I was hitting a lie board and the tape showed I was hitting the toe. I was using a standard set at the time and the pro said I'd need to adjust upright by 4 degrees from standard. Granted, I only swung 10-20 times, but they all showed me hitting the toe with consistent sweet spot hits. Since I was hitting the sweet spot, the pro was weary to adjust the length of the club.
I'm only 6'3" so I have no idea why I need such a big loft adjustment. I read online that I might be attacking the ball at impact and not swinging threw the zone which might be why I'm digging into the toe but who knows!
I'm starting to think that lessons might be the way to go after all I've read. I only play once a week and do maybe 1 range visit between outings so I'm not that active. Lessons and more practice might be the way to go. Unless you guys think differently???
So if that's the case you get the 3 degree upright set and that only puts you 1 degree off (supposedly according to the fitter).
Then he bends them an extra degree you have what he says you need (if he's right about that 4 degrees).
Just my opinion: I have doubts that he can have somebody hit some shots on a lie board and see that the toe is hitting and know from that exactly how many degrees are needed to correct the lie angle. Usually you hit a club that has been adjusted or one like it and see if it turned out right. How does he know that 3 degrees won't do the trick and he wouldn't have to bend them at all?
Here's my guess (could be way off). He has a set of standard lie clubs he wants to sell but he knows that you probably need a more upright set, and probably more than the 2 degrees he feels comfortable bending (because they can break). For some reason he doesn't order you a set with +3 upright lies and solve both problems.