I’d like to start off this post by giving you a little background information on my partner. He has been building clubs since 1990 and for Cleveland Golf since 2006. His mechanical engineering degree helps him with understanding how the metals will react and behave in the building process. We have been having a lot of fun bouncing ideas off of each other on the building and fitting process. A perfect example of this is the fitting below.
The one fit that stood out to us this week was with a set of CG 7 Black Pearl Irons. Below, on the left, is what the gentleman was playing before our fit, and on the right is what we fit him into.
Before Fit After Fit
Shaft Length- STD Shaft Length- 1/2” Shorter
Lie Angle- 2 Degrees Flat Lie Angle- STD
Shaft- Project X 6.0 120g Steel Shaft- 75g A Flex Graphite
Iron Head- Callaway X-22 Tour Iron Head- 3i/4i DST Hybrid, CG 7 Black Pearl
The two major aspects of his old equipment that were working against him was the shaft length and the overly stiff shafts. With the shaft length being even a ½” too long, he was striking the ball on the toe. With shafts too long for a player, it is very common to strike the ball on the toe and not in the center of the clubface. The other factor not helping him was the Project X 6.0 shafts. By putting him into our lightweight graphite shafts, in an A flex, he was able to square up the clubface much easier at impact, thus increasing his ability to strike the ball in the center of the clubface resulting in more distance. This man mentioned that when he hit a 7 iron well he would hit it 140 yards. With the correct fit he was averaging 158 with his 7 iron. Even a few simple tweaks could really help you get the most out of your equipment.
Does anyone have fitting or Cleveland Golf equipment questions?