Choose Your Irons Part 2
Brought to you by Shawn Clement
In this section, Shawn Clement makes an introduction about golf shots (graphite shots). If you go to a good club maker or good retailer they will usually have a couple of demos there with the style of iron that you like so that you can get a feel for the shaft.
Once you got the shaft material and the shaft flex then you are set, you just need to make sure that you got the right lie angle with the club. All that takes is a little deflector board and an impact tape at the sole of the club, hit some shots on the board and then you are going to see some marks on the impact tape. If the mark is too much toward the toe that means the club is too flat and you are going to have to make it a little more upright. If the mark is toward the heel then you will have to make it a little flatter.
You have to have a good grip to make sure you have the right fit. If you hold the club too much across the palm of the hand you will notice how the toe of the club is on the ground and the heel is off the ground. When you are hitting shots with that it will give you a very irregular upright lie. Make sure that you are holding the grip in a position where you can squeeze it and then when you take your posture you hands are going to be a lot more underneath your shoulders and you should see that the toe of the club is slightly off the ground. The sole of the club should not lie flat.
It may be necessary to adjust the length of the shaft. If you are an overly tall person then you will need a slightly longer shaft and if you are a short person then you will need a shaft slightly shorter than the standard shaft. Just take note that if you lengthen the shaft it will add weight so look for a lighter shaft. On the other hand, if you shorten the club it will lighten so choose a heavier shaft.