Adam Scott hits a 5 iron 230 yards

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Adam hits a 5 iron 230 yards...



Actually a lot of pros seem to hit 210+ with their 5 irons (dare I say 6 irons). I am going to take wind out of the equation because Ive seen pros hit into the wind at ridicolous distances. So... can someone please explain to me whats going on....



How the heck do these guys hit them so far?! According to Trackman stats, 5 irons pro averages are about 195 yards (https://blog.trackmangolf.com/trackman-average-tour-stats/)



Oh I know... maybe PGA tour actually being played on Mars?
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  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,349 ✭✭
    Not really sure what answer you are looking for? Might have been downhill, warm weather, high altitude. They might have showed the wrong club selection. Or maybe he just swings very fast and makes perfect contact with the ball! He is fairly tall and strong, and super good at golf.
  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,147 ✭✭
    WRX laughs. that's a stock 7.

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 1,794 ✭✭
    Adam Scott is a lot longer than the average pro. The very next drive states 181mph ball speed which is 120mph+. That 5 iron also didn't carry 232y, it pitched about 10 paces short of the green so we're looking at closer to 220y~. With his clubhead speed that is perfectly normal for a 5-iron, especially off the tee.
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  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members Posts: 462 ✭✭
    And i would bet his 5 iron loft is weaker than other pro's 5 irons considering he's using 680's
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  • PureSlicePureSlice Members Posts: 93 ✭✭
    It only sounds crazy that they hit a 5 iron that distance until you start looking at all their distances.
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,170 ✭✭
    edited Oct 18, 2018 #8
    Valtiel is correct. That ball he hit on the “232 yard par 3” that you are referring to did not carry all the way to the hole. It didn’t even actually land on the green. Perhaps 223-225 carry at the most.



    I know there was a touch of helping breeze as well. Look at the flag. That decreased the effective carry to 220, maybe 218. I can’t remember elevation, but it may have been a touch downhill as well.



    Adam Scott can certainly Carry a 5 iron 218-220 yards. When less experienced golfers watch golf they rarely take into account all the factors. Carry distance, wind, elevation change. Taken together they can radically alter club choice.
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  • me05501me05501 Members Posts: 412
    Guys who have that kind of control over the ball can do a lot of things when they want to. I bet he could also feather a 5 iron about 160 if that's what conditions called for.
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,329 ✭✭
    These guys are good.
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    sdandrea wrote:


    These guys are good.




    Actually they're living under par now.
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  • ChillyDipperChillyDipper Members Posts: 1,027 ✭✭
    Upon seeing this thread, I recall that David Duval hit a similar or possibly longer shot on the 72nd hole at the Bob Hope, on his way to shooting 59. 19 year older technology, too:

    https://www.pgatour.com/video/2010/10/12/david-duval-s-amazing-approach-at-the-1999-bob-hope-chrysler-cla.html
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  • FootWedge16FootWedge16 Members Posts: 251 ✭✭
    230? That’s it?
  • jdljdl Masshole MassMembers Posts: 1,669 ✭✭


    Valtiel is correct. That ball he hit on the "232 yard par 3" that you are referring to did not carry all the way to the hole. Perhaps 223-225 carry.



    I know there was a touch of helping breeze as well. Look at the flag. That decreased the effective carry to 220, maybe 218. I can't remember elevation, but it may have been a touch downhill as well.



    Adam Scott can certainly Carry a 5 iron 218-220 yards. When less experienced golfers watch golf they rarely take into account all the factors. Carry distance, wind, elevation change. Taken together they can radically alter club choice.




    We also don't know if the tees were actually at the "232 yard" mark. Could have been up that day, so may have been more/less than that "232" they show on TV.



    Even so, doesn't seem that amazing to me. I'm much older than Adam and not a particularly long hitter, but I've flushed a few 5 irons off the tee that went 200 yards or maybe even a little longer. Doesn't happen often enough, of course. So not too hard to believe a pro could hit one 20-30 yards longer than me.
  • J13J13 Dad golf Members Posts: 15,286 ✭✭
    edited Oct 9, 2018 #15
    Adam Scott's stock 5 iron is more like


    Avg on tour is 195 and Adam Scott is not 35yds longer then average, not even close. His 5 iron is more like 205-210 max.
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  • MidwestGolfBumMidwestGolfBum Corporate Golfer Extraordinaire MSN/MKE/DSMMembers Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    Without knowing what he has the loft on that 5 iron, it appearing to be slightly down wind, I believe it's slightly down hill, etc. that doesn't seem all that far fetched with the club head speed he has. He didn't carry it the full 230, as has been said prior, as well. 230 when the ball rolls there isn't all that insane for a Tour level guy who can control flight, shape, etc. to get the ball to end up close to the number he is looking for.
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  • mcs4mcs4 South FloridaMembers Posts: 648 ✭✭
    J13 wrote:


    Adam Scott's stock 5 iron is more like


    Avg on tour is 195 and Adam Scott is not 35yds longer then average, not even close. His 5 iron is more like 205-210 max.




    If you're talking about the Trackman stats discussed above, that 195 figure is for 5 iron *carry* only. The OP is talking about one shot at 230-yards total distance, specifically a tee shot Scott hit on a par 3 that hit in front of the green, pitched forward, and rolled up to the hole.



    Even if his stock 5-iron carry were "only" 205-210 as you say, it would be easy to imagine that he could get 230 yards total distance out of it with the right conditions (draw shot shape for extra roll, good lie, flat or downhill hole, etc.).
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,253 ClubWRX
    gioguy21 wrote:


    WRX laughs. that's a stock 7.




    It is here. But of course, that's my second shot.
  • Finbarr SaundersFinbarr Saunders Members Posts: 1,008 ✭✭
    A few holes later he hits his 5 iron from the fairway to a pin that's 219 and is at least 15 yards short
  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,202 ✭✭
    Not that crazy depending on the conditions.
  • dlygrissedlygrisse Members Posts: 13,014 ✭✭
    Often times the exact yardarge is exaggerated, especially on par 3's when they just give the yardage it says on the tee marker, then there is elevation, air density, temperature, humidity, firmness of the turf, wind. Most often they are carrying it 10-20 short, and playing for run or not risking going long as that is death, and short sided.



    Plus there is that living under par thingy....

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  • YoureStillAway1YoureStillAway1 Members Posts: 106 ✭✭
    gioguy21 wrote:


    WRX laughs. that's a stock 7.




    More likely an 8 if you asked most on here. Haha...
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,174 ✭✭
    I believe GC quad on "normal" settings is set to 0 altitude and no wind. Matt from TXG who has around 117mph driver CHS hits his stock 6i about 195 carry and I believe he has it at 29* loft. So figuring AScott has his 5i loft around 26-27* means at sealevel, around ambient room temp and no wind, he's probably carrying it around 215 given that his driver CHS is a bit higher than 117. Once you then factor in wind, elevation and temperature...not really a big stretch to think he's carrying it 220-225 easy.



    Just the other day during the Safeway, Tway hit his 6i out of the rough to a pin 247 yards away. He carried just short of the green and let it roll to the back. These guys are the most elite of the most elite golfers in the entire world. Why we think we should be comparing ourselves, or even other very good amateurs is silly.



    Plus, let's not forget the clubs called out on the screen are not always 100% accurate. There's a chance he hit a 4i or even a 6i.
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  • chivachiva Members Posts: 2,420 ✭✭
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    I believe GC quad on "normal" settings is set to 0 altitude and no wind. Matt from TXG who has around 117mph driver CHS hits his stock 6i about 195 carry and I believe he has it at 29* loft. So figuring AScott has his 5i loft around 26-27* means at sealevel, around ambient room temp and no wind, he's probably carrying it around 215 given that his driver CHS is a bit higher than 117. Once you then factor in wind, elevation and temperature...not really a big stretch to think he's carrying it 220-225 easy.



    Just the other day during the Safeway, Tway hit his 6i out of the rough to a pin 247 yards away. He carried just short of the green and let it roll to the back. These guys are the most elite of the most elite golfers in the entire world. Why we think we should be comparing ourselves, or even other very good amateurs is silly.



    Plus, let's not forget the clubs called out on the screen are not always 100% accurate. There's a chance he hit a 4i or even a 6i.




    I wouldn't even think of comparing myself to Lebron James or Tom Brady. We shouldn't do it with golf. I think sometimes because we are essentially playing there same game (golf) and hit some good shots at times, we unrealistically think that we can hit it just like the pros.
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  • straightshot7straightshot7 Members Posts: 2,927 ✭✭
    edited Oct 9, 2018 #25
    Adam took a good rip at that. As others have said, he is well above average in swing speed. Him carrying a 5 iron ~215-225 is not that crazy with helping wind.



    However, I do sometimes find the distance/club choices ridiculous. It's not uncommon to see one of the longer hitters pull 9 iron from 160-170. They take a smooth swing and it gets there...I'm like, what? I think manufacturers have lowered the lofts over the years.
  • USAF Retired E7USAF Retired E7 Finnish American Members Posts: 305 ✭✭
    I think Kevin Tway hit a 242 yard 6 iron Sunday on 18, the 2nd time they played it, under a limb and flew the green. Crazy
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    I can hit a lob wedge 160.



    As long as I'm hitting from green side ; )
  • rafalrafal Members Posts: 5,770 ✭✭
    Under certain (very limited) situations I can hit my 5i 200 yards, which means AS can definitely get 230 and beyond out of it.
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  • challengerschallengers Members Posts: 139
    Scott could probably hit a 5 iron 240 if he wanted to without too much effort
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,170 ✭✭
    I’m really not sure why this thread is the slightest bit controversial.



    I am 51 and I use a 26 degree 5 iron and carry it 210-215. I am unequivocally certain Adam Scott can carry one at least 225 with a touch of helping breeze.
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