About Women's Golf Clubs

By Teresa Justine Kelly

Women's golf clubs are generally different from men's. They tend to be about an inch shorter than men's clubs and are designed to be lighter with slightly more loft. It is important to remember when you are buying clubs for women that you choose clubs suitable for your size and style.

Size

Select clubs designed for your height and strength as well as your level of game. Most women ranging in height from 5 feet 1 to 5-6 can use standard length clubs that are sold in most pro shops and retail golf stores. If you are taller than this range and you choose to add length to your club, remember that the shaft will become whippier and the head of the club will feel heavier. Conversely, if you shorten a club, it will become stiffer. If taller women choose to buy men's clubs because of their height, they should opt for clubs that are very light. Most men's clubs are designed for strength.

Considerations

When purchasing women's clubs, consider the correct lie of the clubs; that is, the angle at which the clubs sit to the ground. Ensure that the bottom edge of the club is level with the ground at address. Take a few practice swings. If the lie of the club is correct, the beginning of the divot mark should be uniform in shape and depth and should point directly at the target.

Features

Most women's clubs are made with ultra light graphite, allowing more speed in your swing and more control.

Warning

Remember that a club with a stiff shaft can lead to poor shots.

Types of Grips

Make sure the grip of your club fits your hand. When gripping the club, as you close your left hand around the grip, your fingers should lightly touch the pad of your thumb. If there is a gap, the grip is too big. If there is an overlap, the grip is too small.

About The Author

Teresa Kelly graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. She was an editor for seven years for several magazines and publishing houses. Kelly is an avid golfer, a well-known children's book and golf author, and is currently the president of Highview Press/Golfing Lady that produces all occasion golf greeting cards.

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