The average distance for hitting with a driver is 280 to 320 yards for a pro golfer, 200 to 260 yards for a male amateur, and 150 to 200 yards for a female amateur. However, all golf club distances or yardages vary according to the particular club used and are personal to the golfer.
Personal attributes such as age and gender along with coordination and strength can influence the power and precision of a swing. A golfer may be a short hitter, a mid hitter or a long hitter. The type of ball, the nature of the course and the weather, especially wind, also play a role. Due to all these elements, wide variation exists in distances, and short hitters are not innately disadvantaged.
Of the clubs, drivers generally have the longest distances. Next are woods with a male amateur averaging 170 to 210 yards with a 5-wood, followed by irons. A 2-iron matches the yardage for a 5-wood, while a 9-iron averages 95 to 130 yards. Wedges have the shortest distances, with a sand wedge averaging 60 to 100 yards. The distances for female golfers are usually shorter than those of a male of the same skill level, though as with the other factors, this depends on the individual player.