# What Does The Lie Angle Of A Golf Club Mean?

Lie angle is the angle between the shaft of the club and the ground when the club arrives at impact parallel to the ground. The lie angle is known as ‘too upright’ when the toe of the club is lifted too high above the ground. Oppositely a ‘too flat’ club has the heel too high causing the toe to dig into the ground.

## What does 1 degree upright mean in golf?

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.

## What happens if my lie angle is too upright?

If your lie angle is too upright, typically meaning that it’s closer to 90 degrees than 0 degrees, then that means you will typically hit the ground with your club with the heel side of the sole. From a visual standpoint, the toe of the golf club will be too much in the air at impact.

## 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.

## What should my lie angle be?

The standard lie angle of drivers and woods is in the range between 56 and 60 degrees, hybrid / rescue clubs between 58 and 62 degrees, irons between 61 and 64 degrees. For wedges it is nearly always 63 or 64 degrees.

## What lie should my golf clubs be?

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.

## Can the lie angle of a golf club be changed?

It can be re-bent without any adverse effect on it. In addition, once a club is bent to a given specification, it will stay there until changed by an outside force of either bending again or striking a hard object. Loft and lie changes are more or less permanent.

## What lie angle do most pros use?

What is this? Most golf club manufacturers 7 iron lie angles are 62.5 degrees.

## Can I change the lie angle of my irons?

For those who need a bit of a refresher on lie angle, it’s defined as the angle that’s formed between the shaft and turf when the sole of the club is grounded. If you want to change the launch, you can bend the club weaker or stronger or try a different shaft.

## Should golf club be flat on ground at address?

The answer is yes: the golf club should sit toe up at address. Setting the toe up at address caters for this natural movement, and ensures the clubhead is flat at impact.

## Does lie angle affect distance?

Lie angle had a major impact on many of our tester’s ability to strike the ball solidly, which means it had a large impact on distance. In the most extreme case, a tester could barely put the club on the ball with the flat lie angle, leading to an average total distance that was 63 yards short of his best fit.