I'm aware there was a thread not too long ago that went off the rails on fitting in general, but I want to be quite specific on this.
I am aware that my swing is inconsistant and so don't feel spending money on custom fitted clubs is going to cure all ills, but I'm looking at basic (ping chart basically) fitting as an option.
I am 6'1" but my floor to wrist measurement is about 39 inches in socks (i.e. T-Rex arms). It just makes sense to me that length and lie would be an issue for me but am slightly worried that I've learned to compensate. I'm thinking of just going for pings basic static fitting on a new set of irons.
I'll obviously try things out before buying but know that on any given range session with my current standard clubs I can come away either walking on air or scratching my head so one or even two sessions with a set of clubs wouldn't be conclusive.
I really think this could help me, but am obviously concerned that it could go the wrong way too. I am looking at new irons either way so really the risk is not money it's having a set of clubs that make it harder.
Any opinions? (High Hcap by the way so would be game improvement irons)
For what it's worth I am also 6' 1" but with a wrist to floor measurement of 37". I was fitted a few months ago for new irons 1/2" longer than standard and 2 degrees upright which I bought. My last clubs were also 1/2 dergree longer that standard but only 1 degree upright and I would often find the club head toe dig into the ground which is not happening with the new more upright setup.
So, my suggestion would be to get fitted properly with a good club fitter, ideally where you can see the flight of the ball when you hit it. Foregolf would come to mind as one of the best if handy to you. If you want to do it yourself I would go and have several fittings then compare their recommendations to see if there is any common ground but don't jump in with the first. Just be careful also that not all irons are the same length or loft to start with.
You have 7 irons with a 1/2" difference between each club that's 3.5" from your shortest club to your longest. So why what's the issue? Are your wedges to short? Perhaps just lengthen your short irons.
Lie angles really only come into play for short irons as the more loft the more they go off line.
It is certainly the lie angle that I'm most interested in over length, shafts etc because I see that as being more important to having the face point in the right direction and good posture rather than supporting some swing quirk or defect that I might not have the next day.
Cheers, I know that different clubs will be more/less upright off the shelf...good to have a reference point of similar height. I'm very wary of overfitting as I'm planning on a good number of lessons this year to try to improve.
Really, I thought it was the other way around, no?
No high loft throws the direction off more.
I know it's no harm to do all the club's but you'll notice it more in the scoring clubs.
If u are going for lessons any pro will have a hit board to check lie, it takes a couple of minutes.
I'm a 38" wrist to floor measurement and am also 6'1" tall. You have 2 options, longer and/or more upright. Personally I play 4° upright and 1/2" longer than standard. And I believe wrist to floor should be measured wearing normal shoes.
The thing is you will adapt to a club thats not fitted for you (crouching, bending knees too much etc etc) and consequently develop faults -so I think a good teaching pro is your best bet and work on the clubs with him.
I'd invest in a few lessons tbh. Sorting out the flaws a bit will help develop a consistent action.
From there you can progress.
Having "perfect" clubs and a dodgy inconsistent swing won't be of much use.