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How long should your driver be?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I got a question on how long the length of my driver should be? I am about 5' 8.5" tall. I feel like my driver is a tad too long, but Im not sure. Ive only been golfing for the last 2 months and this by far the hardest club in the bag for me.

Hoping some1 can help me or can refer me to a website where I can find out ideal lengths for each particular club.

Thanks
post #2 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

My R9 is cut down a bit. Taylormade makes their drivers far too long.
post #3 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

The correct answer is 45.1289403 cm. Wait... I need the length of your arm span, height, torso, legs, fingers, elbow to wrist, shoulder to elbow, and of course the elasticity for your tendons.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 

Re: How long should your driver be?

height = 5' 8.5"
arm span = 5' 8.75"
elbow to wrist = 11"
shoulder to elbow = 10.25"
leg 35" or so
post #5 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

How long is the stock R9? Is it 45.75"? That could definitely give you some problems at your height. Are you choking up on it?
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 

Re: How long should your driver be?

top of the grip, to the very top of the club head is just over 43"
post #7 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

Depends on your height, arm length and swing I suppose. Getting fit is probably the best. Don't always opt for the longest ones, they tend to be harder to control.
post #8 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

Depends on your FLOOR TO ARM WRIST measurement. I'm 5'10" and my driver length is 44.5". I was fitted about 2 years ago.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

Re: How long should your driver be?

Originally Posted by ronaldkuntoro View Post
Depends on your FLOOR TO ARM WRIST measurement. I'm 5'10" and my driver length is 44.5". I was fitted about 2 years ago.
about 31.5"
post #10 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

I´m 6 1 and I use a 44.5" driver.
Shorter drivers are much easier to control.
post #11 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

Drivers usually range from about 44 to 46 inches. If your that new to the game then the driver will feel like the hardest club to hit because it is. The driver is the most difficult club to hit for beginners and high handicappers. If your driver is not unusually long then you shouldn't be too concerned with it. Many people swear that a shorter than average driver is better because it allows for more control. It really depends on what you are comfortable with and your own personal swing. I am shorter than average at 5'5" but I play a 46" driver. I really don't have any problems keeping it in the fairway and the longer shaft gives me some much needed distance as a shorter/lighter person than average. It's all about learning a proper swing and then practice like crazy. This will create control with any driver.
post #12 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

5'9", always play with whatever length of driver I got, never had a issue. Driver has always been realatively the best club in my bag. I don't really believe in clubs or lie or length making a big difference. I think having the right shafts makes the most difference.
post #13 of 15

Re: How long should your driver be?

When you've assumed a comfortable driver stance and have a comfortable driver grip, the shaft should be long enough for the sweet spot to be parallel to the golf ball.
post #14 of 15

Just got fitted and I would say roughly 43.75 for your height. If you have a taylor made, i'm syre its around 46.5- 47....way to long

post #15 of 15

You realize this thread is almost 4 years old..:-D

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