If you are 5’10”, the distance from your palms to the ground is roughly 32 inches. However, when we talk about the experts they say that the standard length of putter for an average man is about 33 or 33.5 inches. Common Lengths for Putters. Get your shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and ankles all into alignment, then just hinge a little from the hips and let your arms hang down. Even if you have a bad setup, if you bend the club a little to correct the lie angle you can at least get the ball to start on line. Putters vary in length generally from 32 to 52 inches. Note: Club length alterations given are in inches. Probably 80% of the students we see are using putters that are too long. ©2020 Acushnet Company. The USGA has some restrictions when it comes to putters and length. You can get the putter shaft aligned with your forearms by bending way over and sticking your elbows out away from your body. The root of most putter fitting problems is that the shaft is not fit properly for the golfer. I don't want to be a better golfer. Equipment counts courtesy of Darrell Survey. You can stand up very straight and line them up. Hang your arms down, then take your putting grip and check to see how much of the butt of the club sticks up between the heels of your hands. Your ideal putter length will vary according to your build, but 80-90% of the time, we see golfers with clubs that are too long, setting up with their elbows way out away from their body, like in the photo at right. Many companies have come with the chart to select the appropriate length putter based on the height of a person. Already have an account? I am around 6' and my putter is 33 1/2", but it is all a matter of personal preference. Join our 394,976 members to watch this video and 100+ more! You set up with the putter rocked back on the heel to compensate for the shaft being too long, then after a few strokes you find that everything you're hitting is going left so you start to hold the face open a little bit. I grip at the bottom of the grip.. a taller putter would drive me nuts. Use the chart below to determine the proper shaft length. Take a hacksaw to the end of the shaft, put a new grip on, and watch your putting improve. The proper shaft flex for your swing speed helps produce the optimal trajectory for your shots. The average spine-angle tilt for the correct golf posture is 40 degrees. Find out how much of the grip is sticking out when you're in good posture, then either take it to a club fitter or cut it down yourself. Golfers in this position will argue that their forearms are still aligned with the club, but they're missing the point. A -0.5" instructs us to build your clubs to be 0.5" shorter than standard length. 5 feet 9 to 6 feet 1 41 to 44 inches Club Length – One of the most important aspects of introducing a young player to the game of golf is providing them with proper fitting equipment. Poor fitting clubs can lead to swing problems that can be difficult to correct in later years, and even affect the desire to play.