Lie Help

Lie Angle Adjustment
The lie adjustment is based on the golfer's wrist to the floor measurement

Height 4'10" to 5'6" 5'6" to 6'2" 6'2" to 6'7"
Wrist to floor -----------
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39 1/4" N/A
N/A
+3 degrees (upright)
38 3/4" N/A
+3 degrees (upright) +3 degrees (upright)
38 1/4" +3 degrees (upright) +3 degrees (upright) +3 degrees (upright)
37 3/4" +3 degrees (upright) +3 degrees (upright) +2 degrees (upright)
37 1/4" +3 degrees (upright) +2 degrees (upright) +2 degrees (upright)
36 3/4" +2 degrees (upright) +2 degrees (upright) +2 degrees (upright)
36 1/4" +2 degrees (upright) +2 degrees (upright) +1 degree (upright)
35 3/4" +2 degrees (upright) +1 degree (upright +1 degree (upright)
35 1/4" +1 degree (upright) +1 degree (upright) +1 degree (upright)
34 3/4" +1 degree (upright) +1 degree (upright) Standard Lie
34 1/4" +1 degree (upright) Standard Lie Standard Lie
33 3/4" Standard Lie Standard Lie Standard Lie
33 1/4" Standard Lie Standard Lie -1 degree (flat)
32 3/4" Standard Lie -1 degree (flat) -1 degree (flat)
32 1/4" -1 degree (flat) -1 degree (flat) -1 degree (flat)
31 3/4" -1 degree (flat) -1 degree (flat) -2 degrees (flat)
31 1/4" -1 degree (flat) -2 degrees (flat) -2 degrees (flat)
30 3/4" -2 degrees (flat) -2 degrees (flat) -2 degrees (flat)
30 1/4" -2 degrees (flat) -2 degrees (flat) -3 degrees (flat)
29 3/4" -2 degrees (flat) -3 degrees (flat) -3 degrees (flat)
29 1/4" -3 degrees (flat) -3 degrees (flat) -3 degrees (flat)
28 3/4" -3 degrees (flat) -3 degrees (flat) N/A
28 1/4" -3 degrees (flat) N/A
N/A


Choosing the correct lie:

Lie is the angle that the hosel of the iron makes with the rest of the iron head. Generally, each iron has a hosel (this is the part of the iron that connects with the shaft) that projects out from the clubhead ata standard lie. By adjusting the hosel lie of the club (or the angle that the hosel forms with the rest of the iron head) can be altered to better fit a player's physical characteristics.

If you stand at address with a club and look at how the bottom of the clubhead is touching the ground you will know how your lie should be adjusted. If the middle bottom of the clubhead is on the ground then the lie of the club is perfect. If the toe of the club is pointing up in the air and the heel of the club is on the ground then this means that your current lie is too upright and needs to be made flatter. If the heel of the club is in the air and the toe is on the ground then the club is too flat and needs to be made more upright.

Shorter players generally prefer a flatter lie (the hosel bent down) to adjust for the fact that their arms are closer to the ground. Taller players generally prefer a more upright lie (the hosel bent up) to help them adjust for their arms and torso being higher up.

The lie angle of the golf club can have a significant impact on ball flight. If the angle is too flat (heel in the air), the toe of the club will impact the ground first and have a tendency to push the ball to the right. If too upright (toe in the air), the ball flight will tend to be to the left especially with the more lofted irons.

See the chart above to find the appropriate club lie for you.