I've been reading with interest many of the great discussions in this forum on club fitting. I'll be 69 years old in January, and am in the process (again) of making swing changes by taking lessons from a local pro. My swing has already changed a lot since I started the lessons in early November. It's a good time to make a change since it is winter here in Ohio, so no worry about intermediate results of ball flight!
I'm reading and looking at options to change out my irons that I've been playing for a number of years to either 714 model AP1's or AP2's (leaning toward AP2's due to the thinner top line). But, I want to know WHEN I should get fitted for new clubs given that I'm in the midst of a swing change? I've been picking up a demo AP2 6-iron to practice with, and it appears to be a LOT more forgiving on off-center hits compared to my current miz MP32's.
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 is my chipping, which I am also working on nearly every day to make changes in as well.
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 165 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 other time? Some insight from someone in the know would be helpful. Thanks in advance for your replies!