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Hi Maria,

I purchased a new set of irons last spring, but did not get them fitted. Since I've used them for a year already, can they still be fitted, or is this only done at the time of purchase of a new set?

What exactly is done to the clubs when they are fitted? Thanks.
--Tim M. from Charleston, IL

Hi Tim,

You can always get fitted for your clubs. There are aspects of fitting that are easy to change if you need different specs and there are aspects that aren't so easy.

If for instance you need a different size grip or a different lie angle to your irons, grips can easily be changed and clubs can be bent. If you needed a different shaft be it flex, kick point or weight, the entire shaft would need to be changed out and sometimes that can actually cost more than a new set of irons.

So in the long run, it's always best to get a solid custom fitting session scheduled with a certified fitter that uses a launch monitor to make sure everything is perfect and customized for you before you order your clubs.

If however you already have equipment, it should still be tested and adjusted if necessary.

Thanks for the question and let me know if you have any others.

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