yellowballs, on 15 April 2018 - 01:19 PM, said:
I'm struggling to fully understand the cause and effect of anthropometric measurements. Your post led me to several more questions:
1) What would cause my WTF measurement to be a bit high for my height?
2) What would cause my shoulders to be slightly higher? Having a longer torso and shorter legs?
3) Where do you buy single length heads?
4) Does having a significantly lighter head weight affect ball flight or distance in any way?
1 & 2) No two people are exactly alike. Your shoulders are a bit higher, it's just you. Anthropometric measurements are averages of many people. Think of these measurements more as a range than an absolute. Your shoulders and WTF are in 'range' for your height, just a tad on the high side of the normal range.
3) Single length heads can be procured in various ways. Direct from Cobra,various golf stores, eBay, Value Golf, etc. I have to say I have been incredibly satisfied with the Cobra Forged One Length clubs. As good and maybe better then anything I've played and I was on staff with Cleveland for over 5 years and still have numerous sets of Tour only heads from that period.
4) Speaking purely from my own experience I had no change in distance using single length heads at longer lengths. As my body has adapted to the better posture from the increased length, ball flight has improved and for me that means lower ball flight. The bigger issue is finding a shaft weight, flex and profile that works with your swing. For instance I get poor results from DG X100's. Hit way too high, spin too much and ball flight looks like something you's see at an acrobatic airplane show. I now understand that shafts with a stiff butt section provide better results FOR ME.