Originally Posted by tuffluck
i am 6'5" tall and have 1" extensions on my clubs. i was fitted for these clubs. if i put my 7i up to my buddy's standard length 5i, they are exactly the same length. pretty much every club of mine is 2 up on him. also we all know shafts get longer as the irons decrease in numerical value. so a 4i is going to be longer in shaft size than a 9i, etc. essentially this means that regardless of your height, on some clubs you will be standing up straighter (4i/5i) than with other clubs (PW, SW), where you will be "slumping" over some.
so taking all of this into consideration, why exactly do tall people like myself get fitted with longer shafts? maybe i look like i'm slumping with an 8i, but it's the same look i'll have with a PW that has an extra 1" extension right? i ask because i have a really hard time hitting my 4i and 5i, and i'm thinking if they were the same length as my 6i and 7i respectively, i would hit them a lot better. right now they are playing like my buddy's 2i/3i as far as shaft length goes, and almost no one plays 2i/3i anymore because they are so tough to hit.
If you look like your slumping with an 8i and it is the same as a PW with 1" extension then you are slumping even more on a standard lenth PW if your theory is correct, which would explain the reason for getting the extension? (to correct the slumping) Also, correct me if I am wrong, properly fitted clubs would account for length, lie and loft, which should in theory should have you hitting a +1" 8i the same distance as a standard 8i. Only difference being that with the +1" clubs you are in a better/more comfortable posture?
On a side note a why dont you just choke up ony our long irons slightly and see if it helps? It would give you a decent answer as to if the extension/length is the reason you struggle with long irons?