October 01, 2019 at 11:51 AM
By Erich S
Hey everyone! Was just thinking about this this morning. I tend to overthink EVERYTHING I purchase, and considering I haven't purchased new irons in over 20 years, here's my quandry.
I AM brand agnostic. I love Titleist irons, it's all I've used. I get I COULD wait until the Spring to find some Titleist Thursdays in the Pittsburgh area, but this time of year, my only options to really scratch the itch of buying new irons would be to go to 3 places in my area. Club Champion, GolfTEC and 84 Golf Center. The latter is the only one that has the indoor/outdoor hitting option which I like. GolfTEC doesn't have any iron options in left-handed for Titleist (only png, miz, and TM). Club Champion has the T100/T200, not sure about 84 Golf Center yet.
I've been trying to learn as much as I can regarding fittings, reading posts over on GolfWRX, etc. regarding shaft options, swing weights, etc. and I think I have a decent grasp on all of that.
The meat of my question is this: What kind of options are really out there to order a custom iron set OTHER than buying directly from fitter? I know TGW.com lets you choose shafts, grips, etc. but all it takes is reading a couple 'horror story' posts of people getting iron sets from the OEM that aren't bent to their recommended loft/lie, etc. What about swing weights?
From what I've read, Club Champion will give you a printout/email of your results after the fitting with no obligation to buy (but there IS a 'well, we DO custom make your clubs yadda yadda' spiel), and they will work with your budget, but there's still a decent bit of overcharging IMHO (things like buying the OEM set, keeping the stock shafts, etc. when I know on sites like TGW/TM.com you can order all that directly)
Sorry, I seem to be just rambling now. I guess the general question is: when you get fitted for a custom set of irons, how have you gone about ordering that set...with the confidence to KNOW that it is spec'd out to what you were fit for? Thanks for any insight you can provide!
Don OMadison, WI
Frank PPort St. Lucie, FL
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?