Want to measure your golf clubs? This is the best technique

Golf club ruler being used to measure a golf club

Using a proper golf-club ruler can prevent a lot of club building mistakes.

Ryan Barath

Making sure your golf clubs are built to the right specs can help eliminate variables, and the most crucial specs for any golfer are lie angle, loft and length.

But while most golfers understand that golf-club lie angle and loft need to be checked and adjusted using specialty tools, many golfers don’t understand that club length is also measured in a specific way to ensure consistency from club to club.

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This not only helps club builders make sure they can build and recreate clubs within tight tolerances, but also makes sure that the clubs they’re building conform to the rules of golf when it comes to length requirements — most specifically with the driver, which is limited to 46 inches.

So with that in mind, we wanted to do our best to help explain how golfers often look at their clubs is not the proper way to assess length, and also explain why you might see inconsistencies when resting your clubs against a wall, which is impacted by their design traits.

Below is a video on best practices for measuring your clubs.

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Ryan Barath

Golf.com Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.