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1 minute ago, YouDaHamHider said:

A quick Google says that PGA Tour average 7 iron launch angle is about 15-16 deg so isn't that a good thing? 

Oh I had no idea, the guy who was fitting me at pgass said I needed closer to 20. Also, I was getting 10-15 yds of rollout on the monitor so I assumed I wasn't getting enough launch.

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Just now, sadclevelandsports said:

Oh I had no idea, the guy who was fitting me at pgass said I needed closer to 20. Also, I was getting 10-15 yds of rollout on the monitor so I assumed I wasn't getting enough launch.

You might not be, I haven't got a clue about numbers and stuff. I guess the spin rate coupled with launch angle is the important bit. 

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2 minutes ago, YouDaHamHider said:

To be fair you might still be onto something with your numbers not being optimum. What's your typical spin rate with a 16 degree launch 7 iron? 

Between 5500 and 6000 depending on how bad I hit it. The occasional low spin knuckler.

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3 minutes ago, sadclevelandsports said:

Between 5500 and 6000 depending on how bad I hit it

That is on the low side so  I guess rather than try and increase launch angle  you should be trying to increase spin. Optimising Spin Loft I think is the term. 

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