A golf club’s lie angle measures the angle formed by the shaft and the clubhead’s sole. If the lie angles of your clubs are 1 degree greater than the manufacturer’s standard, your clubs are 1 degree flat. If your lie angles are lower by 1 degree, the clubs are 1 degree upright.
How much does 1 degree of lie angle make difference?
On average, our testers were 3 yards closer to their target with their best fit lie angle. That’s the difference between a birdie putt inside 10 feet and one that’s closer to 20. Bonus myth: do more upright clubs produce shots that go further left?
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).
Does upright lie promote a draw?
The upright lie also promotes a left tilting spin axis, which leads to what’s generally described as draw spin. An upright lie angle basically gives you a head start, but depending on the severity of the slice conditions the golfer generates, it certainly won’t guarantee a draw.
Should my irons be upright or flat?
After you make impact the line will appear on the face. If it’s pointing towards the toe, then your club is too upright. If it’s pointing towards the heel, then it’s too flat. If the line is perpendicular to the grooves on the face, then your lie angle is correct.
What happens if golf clubs are too upright?
If a club is too short or long, you’ll have to change your posture to get it to sit flush. But if your clubs are too upright, the toe would be off the ground, and you’d have a tendency to pull the ball (inset, top). Too flat, and the heel would be up, and you’d tend to hit pushes (inset, bottom).
What lie angle do most pros use?
What is this? Most golf club manufacturers 7 iron lie angles are 62.5 degrees.
Does 1 degree loft make a difference?
Lower lofts can provide more energy transfer at impact because there’s less of an oblique angle. It’s why your 7-iron flies farther than your 8-iron. In our test, drivers with less loft consistently produced more ball speed, even for low swing-speed golfers (3.2 mph more compared to the 10.5 and 12-degree drivers).
Do I want a 9.5 or 10.5 driver?
When talking about distance, the driver is the most important club. In theory, a 9.5 degree driver shot will travel lower at a greater speed with less backspin than a 10.5 degree driver when struck square. When you can swing a driver at more than 110 mph, you can usually benefit with less than 10.5 degrees of loft.
What degree loft should my driver be?
Choose a loft to try based on your assessed club-head speed. If it is between 95 and 104 mph, a 10- or 11-degree loft will be appropriate. If it is between 105 and 115 mph, a loft between 7 and 9 degrees should be considered. Golfers with club-head speeds below 85 mph should use a loft angle between 14 and 20 degrees.
Does 2 degrees upright make a difference?
The standard lie angle is going to differ depending on the club you are talking about and the manufacturer. When a Titleist seven iron is two degrees upright, it may still have a different lie angle than a TaylorMade seven iron that is two degrees upright.
Do tall golfers need upright clubs?
Generally, shorter golfers will need a flatter lie angle, whereas taller players will need a more upright lie angle. If you hit a lot of shots toward the toe of your club and your ball tends to fade to the right, you probably have a lie angle that is too flat for you.
Does 1 degree flat mean?
If the lie angles of your clubs are 1 degree greater than the manufacturer’s standard, your clubs are 1 degree flat. If your lie angles are lower by 1 degree, the clubs are 1 degree upright.
Who should use upright golf clubs?
There are plenty of PGA players that have upright clubs. But generally speaking, most golfers would benefit from clubs that are flatter than the ones off the rack. So keep this in mind when getting fitted. A great way to see if you tend to hit the ball to one side or another is to track your shots.