Have a friend or the salesman measure the distance from your wrists to the floor. This is the length of the golf shaft you will need. The average male has a measurement of 43 inches. Depending on your arm length and height, this may vary but it should be around that number.
How long should my golf clubs be for my height?
Using the ratio of every 6′ of height there should be a 1′ change in length then there should be a 1 ½’ difference between their 5-irons. For example, recommend 36.5′ for the lady and 38′ for the man (or 36.75′ / 38.25′).
How do I know what size golf clubs I need?
To choose golf clubs that are the right fit, all you need is your height. If you’re between 5 ft 9” and 6 ft (1.5 m 23 cm and 1.8 m) tall, you should go with the standard length for golf clubs. If you’re taller than 6 ft (1.8 m), you’ll need longer clubs.
What is the standard length for golf clubs?
Rules of Golf All clubs, including putters, must at least 18 inches long. Putters with straight shafts are measured from the top of the grip to the sole, directly down the shaft.
How do you know if your golf clubs are too long?
5 Signs Your Golf Clubs are Too Long
- You need to stand up almost completely straight while holding the club.
- You can’t move your lower body while swinging the golf club.
- You keep hitting the ball with the golf club’s toe.
- The ball tends to veer off to the left or too high when hit by the club.
Does golf club length matter?
When it comes to golf clubs, size does matter. While correct golf club size can help you become a better golfer and make the game more enjoyable, inaccurate club length will have the exact opposite effect.
What size club should I use?
Your clubs should complement your height, wrist-to-floor length, ability and swing speed. By buying straight off the shelf, you’ll miss out on the benefits the clubs were designed to offer. When it comes to what length golf clubs to use, it is all about ensuring they are correct for your height and posture.
How long is a standard 4 iron?
Standard Length for Irons This standard measurement increases 1/2 inch for each consecutive number iron. For example, standard length for a steel 2 iron is 39 inches; a 3 iron is 38.5 inches; a 4 iron is 38 inches and so on to the steel 9 iron with the standard length of 35.5 inches.
How do you measure club length?
A 48” golf club ruler is placed along the backside of the club with the tip of the rule touching the ground by the club’s heel. The final length is measured at the edge of the grip cap (and not the very top). This method is used in all cases except putters that the shaft is not located at the heel.
Is it OK to choke up on golf club?
As you can tell, choking up on the golf club is a secret weapon that a lot of golfers don’t take advantage of enough. Sure, you will lose some distance by choking up but in general, it’s almost always worth it. By simply adjusting your grip and choking up even an inch, it can help almost every club in your bag.
What happens if clubs are too long?
When a golf club is too long for you, then you will have to stand very upright. You will not be able to take your normal posture because you will feel as though you do not have control over the golf club. This can affect your entire golf swing, all from just standing a bit too tall.
Should I shorten my long irons?
A shorter club technically should improve control and accuracy. A longer club technically should increase distance. A club that is properly fitted in terms of the length of the shaft will maximize accuracy and distance. Notice that tour players look “big” compared to their clubs.