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Hi.

I am 6' 3" and I recently got a set of clubs from a friend who cannot play anymore (bad knees). The clubs are a standard size, but I feel that I have to bend down or squat too much to get a good swing. Should a player my height get a longer shafted club? Do they make longer shafted clubs? How do I measure?
--Bill C. from New Orleans, LA

Hi Bill. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to helping you with your game.

You should definitely get custom fitted. In general, I could tell you that yes, you need longer clubs, but I don't know how long your arms are, how long your legs are, how long your torso is, what kind of posture you set up with and what kind of plane you swing on. It's all of these factors together that go into deciding what length and lie angle you need for your clubs. The only way to know is to do a live fitting with someone there to measure, have you hit off of a lie board, and hopefully put you on a launch monitor.

I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks.

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