I haven't played golf in about ten years, but I'm looking to get back into it. I know that typically one would get fitted for clubs prior to purchasing them, but I came across a new set of TM R11 irons that were too cheap to pass up - so I bought them. Anyway, I intend to get fitted next weekend and have any necessary changes made to the clubs at that time.
I stopped into two stores that do fittings today, just to ask some questions. When I asked about adjusting the lie angle of the clubs, Shop A told me that they cannot adjust the lie angle of the R11 irons. Shop B told me it would be no problem.
The R11 irons are cast, not forged, so the steel is not as workable. Anyway, I assume the majority of folks are using cast clubs, so I was surprised to hear Shop A tell me they couldn't do it. At the same time, I don't want to take a chance bringing the clubs to Shop B if the adjustment would damage the integrity of the hosel.
I suspect the answer to the question involves knowing the type of steel the clubs are composed of, some being harder than others. Regardless, can the lie angle of a cast stainless steel club be altered?
(Bonus points if anyone can point me at marketing materials or specs for R11 irons that clarify its composition!)
Thanks very much in advance!