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Anyone who tells you that there is a universal standard for club length should be ignored. It all come down to comfort. You want clubs that are long enough in the short irons to be able to address com

I would guess there would be no absolute solution between various fitters, especially Big Box Store vs a boutique fitter. I'm 6'3" with a wrist to floor of 35 1/2". The Ping fitter said I need 1/2" over, Yellow Dot (1.5 up, old chart). But, that's Ping's interpretation . . .

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Anyone who tells you that there is a universal standard for club length should be ignored. It all come down to comfort. You want clubs that are long enough in the short irons to be able to address comfortably, and still not be too long in the long irons where they become unwieldily. If your neighbor feels comfortable at set up with the short irons and can still hit the long irons, that is what matters.

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I think one of the biggest mistake made is using clubs that are too long. Not only are longer clubs harder clubs harder to hit on the sweet spot the balance and overall feel will be altered too. Hitting clubs that are too long can also make you swing differently . Isn't that what golf is feel? I would go to another fitter before making any major change.

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The "average height" guy is roughly 5-8, and more often than not fits into average (standard) length clubs.

I'm 6-3, and I have been fit many times by many sources, to standard length clubs. Despite my taller-than-average height, my arms are also long, so my wrist-to-floor measurement makes me in the average (standard) range.

My buddy, who is about 5-8, fits into 1/2" short clubs. But he has really short arms too, I'd guess his wingspan is more like 5-6, and thus the reason he needs shorter clubs.

As thus, someone has to have comparatively short arms (relative to their height) to need over-length clubs, or generally needs to be over 6-5 to get in the range to needing over-length clubs.

 

Personally, I'd tell your buddy to go for another fitting, somewhere else, because something doesn't sound right.

 

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I have a 44 inch driver and a 45 maybe 46 inch driver both callaway. 1st one is a bb fusion 2017 second is a rogue. I smash the rogue and feel a tad more comfterbale with the rogue. I also have a 35 inch putter that feels way better then the 34 version did. I putt very well with it. Sometimes i think it comes down to comfort and going outside what is said to be right. If it works use it.

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Height - and arm length (Wrist to floor) plays a very important part in the lower end of the bag - when a club playing length becomes too short for a player. But for most it doesn't play a big part at the long end of the set. In the case of the longer clubs, how long a club we can manage and the point that one shouldn't exceed is much more commonly dictated by the players natural athletic ability and the quality of the swing. That doesn't mean height and body size doesn't paly any part, it's just no longer the dominant factor as it is with the shorter clubs.

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Totally agree. I'm 5'5" and even though my fairway woods and driver is cut down by 1/2 inch, my irons and wedges are standard length and lie.

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"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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