club fitting question

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Mark N


When you get fitted for a set of irons should you also play the same length wedges? My irons are 1 inch long but I never thought about my 60,52,54 they are all standard length. March 14th I will be ordering the sm5's and wondering if I should get them longer.

Thanks

Mark

Stephen M


See a fitter to see if need you to really be an inch over. If so, you probably need to be a couple degrees upright. Also, your swing weights are going to be approx. 4 points over with that length, putting your 54 and 60 wedges at D9 with std grip. See a fitter!

Luke W


I got fitted over the weekend and wedges were standard length for me but my irons are also 1" longer so you should be god

Randy K


Make sure when getting fitted, the fitter knows what they are doing. Some years back I bought a set of "custom" clubs from a local club maker/fitter. They were 1" longer and graphite. I struggled with these for two years. Then when I was out of state I tried a rental set and played a lot better. When I got home , I took my clubs to a local Golf Galaxy. My swing weight was e-10 and the clubs were too long. Need less to say, I replaced my clubs and now enjoy golfing much more. 

Lou G


That's true.... Vokey wedges would have ridiculously heavy swingweights if 1" longer than standard (approx E1).  Easier to bend the lie angles.

Lou G


Lou G

That's true.... Vokey wedges would have ridiculously heavy swingweights if 1" longer than standard (approx E1).  Easier to bend the lie angles.

I know what E1 swingweight feels like, because I picked up a hybrid that was 1.5" longer than standard - it was so cheap but ended up cutting the extension completely.  It felt like hitting an 11 wood at first - LOL!