The golf driver length refers to the distance from the top of the clubhead to the end of the grip. It is an important factor in determining the overall swing weight and balance of the club.
Gather necessary tools
To measure the length of your golf driver, you will need a measuring tape or a ruler and a flat surface to lay the club on.
Position the golf driver correctly
Place the clubhead flat on the ground or any other flat surface. Make sure the clubhead is pointing directly away from you.
Measure the golf driver length
Hold the measuring tape or ruler at the bottom of the grip, just above the cap. Align the measuring tape or ruler with the shaft of the club and extend it until you reach the top of the clubhead. This will give you an accurate measurement of the length of your golf driver.
Record the measurement
Take note of the measurement you obtained, in either inches or centimeters. This will help you determine if your driver is the right length for your height and swing style.
Compare with standard measurements
The standard length of a golf driver is around 45 inches, but it can range from 43 to 48 inches. Compare your measurement to the standard length of a golf driver to see if it falls within the recommended range.
If your golf driver length is too short or too long for your height and swing style, you may want to consider customization options. You can have your driver shortened or lengthened to match your needs, or purchase a driver with adjustable length settings.
Golf Driver Lengths by Brand
|Brand||Model||Length (inches)||Shaft Material||Loft Angle (degrees)|
|TaylorMade||SIM 2 Max||45.75||Graphite||10.5|
|Bridgestone||Tour B JGR||45||Graphite||9.5|
Average Lengths for Different Skill Levels
|Skill Level||Average Length (inches)|
Factors that Affect Driver Length
|Swing Speed||A faster swing speed usually results in a longer driver length.|
|Shaft Flexibility||A stiffer shaft may result in a longer driver length.|
|Player’s Height||Taller players may benefit from a longer driver length.|
|Player’s Strength||Stronger players may benefit from a longer driver length.|
|Launch Angle||The optimal launch angle depends on the player’s swing speed and ball speed. A higher launch angle may result in a longer driver length.|
|Shaft Weight||A lighter shaft may result in a longer driver length.|
|Clubhead Size||A larger clubhead size may result in a longer driver length.|
|Spin Rate||A lower spin rate may result in a longer driver length.|
|Ball Speed||A higher ball speed may result in a longer driver length.|
|Center of Gravity||A lower center of gravity may result in a longer driver length.|
|Aerodynamics of the Club||A more aerodynamic clubhead may result in a longer driver length.|
Recommended Driver Lengths Based on Height
|Height Range||Recommended Driver Length (inches)|
|4’10” – 5’2″||42 – 43.5|
|5’3″ – 5’7″||43 – 44.5|
|5’8″ – 6’1″||44 – 45.5|
|6’2″ – 6’6″||45 – 46.5|
|6’7″ and taller||46 – 48|