Should I shorten all my clubs?
Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:47 AM
And while VJ is close to a half a foot taller than me, he can obviously hit clubs (like his 8i, 9i, etc) that are shorter than my 5i. So there is no reason to think that if you put my 5i head on his 9i shaft, then suddenly he could not hit the ball any more
1) the lie angle is probably WAY off for him (something that can be adjusted, within reason and that would include SW or MOI)
2) The club would probably no longer 'fit' within his distance targets
So the 1st thing that I would do is to verify the lie angles (particular clubs 3i and shorter). This is easy to do if you have access to a range with mats. Just hit a dozen balls or so - enough that you get a 'layer of green stuff' on the bottom of your club. If the 'center' of the green stuff is more than 1/4" off the center of the sole of your club, then your lie angles are off enough to matter. This can be adjusted by bending the clubs (or possibly club length changes).
The 2nd consideration is your distance gaps. However, loft is a bigger factor here than is clublength (not the same as saying that clublength does not matter).
IMHO, the 'wrist to floor' vs. length charts are more about matching standard lies to you than they are about finding the 'right length' for you.
Edited by DaveLeeNC, 29 August 2011 - 08:57 AM.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:55 AM
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:00 PM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:56 AM
Maybe I could just be over thinking everything? I just started golfing around 5 months ago, I rarely can hit 2 good nice straight shots with my long irons in a row (I practice with the 4 the most), usually I'll top it or hit it to the left (I'm right handed), but when I do hit it it goes about 200 yards.
Edited by JamieLuu, 15 September 2011 - 05:58 AM.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:27 AM
You can get a lot of mileage, in improving both your long and short game, by practicing half-shots mainly with a wedge. Learn how to make consistent, solid-contact.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:29 PM
I was told this by a salesperson when i bought my last set of clubs since my arms come just at the cutoff for standard length. He said it's not worth the price of having the shafts cut down when I can just choke up.
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