I've been reading with interest many of the great discussions in this forum on club fitting. I'll 69 years old in January and am in the process (again) of making swing changes by taking lessons at Golftec. My swing has already changed a lot since I started the lessons in early November (winter here in Ohio, so now is a good time to make the changes). I'm reading and looking at options to change out my irons that I've played for a number of years to either 714 AP1's or AP2's (leaning toward AP2's due to the thinner top line), but want to know WHEN I should get fitted for new clubs given that I'm in the midst of a swing change? Since my lessons are at a Golfsmith location, I've been picking up a demo AP2 6-iron with S300 shaft to practice with, and really like it. Much lighter feel than my current miz's, and appear to be a LOT more forgiving on off-center hits.
I currently have a 9.5 index, coming off my worst year of ball-striking in a long time. So, swing changes will tighten up the swing to make it better and more consistent, which is really needed. Still the worst part of my game will be what it has always been which is my chipping (which I'm also working on nearly every day to make changes as well this winter). I currently play a set of miz MP32 irons with Rifle Flighted 5.5 FCM shafts in regular length and lie. I currently hit my 6-iron about 160 yards (carry) with a decent ball flight.
So, when should I get fitted for new clubs and shafts? After my instructor says my swing has settled down? After the start of the new golf season when I have had a chance to play outside? Some insight from someone in the know would be helpful.