Loft & Lie machine
THE LIE AND LOFT MACHINE IS AN UNBELIEVABLY ACCURATE PIECE OF KIT WHICH MEASURES THE LOFT AND LIE ANGLE OF THE CLUB
LOFT ANGLES !
Having the correct loft angles for your irons is vital because if your loft angles move your 7 iron could be the same loft as your 8 iron which will lose you distance and give you an inconsistent distance gap between your irons.
Correcting the angles will make sure you have around a 10 yard distance gap between each iron making it easier to get to specific distances on the course!
LIE ANGLES !
We can determine what lie angle each person needs by using lie tape. Everyone is diffrent. This is decided by many factors including; Posture, Height, Arm Length, Leg Length and swing path!
In Photo 1 the golfer has struck the ball more on the heel of the club. This shows me that the club is too upright for the golfer. If the lie angle is too upright the player will find that they hit a lot of destructive shots to the left of the target. They will also find that they will hate playing off tight links course lies as the heel of the club will be contacting the ground first, not the centre of the club sole.
In photo 3 the golfer has golfer has struck the ball more towards the toe of the sole of the club. The lie angle on these irons is too flat. This will cause the golfer to hit the ball to right of target with a slice more often and could cause them to be over active with their hands during the swing to correct this. Both lead to bad scores.
In Photo 2 the golfer has the correct lie for their swing and the impact sole tape shows this as the ball is marking consistently in the centre of the sole of the club.This is what every golfer is trying to achieve.
If you are finding that your ball flight is curving to the right or left more than you would like, then your lie angles on your clubs could be incorrect. So come into the shop and get us to check them for you and make alterations to your existing clubs accordingly
Correct Lie Angles can benefit any level of golfer. I did my set of clubs this year and I have found that my ball flight has improved due to the fact that my irons are now 1 degree flat rather than standard lie. My personal bad shot has always been to the left of the target with a hook and this has now been reduced and I am shooting lower scores.
HOW WE ADJUST YOUR LOFTS & LIES IF THEY ARE WRONG!!!
Step 1: Firstly we clamp the club securely in place. This clamps the clubhead into the correct position and makes it impossible to get an inaccurate reading.
Step 2: Secondly we make sure that the angle reader is pressed up against the shaft of the club. This reading shows that the Lie angle for this 6 iron is 58°and the Loft angle is 32°. The manufacturer has stated that the standard Lie angle should be 61° meaning that currently it is 3°Flat. The Loft angle for this club should be 30° which means that currently it is 2°weak making it more of a 7 iron.
Step 3: We then Bend the club to the desired angle by the use of a club bending bar, especially designed for the job.
Step 4: We then check on the angle reader that the club has been bent to the desired angle. This 6 Iron is now bent to the manufacturers specifications just like it came out of the factory like.