I have what may sound like a stupid question, but bear with me. Last year I treated myself to new clubs. I got the XR16 driver and 3 wood, 2015 XR #3 and #5 hybrids and the 2015 XR irons. I have to say that I love them and feel really comfortable with them. When I was looking for clubs Ping had a demo day at my club and I went to get fit (at the time I was open to whtever brand felt comfortable). The Ping rep spent some time with my and had me hit off the white board and tried some club adjustments and concluded that I'm standard fit and could bascially buy clubs off the shelf. Later I went to Golfsmith, went on the monitor and was basically told the same thing.However, recently I played with a couple of scratch golfers who suggested that I go back and get fitted. I hit pretty staight with a slight fade, but these guys thought I could benefit from having my clubs tweaked. I am no great golfer, as work limits me to 3-4 rounds a month. I shoot between 85-95 on any given week. Is it really worth doing anything? These guys were talking about having the clubs bent or cut and, frankly, I's skeptical, but I often see some really good advice in the Callaway Community, so I thought I'd float it out there. Tell me it's a great idea or a stupid idea, either is ok with me.
First I would put more value in what the Ping guy said at the demo day as my gut for most of the big box stores want to sell their stuff they have on hand which is all standard middle of the road clubs. I assume your Callaway clubs you bought are standard and it sounds like you hit them pretty good. I think any really good player could play well with standard equipment but they could play their best with clubs that were fitted to their particular swing. MHO is go get a golf lesson and see if you can make some swing adjustments to improve on your game. If you really like the instructor and feel like he has helped you, ask him his opinion about club modifications that might also improve your score.
I get this alot.
Doing a fitting for length and lie, since you already have the rest can increase you ball striking for sure.
Now, if you are really wanting to see whats what then you might find that a shaft change is in the cards to optimize the game. Then a complete fitting is needed
And,,, a PING standard may not be a Callaway standard or anyother companies standard. not saying they are bad just different
@mpxrgolf13 -- Great questions. You could always go get your lie angle tested and make the adjustments on your current set of irons. If you want to reduce your fade, go with 1-2* upright on your lie angle. Since your clubs are already built, I do not recommend you mess with the length because that will throw your swing weights all off. Besides, length is always the last thing that I would recommend changing ever.
All this being said, just because they did not tell you to make any adjustments, does not mean that you weren't fit! There's a reason we land on certain specs for "stock", because those work for a large percentage of players! if you are happy with your ball flight then don't mess with it!