There are several key differences, besides cosmetic appearance, between clubs designed and built for Men and Women. Typically, most clubs for women will be made one inch shorter in length for each club in step down progression, instead of the half inch increments for men. Women’s clubs also are designed have higher loft on the club faces versus Men’s clubs. Additionally, the shafts installed for women’s clubs are more flexible than the shafts in men’s clubs.
These visible differences are generally seen on standard-made clubs bought off-the-rack at retail outlets. The design changes are implemented because golf club companies presume that the majority of women golfers have slower swing speeds and tend to have less overall athletic strength than men. While this may not be true in some cases, manufacturers must cater to the largest segment of golf buyers. If you do not fit this mold as a woman golfer – then you definitely need a custom fit set.