Average 150 Club?

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DrJekyll/MrHackDrJekyll/MrHack Members  6WRX Points: 0Handicap: 18Posts: 6
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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
On -, @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.



Thanks!
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  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet Members  8782WRX Points: 304Posts: 8,782 Titanium Tees
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    7 or 8 iron. Im not a big hitter.
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    M5 - UST V2 6f5
    Cobra F9 3w - Atmos TS Blue 7x
    Speedback F9 4i - DG 105 x100
    Srixon 565/765 Combo 5-PW - Project X 5.5hs
    SM5 50,54,58,62 - F,K,S Grinds - Rifle 6.0
    Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 CS
    Pro V1x
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  • Akron09Akron09 Good morning from the first tee! Members  144WRX Points: 72Handicap: 14Posts: 144 Fairways
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    9 Iron
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    Driver: Nike Vapor Fly Pro - 9.5* DiamanaBlueboard Stiff
    3W: Cleveland Launcher AVS
    H: Adams Pro a12 20* Kuro Kage
    4-PW - Srixon I-701s DG S300
    Scratch 8620 S/S
    Odyssey Black I Series 9
  • lebanontngolferlebanontngolfer short and to the left ClubWRX  3061WRX Points: 146Posts: 3,061 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • DrJekyll/MrHackDrJekyll/MrHack Members  6WRX Points: 0Handicap: 18Posts: 6
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    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.
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  • deltapapatangodeltapapatango Members  443WRX Points: 42Posts: 443 Greens
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    7 iron AP2
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    917D2 Rogue Silver 60 S, 917F2 16.5 Rogue M-ax 75 S, 21 915H Diamana Blue 70 S, 716 AP2 5-PW PX 6.0LZ, SM6 50 Modus3 125, SM5 56 Modus3 125, Mack Daddy 60 PM Grind
  • SoCalTitleistSoCalTitleist Members  3257WRX Points: 137Handicap: 13Posts: 3,257 Titanium Tees
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    9 iron Ap1

    8 iron Ap2
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  • Sir HitalotSir Hitalot HitAlot Banned  215WRX Points: 1Posts: 215 Bunkers
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    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  464WRX Points: 36Posts: 464 Greens
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    Apex pro: 9 iron
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  • MschumacherMschumacher Members  1115WRX Points: 0Handicap: 6.9Posts: 1,115
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    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.
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  • adizeroadizero Members  577WRX Points: 20Handicap: 9Posts: 577 Golden Tee
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    seven iron.
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    Nike Covert 2.0 10.5*
    Callaway Fusion 13.5*
    KZG Forged II M CB 3-PW Rifle 5.5 +1"
    Cleveland T/A 900 Forged 52*, 56*, 60*
    Ping Anser 35" (2001)
    OGIO Sport "Stinger SKV" bag
    TaylorMade TPx, Callaway Chrome+, Srixon Q-Star Tour
  • garethwgarethw Members  358WRX Points: 52Posts: 358 Greens
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    Mp-25, 7 iron
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    Ping G400 MAX 9*.
    Ping G 3 wood.
    Taylormade Aeroburner 4h.
    Ping I200 4-PW.
    Vokey SM6, 50F, 54S, 58K.
    Cameron & Crown Newport M2.
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  • nolixulnolixul London UKMembers  411WRX Points: 76Posts: 411 Greens
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    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.
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  • ghill85ghill85 Members  97WRX Points: 1Handicap: N/APosts: 97 Bunkers
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    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.
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  • mguhlermguhler In the EtherMembers  738WRX Points: 124Handicap: 5Posts: 738 Golden Tee
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    7 (35) or 8 (39) depending on wind and elevation. B-stone J40s, Steelfiber stiff at D2
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    Cally Epic SZ 9* - Yellow HZRDS 6.0 65g
    Cally X2 Hot Pro 15* - Aldila Tour Green
    Srixon ZH45 #3 & #4 - Kuro Kage Black 70
    Mizuno MP-5 4-9 - Grafalloy ProLogic
    Scratch 8620DS 47* -Steelfiber i95s
    Vokey SM6/M Brushed Copper 54* & 58*
    Tour Cameron NP2
    WITB Link
  • rcain1usrcain1us Members  2938WRX Points: 146Posts: 2,938 Titanium Tees
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    Big 9 or Little 8
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  • pingeyepingeye Members  1239WRX Points: 107Posts: 1,239 Platinum Tees
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    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!
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  • adizeroadizero Members  577WRX Points: 20Handicap: 9Posts: 577 Golden Tee
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    See you are pretty normal, all things considered!
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    Nike Covert 2.0 10.5*
    Callaway Fusion 13.5*
    KZG Forged II M CB 3-PW Rifle 5.5 +1"
    Cleveland T/A 900 Forged 52*, 56*, 60*
    Ping Anser 35" (2001)
    OGIO Sport "Stinger SKV" bag
    TaylorMade TPx, Callaway Chrome+, Srixon Q-Star Tour
  • ltjacksonltjackson Northwest, FLMembers  538WRX Points: 16Handicap: 12.3Posts: 538 Bunkers
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    Ping G25 9iron
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  • WftrudellWftrudell Members  50WRX Points: 0Handicap: 6Posts: 50
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    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.
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  • oldhamer25oldhamer25 Members  1411WRX Points: 109Posts: 1,411 Platinum Tees
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    Usually 8 iron, Srixon 965, unless the Kansas wind gets blowing.
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    917 D3 8.5 Xphlexx Agera Orange RF Proto
    SLDR Mini 12 Evo Speeder TS 757x
    SLDR Mini 15.8 Rogue Black 110 80TX
    Srixon 765 4-6 PX LZ 6.0
    Srixon 965 7-PW PX LZ 6.0
    Mizuno T7 50 PX LZ 6.0
    Vokey TVD 54V & 58V
    Bettinardi Studio Stock 14 or Odyssey O-works 7
  • jpdxjpdx Members  1835WRX Points: 197Posts: 1,835 Platinum Tees
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    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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    Srixon z785 hzrdus black 6.5
    Nike
    Vapor Fly 3 wood 15* Diamana Blueboard
    Nike
    Vapor Fly 3 hybrid 20* Diamana Blueboard
    Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4 DG Pro s300 -2*
    Nike
    Vapor Pro 4-PW DG s300 -2*
    Nike
    Engage 54* SS and 58* DS
    Nike Method Matter m4-12
    Nike Air Hybrid II Bag

    b-team/travel bag
    Nike Vapor Flex 440 driver 9.5* Diamana Blueboard
    Nike Vapor Pro driver 11.5* Diamana Blueboard
    Taylormade Burner 2.0 3 wood stock r flex shaft
    Taylormade Burner 2.0 3 hybrid stock r flex haft

    Nike Vapor Fly Pro 4-AW DG Pro S300 -2*
    Nike Engage 50* SS 54* SS 60* DS
    Nike Method Origin b2-01
    Cure CX-2
    Nike Air Sport II and Hyperadapt
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  • ScratchHackScratchHack Members  159WRX Points: 0Handicap: 8.5Posts: 159
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    Amp Cell Pro (46*) - full PW is 148 carry

    MP-4, 1* strong (41*) - baby 9. PW is 145 carry
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    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
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Titleist 716 T-MB 4 & 5, PX 6.0[/font]
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Mizuno MP4, 6-PW, 1* strong, PX 6.0
    Mizuno MP T7, 49-06, 54-12, 61-07, Recoil Proto Wedge[/font]
    [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Ping Vault Voss, 32"[/font]
  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11324WRX Points: 1,206Handicap: 7Posts: 11,324 ClubWRX
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    full 8 with the 5's.



    I weigh all of a buck-30
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    GBB 9* Ventus Black 
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 - Smoke 70
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Epic hybrid - 22* Pro White 90
    Mizuno 919 combo 5-9 LZ Blackout 
    Mizuno T7 - 45-49-53-58 LZ Blackout 
    Toulon Portland 
    TM TP5X
  • crich88848crich88848 Members  988WRX Points: 20Handicap: 11.9Posts: 988 Bunkers
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    Easy full swing 8I, Adams XTD Forged 38*.





    *Sea Level*
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    Taylormade '16 M2 9.5* Speeder 661 EVO TS
    Taylormade M4 3HL Project X HZRDUS RED 75
    Mizuno MP-25 5-PW PX 5.5
    Titleist Vokey SM6 F-Grind 52-12
    Titleist Vokey SM6 M-Grind 56-08
    Titleist Vokey SM6 K-Grind 60-12
    Scotty Cameron Select Fastback

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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  12807WRX Points: 3,642Handicap: 5.0Posts: 12,807 Titanium Tees
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    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
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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • ocburg17ocburg17 Members  1292WRX Points: 46Handicap: 9.6Posts: 1,292 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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    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
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  • rpm300rpm300 Members  197WRX Points: 60Handicap: 4.8Posts: 197 Fairways
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    8 or 9 iron

    Srixon Z745

    587ft above sea level
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    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
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    Ping Eye 2 copper 7 iron
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    34* 7 iron
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    905t

    steelhead xr heavenwood, 9 wood

    eye2 becu

    hoganardi baby ben currently

    always hoing the next best thing
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7274WRX Points: 583Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,274 Titanium Tees
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    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*.
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    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*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    PXG gen 1 tours 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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