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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:17 pm

my 5i normally can carry 175m... but i think i can play it to 185m if necessary hence i need to see bro sigma... which i still dont have the time to... cos i'm in shanghai now and travelling for the rest of the month...

ideally, my 5i would carry 200m
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:19 pm

Sham, I thot your 5i already there at 200m?
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:21 pm

no lah... i seemed to have lost distance... i suspect its due to my new half swing...
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:22 pm

dont tell you going along the path of the infamous 'fool' guy ah?
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:22 pm

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no lah... i seemed to have lost distance... i suspect its due to my new half swing...

??!?!?!? what half swing..u using duval/GF swing now?

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:24 pm

@andrew-golf: i saw ur 7 iron distance.. easily 150m.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:26 pm

no lah.. duval and fool is not half swing... theirs is cannot swing (althought they are both way way wayyyyy better than me)

my is lazy to swing....

i seem to be able to hit, longer at night or at least after 5pm though... i suspect its my body flexibility that seems to increase dramatically for reasons unknown after 5pm
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:29 pm

Sham, maybe after a pint or 2? Beer
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:32 pm

i was considering that too... but unfortunately, you shld know tht i cannot stop at pint or ten... much less 2
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:37 pm

flamer0454 wrote:
@andrew-golf: i saw ur 7 iron distance.. easily 150m.. Very Happy


becos my irons are beginner irons with stronger loft ma...

if use normal irons don't even smell 140m..
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:46 pm

shamusan wrote:
i was considering that too... but unfortunately, you shld know tht i cannot stop at pint or ten... much less 2

Erm, i mean after one or 2 holes... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:01 pm

andrew-golf wrote:
Lousy golfer

I remember that airforce hole 5. I use 5i and pin high.

U use 8i and front of green

All kind of bad words r in my mind and i didnt say out.

I tell myself this lousy golfer si bei how lian. Use 8i


Wahahahahaha

By the way. Can your 8i carry 160m?

GR too peaceful

No lah bro... me not "How Lian".... me use 8i becos me too lousy to hit a 7i lah Smile

mmm... seems that Master Slinger is right abt your motives,,,,,mmmm.....GR too peaceful...mmm...should I start a war???...

I HIT IT (Deloft club and swing like a mad cow using a base-ball stance... ball can carry 160m in total distance, but no control over left, right, or straight)

War (Please don't challenge me.... I give up.... u win... I can only do it in my dreams!!!) Peace Peace Peace

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:34 pm

No pun intended haha


anyway i enjoyed playing with you..

u know i like to make merry..
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:50 pm

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2 meter

ROFL you never fail to make me laugh out loud in ofc bro.
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:42 am

I have heard, but never verified, that to optimise the distance of any particular club, but more so those with lower lofts, requires a minimum ball speed.

Some things I have read or heard

1) Golfers with a slower swing speed would get more overall distance from a higher lofted driver, e.g. 13deg as compared to a 9.5deg

2) if you do not have a driver swing speed above 95mph, a 5 wood will produce more distance for you than a 3 wood

3) Unless you have a driver swing speed in excess of 100mph, you are not going to see much distance difference in distance between modern loft 3,4 and 5 irons, even with decent contact.

Any truth in these comments?

Would any qualified individual be able to confirm/elaborate in this?

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:45 am

Derek wrote:
1) Golfers with a slower swing speed would get more overall distance from a higher lofted driver, e.g. 13deg as compared to a 9.5deg


Erm, How do you explain your ^^$^%$%$^% distance with your new driver ah? clown
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:38 am

andrew-golf wrote:
LousyGolfer wrote:
neutralgolfer wrote:
170m - if I hit it swee swee
Hope this lift up your morale... Very Happy What a Face

Erm.... you lifting his morale or thrashing it??? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

i ask ah

where should the ball position be?

Left feet, middle or right feet?

i place the ball in the centre slightly towards my left foot. distance about 150-160 if i hit it swee
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:56 am

someone should start the "how far you hit your lob wedge?" thread soon. at his rate, club manufacturers should be selling 7 i to 65 degree wedge.....unless golf courses get longer.

no offense but Sham does hits his 5 iron to the 180 mark with a half swing and i have also teased him about his need to carry his 4 to 6 iron.

Derek..

1) Golfers with a slower swing speed would get more overall distance from a higher lofted driver, e.g. 13deg as compared to a 9.5 deg

- as a rule of thumb, yes but those info was written before the advent of launch monitor which gave us a different point of view and opportunity to really fit a golfer.

A lot depends on the golfer's AOA and preference at address. in reality we all adjust to what we put in front of us. countless swing test have shown that proficient golfers can adapt very fast without making a conscious effort. for someone who swings at 100 mph with say a - 5 degree angle of attack, a X stiff shaft with a 13 degree driver WILL work better than a 9.5 (if ego permits). now if a golfer with 85 mph driver speed and a +5 degree AOA fitted with 8.5 degree and a A flex will perform better than a 13 degree with the same flex. it all depends on how the fitter explains and work with the golfer. i have recently fitted a golfer with a 100 mph swing with a 11.5 degree Razr Fit. it turns out that his brother runs the Asian Tour.

2) if you do not have a driver swing speed above 95mph, a 5 wood will produce more distance for you than a 3 wood

it all boils down to percentage and confidence. scientifically, when there is a difference in length, loft and weight, the heavier or longer club with less loft should produce longer distance. in reality it boils down to confidence and ease of use. lastly today's 5 wood is yesterdays 3 wood loft.

3) Unless you have a driver swing speed in excess of 100mph, you are not going to see much distance difference in distance between modern loft 3,4 and 5 irons, even with decent contact.

same as #2 unless its bad knockoffs. most of the bad fakes uses the same mould for 3 to 5 so the loft are the same and only the numbering on the sole differs.

hope it helps......DGman
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:03 am

DGman, silly question for you:

All things being equal, would a lighter shaft (for irons) give a golfer more distance? I expect that there may be a loss in accuracy but I wonder if a lighter shaft allows the golfer to whip the ball better.

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:10 am

for the whipping part.......better ask Pak Slicer cos he has the book that prove that there is no such thing as a whip.

unless your hand position do not change like placing your driver on a vice clamp, the "whip" is only a feel preference for no more than 2 to 3 inch of lag between the butt and the tip of the shaft. anything more than that, the shaft would have broken.

weight is preference. please see other thread on total weight. and the lighter the shaft means the faster you have to swing not can swing to achieve the same distance.

hope it helps.......DGman

i thought the thread is on how far you can hit your 5 iron. do not wish to sidetrack otherwise thread starter may get pissed. sorry andrew
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:20 am

Thanks, DGman.

So, I'm wondering whether in relation to using a lighter shaft for my 5i, would I gain more distance? Wink

Ok, OT...

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:28 am

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Thanks, DGman.

So, I'm wondering whether in relation to using a lighter shaft for my 5i, would I gain more distance? Wink

Ok, OT...



I just make the life changing decision to go lighter......big part of the decision was by the fool-golfer.......using the law of A=F/M.....he convinced me that lighter will generate more speed

27th Oct during the monthly game.....you can verify hor......
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:56 pm

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Thanks, DGman.

So, I'm wondering whether in relation to using a lighter shaft for my 5i, would I gain more distance? Wink

Ok, OT...



I just make the life changing decision to go lighter......big part of the decision was by the fool-golfer.......using the law of A=F/M.....he convinced me that lighter will generate more speed

27th Oct during the monthly game.....you can verify hor......

Absolutely. I'm looking forward to playing with my #1.

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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:51 pm

5-iron should go roughly 10m more than your 6-iron ... If it does and you are not happy with the distance your problems are much bigger than simply reshafting the 5 iron
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PostSubject: Re: how far do you hit with your 5-iron?   Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:10 pm

Average - 170m

Sweet spot - 180m

"Sway day" - Whoosh! eh? ball still there...
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