What is the Lie of a golf club?
The lie of a golf club is a measurement of the angle between the shaft and the bottom of the clubhead.
What does “flat” mean in golf?
The term “flat” describes a club with a more horizontal lie than standard. For example, standard lie for a driver is 56°, so any driver with a lie angle of 55° or less is considered flat.
What happens if you have the wrong lie angle on your clubs?
If you have the wrong lie angle on your golf clubs, you will struggle with making solid, consistent contact. In fact, an improper lie angle can force you into making negative compensations in your swing to make solid contact. This will eventually turn into bad habits.
What is a flat lie angle on a golf club?
And there are three terms used in fitting golfers for lie angle: Standard lie angle: What off-the-shelf golf clubs are designed with. Flat lie angle: A lie angle that is lower than the standard lie angle (a 62-degree lie angle on a 9-iron is flatter than the standard 9-iron lie angle of around 64 degrees);