Custom fitting for single-length golf clubs
All human beings share the same skeletal, muscle, tendon, and joint functions and from a mechanical standpoint are the same regardless of height or sex. Non-mechanical differences arise in custom fitting however, for instance: the height of a bicycle seat needs to be greater for a taller person than a shorter person although the mechanical design of the bicycle remains the same. By the same token there is only one true fitting variable in the building of golf clubs and that is club length. Based upon your wrist-to-floor measurement we adjust your club length to correspond to the lie angle of our club-heads in order to ensure a proper fitting.
Taking your measurement:
- The wrist-to-floor measurement should be taken while standing on a hard surface.
- Wear jogging/gym shoes or street shoes (not golf shoes).
- Stand with your back against the wall at strict military attention with your shoulders and head against hte wall, feet together, and your arms rigid and straight down at your sides.
- Hold a pencil in your right hand (right handed golfer). Back your arms against hte wall and then take the pencil and make a mark where your left wrist joint hits the wall. Just the opposite for a left-handed golfer.
- Measure from this mark to the floor.
- Important: Do not round-up the measurement to the next higher inch increment. For instance, if your measurement is 34 and 7/8″, do not round up to 35″.
One Iron Golf Club Lengths
|Up to 33.9″||36.0″ (Typical #9 Iron)||40″||43″|
|34″ – 34.9″||36.5″ (Typical #8 Iron)||41″||44″|
|35″ – 35.9″||37.0″ (Typical #7 Iron)||41″||44″|
|36 – 36.9″||37.5″ (Typical #6 Iron)||42″||45″|
|37″ – 37.9″||38.0″ (Typical #5 Iron)||42″||45″|
|38″ – 38.9″||38.5″ (Typical #4 Iron)||43″||46″|
|39″ – 39.9″||39.0″ (Typical #3 Iron)||43″||46″|
|40″ & Over||39.5″ (Typical #2 Iron)||44″||47″|
Do not order based upon what you consider to be your favorite iron (ie: #7 iron) and then use the corresponding wrist-to-floor measurement. When ordering you need to specify your actual wrist-to-floor measurement to ensure a proper fitting. This chart reflects club length based upon our club-head lie angles. Consequently, our fitting process does not apply to any other brand.
For the taller golfer: based upon your wrist-to-floor measurement you may be concerned that your irons would be a typical #3 or #4 iron club length. However, do not compare this to your current #3 or #4 iron as the lie angles of your “long” irons are much flatter than ours which, at your size, requires you to bend over excessively and reach out for the ball at address. The club head lie angle of our irons is 63.5º which is far more upright and allows you, for the first time, to stand upright and much closer to the ball at address resulting in the ideal upright swing posture and swing plane. The taller golfer benefits the most from our fitting formula since they have never played golf clubs that have even come close to fitting them properly. The result being that they have had to develop a very inefficient posture and swing where they are bent over excessively and reaching way out for the ball with every iron in the bag.
How Does the Wrist-to-Floor Measurement Work?
It is based upon trigonometry. At the point of ball impact in the downswing your wrist, ground, and club-head form a right triangle. Assuming an ideal swing posture, there is a non-linear mathematical relationship between your wrist-to-floor measurement while standing at attention and your wrist-to-ground distance at ball impact.
The club-head lie angles are known for the irons and fairway woods as well as the length of one side of the right triangle based upon your mathematically factored wrist-to-ground distance at impact. This gives us the measurement of two angles and the length of one side. We then use trigonometry to solve for the hypotenuse or club length. This is somewhat oversimplified as we factor in shaft deflection and numerous other factors. The fitting formula that we developed produces the ideal golf club length for anyone regardless of height, arm length, etc.