Tall golfers can have unique challenges due to a variety of reasons. However, the assumption that tall players require longer clubs is incorrect. The corollary is that shorter players don’t necessarily require shorter clubs. The golf club’s length should be determined based on how tall the golfer feels confident and comfortable with it.
The key factors that determine the length of a club for tall golfers include their playing ability, athletic coordination, physical condition, and health. It is important that the golfer can return the club head straight and consistent to the ball. If a tall golfer has trouble hitting the ball solidly, standard clubs may be better suited for Best putters for tall golfers. There are many factors to take into consideration when fitting longer golf clubs to tall golfers.
- Shaft Flex – A shaft flex that is longer will feel more flexible. The club will feel softer the longer it is. A tall golfer may find that a regular flex shaft is not suitable for him. He might end up with an ‘A’ or ‘L’ flex shaft and wonder why he sprays his drives all over the course. This applies to graphite shafts and irons, as well as woods and irons. This problem is made worse by the lack of standards among manufacturers regarding shaft flex. A shaft manufactured by one manufacturer may have a ‘R’ shaft flexibility, while another manufacturer might label it as stiff but with the exact same flex characteristics.
- Lie – In general, the farther the club is from the standard, the flatter the lie should be. Ball direction can be affected by lying. The ball can fly to the right if a lie is upright. Flatten a lie, and the ball can be pushed to its right.
- Club Weight and Balance – It is crucial to have a good overall feeling. If the club’s length increases, the head of club will feel more overweight if there is no compensating weight.
- Grips Size – The grip size can have an impact on the ball’s direction and feel. Too small grips can cause golfers to pull or hook the ball.
There are many equipment variables that directly impact the game of a tall golfer. The length of the club should be determined by the comfort and confidence the tall golfer has with it. It is also important that equipment should be checked for proper fit, make-up, and any other variables to ensure the player is aware of what he might actually need.