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!