Golf club size chart

What is the Standard Size Golf Club?

For playing golf comfortably and to enjoy the game determining the right size of the golf club is very important. With a proper size, golf club golfer will be able to improve their performance and can take shot easily. On the other hand, the inappropriate size of the club will lay a bad impact on the game.

Golf Club Size Chart

Every golf club has a standard size. But the standard size of the golf clubs is suitable for average people. That means the tall and the shorter people than the average size will face problems while playing with the standard club. Therefore sizing is a must. However, sizing also depends on the skill level, swing accuracy, style, and mostly the comfort.

How to Size Golf Clubs?

Different manufacturers follow different types of measuring techniques. But if anyone wants to measure their own club size then there are few techniques. Two of the most common techniques to determine the proper club sizes are the height based measurement technique and the wrist to floor measurement technique.

These are the most common technique and probably the most effective technique also.

Height based measurement- The most common method of all in finding the proper length of a golf club is the height based measurement. To find the proper length of the club one should measure the proper height of him or her first. To measure the proper height of oneself the person must stand on a flat surface. The person should stand comfortably. Then ask someone to use a measuring tape to measure the height.

Here is a size chart based on the height of the golfers for irons:

Height

Club length

6’ 8” and above

Add 2” with the standard length

6’ 6” to 6’ 8”

Add 1.5” to the standard length.

6’ 4” to 6’ 6”

Add 1” to the standard length.

6’ 2” to 6’ 4”

Add half inches to the standard length.

6’ 1” to 6’ 2”

Add ¼” to the standard length.

5’ 7” to 6’ 1”

Standard length.

5’ 4” to 5’ 7”

Subtract ¼” from standard.

5’ 2” to 5’ 4”

Subtract half inches from standard.

5’ to 5’ 2”

Subtract 1” from standard.

4’ 10” to 5’

Subtract 1.5” from standard.

Below 4’ 10”

Subtract 2” from standard.

After measuring the proper height of oneself one can use this size chart to get the proper and perfect length of the club.

How to Size Golf Clubs

How to Size Golf Clubs

Wrist to Floor Measurement

It is very effective than the height measurement method. The method is very effective and accurate. This method is more accurate than the height measurement method. Because this method consists of two important things one is the length of the hand of the player and another one is the length of the legs. It can be seen that two people of the same height have different lengths of their legs. Some people have longer legs and some have shorter ones. Therefore measuring the club length with this method is more effective than other methods.

To measure the length from the golfer's wrist to the floor the player should stand still above a flat surface and then use a ruler to measure the length. Or one can ask another person to measure the distance from the wrist to the floor with a measuring tape.

Here is the club size chart depending on the wrist to floor measurement for the irons club:

Wrist to floor measurement

Club length

42” or above

Add 2” with the standard length

41” to 42”

Add 1.5” to the standard length.

40” to 41”

Add 1” to the standard length.

39” to 40”

Add half inches to the standard length.

37” to 39”

Add ¼” to the standard length.

34” to 37”

Standard length.

32” to 34”

Subtract ¼” from standard.

29” to 32”

Subtract half inches from standard.

27” to 29”

Subtract 1” from standard.

25” to 27”

Subtract 1.5” from standard.

Below 25”

Subtract 2” from standard.

Measure the distance from the wrist to the floor and use the chart to get the perfect iron size for you.

Club Size for Driver

The standard size of the Driver is 44.75 inches. Let's round up the size and assume that the standard size of the driver is 45 inches. But the size of a driver depends on the preference of the players. According to the expert, the longer the shaft is the better. That means as the shaft length increases the performance of the player also increases. The speed of the club, the angle, and the accuracy all of these things will increase as the shaft length increase. One will be able to provide more strong shots with a long driver.

But while choosing a driver make sure to check the length of the driver properly. You should check your standing posture, your distance from the ball, the motion range, and the angle. If all of these things match up with your regular driver and you feel comfortable then you can select the driver.

Club Size for Putters

For putter selecting a golfer must consider the accuracy and the control of the putters. That means putter selection not only depends on the player’s height but also depends on the player’s experiences. The standard length of the putter is approximately 34 inches.

If a golfer wants to hit the hole with a small number of shots then selecting the right putters is very necessary. Combine the experience, height, and technique of your game and then select the putters.

Why Sizing Golf Club Matter?

The standard male size in the USA is 5 feet 10 inches and the standard female size in the USA is 5 feet 5 inches approximately. Many people all over the USA play golf every day. There are many players who are above average size and there are many players who are shorter than average. So isn't it obvious to determine the proper sizing of the clubs?

Suppose a shorter player than average height playing with a large club the player has to stand very close to the red ball and has to stand very erect. This can be very problematic as the player will face difficulties while swinging. On the other hand, players taller than the average height playing with a shorter club have to stand closer to the ball and have to bend very low to reach the ball which can cause back pain. Both the long and short clubs can affect the game very badly. The performance of the players will decrease and players will feel discomfort while playing. Therefore, the sizing of golf clubs matters most.

How to Know if the Golf Clubs are too Short or Long?

Basically, it is the instinct of the players. However, there are many signs that indicate whether the size of the club is too small or long.

Indication of short golf clubs:

  • The Player has to bend a lot to reach the ball at the waist or in the knees.
  • The ball gets hit by the club's heel often.
  • The velocity is too quick.
  • Short clubs will provide back and knee pain.

Indication of long clubs:

  • Player has to stand far from the ball.
  • Player has to stand very straight.
  • Unable to move the lower body properly.
  • Ball flies too high or you are hitting the ball with the toe of the club often.

These are the basic indication about too long or too short golf clubs.

Final Verdict

For improving the performance in the game one must choose the proper size of the club. I hope reading this article will clear the reasons. Sometimes it seems that players are facing problems with their accuracy and speed. They think that these problems occur because of their wrong technique. If they changed their playing techniques and still facing these problems then I would like to recommend them to change their clubs and to choose the proper size of the club with the help of our guide.

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