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I teach skiing,and from the feedback I get, both verbal and watching change in performance, I think I am pretty good at it.  I certainly like taking clinics from other instructors who teach like I do.  My basic approach to teaching (dependent of course on a particular student's stated goals) is to take a particular skill, and to make it a focus of a lesson, but make it a simple skill that is almost all about moving one part of the body, for example flexing and extending...
I am tall enough, but contrary to the laws of probability, my arms and legs are short.  I am 6'1" but my wrist crease to floor dimension is 38.75". This has all kinds of implications for a golf swing.  The answer I prefer is clubs with more upright lies.  Such clubs can be relatively short, therefore needing less muscle strength to control.  There are also likely a lot of other issues about trying to make my swing effective with such a long torso, but it seems to me the...
I got fitted for Pings a couple of years ago.  The static fit was maroon and 1/2 inch long.  I probably should have gone with that, because I am not a very good golfer.  Instead I let them talk me into slightly less upright clubs, slightly longer, after hitting on the range, using face tape.  I also got talked into steel shafts.  The issue is I am 6'2", but with very short arms and legs.  Shorter arms mean the muscles are not as long and therefore not as strong for any...
Your point about getting in several rounds with the clubs was the one I was trying to make.  BTW, I don't know if a demo day can show screwed up clubs, but I know that many skis are not properly tuned at demo days.  Volkl and Fischer go way out of their way to be well-tuned on demo days.  Some others may not do so well.  I bought Pings, but I am very inexperienced, and wanted a very safe choice, especially since I needed good fitting (tall with short arms).  perhaps you...
A thought from skiing:  I have noticed that testers seem to prefer skis most like what they ski already.  A good ski with a novel feel will get very low ratings.  I had such skis a few years back, Salomon Pilots, that had torsional rigidity but were very soft in longitudinal rigidity.  Ski testers who were used to racing skis panned them but once I dialed them in they were very good for me.  I suspect it may be the same with golf equipment.  At a demo day the stuff most...
I have the Karma black and gray velvets on my woods (with two extra wraps), and Ping irons with factory grips (+1/32).  They both work just fine.  
My clubs are 3* upright, White code, and 1 inch extra in length.  The swingweight is D6.  I probably could also fit clubs 3.75* upright and 1/2 inch extra length, or 4.5* upright and standard length.  The swingweight would change, but I would have some clubs with the same length and lie in each set.  My 7 iron would match, in length and lie, the 6 iron in the hypothetical Silver code set and the 5 iron in the hypothetical Maroon code set,  The swingweight would probably...
Ping's color chart is found here: http://www.ping.com/uploadedFiles/Custom_Fitting/PING_Color_Code_Chart.pdf   The color codes are .75 degrees apart.   Ping's irons are 1/2 inch apart and .75 degrees apart in lie:     G15® Iron Specifications   Club Length Loft Lie Offset Bounce Swgt.      
Fitting a given length club for lie angle seems pretty mechanical.  What seems to me to be more challenging is trading off between lie angle and length.  For example, in Ping G10 clubs the Silver code 7 iron at 1 inch over has the same lie angle and length as the White code 6 iron at 1/2 inch over and the same lie angle and length as the Maroon code 5 iron at standard length.  The swingweghts will be different, about D6 for the 1 inch over, D3 for the 1/2 inch over and...
I have played relatively little golf, and I just started taking up lessons, although I had a college class in golf ( a required subject at USAFA).  I am only 6'2", with a WTF of at least 38 inches, so for me it seemed to make sense.  I ended up with clubs +1" +3* regular stiffness steel shafts, although the Ping chart showed +1/2" +4.5*.  I can hit these clubs, but in the past I have really struggled with standard equipment.  Now if I can stop delofting all the clubs at...
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