#### Question: How Can I Measure My Pitching Wedge Loft?

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 a golf club loft?
- 2 How do you determine loft and lie?
- 3 How do you measure a putter loft?
- 4 How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?
- 5 What loft is approach wedge?
- 6 Should golf club be flat on ground at address?
- 7 What is the standard putter loft?
- 8 What is the ideal putter loft?
- 9 What size is a pitching wedge?
- 10 What length should my pitching wedge be?
- 11 Should all my wedges be the same length?

## How do you measure a golf club loft?

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 loft and lie?

Think of the shaft of the the golf club and the ground underneath it forming an angle where the heel of the club is touching the ground. This is your lie angle. You can adjust this up or down depending on your needs based on your swing.

## How do you measure a putter loft?

Most manufacturers only display one spec on the putter — the length. If you want to locate the loft, the best place to look is the putter manufacturer’s official website, where you can usually find all of the pertinent specs, from the static loft and lie angle to standard head weight.

## 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 loft is approach wedge?

Gap wedge – The gap wedge, often referred to as the approach wedge, or the A wedge, has a loft of 51° to 53 degrees.

## Should golf club be flat on ground at address?

All clubs — from putter to driver — should sole flat on the ground when you address the ball (main photo). But if your clubs are too upright, the toe would be off the ground, and you’d have a tendency to pull the ball (inset, top). Too flat, and the heel would be up, and you’d tend to hit pushes (inset, bottom).

## What is the standard putter loft?

Traditionally, the standard loft on putters is three to four degrees however out on Tour there is something called ‘effective loft’ which is the goal of delivering the putter with three or four degrees of loft at impact.

## What is the ideal putter loft?

But the goal of the pros is to have an “effective loft” — the loft of their putter as it sits at the moment of impact — of three to four degrees. An effective loft of 3-4 degrees is considered the ideal loft.

## What size is a pitching wedge?

Fairway Woods measure between 40 and 43 inches whereas Irons measure between 34 to 40 inches, Pitching Wedge and Sand Wedge 34 to 36 inches. The Putter is the smallest club on a typical Golf Set and measures about 33 inches in length. For more information on the various types of golf clubs, click here.

## What length should my pitching wedge be?

Pitching wedges have a standard length of 35.75 inches. Get your wrist to floor measurement. Your pitching wedge should be the same length as where your height and wrist to floor measurement intersect.

## Should all my wedges be the same length?

Under almost all circumstances, you’ll want your wedge lengths to be exactly that length or shorter. If you decide to vary wedge lengths, make sure your lowest lofted wedge is the longest in length, and the highest lofted wedge is the shortest.