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I have seen this come up a few times in discussions, but without going back through and re-reading every fitting discussion, I can't remember the consensus (if there was one).  

With today's launch monitor technology that is employeed by fitters, are static measurements such as wrist to floor still relevant?  

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I have seen this come up a few times in discussions, but without going back through and re-reading every fitting discussion, I can't remember the consensus (if there was one).  
With today's launch monitor technology that is employeed by fitters, are static measurements such as wrist to floor still relevant?  

As a potential starting point. How you swing Is a better way to determine proper fit.
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In my opinion, i think static measurements become more important when we are talking about measurements that deviate significantly from average. For example, I am short (5'5"), but have a wrist to floor of about 30.5" because my legs are short. I think I saw somewhere that my wrist to floor measurement is the average for someone who is 5'2" or 5'3". Overall, I never feel comfortable with men's off the rack length clubs.

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:


As a potential starting point. How you swing Is a better way to determine proper fit.

All in with this. In a perfect world, a fitter would start with a static measurements build and then go from that point based on swing and ball flight

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Agreed. It's always a nice starting point. I always got the static measurements and started from the Ping chart and worked my way out from there.

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