The Importance of Having Golf Clubs that Fit You

By Stan Sayers

The Importance of Having Golf Clubs that Fit You

Proper Fitting Clubs Can Improve Your Golf Score

Hi, I am Stan Sayers, Director of Instruction at McGetrick Golf Academy and I am here today to talk to you about lie angle and its effect on club fitting and a personal story about one of my students. When I walked out the door to see him hit balls I noticed he was struggling. I had never seen this person before, he was shorter in stature and when I looked at his clubs the toe was sticking straight up in the air. I knew he was going to have a difficult time hitting this club. I asked him if he had ever been club fitted before and he said yes about a month and a half ago. I said really and asked what his lie angle tested out to be. He said three degrees flat. I said that is interesting because that is about my fit.

Follow Up With a Professional After Club Fitting

I said let me see those clubs, I picked them up and could tell they were no where near three degrees flat. We went in to check them on the loft and lie machine. They were three degrees upright. That is a six degree difference so in order to show you that difference here is a club and this one here is six degrees flatter than this other one. That is a huge difference but to give you an even better perspective, if he hit a wedge perfectly, set up at the target and hit it perfectly at impact, he would be 48 feet left of the pin on a perfect shot. That is how much adjustment he would have to make. You can imagine how difficult it was to hit that straight. So when you go through a club fit make sure you have a follow up with a professional, check those lie angles and make sure that they are dead on where they need to be so that you do not have any more problems. Then go hit some straighter golf shots.


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