I broached this in another thread, and shouldn't have, sorry.
I’ve never had clubs other than off the rack, standard everything except of course shaft flex. I plan to buy new irons this winter, and get fit. I’m 6’1” and my WTF and the online tables say I should have shafts 1/2”-3/4” longer than standard. And the whole idea sounds reasonable enough.
But it occurred to me my current irons range from 39.5” to 35.5” - a range of 4” - and I suspect that’s been the case for every set I’ve ever played. Furthermore, my off the rack driver is
46” 45.75" - so 10.5” 10.25" longer than my SW. If a fitted shaft length of 1/2" more than standard is truly important, how have we ALL managed to deal with far, far greater differences in shafts lengths for almost every set ever made for all these years - 53 years in my case!
Furthermore, it’s well documented that shorter shafts are easier to hit. So while 1/2” extra shaft length across the set in fitting may provide a little more clubhead speed/distance, it will probably work against me in terms of accuracy?
Not trying to be dense, just really puzzled.
PS I don’t know what the average is, but I’ve heard quite a few tour pros use drivers than are 1-2” shorter than my off the rack
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