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December 2007

Take The Golf Club Dimensions Quiz! Are You "Normal"?
By Jeff Summit, Technical Director at Hireko Golf

Anthropometry is a field of study in the measurement of humans. Statistical data is collected of the different body dimensions and is used to help play a role in industrial design, ergonomics, and architecture and even on how clothes are made. Golf clubs are also built based on average proportions for such things a length, lie and grip size. See how you measure up.

Add one point for each true statement and add up you score at the end.

1. True or False

Your height is between 5’ 6” and 5’ 11” if you are male and 5’ 2” and 5’ 7” if female.

2. True or False

Standing with your feet together in tennis shoes with your arms hanging down in a relaxed manner and have someone measure your wrist-to-floor measurement. Is it 48.9% of you height  +/- ¼”?    (Multiply your height in inches by 0.489 and add and subtract ¼” for the range)

3. True or False

Your fingertip-to-wrist measurement is 7.5” (+/- 0.25”) if you are man and 6.75” (+/- 0.25”) if you are a woman.

4. True or False

Your fingertip-to-wrist measurement is 10.78% of you height  +/- ¼” if you are a man and 10.38% of your height if you are a woman. (Multiply your height by 0.1078 and 0.1038 respectively and add and subtract ¼” for the range)

Scoring:

0 - You are best off having someone experienced to fit you for golf clubs

1-2 - Off-the-shelf clubs or those with standard specifications may need major           alterations to fit you

3 - Off-the-shelf clubs or those with standard specifications may need minor            alterations to fit you

4 - You could purchase golf clubs off of the shelf or those with standard      specifications

 


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