AP1 iron fitting

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Ray R


I just went from my old 909 D Comp to 913 D2 (Diamana White 72 stiff) and love it. A little longer, but much straighter, with a tad bit of a draw :-) Anyway, I am making the switch from 775s to AP1s. My question is about shaft length. I currently choke down about 1"-1 1/2" (I wasn't fitted for the 775s) and hit them well. What changes does cutting off an inch have on a shaft? Or should I not mess with it and continue to choked down?

Ray
Johns Creek , GA

Lou G


Ray R

I just went from my old 909 D Comp to 913 D2 (Diamana White 72 stiff) and love it. A little longer, but much straighter, with a tad bit of a draw :-) Anyway, I am making the switch from 775s to AP1s. My question is about shaft length. I currently choke down about 1"-1 1/2" (I wasn't fitted for the 775s) and hit them well. What changes does cutting off an inch have on a shaft? Or should I not mess with it and continue to choked down?

Ray
Johns Creek , GA

Cutting them an inch would change the swingweight by 6 points if you kept the same standard grip.  You can replace the standard rubber grip with something like a Golf Pride 25, Winn Lite or Winn Lite Dri-Tac to restore swing weight,   I play my irons 1/2" short and use Winn Excel RF.

Ray R


Thanks Lou! Is the only thing that will change is the weight? What about the kick point and stiffness? Would they become more stiff? Also, I have the multi-compound black/red grips on everything....

Lou G


Ray R

Thanks Lou! Is the only thing that will change is the weight? What about the kick point and stiffness? Would they become more stiff? Also, I have the multi-compound black/red grips on everything....

Theoretically cutting the butt end of a golf club isn't supposed to change the shaft flex but it does to a small extent (personal experience with TM HT draw driver M flex that I had shortened to 44.5", 910F 19* shortened to 41" and 910H 21* shortened to 39"; I play the Titleists at their most upright lie angle).   The kick point should be at the same point relative to the clubhead because you didn't change the tip.