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PostSubject: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:03 pm

Fellow Bros, I currently have a TM Burner 2.0 for the last 2 years since I started learning golf. What are the advantages of custom fitting irons? What is the price range for custom fitting? Or should I just come out 1k to buy the latest golf iron set?
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:08 pm

Club fitting depends on what shaft & head u choose. Forged or cast iron.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:24 pm

Bro, 

Play ard with diff club head n shaft combi and then discuss with friends n fitter what u want thru ur playing style. 

Some like high penetrating flight, some like low. Diff shaft have diff characteristic.

It's better to try out on the green than infront of a computer.

That's my take.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:27 pm

Dear Bros, Gam Xia! Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:43 pm

Personally, and I know some will beg to differ, if one is just playing once or at most twice a month, I don't really see the need to get custom set...  Agreed that that off-the-shelf eqpt will not maximize your swing, but clubs nowadays have so much technology and forgiveness. Unless you potentially have quite lofty aspirations or dead serious about including golf as an important part of your life, I still feel that the above-mentioned category of player can just manage with off-the-shelf clubs. I know two friends who can play in the high 70s and still uses 5-6 years old non-customized clubs. Perhaps I see golf as a passionate hobby but not a obsessive/professional passion yet..
Of course, if you have nothing hold you back to get customized, by all means just do it...
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:55 pm

Check out Wizgolf at Bukit Batok range and see if they have a set within your budget, and suits your swing.
I personally benefited from custom fitting as off-the-rack shafts are a bit short and heavy for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:25 pm

Thank you bros for all the advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:45 pm

Would anyone know the price range for fitting? Need to budget for it
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:35 pm

Membina27a bro,

I think I might have caught u air swing below ur blk as I stay ard ur area too.

Budget actually depends on what type of club head and shaft which the fitter have shortlisted which optimize your swing n playing style.

One of my Frd bought a X-Hot2 driver for $290 n went fitting. The fitter recommended him a $600plus shaft which had given him good numbers on a launch monitor. 

At the end of the day, a happy golfer will usually play better.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:53 pm

Willy, dont think that's me lah. With my beginner skills, practice under block embarrassing. Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:23 am

I believe you can buy irons off the rack custom fitted by each brand nowadays. Depends which shop you go to. 

Personally i believe that to make our game enjoyable, we should get fitted. Its not the person adjusting to the equipment but the equipment adjusted to fit the user. Go talk to a few fitters before you commit.

Just my thoughts. cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:59 am

I have been playing with my  current set for about 7 years now. Recently, tried out some miuras irons and the feel is just..... awesome. So backside itchy, went to customise a set and loving every bit of it. I personally feel that is money well spent. As my coach use to say, skills 90% clubs 10%. Customised clubs do make a difference but only that much difference. 

My 2 cents. Have fun exploring.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:18 pm

Wtb PING G30 driver 9deg
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:39 pm

For a cheaper fitting, u can head down to most brand demo n try out the club I various flex option avail. Then u decide which shaft flex during the purchase from the open market.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:17 pm

it's like buying a shirt off the rack or going to the tailor for made to measure shirt. Each has their own pro and cons. Very Happy:D
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:44 pm

Buy used heads and custom fit. If it works, you can always buy another set of new heads.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:27 pm

Which clubs would benefit most from custom fitting? Driver, woods, hybrids or irons?
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:34 pm

outlander wrote:
Which clubs would benefit most from custom fitting? Driver, woods, hybrids or irons?
 I guess it would be the club(s) that you find most difficulty in handling?
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:26 pm

Gofnut wrote:
outlander wrote:
Which clubs would benefit most from custom fitting? Driver, woods, hybrids or irons?
 I guess it would be the club(s) that you find most difficulty in handling?
That would be driver for me then.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:17 pm

My personal opinion is that a session over controlled environment and often hitting on mat is not a good gauge of your swing over actual conditions.

If you are really undecided what shaft, what iron head, definitely a fitting session allows you to try out all the configurations.

However, once you are into fitting, you'll never turn back.

For me, I would buy it from shelf as I know exactly what iron head and shaft suits me and adjust the lie angle of the irons to fit me.

Do remember that forge irons offers more adjustability over cast irons.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:19 pm

Personnal experience is by going for custom fitting, I don't need to change my swing although that would be very minor. My posture is a bit upright and hence, I need a different lie angle and shaft length from a standard set. Furthermore, I prefer a thicker grip.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:37 pm

Well, if you can buy a new set of irons with custom fitting thrown in, why not. I went for titleist fitting, they didn't charge me anything. They will give you a detailed fitting specs after your fitting and you can take this specs to any authorized dealer and your iron cost the same as the one off the shelf.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying A New Set of Irons versus Custom Fitting   Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:38 pm

Golf idiot wrote:
Well, if you can buy a new set of irons with custom fitting thrown in, why not. I went for titleist fitting, they didn't charge me anything. They will give you a detailed fitting specs after your fitting and you can take this specs to any authorized dealer and your iron cost the same as the one off the shelf.

Where can we go to get fitting done by Titleist?
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