How to Measure a Golf Club Shaft Length

by Cecilia Harsch Google

    According to the United States Golf Association, golf clubs' overall length may not exceed 48 inches for both wood and irons. All new players should begin playing the standard length clubs unless extremely tall or short. Having a professional measure you for a suggested club length is a plus as they can determine whether you would benefit from a custom length club. The length of the arm relative to the height of the body determines the length of the club shaft. Measuring your golf club shaft length helps in purchasing new clubs and when replacing your shafts.

    Items you will need

    • Protractor
    • Measuring tape

    Step 1

    Lay the golf club on a level surface with the toe of the golf club pointed up.

    Step 2

    Place a protractor against the golf club head on the level surface, verifying that the sole of the club head is positioned at a 60 degree angle to the flat surface.

    Step 3

    Draw an imaginary line following the sole of the club at the 60 degree angle to where it intersects with a flat surface.

    Step 4

    Measure from where the intersecting line meets the flat surface at the heel of the club, along the shaft and to the tip of the grip.

    About the Author

    Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since 2009. She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications. She has several years of experience in the home-improvement industry, focusing on gardening, and a background in group exercise instruction. Harsch received her Certified Nurses Assistant license in 2004. She attended Tarrant County College and studied English composition.