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Should I get new irons fitted?

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Hey guys,

I just purchased a new set of mizuno mp64's on the internet (should be arriving in the next couple days). The set is standard specs w/ DG S-300 shafts. As I bought them online, I sacrificed an up-front custom fitting session so that I could get a much cheaper price than retail. For the record I have been hitting 767's (tommy armour knock-off's from 1988), however I have a handicap of 8. That being said it was definitely time for an upgrade.

I am wondering what the value is in bringing my new irons into a golf shop when I get them to be "fitted". I am going to stick with the DG S-300 shafts so I would just be looking at club dimensions and what not. Is there a great value in spending extra money on this? If so, how much would a fitting session like this cost/what should it include?

Thanks!

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You've already purchased the sticks, so why bother?

After you hit them, find a hole on a course with no one on it, and a bag of your regular golf balls, and see if the clubs are consistent with each other on solid contact. If you've got the 7i going as far as the 6i, you might have a problem. If you have consistent separation between clubs, at least you know they'll work for you.

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If you're an 'average size' person, you may not need fitting.  I think I'd at least see if I couldn't find someone to check the lie angel on the clubs.  That's the biggest variable I know of that can be fairly easily adjusted now you've got the sticks.  I don't know what it would cost, but a few minutes with a lie board should tell the story, and then there would likely be some per club charge for the actual adjustment.  I'm no expert, but believe if they have the right machine it is a fairly simple thing to adjust lie.

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A place like Golfsmith can bend the clubs for your correct lie. Well worth it to get them right for your body size.

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You might get the loft and lie angles checked. A local pro says when he fits irons for players, he always checks them for factory specs once they arrive. He said one or two clubs usually need to be tweaked.

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Originally Posted by WUTiger

You might get the loft and lie angles checked. A local pro says when he fits irons for players, he always checks them for factory specs once they arrive. He said one or two clubs usually need to be tweaked.

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Go to a shop and get the lofts/lies checked. You should expect to pay 3-5 per club if they need to be adjusted. Just checking them should be minimal if no adjustments are needed. Make sure to hit off the lie board. This is about as custom of a fitting as you will likely need. If you start looking at lengths then it could get pricier quickly and then you would have been better off going with the whole route of a custom fit.

When I bought my last set of Titleist irons, I knew that I was standard length, a degree up, and what shaft suited my game so I waited and just did the loft/lie adjustment (with the lie board). I was out the door for under $40 bucks (3-PW).

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If you already bought them, you can have a Proshop make minor adjustments for you. I did this with a gorgeous set of Titleist DCI Oversize + (Black) that I found at a garage sale for $50! I got them re-shafted with True Temper TT Lite XL R a flex and Golf Pride Velvet Lite grips after going to Golfsmith and getting "fitted." I played those sticks (still have them) happily for a long time... until I got my Cleveland Gunmetal TA-5s w/ Sensicore shafts. I got them at Golfsmith as well on friends & family night for just under $300 (w/ a free stand bag) and had them custom made. It is worth it to get fitted one way or another because every person is different: body size, grip pressure, swing speed, address position, etc. I know I hit the DCIs better after getting them tweaked and the TA-5s are still in my current bag striking happy chords every round. Good luck with your new set of sticks!
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