# What is loft and lie in golf?

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The club face angles backward to give the ball loft when it is struck. The angle between the imaginary vertical line that we envisioned and the club face is called the “loft”. … In that playing position, the angle between the centerline of the club shaft and the floor (between your feet) is called the “lie”.

## What is a loft and lie fitting?

Being fit for lie angle is important because it affects the direction and flight of the ball. … The loft of your club is determined by the angle of the face in correlation to the center of the shaft. Loft affects trajectory and spin rate so it determines the distance the ball will travel.

## What is loft on a golf club?

Lofts. 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.

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## How often should you check loft and lie?

At the very least, you should check your loft and lie at least once a season. I’d recommend players with forged irons do it a minimum of two times (once at the start and end of the season).

## Does lie angle affect loft?

If you have the proper lie angle, the center of the sole will rest squarely on the ground when you put the club down behind the ball. Then the lie angle is the space created between the shaft and the ground on the heel side of the club head. Lie angle also increases as the loft increases.

## Does 1 degree lie angle make difference?

Golf manufacturers use lie angle charts to determine standard lie angles for each club, depending on the golfer’s height. … 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 do you know if a lie angle is correct?

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.

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

How to test your lie angles

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

## What is the loft of a 7 iron?

A typical loft angle for the 5-iron is 28 degrees, while the 6-iron is 31 degrees and the 7-iron weighs in at 34 degrees. These irons achieve distances of 160, 150 and 140 yards respectively for typical men, and 110, 100 and 90 yards for women, making them useful clubs on the fairway.

## What 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.

## What 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.

## What lie should my irons be?

Lie angle has a Greater impact on short irons than long irons, making lie angle a Major factor of accuracy in short irons and a Minor factor of accuracy in your long irons, fairway woods & driver. Standard lie angles on most irons will be approximate.

Determining and Selecting Your Lie Angle.

Irons Standard Lie Angle
2 57.0 deg
3 58.0 deg
4 59.0 deg
5 60.0 deg

## What is the loft of a 2 iron?

Like 1-irons, 2-irons aren’t that commonly used today. Only being allowed 14 clubs in your bag, most golfers will prefer to have a 4th wedge, hybrid, or fairway wood over low irons. Depending on the manufacturer, modern 2-irons have between 16 to 19 degrees of loft.

## How do you find the loft of a golf club?

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.