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Question about shafts/lie angle

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Jdionne03    1
Hey guys, so I just recently got fit for a new set of irons. In the end they settled on +1/2" and 3* up but I couldn't afford all the clubs I wanted at the time. I need a 60* wedge and I've seen a couple used ones in great shape for about half price on eBay and amazon. My question is, is it possible to have the lie angle adjusted/how much is it? And also I noticed that stock shaft length for the 60* is 35", and the 50* is 35.5", so should I look into buying a 50* shaft? Thanks for the help!

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WUTiger    452

A decent clubsmith can...

  • adjust lie angle for $5 to $10. (Before you buy wedge, find out how many degrees upright or flat that model of wedge can be bent)
  • lengthen the 60* wedge shaft by 1/2" with a shaft extension for $5 to $10. You could also get a new grip during the length adjustment.

If you lengthen the shaft by 1/2", this will increase the swingweight by +3 points.

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