Mitchell Steel Angel Plus Bending Machine






                                   









One of the best pieces of equipment I have is a bending machine.  I cannot tell you how many times students have come in for a lesson with clubs that either do not match their swing or the clubs loft and lies are not spread out correctly.  Many golfers never understand why certain clubs in the bag do not perform correctly.  The specs of the clubs can be off and never assume that they are always correct even if they are brand new.  I ALWAYS check my clubs when I first get them in. 

                                             Loft and Lie Chart


                                      Progression in how the lofts changed to a stronger setting

                       Old                             Modern                      Current                      New
                (1970 - 1990)               (1990 - 2000)               (2000 - 2013)         ( 2013 - 2014)     
                   Loft / Lie                          Loft/Lie                      Loft/Lie                    Loft/Lie                                           
PW               50/64                             48/64                         46/64                       44/64 
9 iron           46/63.5                           44/63.5                      42/63.5                    40/63.5
8 iron           42/63                              40/63                         38/63                       36/63
7 iron           38/62.5                           36/62.5                      34/62.5                    32/62.5
6 iron           34/62                              32/62                         30/62                       28/62
5 iron           30/61.5                           28/61.5                      26/61.5                    24/61.5
4 iron           27/61                              25/61                         23/61                       21/61
3 iron           24 /60                             22/60                         20/60                       18/60

                                 4 Degrees of Loft between clubs averages 10 to 12 yards

        
These numbers are just a standard on how the lofts have moved through the years.  These numbers are not universal.  Each manufacturer has there own standard lofts but pretty close to the numbers you see above.