That is why knowing how to measure putter length is important to get the right club for your game.

This article will show you how to measure putter length and tell you what you need.

Gather The Necessary Tools

Here’s a chart explaining the necessary tools for measuring the length and their respective uses:



Measuring Tape

To accurately measure the length of the putter from grip end to sole or ground


An alternative to a measuring tape for precise length measurement


To mark the desired putter length for adjustments or customization

Gripping Aid

Helps maintain a consistent grip while measuring and making adjustments

Wrist-to-Floor Measurement Tool

Assists in determining the ideal putter length based on wrist-to-floor measurement

How to Measure Your Putter Length?

how to measure putter length

If someone is unknown of a putter length, you can measure it in a few ways. That is given below:

Hold The Putter Grip End

First, stand upright and hold the putter grip end at your waist. The putter shaft should be pointing straight down, and the club head should touch the ground. You can measure the distance from the ground to the top of the putter grip.

Align The Clubface

Another way to measure your putter’s length is to set the club behind the ball and align the clubface so it is square to your target line. Then, take your address position and hold the shaft against your chest, making sure that the butt of the grip points towards your belly button. Again, measure from the ground to the top of the grip for accuracy.

Once you have your measurements, you can compare them to standard lengths to determine what size putter you need. The average putter length for men is 34 inches, while women's Putters are typically 33 inches long.

Use Tape Measure

When measuring the putter length, it is important to use a tape measure at least 36 inches long.

The best way to do this is to hold the end of the tape measure at the center of the grip and extend it to the end of the putter head. This will give you an accurate measurement of the length of the putter.

What Is The Standard Golf Putter’s Length?

how to measure putter length

The standard golf putter length is typically between 34 and 35 inches. This is measured from the butt end of the grip to the top of the club head. The length of the putter can be adjusted to fit the player's height and build, as well as their personal preferences.

Length Of Club

First, you want to make sure that the club is long enough so that you can comfortably reach the ball.

Your Stance

Second, you will want to consider your stance and how it affects your stroke.

Try Various Lengths

Finally, you will want to experiment with different lengths to see what works best for you.

Putter Length Standards

The golfer determines the best putter length. However, you can use the criteria below to double-check that your measurements are within the acceptable range.

Height                                                    Club In Length Inches

5’0” to 5’2”


5’2” to 5’4”


5’4” to 5’6”


5’6” to 5’8”


5’8” to 6’0”


6’0” to 6’2”


6’2” and above


What Putter Length Do I Need?

Putter length is one of the key factors in ensuring a proper fit for your game. The standard length for a putter is 34 inches, but the optimal length for each player may vary based on their height and arm length.

Measure Your Height

To determine what putter length is right for you, start by standing upright with your arms relaxed from your sides. Measure from the center of your sternum (breastbone) to the ground. This is your height.

Measure Your Arm Length

Next, measure from the wrist crease to the ground. This is your arm's length.

Find Out Starting Point

Now, subtract your arm's length from your height. The resulting number is a good starting point for determining your desired putter length. For example, if you are 6 feet tall with a 36-inch arm length, you would subtract 36 from 72 to get 36 inches, which would be a good putter length.

Of course, this is just a general guide. The best way to find the perfect putter length is to try several different lengths and see what feels most comfortable and natural for your game.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

How does a short putter affect your game?

Your eyes will be directed the line of target when you have a shorter putter. This will result in an upright putter shaft and path. It is also possible for the putter’s heel for ground lifting, to aim straight.

Is it important how long your putter is?

The length of your putter has a significant influence on your stroke. If you choose the wrong size, your putting line will be thrown off. Most putters range in length from 32 to 52 inches and are designed to keep your gaze fixed on the ball.

How flat should a putter be?

Much too flat. Your putter is much too flat if the foot rises off the ground after establishing a proper stance with your gaze over the ball. You will tend to target right, hitting a ball lower on the face, and then out toward the foot.

What is the characteristic lie angle of a putter?

The lie angle is formed by the shaft intersecting the head concerning the ground. Most off-the-shelf putters are set at around 70 degrees.

Factors Beyond Length to Consider

While putter length is an essential factor to consider, other specifications can significantly impact your putting performance. Here are some additional factors beyond length to consider when selecting a putter:

  1. Putter Weight: The putter's weight can affect the feel and control of your stroke. Different golfers have varying preferences for putter weight, ranging from lighter to heavier options. Experimenting with different weights can help you find the right balance for your stroke.
  2. Putter Balance: Putter balance refers to the distribution of weight throughout the putter head. There are three common types of putter balance: face-balanced, toe-balanced, and heel-balanced. Each type has a different effect on the stroke, with face-balanced putters being more suited for straight-back-and-through strokes and toe-balanced or heel-balanced putters providing more toe or heel release, respectively.
  3. Putter Loft: Loft refers to the angle between the putter face and a vertical line. While putters are typically designed with minimal loft, it's important to consider the loft that complements your stroke and roll tendencies. More or more loft can affect your putts' launch angle and consistency.
  4. Putter Grip: The grip on your putter plays a vital role in your feel and control over the stroke. Various grip styles and sizes are available, each with its own characteristics. Finding a comfortable grip that promotes a consistent grip pressure is crucial for a smooth stroke.
  5. Putter Alignment Aid: Some putters feature alignment aids, such as lines or dots on the head, to assist with aiming and alignment. Consider whether you prefer a putter with alignment aids and choose an option that aligns well with your visual preferences.
  6. Putter Material: Putters are made from various materials, including stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel, and more. Each material can offer different feel and sound properties. Experimenting with different materials can help you find the one that suits your preferences.
  7. Stroke Style: Your stroke style, whether it's a straight-back-and-through stroke or an arcing stroke, can influence the type of putter that works best for you. Some putter designs and specifications are better suited for specific stroke styles.

Wrapping Up

It is not difficult to measure your putter. Finding the right putter for your stroke and determining the correct length for yourself can be difficult.

We want to point out that you need the right tools and a flat surface to work on. The measuring device should be centered on the shaft up the putter's shaft. If the computer was already custom cut or fitted, the final measurement should be between 32" and 55".

The length of the putter is the most critical factor in finding the right one for your game. Professional club fitters will tell you this.