How to Choose the Correct Size Golf Clubs

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How to Choose the Correct Size Golf Clubs

Golf clubs come in a variety of sizes for golfers of different heights. Beginners should choose a size of golf club that suits their height and playing style in order to play efficiently and have a correct posture. While there are many other considerations to choosing golf clubs, most buyers should focus on the size first and then choose accordingly.

These instructions are especially important for anyone who plans to purchase their golf clubs from an online store like eBay. This is because it is very important to choose golf clubs suitable for the frame rather than just any clubs. Most buyers can easily choose a basic size and then go looking for golf clubs that suit that size. Beginners should look for a full set of clubs while anyone who already has a golf club set can purchase individual clubs instead.

Considering Club Sizes

The first thing to consider when shopping for golf clubs is that there are a couple of basic sizes such as men's, women's, kids', and sometimes 'extra-tall', or 'petite' or 'short', depending on the maker. The important distinction between different clubs such as men's and women's is that men's clubs usually have a slightly larger grip and are typically 2.5 centimetres longer than women's. Golf clubs for children are of course sized much smaller than women's clubs. Usually, choosing between men's and women's clubs is very easy but it is an important distinction to make when looking for used clubs on sites like eBay.

Checking the Size of the Golf Clubs

The second step to finding the correct size of golf clubs is to take measurements. Consider the height of the person the clubs are for and then measure from the wrist to the floor. To find the correct spot to measure from on the wrist, simply bend the wrist and measure from the crease. The measurement should be on the main use hand such as the right hand for right handed people or the left for left handed people.

Choosing Club Sizes According to User's Height

Buyers should know their exact height before looking for clubs in addition to the wrist-to-floor measurement. This is because clubs are typically sold for people of a certain height range. The following chart can be used as a basic guide to determine the height for the golf club according to the golfer's height. The vertical height measurements are wrist-to-floor while horizontal measurements are full body length. Note that the standard sizing of golf clubs is in inches; hence, all of the measurements in the chart, except body height, are given in inches.

Wrist to Floor (inches)

147 to 152 cm

157 to 163 cm

163 to 170 cm

170 to 185 cm

183 to 188 cm

188 to 193 cm

193 to 201 cm

201 to 206 cm

40

+2.25

+2.25

+2

+2

+2

+2-1.75

+1.75

+1.5

39.5

+2

+2

+2-1.75

+1.75

+1.75

+1.5

+1.5

+1.5

39

+2

+2

+2-1.75

+1.75

+1.75

+1.75-1.5

+1.5

+1.5

38.5

+1.5

+1.5

+1.5

+1.5

+1.5

+1

+1

+1

38

+1.5

+1.5

+1.5

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

37.5

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1

+1-0.5

+0.5

+0.5

37

+1

+1

+1

+0.5

+0.5

+0.5

+0.5

+0.5

36.5

+0.5

+0.5

+0.5

+0.5

+0.5

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

36

+0.5

+0.5

+0.5

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

35.5

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

S

S

S

35

+0.25

+0.25

+0.25

S

S

S

S

S

34.5

S

S

S

S

S

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

34

S

S

S

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

33.5

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

33

-0.25

-0.25

-0.25

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

32.5

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

32

-0.5

-0.5

-0.5

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

31.5

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

-1

-1

-1

31

-0.75

-0.75

-0.75

-1

-1

-1

-1

-1

30.5

-1

-1

-1

-1

-1

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

30

-1

-1

-1

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

29.5

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

-1.5

-1.5

-1.5

29

-1.25

-1.25

-1.25

-1.5

-1.5

-1.5

-1.5

-1.5

Any sizes marked S are a perfect standard for a golf club, while the plus or minus values represent how much longer or shorter than the standard should the golf club be for a certain combination of height and wrist-to-floor measurement. It is recommended that there be a one inch club height change for every six inches of height difference. It is also important to consider that not all golf clubs are the same size. For example, woods, irons, and putters all have different standard sizing.

Choosing Golf Clubs According to Grip Size

There are other size considerations other than height including the angle and the grip size of the golf club. These usually differ per person but in general, clubs for taller people have more angle while those for shorter people have less angle. It is also possible to purchase different angles of clubs based on personal playing style, and most sets do include a range of different angles.

The grip size should depend on the person playing. Usually, grips are sized in simple men's, women's, or kids', but can also be sized according to a specific measurement, which can vary depending on the manufacturer. The grip affects how well the golf clubs sit in the hands, which, in turn, can affect speed, accuracy, and more.

Buying Golf Clubs on eBay

Golfers can choose to look on eBay for anything from deals on golf equipment to a full set of beginners' clubs, or even high-end clubs that might be hard to find elsewhere. Depending on personal needs, one or the other might be a perfect buy. Shopping for golf clubs on eBay requires that the buyer pay very close attention to the description as well as any photos provided by the seller.

The description should include all of the information about the golf club or clubs for sale including whether they are new or used as well as their basic height, weight, grip size, angle, and type of club. Some sellers list used sets and might not know which clubs are which but most sets include woods, irons, and putters. Beginners should usually purchase a lower-end basic golf club set in case they later stop playing. Finally, remember to check the seller's feedback and then make a purchase.

Conclusion

The size of a golf club can make a huge difference to how it can be played. Unfortunately, there is no one correct size per person and many people feel comfortable playing with a slightly smaller or larger size than is recommended. However, the recommended size for a gold club is always a good idea for a beginner to purchase because it offers the optimum golfing experience for that person.

Getting a golf club in the correct size means choosing one according to a person's height as well as his or her wrist-to-floor measurement. The standard sizes for golf clubs vary across different types of clubs so it is always important to check each specific club before making a purchase. Finally, buyers can check online stores like eBay or go to golf stores to find and buy golf clubs that suit their needs and preferences.

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