Get Fit For the Best Driver Length

Proper Driver Length

The club length the large "name brand" manufacturers use on their clubs is TOO long for 90% of men golfers and 98% of women golfers. These large companies make drivers that are 45½" to 46½" where as the average length of drivers used by Tour Professionals is 44½".

So why is this done? Because, companies advertise that the longer the length is, the longer you will hit the ball. Except it only works when you have smooth tempo, a consistent square swing path, a LATE RELEASE OF YOUR WRIST-COCK ANGLE (notice it is capitalized...must be important), good swing timing and rhythm.

If this isn't you, it's not going to work.

This chart gives a good starting point when considering what length will work best.

Average 18 Hole Score Driver Length

Average Distance

Average Dispersion

(yards off center of fairway)

94 - 106

45"

44"

43"

206.4 yards

207.0 yards

207.3 yards

+/- 25.3 yards

+/- 21.3 yards

+/- 16.7 yards

88 - 93

45"

44"

43"

214.2 yards

214.8 yards

215.7 yards

+/- 26.4 yards

+/- 22.7 yards

+/- 17 yards

82 - 87

45"

44"

43"

221.3 yards

222.5 yards

222.8 yards

+/- 23.5 yards

+/- 18.1 yards

+/- 15.1 yards

76 - 81

45"

44"

43"

227.1 yards

228.1 yards

228.4 yards

+/- 18.2 yards

+/- 15.6 yards

+/- 11.8 yards

70 - 75

45"

44"

43"

238.7 yards

238.3 yards

237.5 yards

+/- 15.7 yards

+/- 12.2 yards

+/- 9.7 yards

Chart courtesy of 12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game by Tom Wishon