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Cody W


So I've noticed that my friend and I hit our tee shots about the same distance (~270 yds) yet he has 20 yards on me when it comes to irons, anyone know why this could be happening?

Additional Info:

My friend hits his 8 iron ~160 yds where as I hit mine ~140 yds

He has Titleist AP2's and I have miz Mp 59's

Lou G


Cody W

So I've noticed that my friend and I hit our tee shots about the same distance (~270 yds) yet he has 20 yards on me when it comes to irons, anyone know why this could be happening?

Additional Info:

My friend hits his 8 iron ~160 yds where as I hit mine ~140 yds

He has Titleist AP2's and I have miz Mp 59's

Not an unusual situation.  I had a friend who could outdrive me by 30 yards in high school (he easily hit them over 300 and I hit somewhere about 270 or so).   I outhit him on the irons (he would hit his 7 iron about 135 and I hit mine about 150 - keep in mind these are 1970s irons so the loft of a 7 iron back then was about 37* or so).  

I know people that can swing away on a driver but get average distance on irons.  They tend to swing a little slower for more accuracy.

I also took an AP1 8 iron vs a 755 8 iron (the loft of the AP1 is 36* and the loft of the 755 was 37*) and the former goes 10 yards farther.   Equally well hitting shots.  Also, I get 10 yards less with my Black Cat irons vs my AP1s. 

I have an SQ2 30* hybrid that I get 15 more yards vs my 7 iron (and there is only 2* loft difference).

What would happen if you swung his irons?

Fred C


My guess is his irons are set with stronger lofts, but he might also deloft the face more than you at impact. Try hitting his irons and see what happens.