The Relationship between the Driver Length and Distance

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As we all know, the driver is one of the standard golf clubs carried by most golfers. Among all standard clubs made for golfers, the driver is designed to hit the ball the farthest. It is the club with the largest clubhead, the longest shaft, and the least amount of loft.

 
Because the driver is the longest-shafted club and has a low amount of loft, it is often the club most difficult to use for amateurs and recreational golfers. And golfers are always trying to make some changes on driver to improve their games. For example, some would choose a lower loft, some would add ot shorter their shaft length.
 
Standard drivers generally come at 45-46 inches in length, the longer the driver shaft the potential exists for more distance, theoretically your swing arc would be wider and therefore you could create more speed.  
 
However with the use of technology, it is far more important to hit the center of the clubface than increase your swing speed by a few miles an hour. It is easier to hit the center of the clubface with a shorter taylormade r1 driver than a longer club, therefore if you feel like you are struggling with your current driver here's a few things you can try before you cut that driver down or order a new one. 
 
Maybe you can have a try to cut down an inch when you grip the Callaway Big Bertha Driver and cover the face of your driver with a dry erase marker. Hit a few shots with your normal grip and a few choking down an inch, note where on the face you are hitting the ball and see if you are more consistent at finding the center of the clubface with the shorter length.
 
Actually, if you have some one who are skilled on club fittings, like on taylormade burner 2.0 irons,  things would be different. A driver fitting can help you check driver length for you. The correct length can make it easier to maintain your body angles throughout the swing and as a result you may pick up distance as a result of better swing mechanics. 
 
If you have a young junior golfer make sure the driver length is correct for them, if you don't and give them a standard length driver it can actually cause swing problems and long term it may actually cause them to swing slower in order to try and control the longer scotty cameron putters.  
 
Beginners or young players are always advised to hit the ball as hard as they can so they learn to develop speed, make sure the driver fits them and is light enough that they can swing as fast as they can and hold their finish. Just choose the most proper club for you! The most suitable ones are the best ones!
 

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