Using the driver distance calculator below, you’ll be able to see how far you can hit your driver. This is done by entering your swing speed.
This swing speed distance calculator can also be used to find the distances your irons can go by entering a swing speed.
This calculations are based on analysis of all of the swing stats available on the PGA Tour & TrackMan websites. I limited the info used in calculations to only include the 2019 season due to the continual improvement of the equipment in the game. Additionally, I felt it necessary to stick to current standards. The club speed (mph), ball speed (mph) and carry (yards) are all based on averaging out the ball striking stats of all the PGA Tour pros for the year. This data is available in more detail on the TrackMan website.
Golf Club Distance Chart (PGA Tour Average Stats 2020)
Here’s the info I was able to gather from TrackMan Golf as a baseline to build into a swing speed distance calculator.
|Club||Club Speed (mph)||Ball Speed (mph)||Carry (yards)|
Looking for more charts? Click here: Golf Club Distance Charts
I’m currently working on the women’s LPGA stats and will include swing speeds, balls speeds and carry distances for female players as well. Although, you are still able to manipulate the calculator below to suit your needs.
Also, just an FYI – This swing speed calculator is in it’s infant state, I will be adding features to it and expanding it’s functionality shorty.
As for the calculator, it can be used two ways at the moment: You can edit your swing speed to see your club carry, or, you can work backwards and figure out your swing speed for each club by dialing it to what you know your ball’s carry is.
Also, It’s important to note: Pay attention to the averaged swing speed’s for all 2019 PGA Tour pros in the chart above.
Driver Distance Calculator:
Wedge Distance Calculator:
Golf Club Distance Guide & FAQ
Go to your local driving range and hit a bucket of balls. Make note or your distances for each club. After that, use this calculator where you enter your yardage for each club and it will calculate the swing speed for each of your clubs.
Based on a 7-iron swing speed of 90 mph (Average speed of all Tour Pros in 2019), you can hit a 7 iron for 172 yards of carry. Total distance would depend on the landscape you are hitting into such as fairway, firm green, soft green, and the degree of spin placed on the ball.
To increase the distance of your driver, you’ll need to increase your swing speed, ball speed & launch angle while reducing the amount of backspin or side-spin you place on the ball.
This can be done by strengthening your grip, increasing the length of your back-swing, improve your weight distribution through your swing and creating a whip like action on the ball.
To hit a 7 iron 150 yards, you need to swing your club at about 78.5 mph. This will create about 150 yards of carry based on the averages of PGA Tour pro stats in 2019.
In the 2018 Valspar Championship, Tiger was able to reach a club head speed with his driver of 129 mph on the 14th hole during Saturday’s round. This bomb of a drive carried about 313 yards and rolled out to around 335 yards.
Based on an average swing speed:
Pitching Wedge: 125-145 yards for men / 100-130 for women.
Gap Wedge: 105-135 yards for men / 90-115 for women.
Sand wedge: 85-115 yards for men / 70-100 for women.
Lob wedge: 65-105 yards for men / 60-90 for women.
Simple Guide to Determine 5 Iron Distances:
1. 70 mph can carry about 135-140 yards of distance.
2. 75 mph can carry about 145-150 yards of distance.
3. 80 mph can carry about 155-160 yards of distance.
4. 85 mph can carry about 165-170 yards of distance.
5. 90 mph can carry about 175-180 yards of distance.
6. 95 mph can carry about 185-190 yards of distance.
7. 100 mph can carry about 195-200 yards of distance.
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