The loft, is the angle between the face plane and the vertical plane the shaft is in, when the club is in the normal address position and the grooves are horizontal. Once you set up the club as described, **use a protractor to measure the angle between the face plane** (at 90 degrees to the grooves) and the vertical.

## How do I know what loft my wedge is?

Know your pitching wedge loft. If it’s 45 degrees or less, add three more wedges that are spaced apart by no more than 4-5 degrees each. So generally think about putting in a gap wedge that’s 48 or 50 degrees, a sand wedge that’s between 54 and 56 degrees, and a lob wedge that’s between 58 and 60 degrees.

## What is the loft of my clubs?

The loft of a golf club is the angle created between the clubface and the ground – and will be different for every club in your bag. The loft will have a direct impact on the distance the ball travels – the lower the loft, the further the ball will go.

## How do you measure a golf club loft with a protractor?

On a flat surface at base, hold the club, shaft up – at 90 degrees perpendicular to the base, head touching the base, face up. Then using the protractor measure the angle of the club face from the base.

## How do you measure a driver’s loft?

Today, to find the real or “effective loft” of any driver I always measure it from the hosel centerline to the face in the square position and at ½ the vertical face height. Of course as stated earlier, you need a precision golf club gauge to do it accurately.

## How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?

A closer look at the data does give some credence to the myth: of the five sets where less loft was more accurate, the difference between high and low loft was small – approximately 4 yards more accurate. The gap was larger in the sets where the high loft was more accurate (approximately 8 yards).

## What is the loft of a 9 iron?

The shorter 9-iron will achieve 120 yards, 70 for women, and it typically has a loft of 41 degrees. These clubs can also be used for pitch shots and chip shots such as the “bump and run.”

## How do you determine the loft and lie of an iron?

How to test your lie angles

- Place a sole tape or black electrical tape on the sole of your club.
- Hit a ball solidly off of a lie board.
- Measure how far the center of the sole impact impression is from the center of the scoring lines.
- Have your lie angles bent 1 degree for every from the centerline.

## How far should you hit a 7 iron?

What Distance Does the Average Golfer Hit a 7 Iron? A standard amateur golfer can hit a 7 iron from 128 yards to 158 yards. The lower range will be for women and senior golfers. To hit the ball over 150 yards in total distance with a 7 iron club, an amateur golfer will have to have a good swing and be physically fit.

## What golf club has a 22 degree loft?

A 3 wood has a loft between 15 and 18 degrees, and a 5 wood has a loft between 20 and 22 degrees. The higher the golf club number, the higher the loft. Higher lofted woods (7, 9, 11, and so on) are commonly referred to as utility woods.

## What degree of loft is a 4 iron?

In the longer irons a three-iron usually comes in at around 20 degrees, a four-iron at roughly 25 degrees and a five-iron at 29 degrees of loft. A six-iron is typically 31 degrees, a seven iron is usually around 34 degree and then the eight and nine-irons often come with 37 and 41 degrees of loft respectively.

## What degree loft is a 1 iron?

The 1 iron, or driving iron, is the lowest lofted and longest iron (14 or 16 degrees of loft), although Wilson did make a 0 iron for John Daly. Often called a butter knife because of how it looks, the 1 iron has the least surface area on its face and so is commonly regarded as the most difficult club in the bag to hit.

## Is there a protractor app?

Protractor helps you to measure angles quickly and easily. This app turn your iPhone into a handy pocket protractor that can measure angles in both degrees and radians.