The Myths And Realities Of Golf Clubs For Tall Men

In this article we have listed down some of the misconceptions and truths surrounding golf clubs for tall men.

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The Myths And Realities Of Golf Clubs For Tall Men

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In this article we have listed down some of the misconceptions and truths surrounding golf clubs for tall men.

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Golf is a sport littered not only with clichés, but also with myths and legends. This is especially true when it comes to golf clubs, with even many veteran players mistaking folk tales for facts. So in this article, let’s list down some of the misconceptions and truths surrounding golf clubs for tall men. That way, you can separate the myth from the reality, allowing tall players like you to make better decisions when getting new clubs.

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Myth 1: Tall Golfers Should Pick Golf Clubs Based on Height

Many people, even some golf experts, believe that tall players should always pick their golf clubs based on their height. And indeed, height does play a big role when measuring the ideal shaft length for any of your golf clubs (regardless of how tall or short you are).

But the truth is, height isn’t the only important factor to consider when determining the right golf club length for you. Other things also come into play, like your wrist-to-floor measurements. Two people with the same height can have different wrist-to-floor lengths. At the same time, two people with different heights can have the same wrist-to-floor lengths.

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Additionally, the club fitter will also take a look at how you swing a club, observing your movements, posture, and what-not. Aside from helping them determine the proper shaft length for your clubs, this allows them to take note of stance-related and other critical issues (if any) that could be remedied by adjusting the shaft length.

Myth 2: Tall Golfers Must Always Use Long Clubs

This myth stems directly from the one discussed above. Due to their height, people mistakenly assume that tall players need to use long clubs at all times.

But again, height isn’t the only factor at play when fitting shafts for golf clubs. Depending on the wrist-to-floor length measured, a tall player might need to have a club that’s shorter.

So no, tall golfers don’t necessarily need to use long clubs all the time. Neither do short people have to limit themselves to short clubs. As long as it helps them maintain a steady tempo, a narrow stance, and a balanced overall gameplay, any player can go for longer or shorter clubs regardless of their height.

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Myth 3: Bigger Clubhead Means Better Performance

A lot of golfers will also tell tall players that they should go for clubs with larger clubheads, arguing that they’ll help them cover longer distances. Indeed, bigger club heads mean bigger sweet spots, thus giving you more MOI and forgiveness.

However, a large clubhead will also be heavier and harder to swing, which could take its toll on your swing speed if you’re not careful. If this is something you’re struggling with, then better go with smaller club heads.

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The classical small-headed drivers can offer many benefits to tall golfers. For one thing they have increased maneuverability, making them easier to handle and swing. They also come with less perimeter weighting to keep your ball launches consistent. The only downside to it is its smaller sweet spot, which makes it less forgiving.

Ultimately, picking between large or small-headed drivers will depend on your current skill level, as well as on your personal preferences. So better be ready to make a judgment call.

Myth 4: Lengthening a Shaft Doesn’t Affect Its Flex

A shaft’s flex can affect a club’s overall performance. Unfortunately, this fact is lost on so many people, even seasoned golfers who have been in the game for quite a while.

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