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  1. jbintw added a post in a topic Club Sizes   

    Thanks, Scott!

    I measured everything again, all the clubs are short by several inches. Based on my Wrist-Floor, I should have clubs -0.25"- -1" below "standard" (I think!) Looks like I am doing some shopping. I think if I go to a bigger city, I might have better luck.  One of the tours stops in Taipei from time to time, so I think there is my answer here. International shipping is a bit pricey!

    Thanks again for your input!

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  2. jbintw added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    Club Sizes
    Hello, everybody!

    My name is James.

    I am returning to golf. My dad played it extensively and I really only played when I saw him. The last I played was in 2004. I live in Taiwan with my wife and I live a semi-retired kind of life.  Recently, I -quite spontaneously- found a pro shop and bought an off-the-rack set of clubs. Cleveland Tour Action actually. My wife was trying to get into the conversation by saying they looked too short. In my excitement I shrugged it off, as I remember my dads clubs being about the same length. After 10 years, surely memories do not lie!

    We went to a driving range and I noticed other golfers were not bending over or bending down as much as I and I began to suspect she is right. (This information must remain confidential!)

    I started looking into club sizes and I see that the "standard length" (I think "common length" would be a better descriptive) for, say, a 5 iron is 38". I measured my wrist-to-floor and that is 31" (I have long arms) and my 5 iron is 34"! I measured that any and every way I could. 34" is what stuck.  My driver is 38".  Is it possible that "common length" varies from region to region? I stand about 6-2, where I live pants the proper length are hard to find, socks and shoes have to be special ordered and shirts fit short.  There are big and tall stores here, but they are big AND tall, not big OR tall.  When I try on shirts that go beyond my waste, it is like a child trying on their parents clothes.
    So, that is why I am asking this question.

    I hope I did not go on too long.

    Thank you for your help!

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