Different "standard" lengths: Help!

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GeohansGeohans Members  2160WRX Points: 79Posts: 2,160 Platinum Tees
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Are there different ways of measuring?
Titleist standard length is 1/4in longer than Mizuno standard length, according to their websites.

Are these really the same effective length, but measured in a different manner-- say, including the end of the grip?

Hotstix fitted me to be a 38in 6iron, which is 3/4in long in Mizuno, but 1/2in long in Titleist. A 38in 6iron feels VERY long to me.

Please let me in on the secret. . . . . thanks.


  • VT_FanVT_Fan Members  40WRX Points: 0Posts: 40
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    Unfortunately, golf is one of the few industries that has no standards organizations for technical matters. There are some self-appointed groups, but no equivalent to ANSI or the like. Not only do manufacturers use different 'standard' lengths, the measurement methods are also different. I use a Mitchell board and most (not all) clubs seem to be measured to the shaft end, not the grip end. On a different board, that might not be true. Hopefully your fitter got it right.

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