My brother, 6'2+", 300lbs, has decided to get clubs. He took a lesson, and played a few times last year using clubs given to him from buddies. A few weeks ago he went to Golfsmith for a static fitting. He also hit of the lie board. He bought the Cobra Baffler XL Hybrid Irons set, +2 shaft length. Yesterday he received a voicemail, from Golfsmith I think, and played it for me. Cobra does not/won't build shafts that long???? And he should let them build +1, which would not make a difference to him? I beg to differ, I think. He is learning to play and I feel that proper length WILL make a difference, for setup, hitting correctly, etc. YET, Cobra will not build shafts that long? Or could Golfsmith just saying this because of some sort of screwup? I told him to get his money back and go to the pro shop I go to. I got my Mizzies +1.25, full fitting. He only needs a static, yet my shop doesn't deduct the fitting charge. I understand he doesn't want to spend more than $600, and I feel hybrid sets are best for him. Now I don't trust Golfsmith.
Anyone have any experience or views on Golf Galaxy or Dicks? Again, he is learning, doesn't need a full shaft, head forgivness fitting, now. So he won't need the launch monitor, etc. A regular flex, and easy irons. Should I Email some other brands re the +2 shaft length? OR would an inch really not matter for him? Although that's not the point, he was fitted and they refuse to give him what he paid for.