IMPORTANT! The Truth About ‘Lie Angle’ In Golf Clubs

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by Brent Kelley
Updated March 17, 2017
The “lie angle” of any golf club is the angle formed between the center of the shaft and the sole, or ground line, of the club when the club is soled in its proper playing position (as at address). Picture the club properly soled on flat ground, with a straight line extending back from the heel of the club along the ground. Now imagine measuring the angle from that line up to the shaft. That’s the lie angle.

Lie angles almost always range from the mid-50 degrees (in drivers) to the mid-60 degrees (in short irons). In irons, the range is typically from 59 or 60 degrees to around 64 degrees. (Lie angles on putters reach into the 70s.)

Lie angle is a factor that affects the accuracy of golf shots. Golfers who use clubs whose lie angles don’t fit their body types and/or golf swings are costing themselves strokes.


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  1. Yo amigo don't you play single length clubs? I bet it's much easier for your club fitter when it comes to lie angle on every club.

  2. You must also check the divot shape, if it's square chances are it's not the lie angel that is the problem. Look at the sole of the club, the marks will tell you as well. If the majority of scuffs give you an arc in the heel or the toe, the lie is wrong. All the scuffs should be towards the centre of the face with trailing off towards the toe and heel

  3. The more upright you are the more your lie angle should be up, the more bent over you are the flatter it should be. In other words if you change your swing every week the lie angle can be off with swing changes.

  4. Your grooves are dungy amigo!! Spin rates down on approach? U should buy same exact set and only practice with these old ones and only play with new set…