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Spec for 2* Up, Playing Standard
In a recent fitting, I spec'd for standard length, 2* up (both static and dynamic). 5' 11 1/2", 35 1/2" wrist to floor.

I have never noticed any particular pattern of shots going right on me (and those that do, like those that go left, I have always blamed on swing deficiencies rather than equip. - well, most of the time at least). Nevertheless, my divots are almost always toe heavy, and with a demo club that's 2* up I definitely feel that I can stand a little taller on the ball (in a good way).

Is it worth it then to get all irons bent 2* up? Will this screw me up after years of playing standard lies, or will it in fact make things easier?

Also, does one have one's wedges bent upright as well as the irons? What about lie angles on woods/utilities?
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First of all, forget about the old criteria that a player should look at lie angle change only if shots are missing right or left. That is one small factor of lie angle, but it's not the whole story.

The truth is a player with any decent level of skill can manipulate standard lie angle clubs so his shots fly reasonably straight and on target. Quality of ball contact, though, is another story.

 

More imortant is what you wrote in your post : "and with a demo that is 2* up I feel I can stand taller on the ball ".

That right there is why you should look at using more upright lie angles.

A nice tall address posture promotes many good things throughout the swing. Also, I suspect with your current standard set you may be striking the ball out towards the toe of the club and, or, occassionaly striking thin shots. A more upright lie angle , in conjunction with your new taller address posture, will likely help you to make more consistently solid , higher quality, ball contact.

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Would the 2 degrees up apply to wedges also ?? on a full shot the benefits would be the same?

 

 

Yes.

Truly, when talking about lie angle it is really the shaft angle we are talking about.

A more upright shaft angle (lie angle) does promote a nice tall address posture, which comfortably lets the player stand relative lose to the ball. This address position is beneficial for both full and greenside wedge shots.

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Would the 2 degrees up apply to wedges also ?? on a full shot the benefits would be the same?

 

Check out the chapter on lies in Tom Wishon's book "The Search for the Perfect Club". Basically, the more loft, the more the misdirection will be. He states that that the correctly fitted lie angle is more critical in the higher-lofted short irons than they are for lower lofted long irons or woods.

 

As an example on full shots with my 56* (100 yards) or 60* wedges (80 yards) I used to consistently miss to the left. Once I had the lie adjusted 2* flatter I started putting my shots right on target.

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