# Question: What Happens If My Lie Angle Is Too Flat?

## 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.

As we saw with the dispersion and accuracy data, some of our testers were more affected by lie angle than others..

## What should my lie angle 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. (Lie angles on putters reach into the 70s.)

## How much can lie angle be adjusted?

You can bend a club more than 2 degrees. If the hosel design and manufacturing processes allow it, the lie of an iron can be bent 3-4 degrees or more with no compromise to the integrity of the head. This is especially true of clubs made with long hosels.

## What happens if a golf club is too flat?

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.

## What does a flat lie angle do?

Flat Lie Angles When we say a flat lie angle, what we mean is the angle between the shaft and the sole is too small. Because the lie angle is too small, or flat, the ball is likely to be hit too low. This will result in, for a right-handed golfer, the ball being sliced and curving to the right.

## Can you stand too close to the golf ball?

Finally, standing too far from the ball can simply force you to hit ball off the toe of the club. In general, the farther you stand from the ball, the rounder or flatter you can swing the club around your body. The closer you stand, the more upright of a swing you will be forced to employ.

## How do you test a lie angle at home?

Here’s how to go about performing the sharpie test. Draw a heavy vertical line on one side of the golf ball with sharpie and place it facing the club head. After impact, the line should be transferred onto the club face. If the line is perfectly vertical your lie angle is good to go (right pic).

## Does lie angle matter?

Why is Lie Angle Actually Important? In a word, yes. Lie angle matters because it impacts the direction that the clubface is pointing at the moment of impact. If your lie angles are way off, it’s going to be hard to hit the ball accurately.

## Does lengthening a golf club change the lie angle?

The lie angle will automatically change if clubs are lengthened. Only slightly but it will change. There is no such thing as standard lie as all the manufacturers generally are different. The lie angle that is correct for you can only be tested dynamically – i.e. via a pro or fitter on a lie board hitting golf balls.

## Do golf drivers lose their pop?

So, Do Drivers Wear Out Over Time? The fact of the matter is that, even though I may have been getting ahead of myself in the anecdote above, drivers can lose their pop over time. They can wear out and they start to lose efficiency in the face. This means that they transfer far less energy to the ball at impact.

## What is 2 degree flat lie?

What does 2 degrees flat mean? – A golf club can be bent two degrees flat when the lie angle is lowered and the heel of the club is raised to a position that is higher than the toe of the club. Golfers change the lie angle of a club to better their chances of hitting the center of the clubface.

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

All clubs — from putter to driver — should sole flat on the ground when you address the ball (main photo). If a club is too short or long, you’ll have to change your posture to get it to sit flush. … If you’re tall with short arms, for example, you might need a club that’s more upright.

## How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?

After knowing How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance, you might wonder “How many yards will be affecting per degrees of loft?” The answer will be 2 yards per degree of loft.

## Does 1 degree flat make a difference?

As Murph said, it will make next to no difference. A bit of a crude custom fit if you ask me.

## Does flattening lie affect loft?

Golf Ball Direction. The first thing to know is that lie angle being incorrect is the most important on clubs with more loft. The more loft a club has, the more magnified an incorrect lie angle will be when it comes to the direction of your golf ball. … This means the lie angle of the club is adjusted too upright for you …

## Does 1 degree flat mean?

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.

## 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.

## Can standing too close to the ball cause a shank?

Standing too close to the ball can lead to a shank. Standing slightly farther back could change impact from the hosel to the center of the club. Allow your hands at impact to return to the same position as your set up. … Therefore, swing your hands and arms closer to your body.

## How close to the golf ball should I stand?

Place the butt of the club on the tip of your thumb. That space — from the top of your thumb to your belt buckle — represents how far your body should be from the end of the club. From that position you can simply place the club on the ground behind the ball to achieve the proper stance.

## What is the difference between loft and lie?

Loft is the primary factor in how high or low a golf shot flies. The more loft a club has, the higher the resulting shot. Wedges have the highest loft in a set of irons. The “lie angle” of any clubhead is the angle between the center of the shaft and the sole.