Golf club loft and Lie angles

Golf Club Fittings & Lie Angles are important to check

A golfer that I coach bought a new set of golf clubs recently. During a recent golf lesson with that golfer, he asked me “do these clubs suit my swing?”. So what do we need to check? We need to check ball flight, ball speed and test the difference between his new set and the previous set of golf clubs. Also, we can compare his golf swing data that I have on file from his golf-club testing days with Trackman.

The shaft weight and shaft flex suited his swing speed, however, the ball flight was generally swinging hard to the left at the end of the shot. So that would indicate that the golf club’s lie angle was a bit too upright for him.We worked for about 60 minutes from hitting balls on a strike board followed by adjusting the lie angle on his 6 iron until we had the correct golf club ie angle. Finally, all his golf club’s lie angles were adjusted by 5 degrees flatter. Which is a lot, however, the resulting ball flight became straighter and his scores are better.

Do check:

  1. That your golf equipment is suited to your golf swing
  2. Check the shaft flex is suited your swing speed your golf club loft and lie angles.
  3. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Happy golfing!

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