Today I went in for my fitting at McGolf in Waverley Ohio. The fitting started out by filling out a questionnaire with basic information age-30, Hight, 5' 9", weight 165, nest was information about my game, how often I play, how much I practice, if I take lessons, will take lessons and such. The next part of the questionnaire was about my preferences for irons. forged or cast, offset or no, head shape, and what the longest club I hit with confidence is. While I was filling out my paperwork he was measuring my current setup. what we discovered was my current set (cleveland cg red PX5.5) were all over the map. Some shafts specked out to 6.5 and others to 4.25 and my 4 loft was WAY off .
We next moved to the hitting bay. We used a launch monitor for data and video for swing positions. After warming up I was handed different length 5 irons with impact tape on the face. We were using them to find the right length for me. "If we can get you make consistent contact with a 5 iron then the rest will fall into place" after taking 3 swings with 5 different 5 irons starting at 37 and working up to 39 at .5 inch increments we found I made the best contact with 38.5 inches. We then hit off a lie board to see what lie was optimal for me.
We then moved to the range and hit some to see ball flight. I was getting a nice ball flight going from right to left. After watching my ball flight and he said to me " I have a club your going to love" and he came out with a Wishon 555c 6 iron with a KBS Tour shaft and boy was he right very workable and felt amazing. The next head was a Swing Science forged 6 iron with a Riffle shaft. It also felt good but not as nice as the Wishon. The last head was a Wishon 550M 5 iron with a KBS Tour and it felt like butter in my hands. He added that we could do a combo set of 555M/CB if that was something I was interested in.
Next we moved back to the launch monitor to collect some data from the swing science and the Wishon clubs. I hit the Wishon consistently better than the Swing Science and they felt so so very good.
We moved to the grip counter next and found that my current grips are too small and that i should be using a mid sized grip. My hands sweat a lot when I play and I i'm currently using Golf Pride Dual Decades so we decided to stay there.
His recommendation was for Wishon 555c 4-6 Wishon 555M 7-GW all with KBS tour 4.75-5.0 flex Lie angel of 61 degrees on a 5 iron at 38.5 inches of length mid sized GP dual decade white.
I walked away with all my LM information, Swing Pictures, Current specks of my gear, and the recommendations on where to go from here.
Over all I was very happy with the fitting and impressed with the serves. I have been bit by a bad fitting before and this experience has restored my faith in the serves. Now all I have to do is save my pennies and sweet talk my wife :-)