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Should I get my irons fitted to me?

Evan M

At a charity event I played in last year, A friend i played with the previous year suggested i get fitted to my irons. Obviously, I know that with fitting comes much more consistency with distance and ball strike. I only started golfing last year but i am shooting roughly a 10 handicap. Overall, I am just curious if it will significantly improve my game, or if it wouldn't have much of an effect on me.  Any input is appreciated.  

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  1. Breks19


    As long as you have a fairly consistent swing I would definitely suggest getting fitted. It will help with your ball striking as well as accuracy, the proper shaft can also help with ball flight control as well as distance. Being that you are around a 10 handicap I would have to guess that you are pretty consistent as far as making the same swing every time, I would look up a local shop that has certified fitters and make an appointment. That being said if you plan on fitting your current set to your game you will have to look at whether your irons are forged or cast because if they are cast you will only be able to bend them so far, generally only about 1-2* but if they are forged you can bend them all day long. Also if you need to make a shaft change this can get quite costly so it may be a better option to look into purchasing a new set that is custom made for you.

    Hope this helps,


  2. 19hole

    Any time that you can get your equipment made for your swing is an opportunity for improvement. Your local PGA Professional / Club fitter can become your best friend when you look to change clubs and make improvements in your game.

    Most people don't realize the difference properly fitted clubs can make with thier game. Once they get it done, they can't believe that they didn't do it sooner.

  3. Mike C

    The fact that you are a 10 handicap after playing only one year is pretty impressive and indicates that you are most likely pretty consistent with your swing.  I would certainly pursue getting your clubs fitted to your swing.  All of the clubs, not just the irons, should be properly fitted.  Doing this will take any of the equipment variables out of the mix and the rest will be up to you!  I think you will be surprised that you will probably pick up a few strokes with properly fitted clubs.

  4. Nicholas D

    Getting your irons fit to you is one of the best things you can do for your game. Personally, I experienced a big difference when I got my irons fit to my swing. I would definitely recommend getting your irons fit and watch your scores go lower!
  5. Russ Burgess


    I have just been to Titleist UK for an iron fitting.  The Trackman and fitter analyse how you hit the ball and come up with the best combination of specifications for your swing.  I was consistent in how I hit the ball and you cans see the results straight away.  I would recommend this if you have a fitter nearby or go to a demo day.

  6. David Browning

    Yes. Definitely get fitted!

    You wouldn't just walk into a shoe store and grab any box you see. You'd make sure that you'd get the right size. 

  7. TitleistHeel

    I just purchased a new set of AP1 714's 4-gw with Xp 75 stiff shaft but wasn't fitted for them,I only hit some balls with them first and I loved their feel... Everything from my setup and ball striking felt natural but now I am worried I made a big mistake by not getting fitted, something I have never done... I have been playing for about 4 years and my HDP was around a 9 before getting injured in the military. Before I was playing with a standard set of cleve TA 3's and my swing felt great but after I got hurt I couldn't play for a while and sold them only to start playing again last yr with a set of TM burner 2.0 standard which a friend gave me so I would play again but everything felt awful. My setup was terrible and I never felt like my swing plane was natural or consistent. But after hitting the AP1's I felt like my old self before getting hurt. My setup and swing felt natural and comfortable again with the lie of the clubs sitting perfect. I got a heck of a deal on my new clubs and felt great about everything until I read the importance of getting fitted... did I screw up.? What should I do now, my new clubs are still in the plastic but I don't have an authorized titleist fitter close to where I live. They feel great but I'm just worried. Thanks
  8. ToddL

    Without a doubt it isa smart thing to do.  Your PGA professional will get you set up properly for your swing.  Then it is up to you to actually go and purchase the clubs.  

  9. vurich

    If you're serious about your game, you should seriously get fitted.

    The oceanside tour fitting experience is second to none.

    Good luck!

  10. mygolfKIT

    hi i got a new set, an AP2 (2008) model that has never been used. A'm new with the Titleist clubs and i'm a 15 hcp... Do i need to get fitted with this irons  right now or do i need to wait a little while when i get used to it? Thanks!

  11. mygolfKIT

    kit i

    hi i got a new set, an AP2 (2008) model that has never been used. A'm new with the Titleist clubs and i'm a 15 hcp... Do i need to get fitted with this irons  right now or do i need to wait a little while when i get used to it? Thanks!

    Since i'm new with this, regarding this model  ( never been used AP2 w/ PX 5.0 riffle flighted ) but back dated, is there a big difference in terms of playability  ( in your opinion/ function  ) with the new AP2's? thanks!

  12. Don O

    Since you found an unused 6 year old set, surely it was a good price. The irons are a good product and many pro's won tournaments with them. You can get the lie adjusted at any time. Titleist has incremented the product 3 times, but the value of the unused set to a new set fit for you for the high side of a grand will be a personal decision.
  13. RON H

    Playing only one year and having a 10 Handicap is really above average. This means you have more than just a hint of athletic ability. You not only should get fitted for irons, YOU MUST get fitted, you will be totally amazed by the improvement in your game. Just don't stop at the irons, make sure you take the time and money to have them fit you for a driver, putter and ball also. I have been playing with a fitted set for two years now and its dropped 9 strokes off my game. The last spring I attended a Titleist ball fitting demo at my course. It's made a huge difference and dropped another couple of strokes from my game. As a 15 Handicap I didn't think I could or should be using a tournament pro ball. I was wrong and the computer proved it and my scores uphold it. Take the advice of the those here on the board and find a professional fitter and put your game in their hands you won't regret it.
  14. mygolfKIT

    Thanks for your reply... surely i will go to a professional club fitter. one more thing, since the club is new to me do i need to hit a couple of months or so to get used to it before i sent this for club fitting? Thanks!

  15. RON H

    I'm not sure it will really matter. Before I got fitted I waited until it was warm enough here in Kansas so that I could get out and knock the rust off my swing from cold weather down time. Other than that I think you can just make an appointment and trust them with doing their job.
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