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#1 dreamflashflood

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:55 AM

Hi guys,

 

Bit of a rookie question here but I have been looking for used game improvement irons and am interested in a used set of Taylormade RBZ. Except the irons are 1 1/2 inches extended. I am 5'8. I want to get fitted, will buying these extended length irons bring on any extra dramas? 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:39 AM

How were you thinking of getting fitted? Get them adjusted after?

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:41 AM

Where are you based?



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:46 AM

I am near Perth. I have never been fitted before so that's all new to me too. But yes, can I buy these clubs which are too big for me and get fitted and have the club lengths reduced (is that part of the fitting process) ?



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:09 AM

You can get them adjusted - either new shafts or cut down

I understand that cutting them down would also require some weighting adjustments but that should be part of the fitting too

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:16 AM

I'd recommend talking to the club fitter you intend on using before your buy the clubs.

A few reasons:

1. The adjustments needed may cost more than just buying a set better suited to you.

2. Adjustments, cut down or lie angle changes may not work due to amount needed. So, new shafts only option, and $$$ for that could go toward a set better fitted to you.

3. The clubs may not suit you.

Getting a club fitting first, so you know length, lie angle, shaft flex, etc. will allow you to focus your search.
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

I'd recommend talking to the club fitter you intend on using before your buy the clubs.

A few reasons:

1. The adjustments needed may cost more than just buying a set better suited to you.

2. Adjustments, cut down or lie angle changes may not work due to amount needed. So, new shafts only option, and $$$ for that could go toward a set better fitted to you.

3. The clubs may not suit you.

Getting a club fitting first, so you know length, lie angle, shaft flex, etc. will allow you to focus your search.

 

Thanks mate! That is really sound advice and I am going to go this direction now :) Cheers!

 

So with that said; I am looking for max game improvement irons.

As far as reading online goes, I'm interested in the Ping G series, Mizuno JPX series, Callaway XR, Taylormade Rocketballz and Taylormade RSI1.

 

My plan was to buy these clubs used. If I am getting fitted, would I still be able to aim at buying any of these older models and used easily?


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 12:06 PM

Just buy them dude .... whip out the hacksaw; chop 1 1/2 inches off and go play golf.

 

...even easier; if you take the grips off you might find the shaft just have extension pieces in them. knock them out and no need for the hacksaw :) 


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

Just buy them dude .... whip out the hacksaw; chop 1 1/2 inches off and go play golf.

 

...even easier; if you take the grips off you might find the shaft just have extension pieces in them. knock them out and no need for the hacksaw :)

 

They'll probably need new grips anyway.

 

Being a short arse, you'll probably need them a bit shorter than standard anyway.  If they are definitely 1½" long, take 2" off.

 

Some club fitters are only interested in selling you the complete set as they specify, not just some adjustments to what you already have. Check that when you call in to see them.

 

I'm surprised that no-one has yet recommended a good clubfitter in Perth.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

They'll probably need new grips anyway.

 

Being a short arse, you'll probably need them a bit shorter than standard anyway.  If they are definitely 1½" long, take 2" off.

 

Some club fitters are only interested in selling you the complete set as they specify, not just some adjustments to what you already have. Check that when you call in to see them.

 

I'm surprised that no-one has yet recommended a good clubfitter in Perth.

 

Cheers mate will do.

Well I've booked in with Tim at Collier Park if anyone who resides in Perth knows of this club/guy??



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:01 AM

As OB said, ask, check with, the club fitter as some will steer you toward new gear. Just be honest, tell them your budget and goals.

You may find the fitter has some clubs they traded that will suit.

Trust ya instincts. If you feel you're being sold too, pushed or are unsure get a second opinion. Plenty of good fitters, but also some dodgy ones.

If you pick one who'll also be giving you lessons, you build a long term relationship and will most likely see the best long term outcome (better golf, lower scores, more enjoyment)

Good luck and keep us posted. We like hearing about others struggles ;)




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