How long should a driver be for my height?

Emmitt Hawthorne asked, updated on November 28th, 2021; Topic: driver
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Drivers

HeightWrist to FloorSuggested Driver
5'0" to 5'2"28.50" to 33.50"41.5"
5'2" to 5'4"30.00" to 34.00"42.0"
5'4" to 5'6"30.75" to 35.25"43.0"
5'6" to 5'7"32.00" to 37.00"43.5"

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By the way, what length is Rory McIlroy's driver?

2018 – Rory McIlroy (319.7 yards) Rory McIlroy led the Tour in driving distance during the 2016-17 season with a TaylorMade 2017 M2 driver.

So is, what length driver pros use? The average driver shaft length on Tour is roughly 44.75 inches, give or take a half-inch in either direction depending on preference. Contrary to what some might think, there isn't a run on longer shafts as a way to chase more distance.

Having said that, how do you measure your driver length?

Is a shorter driver easier to hit?

It is easier to hit the center of the clubface with a shorter club than a longer club, therefore if you feel like you are struggling with your current driver here's a few things you can try before you cut that driver down or order a new one.

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What happens if you shorten your driver shaft?

In the last 25 years, the average driver shaft length has gradually moved from 43 inches to 45.75 inches. A longer shaft produces more swing speed. ... a driver with a 45.75-inch shaft – same golfer, same club head, same ball, same shaft type – could equal 20-25 yards extra distance. That's huge.

What length is Tiger Woods driver?

Tiger Woods played a 43.5in shaft for many years and a number of the world's best play shorter shafts too. These players have above-average swing speeds and therefore do not need the distance an extra inch in their shaft would provide. They prioritise accuracy and control when configuring their driver set-ups.

What driver does Tiger Woods use 2020?

TAYLORMADE SIM DRIVER

How long is Bubba Watson's driver?

44.5 inch

Should I play a shorter driver?

You may not know it, but the shaft on your driver might be way too long for you. There is ample evidence to suggest that using a shorter shaft could actually help you hit the ball farther, but more importantly keep it in play more.

How far does an average golfer hit a driver?

220 yards

Should I choke down on my driver?

Choking down on your driver is also a good method when you need to play a tee shot into the wind. The speed of your swing will be reduced when you choke down, which means your spin rate should be reduced as well.

How do you know if your golf clubs are the right size?

Signs Your Clubs are Too Long
  • You have to stand up almost completely straight.
  • You're unable to move your lower body using proper swinging mechanics.
  • The ball often flies off to the left and too high.
  • The club's shaft feels very weak.
  • You're constantly hitting the ball with the toe of the golf club.
  • What is standard club length?

    Even though the Rules of Golf for competition allow the club shaft length of up to 48 inches, Golf Monthly notes that the average driver length used on the tour is 'only' 44.5 inches, while the average driver length in golf shops is about 45.5 inches.

    What length clubs do I need?

    Help determine proper club length for irons (Static Measurement)HeightWrist to Floor MeasurementRecommended Club Length
    6'2" - 6'4"38.5" - 40"+.5"
    6'1" - 6'2"37" - 38.5"+.25"
    5'7" - 6'1"34" - 37"Standard
    5'4" - 5'7"32" - 34"-.25"

    Will a shorter driver help my slice?

    If the golfer does not alter the angle to the ball and sticks with the same swing they had with shorter driver, the result will be a low show that slices to the right. The golfer must get underneath the ball when playing with a longer shaft.