How to Fit Yourself for a Golf Club
So you want to play golf? Then you'll need to prepare yourself by getting fitted for golf clubs so that your game will be the best it possibly can be. Golf clubs come in a variety of sizes; although many of them are a standard size, others can be custom-made in accordance with your body size, grip and swing. It's a fairly simple process to fit yourself for the proper-sized golf club. Doing so will allow you to attain optimum performance.
Put on your golf shoes. Have a friend or a person at a golf shop measure the distance from one of your wrists to the floor with a tape measure. Make sure you're standing up straight and your arms are held straight down at your sides. Repeat with the other arm.
Measure how tall you are from the floor to the tallest part of your head. You can do this by using a doctor's scale with a height-measuring apparatus, or you can stand against a wall, mark your height and then measure from the floor to the mark with a tape measure. You must be accurate.
Find a golf-club sizing chart to reference. You can find one either on the Internet or in a golf supply shop.
Find the measurement of your wrists to the floor on the sizing chart and match it up to the measurement of your height. (Generally, most charts will list heights in inches across the top of the chart and the wrist-to-ground measurements on the side.)
Determine whether you'll need custom-made clubs. The numbers on the chart will indicate whether you can use standard-sized golf clubs or will need to have them custom-made. If your number on the chart is negative, you'll need to subtract the negative number from the length of a standard club. If it's positive, you'll need to add the positive number on the chart to a standard club.
Order or purchase your golf clubs in accordance with the information gleaned by measuring.
Have someone else measure your wrist to floor length to ensure accuracy.
Be sure you're wearing the shoes you'll be golfing in when taking measurements.
- Have someone else measure your wrist to floor length to ensure accuracy.
- Be sure you're wearing the shoes you'll be golfing in when taking measurements.
Stewart Smith is a technical professional with more than a decade of mainframe programming and an additional decade of technical writing, as well as writing and publishing articles on a variety of technical topics. He has written articles for an employee newsletter for a large corporation he worked for over a period of five years, and has published work on various websites.