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    Posted: 31 May 2010 at 2:08am
I've never understood why drivers lie angle is the same for everyone. I assume being that there's such little loft that the affect is nominal is this correct?
If this is the case then would that make the wedges lie angles absolutely vital?
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Yes, driver lie angle is more-or-less arbitrary due to the low loft (I think the effect is something in the order of 0.1 yard per degree at 100 yards for a 10 degree driver).  As loft increases, the "redirect angle" becomes dramatically different as you move from toe-up to toe-down, and so lie angle is much more important.
 
With a 48 degree club (turn of the century PW, closer to the new GW lofts) at 100 yards, your miss is now 11 feet (almost 4 yards) per degree off.  Now, this isn't so bad per se, but when you factor in that most folks will be anywhere from 20 to 50% further away with their 48 degree club, now your miss is anywhere from 13 to 16 feet - and not due to any swing flaw of yours, but due to out-of-spec gear.
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Thanks for the info LowPost42
 
I have a driver fitting session tommorrow, so I better get my SW & LW checked as they're off the shelf. I didn't realize how extreme the differences are thanks.
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