I rarely pull the big stick - my 7 - yes 7 wood - consistently goes 230 ish, usually out-driving playing partners hitting driver. Play around 6,000 yards, so not usually an issue. Sometimes wish I could smoke a driver on the par 5's, but then I'm not usually good enough to go for the green in 2 anyway! So a nice layup to wedge distance is what the doctor orders. Of course the driver is ALWAYS great on the range...just can't bottle it up and take it to the course!!