Originally Posted by oldjock
Went to the range today to finally try out my new Mizuno JPX 825 pros. They felt great but I pulled 90% of my shots left of target. I had the Mizuno fitting and the rep. put a +2 degree lie angle as a recommendation. My old irons (Snake Eyes) were standard lie.
Now I am wondering, should I change the swing mechanics or have the new irons adjusted back to standard lie.
I assume the "fitter" had you hit shots off of a lie board to determine that you need +2 degree lies. If not he should have.
It's easy enough to put some tape on the bottom of your clubs and hit them off of a lie board (a piece of plastic, hard rubber, or even an actual board), and see if the center of the club is what's impacting the lie board. If the tape shows that the toe is impacting the lie board they need to be more upright and if the heel is impacting the lie board they need to be flatter.
There are other things that could be going on as well.
The new clubs could have a different MOI and/or swing weight, or different shaft dynamics from your old irons.
I would check the lies on a lie board before I went on a bending spree.
MOI and swing weight can be altered by using lead tape if that turns out to be a factor. Or maybe you were just having a bad day today.