Should My Irons Be Upright Or Flat?

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.

Does 1 degree flat make a difference?

Lie Angle Defined

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.

Should the toe of the club be up at address?

Drivers should always have the toe up at address ‘ if the hands return close to this position while impacting the ball — because during the last portion of the swing there is a centrifugal force of up to 70 pounds just before impact, acting at the center of gravity (c.g.) of the head.

What lie should my irons be?

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.

What happens if a golf club is too flat?

A flat lie angle means that the angle between the shaft and the ground is smaller, making the club shaft more flat as compared with the ground. If your club is too flat for your swing then it means that during your swing, the toe of the club will be lower than the heel (normally you want them level at impact).

What happens if my irons are too upright?

If your club is too upright at impact, then your shots will travel to the left of your target. Conversely, if your club is too flat, then your shots will be heading right. For every degree that your lie angle is either too upright or flat, the ball will initially travel 4 yards off your intended target line.

Does lie angle matter on a driver?

Driver lie angle is the angle in degrees between the centerline of the hosel and the ground line when the ground line is in contact with the center of the sole from heel to toe. Most drivers are between 56 and 60 degrees, and obviously the pros get theirs custom built to their specs.

Where should the ball be in your stance when hitting irons?

Ball placement also varies depending on your club. Play the short irons in the middle of your stance. For each of the longer clubs, place the ball about a half an inch toward your front foot. Place the ball slightly inside the front foot using a driver.

How do you hit a driver straight?

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