Men that are very tall often think they need a set of golf clubs perfectly fitted for them. However, often times, that is no true. Unless you are a mid or low handicap golfer and have a lot of money to spend on clubs, you don’t need to get specifically fitted for clubs due solely to your height. A fitter or a golf pro might tell you otherwise so that you spend money at their pro shop or hire someone that they are affiliated with. However, it is not always true.
I would never get fitted for clubs, regardless of how tall you are, unless you have a ton of money to spend or if you are a mid handicap player or better. And if you do think you should be playing with a lengthened golf club set, you shouldn’t try to buy one of those sets that come lengthened already. INstead you should buy a standard set, try them out, and then consider getting them lengthened. You might find that you are actually very comfortable with a standard set.
Why is that exactly?
- Most clubs will fit a WIDE variety of golfers, from 5.5 feet to 6.5 feet plus. This is because those that are taller typically have longer arms as well. In the end, their hands hang from roughly the same height as someone a foot shorter. There is definitely a difference, but not one that is significant enough to justify an expensive alternative. The small difference will work itself out by you having a SLIGHTLY more bent over posture. See Keegan Bradley, for example, to see that it is ok to have standard sized clubs for taller men.
- If you are a beginner or high handicapper, the smaller difference that would be added if you got fitted (an additional inch at the most) is often times not worth the cost or hassle. As a lesser skilled golfer, you probably wont’ be playing enough. And you definitely won’t get a significant benefit out of the extra inch on the butt of the club.
- If you really want to have your clubs longer, then you can get them lengthened by someone when you get new grips put on them. I wouldn’t encourage you to seek out clubs that are already lengthened, as they are way overpriced and your options are limited. Instead, you can take a standard set to someone who puts new grips on clubs and pay them to lengthen the clubs for a much lower cost overall.
- Pre-lengthened club sets are typically junk brands that won’t perform well. They just know that there are people searching online for “the best golf clubs for tall men”, so they want to take advantage and sell their crap quality clubs.
- Golf clubs that are longer are harder to hit, and they are more inconsistent. The further away the club head is from where you are holding the club, the harder it is to hit the center of the club face. You’ll see many pros on tour using drivers that are actually SHORTER than standard size, because they want the accuracy. And many of those guys hover far over 6 feet tall.
So, now that you know that you shouldn’t be buying a set of clubs targeted for men that are over 6 feet tall, let’s get into some of the best clubs that will work just fine for you. These clubs are all going to be full sets of golf clubs, as they are cheaper and provide great quality. No offense at all, but only high handicappers or beginners would be reading this article, so a comoplete set is perfect for you. If you are a mid handicapper or better, go to the last section of this article for club recommendations for you personally.
All of these clubs mentioned are standard sized clubs. They have no extensions in them, so they are just what the pros are using (most pros use standard sized clubs). Each of them have multiple reviews that agree that these clubs are fine for tall men. Many customers ask questions about what heights would work well with these clubs. Answers are always that the club heights are just fine. The problem is typically with the indian, not the arrow, if you know what I mean 🙂
And remember, if you are not happy with the length of your clubs, you’d be better off buying a standard set below, taking them to a pro shop or sporting good store, and having them add on half an inch or an inch. However, I would recommend you just adjust to the standard size, which will be a little more consistent due to their shorter length (compared to clubs with added length).
Unless you are over 6 feet 6 inches or taller, standard will be just fine. If you are taller than that, you might find that an extra inch on the club shafts will make you more comfortable. Again, though, the cheapest way to do that and still end up with high quality clubs is to buy them standard and adjust them after.
Note: the following links and pictures (if you click on them) will take you to the respective eBay listings for the clubs.
The Cheapest Golf Club Set for Tall Men: Wilson Ultra Complete Set
For a tall man, this Wilson Ultra complete set is going to be the lowest priced option that I would recommend. If you go any cheaper, you are going to be disappointed with the overall quality and consistency of the clubs. Don’t cheap out an extra $20 when you are buying clubs. Often times, the difference in quality between similarly priced clubs can be substantial.
I always recommend you stick with name brand clubs like Wilson, Callaway, and TaylorMade. They all make high quality clubs, but often times have offerings far below market value. They have all been making golf clubs for many decades, so you know they wouldn’t be a popular brand unless they made good quality clubs. Wilson just tends to be at the bottom of the market when it comes to golf club prices. On the flip side, though, they are often times the best value golf brand.
This Ultra set will include everything you need to get started in golf. It doesn’t come with a sand wedge, but I wouldn’t say that’s a 100% necessity, as the pitching wedge will perform just fine if you are starting out. Considering everything that you are getting in this set, I think it’s an absolute steal. A driver, putter, and golf bag alone will often times sell for more than this entire set sells for.
Any time I want to make an adjustment to my clubs, I just take them to my pro shop. If you choose to lengthen the clubs due to your tall height, I would suggest you do the same. It shouldn’t cost much to lengthen them by around an inch. It’s much smarter to do that as opposed to buying a cheap “Tall Man” set of golf clubs, which are cheap quality.
The Best Value Golf Clubs for Taller People: Callaway Strata Complete Set
If you are looking for the most value when it comes to clubs for taller men, Callaway Strata is hard to beat. It is the most popular complete set of golf clubs ever sold in golf, and for good reason. They produce decent quality clubs at a huge discount. No, they are not the same quality as higher end Callaway clubs, but they are perfect for someone just starting out. They are also perfect for someone that wants to buy a cheaper set and get them lengthened, if that is your plan.
Every club is this bag will perform at a good level. Nothing is great, but nothing is poor quality. For the extra 20ish dollars compared to the Wilson set above, it is far worth it in my opinion. The clubs will go a little further on average, and the clubs won’t break as quickly or easily.
Again, this set doesn’t come with a SW, but that is ok as the PW will suffice. If you want the SW so that you can learn to properly hit a bunker shot, consider getting the slightly more expensive Callaway Strata Plus Complete Set, as it includes more clubs. They won’t be any higher quality, but there will be less gaps in your club distances.
The Best Overall Golf Clubs for Men 6 Foot and Taller: Best on a Budget Series
If you are looking for the best quality golf clubs that taller men can buy, then you need to look at my Best on a Budget Series. The series if filled with the best value, name brand golf clubs. These golf clubs are much higher quality than complete sets. These clubs are typically the best golf clubs that were released a few years ago. Since then, their prices have dropped considerably, but their quality stays the same.
So if you know that a complete set (like the ones listed above) aren’t for you, then consider reading some articles in this series.
I have taken a lot of time to write individual articles so that you know exactly what driver, fairway woods, irons, wedges, and putters are the best value golf clubs to buy. I never recommend buying brand new golf clubs that were just released. They are far overpriced and will depreciate in value as soon as you hit your first ball.
Often time, especially if you buy slightly used clubs, the separately bought clubs can end up being less than a complete set, depending on how old and used the clubs are.
Here is a simple pro/con list to buying golf clubs separately as opposed to buying a complete set.
Pros: higher quality clubs, better results, will last longer, keep their value better
Cons: have to pick out clubs (driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, putter) separately, don’t include golf bag, can be overwhelming, can cost a little more