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Old 04-11-2019, 07:06 AM
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i took some video at the range today. I would love to hear feedback good or bad. My swing is decent but Iím trying to work on weight shift and more lag. I feel like Iím lacking power even if I make solid contact. My 8 iron is 145-150. I was at 165 back in the day, but I also played every day then too. Anyway just trying to find that missing piece


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Old 04-11-2019, 07:12 AM
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Post it up, you can also send videos to Hank (I Luv Tiger) Haney.

I will say this 80% or more of older golfers myself included are bound up in their hips.

Do you stretch daily?

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I'm not sure which "day" you are talking about, but once you add a few thousand of those up, a 165yd 8 iron becomes a 150yd 8 iron.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:17 AM
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I will take a look. I was 165 in my 30's with an 8 iron as well. In my 40's I am now under 150. Just part of getting old.

Even though I lost some distance, I have my lowest handicap at 43. 7.1
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Order longer shafts....
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I would first look st equipment? Is it custom? It can be a huge help
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If all you lost is distances, I'd chalk it up to time.
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150 seems about normal for an 8 iron. How old are you. Adding more movement means more things to go wrong in your swing.
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Should be hitting a wedge 150, max.
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150 seems about normal for an 8 iron. How old are you. Adding more movement means more things to go wrong in your swing.
im far from an expert or scratch player but do love the game. With my number of rounds a year on a steady decline Im focusing less on distance and more on consistency. Losing 10 yds from my 7 iron doesnít cost me many strokes if I adjust my game plan for it. Hitting one of every 5 7 iron shots poorly because Iím tryinf to stripe the ball will (and does) cause me drop a lot of strokes.
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150 yard 8 Iron is fine. Work on chipping and putting.
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150 yard 8 Iron is fine. Work on chipping and putting.
I caddied occasionally for a friend who was top 15 most years in driving distance on the tour and also as high as 2nd in GIR one year: average distance for an 8 iron was 155; less some mornings but that was a scoring club it wasnít hit hard. He could hit a 5 iron 215 when he needed to though
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Try using a hockey stick, and get a good running start first.
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Also I'm now getting AARP ads after this thread...thanks alot you old farts.

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Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
i took some video at the range today. I would love to hear feedback good or bad. My swing is decent but Iím trying to work on weight shift and more lag. I feel like Iím lacking power even if I make solid contact. My 8 iron is 145-150. I was at 165 back in the day, but I also played every day then too. Anyway just trying to find that missing piece

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Could be so many things-getting older and less flexible, reduced flight range balls, bad yardages on the range, etc. Have you had your swing speed checked to make sure you're comparing apples to apples? Guys that hit their 8 iron 165 are in the 110-115 mph swing speed, by the way. That's tour caliber. Good rec golfers are 100-110 mph and hit their 8 irons 150-155. Most golfers hit their 8 iron 140 or less.
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I hit mine 175-180. Thanks for giving me hope when I get older
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Could be so many things-getting older and less flexible, reduced flight range balls, bad yardages on the range, etc. Have you had your swing speed checked to make sure you're comparing apples to apples? Guys that hit their 8 iron 165 are in the 110-115 mph swing speed, by the way. That's tour caliber. Good rec golfers are 100-110 mph and hit their 8 irons 150-155. Most golfers hit their 8 iron 140 or less.
This^^^^^^^ 150-155 yds for an 8 iron is excellent for a rec player and there is no reason to want to hit it farther. Need 165 yds hit a 7 end of story. 6 iron 180, 5 iron 195, 4 iron 205 past 205 we're hitting hybrids, 5 and 3 woods. Are you driving the ball 250-270 in the fairway? If so with the above distances you can be a scratch golfer if you can chip and put.
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I'm 48, currently a 12 handicap. BK (before kids) I was as low as a 7.5 I used to be able to hit a 9 iron 150, but now hit a 7, warmer weather I'll pull the 8.

Still have a swing speed around 100-105 on "normal" shots. I'm sure I could get a few more MPH if I wanted too, but I'd probably pull something... :-)

I'm hoping to cut two shots from my handicap this year. We'll see.
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I've played intermittently for 40 years or so, since my late 20's and have never really shot that well...except for the past few years...

I broke 80 last year for the first time and am now playing better than bogey golf, which was always my goal. Yeah, I can blow up a round, but I am more consistent than I have ever been.

My drives have gone from 210-230 to 240-250. I have a Callaway Epic with a 42 gram R shaft, and feel like my clubhead speed with the driver is better than it has ever been. My driver is set for 11 degrees.Setting it lower did not increase distance. I am rarely out of the fairway with the driver.

I have wondered if my irons would also benefit from lighter shafts? It sure as hell has helped my drives....
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