I went to a fitting at a local shop with the intention of figuring out what models and specs fit me, then buying a used set online. I found a set that's almost exactly what I was fit for. The only difference is that the clubs are an inch long and the lie angle is off by .75* (they're pings and I was fitted for green dot, found yellow dot). Its about $200 less than new, and I can probably trade in my current clubs for $130 or so.
I'm thinking about buying them, and sending them into PING to have them cut and bent. But I think I have read on here that shortening shafts can increase the stiffness and the balance of the club. Is an inch small enough that it wouldn't make any difference?