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Old 12-14-2006, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how far should i hit my 7 wood

just got a adams ovation 7 wood and I cant hit it very far. on average I hit my 3 iron about 200 yards and I hit this 7 wood about 160 is that normal or should I be hitting it farther.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hitting it 160 is fine, remember it does have the same loft as a 7 iron, if you could hit it 200 I'd hate to see what you can do with a driver....Merry Xmas
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hitting it 160 is fine, remember it does have the same loft as a 7 iron, if you could hit it 200 I'd hate to see what you can do with a driver....Merry Xmas
Nope sorry. A 7 wood does not have the same loft as a 7 iron. A 7 wood will have about 20-24* of loft, whereas a 7 iron will have about 35*.
I personally thing you should be hitting it a bit further, but if its straight and in play who cares?

FWIW, I hit my 7 wood 200yrds, 7 iron 150yrds. I consider this to be about average.

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Old 12-14-2006, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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how many people here actually use a 7 wood? i dont. i havnt even ever hit one so i dont know much about them.
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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how many people here actually use a 7 wood? i dont. i havnt even ever hit one so i dont know much about them.
I do.

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Old 12-15-2006, 09:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I dont use one, but like penguin says, you should be hitting your 7 wood further than your 7 iron.

Dont get caught up in "how far should this go" as none of us are the same, we all hit different clubs different lengths.

If you can hit your 7 wood straight every time, dont worry so much about distance
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Vijay uses one!

Like Lee Trevino used to say "If your age and handicap add up to 50 you should be carrying a 7 wood!"

I used to carry one instead of a 5 wood and I hit mine about 220. Mind you my 7 wood had 21* loft, not 24.

Everyones yardages will vary from club to club. Joe hits his 7 iron 160, Bob hits his 145. This should not be an issue for you or anyone else. You know how far you hit your clubs, that is all that counts.
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes thats fine...many people hit it 150-170 yards so nothing to worry about.
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I had a 7W briefly, never could hit it consistently. Now with the hybrids, I think the 7W is a bit redundant. For me my TM 3, 4, and 5 rescue hybrids make up for any range I might hit a 7W (they actually fill the gap from my 5I to my 5W) and are easier to hit and more reliable for distance.
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Got a 7w this summer. Found it a super club. We have several short par 3's in the 140/150 category on the home course. Found that by taking some off the swing I was making the greens with ease. Use to have to swing pretty hard with the 7 iron to accomplish the same thing. Also found I'm hitting straighter and landing softer on the greens. We have a par 5 with water in front, used to have to lay up using the 7 iron or pay the price to the water gods more often then not, but have lost the fear of going for it with the 7w. Wouldn't give up the 7 iron though, I find it a very friendly club, both for 130 chips and 30 yard bump and runs.
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