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The WTF chart I like to use puts you at -0.5". https://wishongolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Height-Wrist-to-Floor-Charts.pdf   But that's still just a starting point to the fitting

First off, some great advise here as usual. To add ....If perception = confidence than a positive view of the change may benefit you, even if it’s a psychological outlook.   Second your swin

1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

I am 5'5", but my wrist to floor is only about 30.5" because I have short legs. Was wondering what iron length others with a short wrist to floor are playing. I am currently playing -0.5" (36.5" 7 iron), but I still perceive the clubs to feel too long.

 

The WTF chart I like to use puts you at -0.5".

https://wishongolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Height-Wrist-to-Floor-Charts.pdf

 

But that's still just a starting point to the fitting process.  Let me ask you this.  Does the perception of the clubs being too long exist throughout the whole set - or is more specific to the long end of the set?

 

If the later, you might want to consider shorter playing length increments between the clubs. e.g. 3/8" instead of the normal 1/2".

 

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1 minute ago, Stuart_G said:

 

The WTF chart I like to use puts you at -0.5".

https://wishongolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Height-Wrist-to-Floor-Charts.pdf

 

But that's still just a starting point to the fitting process.  Let me ask you this.  Does the perception of the clubs being too long exist throughout the whole set - or is more specific to the long end of the set?

 

If the later, you might want to consider shorter playing length increments between the clubs. e.g. 3/8" instead of the normal 1/2".

 

 

I perceive all of the clubs to be too long, but yes, more so in the longer irons.

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The two important aspects of length fitting in irons is:

1) make sure the short irons are not too short.

2) make sure the long irons are not too long.

 

Personally I'd start with #1.   Work on choking up in the wedges to find the point at which you start to have issues with the irons being too short and back off a little bit.  You can do this choking up but realize that as you choke up, you may need to adjust the head weight (swing weight) to compensate for the shorter playing length. 

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19 minutes ago, Stuart_G said:

The two important aspects of length fitting in irons is:

1) make sure the short irons are not too short.

2) make sure the long irons are not too long.

 

Personally I'd start with #1.   Work on choking up in the wedges to find the point at which you start to have issues with the irons being too short and back off a little bit.  You can do this choking up but realize that as you choke up, you may need to adjust the head weight (swing weight) to compensate for the shorter playing length. 

Thanks, will give this a shot.

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First off, some great advise here as usual. To add ....If perception = confidence than a positive view of the change may benefit you, even if it’s a psychological outlook.

 

Second your swing posture may dictate your choice as well.


My wing span is much longer than my height at 6’1/4” and My height is only 5’9 1/2” so my WTF IS 34“ I stand very upright with my hand position, somewhere between Rory McIlroy and Bryson Dechambeau.  My impact position mirrors my set up for the most part.  I was always told I could go 1/4-1/2 shorter in length just by my wtf measurement until recently 

 

When I was fit recently, I was put into a half inch over shaft, due to the fitter watching my swing and impact position. Although I had no difference in strike pattern between standard and half inch over, the fitter was confident that it would be beneficial for me to be 1/2 inch over. Since he was spot on on everything else, I decided to go with his recommendation, even though there was virtually no change in my strike pattern. He based that upon my set up posture and my posture at impact. 
 

2nd opinions are always nice to verify! 

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On 11/25/2020 at 12:39 PM, Stuart_G said:

 

The WTF chart I like to use puts you at -0.5".

https://wishongolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Height-Wrist-to-Floor-Charts.pdf

 

But that's still just a starting point to the fitting process.  Let me ask you this.  Does the perception of the clubs being too long exist throughout the whole set - or is more specific to the long end of the set?

 

If the later, you might want to consider shorter playing length increments between the clubs. e.g. 3/8" instead of the normal 1/2".

 

Thanks for including the link to the Wishon fitting chart.  It gives me a perfect starting reference point to help my 5’3” buddy with a 31-1/2” WRT

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Personally I am not a big fan of static fitting.  Everyone has different anatomy etc and WTF doesn't take into account the width of your shoulders or the length of your torso, legs, etc.  I have very wide shoulders, so my WTF might be the same as another guy that has very narrow shoulders, and when we get setup to the ball, my club is going to need to be longer than his.  I play 1/2" over and have been fit that way many times and my wrist to floor would suggest something different.

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On 11/25/2020 at 10:39 AM, Stuart_G said:

 

The WTF chart I like to use puts you at -0.5".

https://wishongolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Height-Wrist-to-Floor-Charts.pdf

 

But that's still just a starting point to the fitting process.  Let me ask you this.  Does the perception of the clubs being too long exist throughout the whole set - or is more specific to the long end of the set?

 

If the later, you might want to consider shorter playing length increments between the clubs. e.g. 3/8" instead of the normal 1/2".

 

Stuart makes some great points as always.

 

I think we stay too mainstream with iron length. It’s like using the same model of iron from wedge to 4-iron.

For some it works but for others they need more forgiveness or height in the longer irons so another model or brand might be a better fit than the same 7-PW model.

 

You could even entertain shorter increments in the long irons only if the short irons feel comfortable to you.

 

it’s all about finding a good fitter that will provide you with a set you are happy with.

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