GOLF CLUB DISTANCES: PGA Tour and LPGA Tour pros vs Men and Women

How much further do PGA Tour and LPGA Tour pros hit the ball compared to us amateur golfers? The average distances might surprise you. 

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Wed, 27 Oct 2021

GOLF CLUB DISTANCES: PGA Tour and LPGA Tour pros vs Men and Women

Ever wondered how much further a PGA Tour and LPGA Tour pro hits the ball compared to male and female amateur golfer? Well you will want to check out the latest shot data below, which higlights the average distance for each club in the bag. 

The following average distances for men and women and PGA Tour and LPGA Tour pros have been calcuated by The Golf Mentor, and they measured in yards.

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AVERAGE DISTANCES FOR MEN

The three different yardages provided for each club below are based on the averages for short hitters, mid hitters and longer hitters.

DRIVER: 200, 230, 260 
3-WOOD: 180, 215, 235
5-WOOD: 170, 195, 210
3-IRON: 160, 180, 200
4-IRON: 150, 170, 180
5-IRON: 140, 160, 170
6-IRON: 130, 150, 160
7-IRON: 120, 140, 150
8-IRON: 110, 130, 140
9-IRON: 95, 115, 130
PW: 80, 105, 120

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AVERAGE DISTANCES FOR PGA TOUR PLAYERS

DRIVER: 289-323
3-WOOD: 243-304
5-WOOD: 230-288
3-IRON: 212-265
4-IRON: 203-254
5-IRON: 194-243
6-IRON: 183-229
7-IRON: 172-215
8-IRON: 160-200
9-IRON: 148-185
PW: 80, 105, 120

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AVERAGE DISTANCES FOR WOMEN

DRIVER: 150, 175, 200
3-WOOD: 125, 150, 180
5-WOOD: 115, 135, 170
3-IRON: 100, 125, 160
4-IRON: 90, 120, 150
5-IRON: 80, 110, 140
6-IRON: 70, 100, 130
7-IRON: 65, 90, 120
8-IRON: 60, 80, 110
9-IRON: 55, 70, 95
PW: 50, 60, 80

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AVERAGE DISTANCES FOR LPGA TOUR PLAYERS

DRIVER: 246-258
3-WOOD: 195-217 
5-WOOD: 185-205
3-IRON: 180-192
4-IRON: 170-181
5-IRON: 161-173
6-IRON: 152-163
7-IRON: 141-154
8-IRON: 130-143
9-IRON: 119-132
PW: 107-121

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