Which is worse?

Noah B

I am wondering if it is worse to have a long club or have a short club. Pertaining to my 3 Wood. Thanks in advance!

6 Replies

  1. Bubba

    Hi Noah,

    Thanks for the question.

    Length of a club really is player and swing dependent.  The best thing to do is look at your mis hits. If you have trouble controlling the club, there is a higher likelihood it is too long. The wrong length, short or long, will not produce optimal results.

    My suggestion would be to see a local club fitter and try to get dialed in for the proper length.

    Let us know if you have any further questions.

    Bubba

  2. Noah B

    Bubba, TT Staff

    Hi Noah,

    Thanks for the question.

    Length of a club really is player and swing dependent.  The best thing to do is look at your mis hits. If you have trouble controlling the club, there is a higher likelihood it is too long. The wrong length, short or long, will not produce optimal results.

    My suggestion would be to see a local club fitter and try to get dialed in for the proper length.

    Let us know if you have any further questions.

    Bubba

    Thanks a bunch Bubba. have a good evening!

  3. Lou G

    Noah B

    I am wondering if it is worse to have a long club or have a short club. Pertaining to my 3 Wood. Thanks in advance!

    Best to have the correct length. 

    Too long of a club can produce a hook (because the toe points up too much), a push-slice or block (because you hit it off the heel) or you bury it on a straight shot.  The big however is that you can choke down to hit it properly.  It is also easier to shank or come over the top on a club that is too long.

    Too short of a club will produce a straight push (because the toe points down) or a hook (if you stand too flat to compensate for the lie angle and hit it from the toe) or you hit it thin on a straight shot.  The final thing is your swing can get too steep and you hit a moon ball on a straight shot.

    I would tend to err on the side of too short since I personally find a long club harder to hit. 

     

     

     

  4. Chuck Z

    Bubb, Certified Fitter, said it best.......get fitted.....most of us do......and do not worry....... :-)

  5. ToddL

    Lou - I take a different approach here.  Yes, the correct length is most appropriate, however, if having to choose between a long club or one too short, I'd take the long one  You can always choke down on a longer one to make it shorter.  Does not work the other way.

  6. Chris92009

    Noah B

    I am wondering if it is worse to have a long club or have a short club. Pertaining to my 3 Wood. Thanks in advance!

     

    I agree with Lou! All his points are right on!!

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