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Golf Club Comparison Chart
Loft and Distance
by Vaughn Aubuchon

The summary chart below compares the characteristics of a typical set of 14 golf clubs. Included are the club name, the loft angle, the lie angle, and the typical distance that can be achieved by the average golfer.

The clubs are listed in order of shot distance, from shortest (putter) all the way up to the longest (driver). Club lengths will of course vary, to suit the height of the golfer - some typical club lengths are given. In addition to being a Golf Club Loft Chart, the table is a Golf Club Distance Chart, as well.

I have always wondered just what the performance characteristics are, of all the various golf clubs. So, I made this comparison chart to illustrate the differences.

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110

60

30

110

80

30


 

Shot Distance

 

Golf Club Length
Note
Stan. Golf Club Set
Club Abbre

Golf Club
Name

Loft (face angle)
Medium Hitter
Long
Hitter
Lie (shaft angle)
(medium)
(MRH, MLH)
(long)
(LRH, LLH)

"old name"

1
P

Putter

0-25 yds.
0-30 yds.
72°
35"
37"

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Golf Wedge Comparisons

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UL

Ultra Lob Wedge

64°
35 yds.
40 yds.

 

 

 

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LW

Lob Wedge

60°
55 yds.
60 yds.

 

 

 

(S2)

SW

Sand Wedge

56°
75 yds.
80 yds.

 

 

 

(S1)

AW

Approach Wedge

52°
95 yds.
100 yds.

 

 

 

(S)

2
PW

Pitching Wedge

48°
20-115 yds.
25-120 yds.
70°
35"
35 1/2

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Golf Iron Comparisons

3
9
9 Iron
45°
125 yds.
130 yds.
65°
35.5"
36"

niblick

4
8
8 Iron
40°
135 yds.
140 yds.
64°
36"
36.5"

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5
7
7 Iron
35°
145 yds.
150 yds.
63°
36.5"
37"

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6
6
6 Iron
30°
155 yds.
160 yds.
62°
37"
37.5"

spade

7
5
5 Iron
25°
165 yds.
170 yds.
61°
37.5"
38"

mashie

8
4
4 Iron
20°
175 yds.
180 yds.
60°
38"
38.5"

(9W)

9
3
3 Iron
15°
185 yds.
190 yds.
59°
38.5"
39"

(7W)

10
2
2 Iron
10°
195 yds.
200 yds.
58°
39"
39.5"

(5W)

 

Golf Driver Comparisons

11
4W
4 Wood
14-16°
200 yds.
220 yds.
52°
41"
42"

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12
3W
3 Wood
13-15°
210 yds.
230 yds.
50°
42"
43"

spoon

13
2W
2 Wood
11-13°
220 yds.
240 yds.
48°
43"
44"

brassie

14
1W
Driver
8-11°
230 yds.
250 yds.
46°
44"
45"

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(with a
90 MPH swing)
(with a
100 MPH swing)

30

40

80 - 500

50

50

50

50

50

50

50


A Few Golfing Terms

ace
birdie
bogie
bunker
chip shot
clubhouse
cup
divot
double bogie
driver
eagle
fairway
finding the ball
flag
golf driver
golf irons
golf woods
golfer
golfing
green
hole

hole-in-one
hook
irons
lay up
lie
loft
mulligan
on the golf course
par
pin
putter
putting
rough
sand trap
slice
swinging the club
tee
tee-off
the sport of golf
woods
whacking the ball

Other terms used are fortification, little friend, shot-in-the-arm,
liquid sustenance, steady-my-nerves, etc.

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This Vaughns Golf Club Data Comparison summary
was last updated on 2014-04-21(05).