Sometimes when you are an amateur golfer, you can save money by getting a friend to give you a set of old clubs. They may no longer play golf, or the clubs might be a starter set that they don’t need anymore as they plan to get customized clubs later.
Using the clubs has been awesome because you get to learn the pace of the game as well as the feel of the clubs as you swing them. You were also able to save money. However, as you gain more experience, you might begin to wonder whether the golf clubs are the right size for you. Should you be playing with longer or shorter clubs?
Sizing Golf Clubs
Interestingly enough, there are many ways to measure yourself to determine the length of the golf clubs that you need. The two basic measurements that you should know are your regular height and the height of your wrist to the floor. Another measurement is measuring your wrist height from the floor while your knees are bent.
Your height can be used to determine the length of the iron that you want to have. The standard length for clubs is used for people who are between the 5’9″ to 6 feet in height. For every 3 inches in height from this measurement, you would add or subtract 1/2 inches to the length of the club.
If you are between 6’0″ to 6’3″ in height, you want a club with an extra 1/2 inch to the standard length. If you are 5’6″ to 5’9″ in height, you want a club that subtracts 1/2 inches in length from the standard size.
Your Wrist-to-Floor Height
You could also measure the height of your wrist from the floor. You need to stand up straight with your arms held loosely at your sides. Have someone measure from the crease of your wrist down to the level floor. This measurement can be used with your height measurements to also determine the right length of the clubs.
Your Wrist-to-Floor Height with Knees Bent
Some golfers also measure their wrist height when they bend their knees to determine a length for the driver that they should use. To get this measurement for yourself, make sure to stand with your feet apart at shoulder length. Then slightly bend your knees and hold your hands together while locking your fingers in front of your body. Have someone measure the height from your wrists to the floor.
Once you have the measurements, you can take them to a club fitter or pro shop to get the right length for your clubs. Always test out the swing of the irons, drivers, and putter to get one that feels right in your hands and that has the perfect grip. To maximize your golf experience, consider investing in a remote control golf caddie to pack your new clubs around the course.