2 degree flat?

I went and got fitted for a new set of AP2 Irons out in Oceanside CA. and they suggested 2 degrees flat. I normally take a very small divot or even nothing at all. I just got my new clubs and love the way the feel and look. I only have one round with them and I haven't spent anytime on the range yet. I consider myself a pretty good ball striker (center of the face). I notice that I was hitting a majority of the balls more towards the toe. Would 2 degrees flat cause this. I know I need some more time with them but as I stated prior I usually strike the ball in the center. Thanks in advance for your feedback! Ben

2 flat could contribute to hitting it further out towards the toe, but as you said, you have not been able to spend anytime hitting them at the range yet.

 I spoke with your fitter who suggested that you get some range time in and a couple of rounds in before you make any moves.  . At the time of your fitting, your irons performed best at 2 flat, so it may be that you have tweaked your swing and are swinging a bit more upright.  Your former clubs were also flat although only 1°.  If you do decide to have them moved because the ball flight is out to the right, please have your shop call Andy or Team Titleist so that we can set it up and have it bent here for you.  

I have played irons that were fitted for me and they are set up at 2 degrees flat and 3/4  long. That was the fitters decision and they area  pure perfect fit. I hit the ball in the center of the face at least 80 % of the time. I am  almost 77 years old (July) and a 5.4 index. I shot an even 70 , 2 under par, two weeks ago on my home course Abacoa Golf Club-white tees 6100 yds. I guess my clubs are good for me, so I'll keep 'em that way. You might try lengthening a club or two and see how that works for you. it's an easy thing to do yourself if you have any clubmaking knowledge at all.

I suggest that you also get the lofts/lies independently checked as well to make sure they are what they are supposed to be.

Hi Cathy,

I was fitted at 2-degree flat for a set od Titleist AP1 irons at my local golf galaxy shop (Brentwood, TN). At the time of the fit i had back pain, and apparently was swinging a bit more upright. Now that my back has healed, i tend to pull my iron shots, as i tend to swing cut from the outside/in. My question is: What is the best swing path for a 2-degree flat fit? Thanks,

Diby

THE FITTING WAS TO MAKE THE CLUBS CONFORM TO YOUR SWING. IF YOU CHANGE YOU NATURAL SWING THE CLUBS WILL NOT FIT PROPERLY.

RATHER THAN GOING THROUGH A SWING CHANGE , WHY NOT TRY TO STAND JUST A WEE BIT CLOSER TO THE BALL, THAT SHOULD HELP IN YOUR COMING OVER THE TOP OR OUTSIDE IN AS YOU DESCRIBE IT.

diby k

Hi Cathy,

I was fitted at 2-degree flat for a set od Titleist AP1 irons at my local golf galaxy shop (Brentwood, TN). At the time of the fit i had back pain, and apparently was swinging a bit more upright. Now that my back has healed, i tend to pull my iron shots, as i tend to swing cut from the outside/in. My question is: What is the best swing path for a 2-degree flat fit? Thanks,

Diby

First correct the outside in path (easiest fix is probably standing a little further away from the ball and moving it slightly back in the stance).  The desired swing path should be slightly inside-out.  If you are coming over the top, your upper body is taking over your golf swing (Paul Wilson of Revolution Golf stated the reason people slice is they swing too hard).  The difference between a fade and a pull is the fade is square to the target but open to the swing path and the pull the clubface is square to the swing path.