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Equipment guide - Choosing the right golf club for you.

Every golf club has different characteristics which should be checked an altered to suit it's owner size and build.

This is called custom fitting. The pages within this section will help you with your custom fitting.

Introduction Lofts Lies Shaft Flex Grip Size Shaft Length Swing Weight

Shaft Length

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The term "Shaft Length" identifies the distance from the heel of your club head to the grip or butt end of your club.

Golf club manufacturers supply golf stores with sets of clubs that are normally standard length to suit an average sized player. But what is an average sized player?

As with every heading in our club fitting section the club needs to suit the player not the player to suit the club.

When we talk about shaft lengths we do not mean the difference between a driver down to a sand wedge/lob wedge.

We mean the length of shafts across your whole set, which needs to suit you!

Let's use an example of two golfers. The first is six feet two inch's tall and the second is five feet six inches tall.

Then we give them both a set clubs with so called standard length shafts fitted and ask them to use this set. The first player would find that the shafts are to short for there size/build and the second player would find the shafts are to long for there size/build.

If the shaft length were either to long or short for your size/build then the lie of the club head would be affected at impact.

The taller player in our example finds that the heel of the club head is off the ground when in the address position. This will cause the toe of the club head to strike the ground first at impact, causing the club head to open at the impact position.

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The shorter player in our example finds that the toe of the club head is off the ground when in the address position. This will cause the heel of the club head to strike the ground first at impact, causing the club head to close at the impact position.

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If your shaft length has been checked and is the right length to suit your build then it will help keep the leading edge/sole of your club head square at impact.

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