The longer the shaft on your driver is - the further you will hit it. 5'8'' isn't overly short, so I would recommend standard length is ideal. However, if you want to take an inch off you could - this will give you more control too.
Great question. If you are referring to a driver them the shaft is as important as the club head. You need to marry a shaft with the correct flex, kick point and also a driver head with a good loft for you or you will be very inconsistent and not get the best distance or flight that you should.
You should simply mark the desired length, and then using a rotating saw and being careful you should cut just below the marked line. You should then use a sander to smooth off the shaft to the correct length, and then you are ready to put your shaft into your club.
You take the grip and tape off the club, then you either use a circular saw blade to trim the shaft or use a specialist shaft cutter to take off the desired length. Then just regrip the club as normal.
Correct shaft length depends on the height of the individual. It must be at least 18 inches and up to 48 inches in length, though a putter can be longer.
Yes. It's simple physics, to an extent, the further the force is applied away from the pivot (the hands) the more force is generated. The maximum length of a golf club is 48 inches. It does depend which loft is on the club. Consider two identical drivers, one with a 44 inch shaft and one with a 48 inch shaft, the 48 inch driver would hit the ball father.
a club with an appropriate shaft flex and length for the size and strength of the youth.
have one custom made
Depends on the Club. Lower number clubs have a longer shaft, and a more vertical face.
your iron heads are closed at impact. this means the face of the club is pointing to the left of your swing plane (or target line). the face of your driver and 3-wood is open at impact. this means the face of the club is pointing to the right of your swing plane (or target line). and yes, shaft length could be a factor. you are getting some rollover on your iron shots while with the driver, you are out in front and the club head does not catch up and turn over due to length. try slowing down your swing with the driver and 3-wood and try swinging a little harder on your iron shots to see what happens.
A good idea is a large headed high lofted (10.5 degrees plus) and a regular flex shaft. There may be a temptation to get a 9.5 stiff and try and hit it as far as you can, but the first driver i suggested will pay dividends in the long term. The driver is a hard club to hit for beginners due to it's low loft and long shaft.
You are not overly tall, so you may be fine with a normal off the shelf club. However if you feel uncomfortable you should get custom fit, and the may add an inch or so on to the normal club length.
The main differences are a fairway wood has a smaller head, more loft and a shorter shaft. Obviously the driver has a larger head to a maximum of 460cc, a loft of mainly 8.5 to 10.5 degrees, and a shaft which can be around 44-46 inches long.
The driver is the longest club, standard length around 46 inches. The putter would be the shortest club, standard length 33- 35 inches. All clubs descend in length from driver to putter, usually in inch to .25 inch increments.
All golf clubs are measured in inches. Just a shaft is simply measured top to bottom. When a golf club is assembled, with a head and grip, an iron is measured from the top butt end of the grip to the bottom of the hosel. When a wood is being measured it should be measured to the closest point of the sole to the hosel.
Driver or Drivers
Distance. The longer the shaft the wider the arc during a swing which translates to more club head speed which translates to more distance.
The number relates to the loft of the club and the length of the shaft. For example a 3 iron has the lowest loft and longest shaft. A 7 irons has more loft and a shorter shaft than the 3 iron.
the club will not be up to its normal height (obviously) but the club should be OK as long as the shaft hasn't split when it snapped
There should be some kind of label on the shaft that shows the stiffness. For example, if the label was S, the shaft would be stiff. If there is not a label, take it into any tour professional or club repair and they should be able to tell you.
You need to put the shaft in and find it's spine, this is where the head is most stable with movement. You then mark this point. Once the shaft is prepared you mix the epoxy resin and twist it into the hosel of the club. You should leave it for about 24 hours to fully set.
Hitting the head against the ground, throwing the club, or backing over it with a golf cart are all ways you can break a shaft...but hitting the ground with the head on your swing is the most popular way.
You might "trim" or shorten the shaft of a golf club if it is too long for the person using it. Basically, the club was designed for a taller person than the one wishing to use it, but it is often cheaper to shorten the shaft of an old club than get a new shaft or new club.
Shaft is the handle of the golf club.