Lengthen Shaft ($5.99 Steel or $6.99 Graphite per club *): Most irons, putters, and woods can have length added to the existing shaft. *Save grip Fee may apply.
Never extend a steel shaft more than 2″. Any more may cause premature failure due to stress where the extension is made. The only exception would be putter shafts. 2.
Here you’ll find the standard recommended measurements for golf clubs based on height: Six feet, six inches and taller-add two inches to the standard length of the club. Six feet, five inches-add one and a half inches to the standard length of the club.
When you get fitted dynamically, or when swinging clubs , the fitter can determine if the initial club length is a good fit for you. Good golfers can actually handle longer clubs than what their wrist-to-floor measurement would suggest. This has it’s point of diminishing returns, as well, though.
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6- iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7 – iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8- iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9- iron||120 yards||100 yards|
The Universal Shaft extensions will work with almost any steel or graphite shaft . After applying a little epoxy, insert the extension into a shaft , force the provided tapered plug into the extension until the extension expands to fit the ID of the golf shaft . Its that simple.
Ideally, your golf epoxy should have a PSI number of over 2500 PSI. The GolfWorks shafting epoxy is a great option because of its high torque resistance and shear strength.
NOTE: Never extend a graphite or steel shaft more than 2″ (unless it is a putter shaft ). Any more may cause premature failure due to stress where the extension is made. If you need longer golf clubs (greater than 2”) it is best to re- shaft rather than risk using one of these graphite golf shaft extensions.
And the answer is absolutely yes, it’s worth getting fit for clubs you already have. Especially if you’re 5-foot-5, since a stock set of clubs isn’t likely to have the proper lie angle for you. If that sounds like you, clubs that once were fitted to you might not be now.
According to Golf Digest, Tiger hits the driver an average of 285 yards with carry. His long irons (2- to 4-iron) range from 250 to 200 yards . His middle irons (5, 6, 7) range from 208 to 172 yards . His 8-iron travels 158 yards , and 9-iron flies 142.
Physically, we reach maximum speed when our arms are “straight.” If a club is too long , prohibiting our arms from straightening out, then we will very likely decelerate into impact and the clubface cannot square itself up. Longer length does not mean farther distance!
For shorter golfers This is an obvious one but many golfers who are around 5’8” choke down to reduce the length of the club and have great results. No problem with that. If it works, go for it. But always remember to keep the swing smooth and silky.
Shorter golfers are often better served with shorter clubs , while the lie angle (how the club sits on the ground) may also need tweaking. If your clubs are too long and/or upright, you’ll be forced to adjust away from a swing that’s natural for you.