have more info.
  • deltapapatangodeltapapatango Members Posts: 443 ✭✭
    7 iron AP2
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  • SoCalTitleistSoCalTitleist Members Posts: 3,255 ✭✭
    9 iron Ap1

    8 iron Ap2
  • Sir HitalotSir Hitalot HitAlot Banned Posts: 215
    Next years TM PW.

    This years Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi 7.

    Because i have the SS of a weak girl..... image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':russian_roulette:' />
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  • just winjust win Members Posts: 464 ✭✭
    Apex pro: 9 iron
  • MschumacherMschumacher Members Posts: 1,115
    8 iron with callaway xhot pros. 3 years ago with mizunos I was using a 7. The loft of my 8 is the same of my previous 7.
  • adizeroadizero Members Posts: 577
    seven iron.
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  • garethwgarethw Members Posts: 356 ✭✭
    Mp-25, 7 iron
    Ping G400 MAX 9*.
    Ping G 3 wood.
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    Ping I200 4-PW.
    Vokey SM6, 50F, 54S, 58K.
    Cameron & Crown Newport M2.
  • nolixulnolixul Members Posts: 377 ✭✭
    Generally an 8 iron or a 7, assuming no wind, not uphill or downhill and typical UK conditions. No point in listing club model as you won't find the specs. Enough to say the 8 iron has 44 degrees of loft and the 7 iron has 40 degrees of loft.
  • ghill85ghill85 Members Posts: 97
    This is dependent upon too many factors. Ball speed, Traj, Dynamic loft. The only important thing is know how far each iron goes with solid contact.
  • mguhlermguhler Members Posts: 719 ✭✭
    7 (35) or 8 (39) depending on wind and elevation. B-stone J40s, Steelfiber stiff at D2
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  • rcain1usrcain1us Members Posts: 2,938 ✭✭
    Big 9 or Little 8
  • pingeyepingeye Members Posts: 1,238 ✭✭
    edited Sep 28, 2016 #17
    I'm odd yardages with my irons. 9 goes 145, 8 goes 155 +/- a couple yards. It depends on how much room I have in front and back of pin.

    edit to add: the loft of my 8 iron is probably more like a 7 iron from years ago!
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • adizeroadizero Members Posts: 577
    See you are pretty normal, all things considered!
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  • ltjacksonltjackson Northwest, FLMembers Posts: 538 ✭✭
    Ping G25 9iron
  • WftrudellWftrudell Members Posts: 50
    I typically use my 39 degree 8 iron from this distance. It really depends on course conditions and factors. If I'm trying to get to a flag that's 150 away. I'm usually looking to be just short of it. I use titleist DCI 981 currently. 155-165 would be my 35 degree 7 iron.
  • oldhamer25oldhamer25 Members Posts: 1,380 ✭✭
    edited Jul 10, 2017 #21
    Usually 8 iron, Srixon 965, unless the Kansas wind gets blowing.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,598 ✭✭
    my ball striking changes from day to day. so if we're talking carry distances typically - 6-8. I've hit my pw with a terrible shot that never really got up in the air 150yds with roll...on the flip side, I've hit my driver 150yds by topping it. lol!
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  • ScratchHackScratchHack Members Posts: 159
    edited Sep 28, 2016 #23
    Amp Cell Pro (46*) - full PW is 148 carry

    MP-4, 1* strong (41*) - baby 9. PW is 145 carry
    Titleist 915 D3 10.5*, Kai'li 70x
    Tour Issue TM Aeroburner 14.5* Atmos TS Blue 7x

    *Tour Issue TM Aeroburner 19.3* Evolution 8.1x
    *Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron, MCA OT 105x
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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,324 ClubWRX
    full 8 with the 5's.

    I weigh all of a buck-30
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  • crich88848crich88848 Members Posts: 988 ✭✭
    edited Sep 28, 2016 #25
    Easy full swing 8I, Adams XTD Forged 38*.

    *Sea Level*
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,274 ✭✭
    One important fact everyone is leaving out is altitude changes. He is in Boise Idaho according to his info.

    With me it is a 6 iron at sea level of course I am 60 years old hitting a 1980 Macgregor blade iron.

    In the case of the OP IMHO not too bad considering how long he has been playing
  • ocburg17ocburg17 Members Posts: 1,292 ✭✭
    Very similar to the OP, 5'10", 31 years old, athletic build (or use to be). I played baseball growing up and have finally grew into a golf swing. At 150 yards, I'm between a PW and 9 iron. That is using Mizuno MP-53 irons.
    Callaway GBB 9* Diamana S+ 60 - Animal Weights
    Titleist 915h 2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 70
    Titleist 915h 3 Hybrid Diamana S+ 82
    Mizuno MP-54 3-5 DG 120
    Mizuno MP-64 6-PW DG 120
    Mizuno MP-T5 50 and 56
    Odyssey 2-ball Fang Tank Counterbalanced
    Srixon Z Star XV / Bridgestone B330 / Cut Blue
  • rpm300rpm300 Members Posts: 197 ✭✭
    8 or 9 iron

    Srixon Z745

    587ft above sea level
    Callaway GBB Epic SZ 10.5 Rogue Max 75 X
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15° 3 wood Rogue Max 85 X
    Callaway Razr X Tour 3 Hybrid
    Srixon Z 745 PX 6.0 4-P
    Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 50° 54° 58° PX 6.0
    Scotty Cameron GoLo 3 33" (2014)
    Srixon Z Star XV
  • Golfnut5000Golfnut5000 Members Posts: 4
    Ping Eye 2 copper 7 iron
  • g-offg-off Members Posts: 335 ✭✭
    34* 7 iron
    epic flash driver

    steelhead xr heavenwood

    steelhead xr 9 wood

    edel sls 01 5,7,9,gap

    hogan tk 58

    putter rotates daily

    always hoing the next best thing
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,220 ✭✭
    75% 9 iron or nuke pitching wedge.

    Right in between clubs for me. My clubs are bent weak to more "traditional" lofts P is 47*, 9 is 43*.
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
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    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
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