Should I shorten golf clubs?

Should I cut down my golf clubs?

A golf club is only good for a player when it can be controlled. As soon as control is lost, the distance does not matter, and the player must work on regaining control. If you know your irons are too long for you, but you can swing them well and control them, you don’t need to shorten them.

What happens when you shorten a golf club?

By reducing the length of your golf driver you will make the swing weight lower which will make your golf driver “feel” lighter. In doing so, your shorter golf driver will also feel stiffer because the shaft length is now shorter.

Do pro golfers use 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.

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Do shorter golfers need shorter clubs?

Since it is designated as a set for junior golfers, shorter golfers will benefit tremendously from the shorter clubs. If you measure between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 8 inches, the length is perfect for you.

Does length of golf club 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.

Are shorter irons easier to hit?

Long irons are considerably harder to hit than short irons, and it is good to have a general understanding of this concept. The more prepared you are to take on these long iron shots, the better your chance for success.

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.

How much can you shorten a golf club?

Any amount of cutting will slightly stiffen the club. It will probably go unnoticed if you take 1 inch or less off the club. Taking 2 inches off will change the flex of the club. If you are shortening irons, every 1 inch you shorten the club will make the iron effectively play 2 degrees flatter.

Is it better to have longer or shorter golf clubs?

As a general guideline, a longer club will help to launch the ball higher, promote more of a fade bias, and improve strike location for those that miss it on the toe. If you were to make a club shorter, for that same player, you may see a lower flight, more of a draw, and a thin and/or toe miss start to appear.”

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How long should your irons be for my height?

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

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″

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.

How far should a 7 iron go?

The average distance golfers hit each club varies widely. A PGA Tour player hits a 7-iron between 172-215 yards.

Average Distances for PGA Tour Players.

Club Average Distance
7 Iron 172 – 215 yds
8 Iron 160 – 200 yds
9 Iron 148 – 185 yds
Pitching Wedge 136 – 170 yds

What length golf club 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″).