# Quick Answer: Does half an inch make a difference in golf clubs?

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## How long should my golf clubs be for my height?

1. Measure Your Overall Height (i.e. “static” fitting)

OVERALL HEIGHT GOLF CLUB LENGTH ADJUSTMENTS
5’7″ to 6’1″ standard length in inches
6’1″ to 6’2″ plus 1/4″
6’2″ to 6’4″ plus 1/2″
6’4″ to 6’6″ plus 1″

## Are shorter golf clubs better?

Additionally, shorter length golf clubs can provide more control to the golfer, essentially making the golf club more forgiving. While longer clubs can help increase speed and launch angle, shorter clubs can be easier to hit solid due to the reduction in swing arc.

## Does it matter what size golf clubs you use?

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.

## Does golf club length make a difference?

Playing with clubs that are too long or too short can hurt your game. The right length of the golf clubs can make all the difference in a golfer’s game. Each club’s length can greatly influence how far a golfer hits the ball and how straight they can hit.

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## How long should my 7 iron be?

So, as an example, where a man’s standard 7-iron length may be 37 ¼”, a women’s standard 7-iron would be approximately 36 ¼”.

## Do taller golfers need longer clubs?

Because golf is a game of repetition and your swing should not vary in most circumstances, your stance will be the same. It doesn’t matter how tall you are if you have a deeper crouch in your swing because your wrists will then be closer to the ground, which means you need slightly shorter clubs.

## Do pros play shorter clubs?

The PGA Tour, however, resides somewhere in the 44.5- to 45-inch range, with some players going considerably lower. In 2017 Jimmy Walker cut two inches off his driver shaft to 42.5 inches, and Rickie Fowler shaved an inch off to get his to 43.5 inches.

## What happens if your golf clubs are too short?

What Happens When Golf Clubs Are Too Short? For most golfers, having clubs that are too short will be better than if they’re too long, but can still result in inconsistent shots. Clubs that are too short will make you stand bent over, which can cause back pain. You’ll also have the tendency to push the ball a lot.

## Do pros use shorter drivers?

On the PGA Tour, the average driver length is 44.5 inches. That’s shorter than the standard 45-46 inches. Most professional golfers are aware of the benefits that shortening their driver shaft, at least a little, can give them.

## Are golf clubs one size fits all?

There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all golf clubs. You don’t buy suits off a one-size-fits-all rack, so why do the same with clubs? Golfers come in all shapes, sizes and swing skills, necessitating clubs with different lengths, weights, lofts and lie angles.

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## How do golf club sizes work?

When you adjust the loft, you are changing the height and distance the golf ball will travel when struck. The lower the golf club number, the less loft, the less intense the angle on the golf club face; this means the golf ball will travel more distance at a lower height.

## How do you choose a set of golf clubs?

For your first golf clubs, we recommend buying a beginner set of clubs that include a driver and 3-wood, odd-numbered irons (3, 5, 7, 9) and a putter. Apart from the basic decisions between men’s and women’s clubs and right or left-handed clubs, you might have a choice between steel and graphite shaft clubs.

## Should all your irons be the same length?

Advocates of single-length irons point to one big benefit and a couple other pluses: With all the irons being the same length, a golfer can use the exact same setup and exact same swing with every club.

## Do people with long arms need shorter golf clubs?

A tall golfer with long arms might require the same length club as a shorter golfer with very short arms. The standard method to measure arm length is a wrist-to-floor-measurement (take your shoes off please). Club length will also affect the swing weight of a golf club. The shorter the club the lighter it will feel.

## Why are golf irons 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.

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