How far should you hit a 9 iron?

How far should you hit a 9 iron?

How to Know Which Golf Club to Use

Club Men’s Average Distance Women’s Average Distance
9-iron 120 yards 100 yards
Pitching wedge 110 yards 90 yards
Sand wedge 90 yards 80 yards
Lob wedge 65 yards 6 yards

What club can you hit farther a 9 iron or a 5 iron?

A five-iron has a loft of 28 degrees while a 9 iron has a loft of 41 degrees. While we hate to lump you in with the short hitters as a beginning golfer, we will be practical and do so, and tell you that the average short hitter can hit a 5-iron 140 yards, while that same 9-iron will go 95 yards max.

Is there a 9 iron in golf?

Known to many as the reigning king of short chip shots is the 9 iron golf club. With a loft of 41°-48°, the 9 iron is the loftiest of the non-wedge clubs and will average 120 yards (180 if you’re Bubba). As such, the ball is not going to roll out as much as it would with the other irons in your golf bag.

Can you chip with a 9 iron?

Chipping around the greens is also a great situation to use the 9 iron. A golfer can employ a bump and run type of chip if they have a lot of green to work with and want to run the ball up to the hole. It is easier to skull (mishit) a chip shot with a thin, blade-like wedge with more loft then it is a 9 iron.

Should I chip with a 9 iron?

If you’re chipping uphill or have plenty of green to work with, you want a low, running chip that rolls farther than it flies. Using your 9-iron, position the ball forward in your stance (inset). On the takeaway, keep your arm swing to a minimum, and hinge your wrists only slightly.

Should you chip with an 8 iron?

With too much swing, problems can occur with too many moving parts. Taking an 8-iron reduces the risk of hitting poor shots and increases the chances of more consistency. Remember: “It’s all about feel, so grip the club lightly, slightly down the shaft with a similar pressure to holding the putter.