As a general rule, 90% of golf shots are left short of the pin. The best way to get the ball to the hole and lower your score is to know your golf club distances. Understanding how far each club in your bag carries and rolls after impact has a direct impact on your handicap.
There is a significant difference between carry distance and total distance. Amateurs typically play total distance (carry + roll) on their best shots as their standard carry.
In addition to understanding the difference between carry and total distance, you must know how far each club goes to properly manage the gaps in distance between your clubs.
For example, if you have a 15-25 yard gap between your 6-iron and your 7-iron, you’ll be in deep trouble if a shot requires a distance in the large gap.
Being able to take the guesswork out of your club's individual performance provides you with accurate, objective feedback about each shot or a change in your equipment.
Bottom Line: Trust Your Club Distances