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.
Can you measure yourself for golf clubs?
You can do this by using a doctor’s scale with a height-measuring apparatus, or you can stand against a wall, mark your height and then measure from the floor to the mark with a tape measure. You must be accurate. Find a golf-club sizing chart to reference.
What is a standard golf club length?
Even though the Rules of Golf for competition allow the club shaft length of up to 48 inches, Golf Monthly notes that the average driver length used on the tour is ‘only’ 44.5 inches, while the average driver length in golf shops is about 45.5 inches.
How is club fitting measured?
The best way to determine proper shaft length for your custom fit golf clubs is to get into an athletic stance like you’re set up to the golf ball, and measure the distance between your wrists and the floor. You can also adjust the shaft length in conjunction with your golf swing.
Are there golf club sizes?
What Are Golf Club Sizes? Golf clubs that you purchase from a store will range from 32″ for a putter to up to 48″ for a driver. However, different golfer heights affect what size of clubs you need.
How does club length affect distance?
Our testing has shown conclusively that there is absolutely no measurable difference in distance due to the standard 1/2″ incremental shaft length increases between clubs. The only affect of the standard length increases between clubs is to make each successively longer club harder to hit.
What happens if your golf clubs are too short?
If your golf club is too short for you, then your stance will be too bent over. Your stance will be this way because you are reaching down for the golf ball. The problem with a poor posture like this is that it will ruin your spine angle. Once your spine angle is off, you may have trouble rotating correctly.
What length irons should I use?
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′).
Why are golf clubs different lengths?
As a club is longer (as well as lighter), then it can be swung faster up to a limit. The increased length provides greater leverage and speed to hit the ball further if solid contact is to be made. Shorter clubs are designed not for length, but rather precision.
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.