Creating a wide arc enables you to generate more swing speed and thus create more ball speed and carry distance. While golfers of all sizes and shapes can play a quality game, it does not hurt to be tall. That is, provided you have the best golf clubs for tall people.
Tall players have an advantage since they can create a wider arc than shorter golfers. However, if you cannot control the swing and create a center impact on the clubface, all the advantage is lost.
There is no set industry standard used in the manufacturing of “standard” equipment that is sold off the shelf. However, male golfers measuring in at 5 feet 9 inches and women golfers measuring in at 5 feet 7 inches are most likely to find off the shelf golf clubs ideal.
Male golfers that are taller than 6 feet will in all probability experience some difficulty playing with a set of standard length clubs. Women’s driver shafts are between 1 ½ inches and 2 inches shorter than men’s driver shafts. This length differential is proportionately employed to all the shafts.
The total height of the golfer is not the only criteria in determining the length of the clubs that you should use. The ratio of leg length vs upper body length, arm length, and other factors play a significant role.
The distance between your wrists and the ground is the ultimate determining factor. This distance is measured in your normal position with your arms hanging stress-free from your shoulder,
Custom fitting can be rather expensive and not always an option for taller golfers. Buying a set that caters specifically for taller golfers then becomes the only affordable option. Although affordable, many of the sets aimed at taller players are from lesser-known brands that may lack the R&D and development offered by the major brands.
Shortening or lengthening the golf shaft is a possible solution to the problem. However, this creates its own challenges changing the characteristics of the shaft.
To increase the length of the club you could replace the existing shaft with a new shaft, or alternatively, add extenders to your existing shafts. The option selected will have to create different challenges. To see more information on the effect, look at Tom Wishon’s “The Golfsmith Practical Clubfitting Program” guide.
Extenders will change the flex and kick point characteristics of the shaft. The amount of change in the flex is unpredictable and will impinge on the precision of the club by lowering the kick point of the shaft.
To keep the original characteristics of the shaft you could replace it.
Best sets available for tall people
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Aspire is not a premium brand but offers a good looking set of clubs aimed at an experienced golfer that is taller than average. Build quality is of a high standard.
It is a complete set with all clubs one inch taller than standard making it suitable for golfers between 6 feet and 6 feet 6 inches.
Woods come standard with Regular flex graphite shafts. Irons and wedges come with regular flex stepped rifle steel shafts.
One of the outstanding features of the set is that it includes three hybrid clubs as well as a sand wedge.
Oversized cavity-backed irons add forgiveness, feel, and accuracy.
To complete the set there is a face-balanced putter and stand bag.
The set consists of
- 460cc Ti driver,
- #3 Wood,
- #3, #4, and #5 Hybrids.
- #6, #7, #8, #9, PW, and ,SW
- Face Balanced Easy Alignment Putter
- Automatic Stand & Dual Strap Golf Bag
Callaway is a premium brand that supplies the extremely popular Strata Ultimate set containing most of Callaway’s innovative technology.
The Strata range offers increased distance without sacrificing forgiveness thus aiding you to build maximum confidence for beginners and mid-handicap golfers.
A full set consists of a full complement of woods, hybrid, irons, and putter to provide optimal coverage on the course. It is available as a 12-piece set, 14-piece, or a 16-piece set. The 12-piece set doe does not include headcovers which form part of the 14-piece set (2 headcovers) and the 16-piece set (4 headcovers).
Although it does not cater specifically to taller golfers it is easily modifiable and it has become extremely popular among golfers including taller men.
The set consists of
- 12 degree 460cc titanium driver
- 15 ½ degree 3-wood
- #4 (22 degree) and #5 (18 degree) hybrids
- #6, #7, #8, #9, and PW
- Face milled putter
- Carry bag
- Optional – headcovers are available in the 14-piece and 16-piece sets
Another brand that is making its way into this niche market is Precise. They offer an M5 range, not to be confused with TaylorMade’s M5, designed for tall golfers between 6 feet and 6 feet 6 inches with an additional 1 inch added to all shafts.
Precise M5 is offered in both standard and extra length clubs.
Woods come standard with graphite shaft, while the stainless steel irons and wedges come standard with True Temper Shafts. There is an offset on the driver hosel for increased forgiveness.
The outstanding feature in this set is the amazing aiming mechanism putter on the putter head.
The set consists of
- 460cc Driver,
- #3 wood,
- #4 (21 degree) hybrid,
- #5, # 6, #7, #8, #9, and PW
- Stand Bag
- Three headcovers
The twelve-piece RAM Golf Accubar is a combination of steel and graphite shafts and can be extended to a sixteen-piece set with the addition of headcovers for the woods and hybrids. It is not possible to order a set with all graphite shafts.
Tall golfers exceeding 6 feet will benefit from the additional one inch added to the shaft length.
The set consists of:
- 1 x 10.5 degree 460cc driver with graphite shaft
- 1 X 15 degree three wood with an oversized head and graphite shaft
- 2 X hybrids (24-degree and 27-degree lofts) with steel shafts
- Set of six cavity-backed irons (6, 7, 8, 9, PW, and SW) with steel shafts
- 1 X Mallet style putter with weight at the rear for enhanced stability.
- 1 X Stand bag with several external pockets, dual shoulder straps, pop-out legs pop-out legs, and rain cover