I'm tall at 5'8 1/2" with a wrist measurement to 34 1/2 inches. If I add 1/2 in to the length of ladies clubs should I also have the lie angle adjusted down to account for the resulting change from the added length? Per the Callaway website: "lie is fitted after shaft length has been selected because length affects dynamic lie angle – every 1/2" of length added makes the iron play 1 degree more upright". It would seem that starting in the more neutral angle would be best and adjust from there once I play the clubs. My prior clubs were off the shelf with no adjustments. I recently had a custom fitting at a local Golf Galaxy but was not given any information on the lie angle (the entire process was a joke). Given the importance and investment, I want to make certain I get it right before I order.
My advice is run, not walk, to a certified fitter in your area other than a clerk at a big box store. You can find someone at a private club, public club, First Tee, demo days reps and advertised fitters. There is usually a small fee charged for these services and it is not necessary that you buy clubs from them but a lot of the above will match the price of big box stores on clubs. The small fee is charged for the fitters time and the data generated that you can use to buy clubs from anyone.
You could try going back to store and say that you are not happy with the process. Most places will give you a print out of all the specs you got fit for: club type, shaft, length, lie. If they did not do this then they definitely should do the whole process over again.
I took the advice and went back to the store and spoke with the manager. I showed him the information, or lack thereof, that I was provided with the initial fitting. My information have never been entered into the computer. He was very understanding accomodative and offered me a new fitting, which I took him up on and purchased a new set of clubs before I left. A couple of comments indicated I should go -1Flat, which was the exact conclusion the manager came to without my suggesting it. I ordered clubs and they threw in a box of very nice golf balls for good measure. Overall I was very pleased with the way the manager responded. Ironically, the original guy underpriced the original quote by $30 per club but the manager did not hesitate to honor that price. I saved around $300 on 7 clubs in the end. I appreciate everyone's input!
@KimberlyBsounds like a perfect ending! Too bad you had to be inconvenienced to get what you paid for but at least the manager responded very well the situation. Saving money like that after a fitting is not the norm! LOL
@KimberlyB , atta girl. Sorry you had to go through what should have been an enjoyable process to somewhat a painful one. Bottom line you got your clubs, so now go and enjoy them. Keep 'em in the short grass.