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Everyone tells me that I should get my clubs fit to me.

I counter that I do not yet have a consistent enough swing to bother with this.

My thought is, if my swing is not repeatable at least 90% of the time, how could a set of clubs be fit to that swing?

I would say I am consistent about 70% of the time, but I certainly make more than my share of mistakes in my swing.  I am of the mind that I need to improve me, before I improve my equipment.

Am I off base?

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Think many of us have struggled with the thoughts you are having.  No doubt you will hear both sides of the argument from others here.  

I worked on my game for years without having the clubs fit to me, and last summer had a fitting.  The pro that fit me said he thought it would help to use an inch over standard length and 3 degrees upright.

Did I suddenly start shooting par and overnight drop strokes off my game with my new irons?  Simple answer is no. 

But I do feel more comfortable in my stance and am swinging more confidently with those clubs. As a result, I think I have less "clutter" thoughts getting into my setup and preparing to swing.  Now that HAS resulted in better scores and rounds. 

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Depending on where you purchase your clubs they'll include the fitting for free. The range/pro shop I buy my stuff through fits all clubs bought through them at no cost. If you can get it done for free then why not? I would look around to see if anyone does this in your area. It's worthwhile for the information you can collect on your swing numbers if nothing else.

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18 minutes ago, Jeremie Boop said:

Depending on where you purchase your clubs they'll include the fitting for free. The range/pro shop I buy my stuff through fits all clubs bought through them at no cost. If you can get it done for free then why not? I would look around to see if anyone does this in your area. It's worthwhile for the information you can collect on your swing numbers if nothing else.

In my mind, I am just not "ready" for fit clubs.

Example:  All year, when I hit poorly, it has been a push.  So there is a flaw in my swing that I need to correct.  Fitted clubs could help remedy the effects of this flaw.

Sunday, every single bad shot was a pull.  First time I have ever pulled, and every single bad shot Sunday was just that.  If I had clubs fit to compensate for my push, and this Sunday happened, those pulls would have been in the next county.

 

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2 minutes ago, millsan1 said:

In my mind, I am just not "ready" for fit clubs.

Example:  All year, when I hit poorly, it has been a push.  So there is a flaw in my swing that I need to correct.  Fitted clubs could help remedy the effects of this flaw.

Sunday, every single bad shot was a pull.  First time I have ever pulled, and every single bad shot Sunday was just that.  If I had clubs fit to compensate for my push, and this Sunday happened, those pulls would have been in the next county.

 

Not necessarily. But it's obviously your decision.

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2 hours ago, millsan1 said:

Everyone tells me that I should get my clubs fit to me.

I counter that I do not yet have a consistent enough swing to bother with this.

My thought is, if my swing is not repeatable at least 90% of the time, how could a set of clubs be fit to that swing?

I would say I am consistent about 70% of the time, but I certainly make more than my share of mistakes in my swing.  I am of the mind that I need to improve me, before I improve my equipment.

Am I off base?

This.

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45 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

This.

Yeah, to the OP, your swing IS consistent, even if the results don't make it seem that way.

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I think it has a lot to do with your physical characteristics, i.e., are you very tall, short, long arms, short arms, etc. as to whether or not you need a fitting right now. I was fit years ago for a set of Pings and everything was standard but the lie angle, (I was a blue dot, just off the standard black dot), but I didn't see that small adjustment in lie angle making any difference, (I'm 6.0' and I guess standard for everything else). But as said above if you get a free fitting when purchasing a set of clubs why not? 

Are you thinking about buying a new set?

If you're thinking about altering your current set then you definitely need a fitting.

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Nothing new.  I am a brandy dandy new golfer, this is my first year of actually trying to learn how to swing, etc.

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