#### FAQ: How Do You Measure The Loft Of A Golf Club With A Protractor?

The loft, is the angle between the face plane and the vertical plane the shaft is in, when the club is in the normal address position and the grooves are horizontal. Once you set up the club as described, use a protractor to measure the angle **between the face plane** (at 90 degrees to the grooves) and the vertical.

Contents

- 1 How do you measure the loft of a golf club?
- 2 How do you determine the loft and lie of an iron?
- 3 How do you measure a driver’s loft?
- 4 What is the standard loft and lie on golf clubs?
- 5 How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?
- 6 What is the loft of an 8 iron?
- 7 How do you know if your golf clubs lie?
- 8 What is the correct lie angle for a golf club?
- 9 How do you choose loft on irons?
- 10 What loft is a 1 iron?

## How do you measure the loft of a golf club?

Look at the golf club on the flat surface from both the front angle and the side angle. This will give you the best indication as to how the club is sitting. Depending on the type of lie-and-loft gauge you purchased, there may be lines letting you know that the club is in the right position and ready for measurement.

## How do you determine the loft and lie of an iron?

How to test your lie angles

- Place a sole tape or black electrical tape on the sole of your club.
- Hit a ball solidly off of a lie board.
- Measure how far the center of the sole impact impression is from the center of the scoring lines.
- Have your lie angles bent 1 degree for every from the centerline.

## How do you measure a driver’s loft?

Today, to find the real or “effective loft” of any driver I always measure it from the hosel centerline to the face in the square position and at ½ the vertical face height. Of course as stated earlier, you need a precision golf club gauge to do it accurately.

## What is the standard loft and lie on golf clubs?

For example, the typical driver loft is normally 9 degrees to 12 degrees depending on how high you want to hit your drives. The 3-iron typically has 20 degrees of loft, the 5-iron has 25 degrees, the 7-iron has 32 degrees, the 9-iron has 41 degrees, and so on down through the wedges.

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

The distance difference between clubs is created equally by the increments in club length and loft angle. The calculations here are based on 1/2″ club length difference = 5 yards distance difference and every 4° loft angle difference = 5 yards distance difference.

## What is the loft of an 8 iron?

An 8 iron loft is 37-39 degrees.

## How do you know if your golf clubs lie?

Draw a straight line on the back of the golf ball, and have it facing the clubhead. After you make impact the line will appear on the face. If it’s pointing towards the toe, then your club is too upright. If it’s pointing towards the heel, then it’s too flat.

## What is the correct lie angle for a golf club?

Matching the lie angle of clubs to the specific golfer is one of the goals of a clubfitting session. 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.

## How do you choose loft on irons?

In the longer irons a three-iron usually comes in at around 20 degrees, a four-iron at roughly 25 degrees and a five-iron at 29 degrees of loft. A six-iron is typically 31 degrees, a seven iron is usually around 34 degree and then the eight and nine-irons often come with 37 and 41 degrees of loft respectively.

## What loft is a 1 iron?

The 1 iron, or driving iron, is the lowest lofted and longest iron ( 14 or 16 degrees of loft ), although Wilson did make a 0 iron for John Daly.