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I bought some new irons that were standard all the way through. I bought some lie angle tape and a board and hit some balls and got this marking.

 

Obviously it is toe heavy, 1 degree, 2 degrees, less, more? Thoughts?

 

And I know lie boards aren't the best indicator anymore and there are other ways to do it, but I am just looking for thoughts on this picture. I also did the marker on ball test. Thanks for your help.

 

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Impossible to tell really, but i would start with 1* and see how it goes. I really don't think 2* would hurt either.

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Make the same swing without a ball and see if the mark is in the same location. Odds are it will not be. Contacting the ball makes the shaft flex downward and the toe drop just before the clubhead strikes the lie board. It gives the impression that the clubs are too flat when they actually aren't. Swinging and contacting the board without hitting a ball will give a truer indication.

 

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What was your ballflight like on the strikes that gave this mark?

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Make the same swing without a ball and see if the mark is in the same location. Odds are it will not be. Contacting the ball makes the shaft flex downward and the toe drop just before the clubhead strikes the lie board. It gives the impression that the clubs are too flat when they actually aren't. Swinging and contacting the board without hitting a ball will give a truer indication.

 

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I did this and it was much less severe. Which makes sense because the line from the ball wasn't very severe either, that I did during the initial test. So maybe the ball contact is causing it to look worse than it is.

 

Ball flight was pretty good, tad fade right, but nothing much.

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