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The fitter specd 1 inch longer shafts to my new irons stating that this would allow me to have a more upright posture to make a freer turn. I am 5' 6" and have pretty short arms. I now have to choke up on all my irons to keep from hitting them fat. We never talked about any increase in shaft length. Everything I have read seems to say I need at least 1/2" shorter. He also did my driver which he made 1" shorter. Any thoughts?

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1 hour ago, Thom said:

The fitter added 1 inch of length to all my irons stating that this would allow me to have a more upright posture to make a freer turn. I am 5' 6" and have pretty short arms. I now have to choke up on all my irons to keep from hitting them fat. We never talked about any increase in shaft length. Everything I have read seems to say I need at least 1/2" shorter. He also did my driver which he made 1" shorter. Any thoughts?

Did you hit the longer irons during the fitting. 

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Depends on what length they were before the fitting, but my first thought was to see a different fitter.

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There a few considerations when determining length of a golf club for a golfer.

assuming an 1" over standard, would require a fairly flat swing.

I am hope you hit that length to have actual experience hitting the club.

 

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On 12/10/2019 at 8:25 PM, Kenny B said:

Depends on what length they were before the fitting, but my first thought was to see a different fitter.

They are 1" longer than my old irons

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1 hour ago, Thom said:

They are 1" longer than my old irons

If your old irons were 1" too short for you, then it makes sense.  However, making them longer won't give you a more upright swing... that takes a swing change.  Longer irons with your height will give you a very flat swing arc.  That's OK, if that's what your swing is, but the lie angle of the irons will need to be more flat.

I don't know all the details of your fitter's analysis, but his reasoning doesn't make sense to me.

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