Sorry if this all boils down to a dumb question. Only been golfing 2 months. I started off with some Callaway S2H2 irons that I really had to choke up on to hit. Basically, they were a terrible fit. Two weeks ago I traded them in on some Callaway X Hot irons after hitting with them in the shop for a good half hour. I have stopped taking to many fat shots and have been swinging much better with them.
Now, for no other reason than sheer curiosity, I measured my wrist to floor and referenced the numerous charts on the internet and from a purely objective perspective, the clubs are slightly too short for me, at least according to the charts. It ranges from just under 0.5" too short on my PW to about 0.25" on my 5 iron, and it's a steady progression.
From a subjective perspective, my game has improved a great deal with these clubs. When I get back from a round of 18, I don't have near the muscle soreness I had with the S2H2s (though I suspect this may be due partly to better conditioning since I started). They're not uncomfortable for me in any way. However, my question is this: Is there any reason to be concerned physically with clubs that are ever so slightly too short or do some people actually carry such a preference anyway?