How to Measure Golf Clubs for Women

By Jackson Lewis

Many women find that when they try to use golf clubs designed for men, the clubs are either too heavy or long or both, and are too stiff. As a result, the standard size of golf club for women is shorter in length and is designed for women that are between 65-inches (5'5") and 69-inches (5'9") tall. For women who are shorter than 5'5", golf manufacturers produce a "petite" golf club that is both shorter and lighter than the standard length club. To measure a woman for golf clubs you will need a tape measure and access to standard golf club sizing charts for women.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Measure your height standing in socks. For the most accurate measurements, don't try to measure yourself. Ask a second person to assist you.
Step 2
Stand with your hands hanging loosely by your side. Have your assistant measure the distance from where your wrist hinges to the ground, going straight down. This is your wrist-to-floor measurement.
Step 3
Use the "Golf Club Measurement Guide" (see Resources). Find the correct row on the measurement chart for the distance that equals your wrist-to-floor measurement. Go across the row until you come to the column for your height. The value in this cell is the amount of shaft length that needs to be added or subtracted for your body size (if any is required). The chart works for both women and men.
Step 4
Go to the "flex determination section" of the Guide to decide what type of flex to purchase for the shafting on your golf clubs. If you drive the ball less than 180 yards with the driver, then "Ladies' Flex" will be the appropriate type to purchase.

Tips & Warnings

If you are shorter than the beginning height on the club measurement guide, then you will need to purchase "Ladies Junior" or "Petite" golf clubs.
Ladies' standard-sized golf clubs run approximately 1-inch shorter than men's clubs.

About The Author

Based in Memphis, Jackson Lewis has been writing on technology-related material for 10 years with a recent emphasis on golf and other sports. He has been freelance writing for Demand Media since 2008. Lewis holds a Master of Science in computer science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.

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