What would be the effect on ball flight of shortening the iron by 1/2 inch?
ok, less distance, but besides that?
will the shaft feel more stiff? if yes, should i try to find a shaft in regular instead of stiff
will the ball launch lower or higher?
done so many fittings that I can say i am not consistant enough, hence why I want to ask you guys for the "theoric answers"
Need some confirmation/validation for my next purchase.
I want to order xforged with nippon S 120, 1/2 inch short to replace ping anser with px6.0 3/4' flat.
37 years old
Driver SS 105
HDC 5 - play 140 games
7 irons = carry 160-165
currently playing ping anser red dot (3/4' flat)
like to work the ball right to left, but only happen during my best games.
I can miss right or left
shaft in anser are px6.0 wich launch to low to my taste.
(swing speed has decrease during the last 3 years due to back problem)
During good days the px6.0 feels very good, but during bad days and when it is cold, they feel harsh (or i just suck and my need a reason why)
I don't care about distance, I really want control.
Will order x-forged 6 to pw and x-forged utility 4-5 most likely 1 degree weak.
I am really open to suggestion and comments
Not sure about shortening the shaft but I would look at a lighter shaft than the 120 Nippon the PX 6.0 are the same weight. When I switched from KBS Tour to the Nippon I went with them in 105 the lighter shafts made a huge difference (currently playing X-Forged). I really suggest going somewhere to get fit for the shafts if you can. I used GolfTec as it is the only thing in town that I remotely trust.
Nate or AJ can correct me but depending on your contact, you might actually see an increase in distance from better contact and ground interaction. While it may not seem like a big amount, cutting down .5" can mean the difference between clean contact and compression and catching the ball too high on the club while digging in to the ground. Doing a static fitting to measure your body specs such as hand to floor length and grip size is a good starting point but youll ulitmately need at least a lie board to get dialed in better. Like I said before, I might be mistake which I freely admit is very possible but it's where I started when I first started getting into golf. Good luck and hope you get your set dialed in!!
Tx for the contribution,
In term of flex, should I go with regular or stiff? how does cutting the shaft influence the flex?
And mixing a degree week in all that?
In general, cutting a shaft will make it stiffer. Fellow Community member @jimm9fa7 has a great Youtube channel where he shows how he builds clubs. There are several of them about cutting shafts. Check it out, its under McGolf Custom Clubs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA97VU9ZSFfcG-wsUsvSG8Q
I have played Mizuno irons for the last 10 years or so. They all measure 1/4" shorter than 'industry standard'. When I went to get fit for Callaway irons, it took me awhile to start making good contact because of the slightly longer Callaway clubs because I was so used to having clubs that are 1/4" shorter.
well compared to your PX 6.0, the nippon will "feel" softer in stiff flex so that should be a good starting point. As for ordering a degree or two weaker lofts is a good way to tinker to get your desired results. If it doesn't work you could always have your clubs bent back to standard lofts.