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A longer club will in principle develop higher clubhead speed, which will produce greater distance. It's harder to control, so if it leads to more off-center contact then that faster clubhead will less efficiently transfer energy to the ball, resulting in less distance.

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Why does the length of a golf club affect the distance the ball will go?

Hitting a ball far depends mainly the loft a club has, club head speed and hitting it square on the face. But longer length makes your club head speed higher to hit it farther but you lose control.


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Does the length of a golf club affect the distance you can hit the ball Web?

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