Golf Club Distance Tables

Amateurs vs. Professionals

Average Distances for Amateur Men

What's a long drive? Is it 300 yards? Perhaps 320? Or is it anything over 260? For most golfers, their context for "long drive" is based soley on what they see on TV. Sadly, the long bombs produced by Dustin Johnson and Jason Day aren't realistic standards (even for most pros). Moreover, despite the advances in golf club technology, 300 yards remains a desired and anointed target, primarily for one reason: most golfers can't come close to sniffing that distance.

So, how far do average golfers actually hit it? Check out the comparison tables below.

Club Short Hitter Mid Hitter Long Hitter
Driver 195 yds 220 yds 250 yds
3 Wood 185 yds 215 yds 234 yds
5 Wood 170 yds 195 yds 213 yds
Hybrid 2 176 yds 205 yds 222 yds
3 Iron 155 yds 180 yds 202 yds
4 Iron 145 yds 170 yds 188 yds
5 Iron 138 yds 160 yds 175 yds
6 Iron 128 yds 150 yds 165 yds
7 Iron 118 yds 140 yds 155 yds
8 Iron 110 yds 130 yds 145 yds
9 Iron 95 yds 115 yds 129 yds
Pitching Wedge 80 yds 105 yds 118 yds
Sand Wedge 60 yds 80 yds 100 yds
Lob Wedge 55 yds 70 yds 85 yds

Average Distances for PGA Tour Players

Club Short Hitter Long Hitter
Driver 275 yds 350 yds
3 Wood 230 yds 310 yds
5 Wood 230 yds 288 yds
3 Iron 210 yds 260 yds
4 Iron 200 yds 250 yds
5 Iron 190 yds 230 yds
6 Iron 180 yds 220 yds
7 Iron 170 yds 200 yds
8 Iron 155 yds 185 yds
9 Iron 140 yds 170 yds
Pitching Wedge 120 yds 140 yds
Sand Wedge 80 yds 110 yds