Fitting for my 712 AP2's

Hello all,

About a year ago I purchased the 712 AP2's online with standard loft/lie/length. I've come to the conclusion that I need to get fitted since the heal primarily digs in during impact (need to be bent more flat?). I have used the Titleist website to find advanced fitting centers and locations which have the surefit bag. I'm a 10 handicap but I believe I can cut a lot of strokes by getting fitted. Would you guys recommend the advanced fitting center for me? What's the typical cost to get fitted at one of these locations?

Love the irons and Vokey wedges, I'll only buy Titleist from here on out!

You can get a lie check done at any pro shop that sells Titleist clubs, hitting a plastic board with tape on the club. Up to +/- 2 degrees can be adjusted if needed.  Generally in the $10 per club range.  Unless you want to find out you need a custom length or a new shaft, you don't need a full fitting.  ;-)

Frankly, unless you are buying used clubs or left over stock after a model has been upgraded, there is not enough savings, if any, in my mind to warrent buying Titleist online.  An $800-1000 purchase is not worth buying at $750 hoping it is the right shaft, length, and lie.  Getting fit right the first time and having the full Titleist warrenty behind it is the best protection of my investment.  If the online clubs need adjustment/service or are actually counterfit, now what?

Don O

You can get a lie check done at any pro shop that sells Titleist clubs, hitting a plastic board with tape on the club. Up to +/- 2 degrees can be adjusted if needed.  Generally in the $10 per club range.  Unless you want to find out you need a custom length or a new shaft, you don't need a full fitting.  ;-)

Frankly, unless you are buying used clubs or left over stock after a model has been upgraded, there is not enough savings, if any, in my mind to warrent buying Titleist online.  An $800-1000 purchase is not worth buying at $750 hoping it is the right shaft, length, and lie.  Getting fit right the first time and having the full Titleist warrenty behind it is the best protection of my investment.  If the online clubs need adjustment/service or are actually counterfit, now what?

Thanks for the info Don... I'm actually considering getting new shafts as well so I might as well get the full fitting.

In regards to my decision to purchase online: I had a $400 Amazon gift card and the clubs were $100 off retail. The suggested retail when I bought the clubs was $1099 so for my situation $500 dollar off of $1099 was a no brainer. I did confirm before purchasing them that they were authentic, not to mention I am protected by Amazon.

Chris D

Hello all,

About a year ago I purchased the 712 AP2's online with standard loft/lie/length. I've come to the conclusion that I need to get fitted since the heal primarily digs in during impact (need to be bent more flat?). I have used the Titleist website to find advanced fitting centers and locations which have the surefit bag. I'm a 10 handicap but I believe I can cut a lot of strokes by getting fitted. Would you guys recommend the advanced fitting center for me? What's the typical cost to get fitted at one of these locations?

Love the irons and Vokey wedges, I'll only buy Titleist from here on out!

Chris,

Yes, you should most definitely get fitted for your AP2's. As far as cost goes, it's hard telling. Each place usually has their own set prices when it comes to fitting. If you can, choose an authorized Titleist fitter that does their fittings outdoors, hitting off of real turf. If you're hitting heel first, then more than likely you'll need those clubs bent flat. However, there's more to a fitting than just the lie angle. You need to make sure that you're playing the right shaft for YOU. As well as making sure that the length is correct, having the correct grip/grip size, perhaps loft adjustments, and so on. You want to make sure that your launch angle(s) are correct. Spin. Deviation. AOD. Consistent ball speed(s) and much more. When you visit your Titleist rep, they'll be able to dial you in to the exact specs that you'll need to play better and lower that double digit handicap. 

If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask. We're here to help you out.

Chris D

Hello all,

About a year ago I purchased the 712 AP2's online with standard loft/lie/length. I've come to the conclusion that I need to get fitted since the heal primarily digs in during impact (need to be bent more flat?). I have used the Titleist website to find advanced fitting centers and locations which have the surefit bag. I'm a 10 handicap but I believe I can cut a lot of strokes by getting fitted. Would you guys recommend the advanced fitting center for me? What's the typical cost to get fitted at one of these locations?

Love the irons and Vokey wedges, I'll only buy Titleist from here on out!

Golf Galaxy, Golfmart, Golfsmith and a couple of the mom and pop places charge $5 for a lie angle adjustment per club.  There is a great small "mom and pop" place in San Diego called Fairway Golf and Jesse has been my go-to guy for club adjustments since 2009 (he and his associates have also assisted me in my clubmaking endeavors and I have walked some of my friends over to have their clubs set up). 

I have a set of AP1 irons 7-PW and SM4 Vokeys (54-11, 60-10 and 64-07 with the former two bent 1* strong).   I have a 910F 19* and that is a scoring weapon on the 170-190 yard par 3s (for the short distance I hit a stinger shot fully choked down).  My driver, 9 wood, 6-30 hybrid and putter are other brands but they serve me rather well.  I also have a 910H 27* that I hit OK but I am pretty much super-consistent with the 9 wood and 6-30 hybrid.

David,

I appreciate the feedback, this info is very useful. I'm am certainly going to get a full fitting outdoors. One more question: I'm not sure I'll be able to afford new shafts immediately (I have my eyes on the KBS tours or c-taper), would you recommend getting the clubs bent first then changing the shafts later on?

Thanks again for your help

Chris D

David,

I appreciate the feedback, this info is very useful. I'm am certainly going to get a full fitting outdoors. One more question: I'm not sure I'll be able to afford new shafts immediately (I have my eyes on the KBS tours or c-taper), would you recommend getting the clubs bent first then changing the shafts later on?

Thanks again for your help

Chris,

First off, you're very welcome. No problem at all.

Definitely. It's OK if you don't have the money now. When you go through your fitting, your fitter should provide you with full details of your fitting (which shaft was best, which grip/grip size is right for you, lie angle, if you need any loft adjustments, hard/soft stepped, and so on). So, when you do have the funds available at the right time, then at least you'll know what you need. Whatever your fitter recommends as far as your lie angles (he/she should go through each iron), I'd go ahead and get that done. At least your impact will be better. Who knows, maybe you'll get lucky and the stock shafts, grips, etc., are what's best fitted for you and your swing. 

Again, if you have any more questions, just ask away. Take care.

Chris D

David,

I appreciate the feedback, this info is very useful. I'm am certainly going to get a full fitting outdoors. One more question: I'm not sure I'll be able to afford new shafts immediately (I have my eyes on the KBS tours or c-taper), would you recommend getting the clubs bent first then changing the shafts later on?

Thanks again for your help

 
We would recommend getting a fitting for your irons - and outdoors would be fine so you can see turf interaction.  Since you have the 712 irons, they are under warranty.  Once a shop works on the clubs, the Warranty with us is no longer valid and your shop would Warranty the work that they do .  Consider having your shop set up the lie adjustment and/or the shaft change with us.  If you hit your current shafts well, the lie adjustment would be something you would want done first.  Give us a call at 1-888-TITLEIST and we can recommend a fitter in your area.

Cathi,

Thanks for this additional info, I will call in the near future for fitter recommendations.

Playing this weekend at Polo Trace Country Club in Delray Beach, FL. First time out at this course but I have read nothing but great reviews. Can't wait to go low with my Titleist equipment!