Golf Club Angles and Distances

Average Loft Angle and Distances of Clubs

Distances are measured in yards based on average amateur male and female players ranging from  short, mid, and long hitters.

Club Loft Angle Distance for Men Distance for Women
Driver 8 – 13 Degrees 200-230-260 150-175-200
2-wood 12 – 15 Degrees 190-220-245 135-160-190
3-wood 12 – 17 Degrees 180-215-235 125-150-180
4-wood 15 – 19 Degrees 175-200-220 110-145-175
5-wood 20 – 23 Degrees 170-195-210 105-135-170
6-wood 22 – 25 Degrees 160-180-200 100-125-160
7-wood 25 – 28 Degrees 150-160-170 90-120-150
1-iron 15 – 18 Degrees 180-215-235 125-150-180
2-iron 18 – 20 Degrees 170-195-210 105-135-170
3-iron 21 – 24 Degrees 160-180-200 100-125-160
4-iron 25 – 28 Degrees 150-160-170 90-120-150
5-iron 28 – 32 Degrees 140-160-170 80-110-140
6-iron 32 – 36 Degrees 130-150-160 70-100-130
7-iron 36 – 40 Degrees 120-140-150 65-90-120
8-iron 40 – 44 Degrees 110-130-140 60-80-110
9-iron 45 – 48 Degrees 95-115-130 55-70-95
Pitching Wedge 47 – 53 Degrees 80-105-120 50-60-80
Gap Wedge 50 – 54 Degrees 70-95-110 45-55-70
Sand Wedge 54 – 58 Degrees 60-80-100 40-50-60
Lob Wedge 58 – 62 Degrees 50-70-90 35-45-50

This chart represents averages only. Ideal loft angles will depend on your swing speed and your angle of attack. Distances will vary greatly between golfers.

When selecting which golf club to use, remember these general rules of thumb:

  • bigger the number, the higher the loft
  • higher the loft, shorter distance, less roll, more control

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One Response to Golf Club Angles and Distances

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