Golf clubs come in standard sizes and custom sizes. The standard sizes work well for most golfers, but some find that the custom-sized clubs can help to give them either more distance off the tee better control over the ball. Club sizes are determined by the height and gender of the golfer, along with other measurements that factor into the physics of the swing of the club. It is important to be honest with yourself about the way custom clubs affect your game before you go to the time and expense of getting customised clubs.
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Things you need
- Street shoes with a heel no larger than one inch
- Tape measure
- Pen and paper
Study a standard golf club size chart. The correct standard size of the golf club differs with the gender of the golfer and the type of club. If the shaft of the club is graphite or steel, the length will need to be different.
Put on your street shoes. Stand with your back against the wall with your shoulders back but relaxed. Make sure not to tense your shoulders; they need to feel comfortable. Let your arms dangle by your sides. Have another person measure the distance from your wrist to the floor. If you are right-handed, measure from your left wrist to the floor. If you are left-handed, measure from your right wrist to the floor.
Have the person measure your height from the floor to the crown of your head. You will need both measurements in order to find the right clubs.
Determine where your height measurement meets your wrist-to-floor length measurement on the graph of the length chart. This number will be either positive or negative. If the number is positive, add this length in inches to the length of all your clubs. If the number is negative, subtract this number in inches from the length of all your clubs.
Rent or borrow clubs of these lengths and play a few holes. Be honest with yourself and see if it improves your game. You may find it useful to try out clubs on the driving range as well.
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