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Hi spies,

Forgive me if someone has already asked this question before, but I am having trouble right now with hitting my irons too far. The lofts on them are fairly strong, but worked for me when I was fitted for them back in the fall. The problem is that I have gotten back in to working out and am now hitting my clubs about 10 to 15 yards longer on average. So would I need to get refitted for irons or would just having someone weaken the lofts around 2 degrees be a better option. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Also lofts of my irons are below if that helps.

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Are you just hitting them longer or is the dispersion starting to get wonky?  If they are just longer it's not that big a deal so long as your gapping and dispersion remains consistent - you'll have to consider whether or not to create a bigger gap in the upper part of your bag to add a more lofted wedge at some point.

 

I'd be cautious about over reacting - that's for certain.

 

I hope that helps a bit.

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21 minutes ago, Tpoole22 said:

Hi spies,

Forgive me if someone has already asked this question before, but I am having trouble right now with hitting my irons too far. The lofts on them are fairly strong, but worked for me when I was fitted for them back in the fall. The problem is that I have gotten back in to working out and am now hitting my clubs about 10 to 15 yards longer on average. So would I need to get refitted for irons or would just having someone weaken the lofts around 2 degrees be a better option. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Also lofts of my irons are below if that helps.

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So I have to ask, is this really a "problem" that needs solved?  Are your gaps still consistent club to club and are you still getting good spin?  If they are I'm kind of inclined to say congrats on your newfound distance, and maybe instead you need to look at the top end of your bag if that 4 iron has shrunk the gap to your hybrid/fairway end of things...maybe new sticks there rather than new irons.  Just a thought.

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It could also be since being fit, on top of working out you are hitting them more pure so it seems like you are hitting them farther. Like Rev said, trend it and maybe your find out you now have tighter distance dispersions and overall fine gapping.

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I’m with @revkev if dispersion isn’t getting worse and you can’t gap properly throughout the bag not sure this is really a problem more so than making the right adjustment to on course play

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6 hours ago, revkev said:

Are you just hitting them longer or is the dispersion starting to get wonky?  If they are just longer it's not that big a deal so long as your gapping and dispersion remains consistent - you'll have to consider whether or not to create a bigger gap in the upper part of your bag to add a more lofted wedge at some point.

 

I'd be cautious about over reacting - that's for certain.

 

I hope that helps a bit.

You are probably right and my dispersion is actually getting better. I just got a little worried when I was hitting my 6 iron around 210-215 this past weekend. I just thought it was too far for that club. It just makes it harder for me because my wedges are the worst part of my game so when I have to pull them out more things tend to start going down hill. That's why my first thought was for irons. 

Thanks for the help

 

6 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

So I have to ask, is this really a "problem" that needs solved?  Are your gaps still consistent club to club and are you still getting good spin?  If they are I'm kind of inclined to say congrats on your newfound distance, and maybe instead you need to look at the top end of your bag if that 4 iron has shrunk the gap to your hybrid/fairway end of things...maybe new sticks there rather than new irons.  Just a thought.

Everything seems to be good there as far as gapping and spin. I already go from 5 iron to hybrid so maybe adding another wood could be an option. 

Thanks for the response

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Thanks for the responses everyone

I probably was over reacting a bit and with yalls help ended up answering my own question in a way. Probably going to have to end up just getting a wedge fitting to get the bottom part of the bag to fit in with my new iron distances. 

So good news I get to go check out this year's line up of wedges!

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The other question to ask is what is your iron set makeup?  Do you already go all the way to the 11 iron (gap wedge)?  Personally I'd try to spend a little time with each iron you play and figure out what distances they are going.  After that you can look at the top end of he bag and plot out what distances you want to fill between your longest iron and your driver.  If you are hitting it farther you might only have 1-2 clubs that fill a needed gap there.  Then you can look at the bottom end of the bag and figure out what distances you want a full swing to go and then it's just a matter to finding the lofts that will fit that distance.

I don't think I heard this said yet either, but make sure it wasn't a one shot only type of situation, and that it wasn't hotter than normal and down wind.  

From the sounds of it though I'll just add congrats on the new found distance, and a preemptive congrats on the new woods and/or wedges you will be getting 🙂

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I wish I had that problem with my irons....  better than losing distance 😭

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7 hours ago, Larryd3 said:

I wish I had that problem with my irons....  better than losing distance 😭

Same boat, I wish I could hit my 6 iron 210 or even my 3 wood 🤣

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On 5/24/2021 at 10:39 PM, hckymeyer said:

The other question to ask is what is your iron set makeup?  Do you already go all the way to the 11 iron (gap wedge)?  Personally I'd try to spend a little time with each iron you play and figure out what distances they are going.  After that you can look at the top end of he bag and plot out what distances you want to fill between your longest iron and your driver.  If you are hitting it farther you might only have 1-2 clubs that fill a needed gap there.  Then you can look at the bottom end of the bag and figure out what distances you want a full swing to go and then it's just a matter to finding the lofts that will fit that distance.

I don't think I heard this said yet either, but make sure it wasn't a one shot only type of situation, and that it wasn't hotter than normal and down wind.  

From the sounds of it though I'll just add congrats on the new found distance, and a preemptive congrats on the new woods and/or wedges you will be getting 🙂

 You are kind of right, i did have one shot with my 6 iron that was slightly downhill and down wind that flew 220 and that's when I figured I might have a problem with my distance. Luckily there were plenty of rational responses, which is honestly surprising that more people didn't encourage buying new clubs haha

Thanks for the input. I definitely plan on trying to get on a launch monitor soon to nail down exact distances before i decide which end of the bag to go after.

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