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    Do You Check Loft/Lie?

    Iíve had two sets of irons checked and adjusted for loft and lie in the last week and i must say itís been very eye opening. My new level pitching wedge was a good three degrees flat from spec which is horrible for my swing.

    Some really flat irons.
    Some consistently strong irons.
    Some very weak random irons and wedges.

    My local store charged me 30 dollars for 11 irons and wedges last weekend, and 24 dollars today for 7 irons. This was to check and bend to my preference.

    I strongly encourage everyone take the time to do it and Iíd love to see some feedback on findings. Most places are really fair with their pricing.
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    When I'm playing forged irons, I check them every 3 months.

    Now that I have the Mitchell, its easy peasy since I don't have to take them anywhere.

    Inevitably, they move over time, and with as much golf as I play, it slowly becomes noticeable.
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    Been soooooo tempted to buy my own machine. Iíve found that Iím quite sensitive to just the right lie angles.
    Totally agree to get them checked and also to not be afraid to bend to you ball flight preferences, not necessarily what a lie board implies they should be.
    I tend to err on the side of flat, as I hate to see my shots turn left more than a few yards.


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    I do it a few times a year. However, I haven’t kept clubs long enough ever to have them checked more than 1 or 2 times. I plan to hang on to my current set for a few years though. I feel like I’m (mostly) over my club ho days.

    My club lost their loft/lie machine during Hurricane Harvey and haven’t replaced it. So I don’t have easy access like I did at one time. I eventually took my PXG’s to a friend’s shop and found they were all over the place.
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    I bought a set from Mizuno this year and had them check just to feel better, everyone of them where spot on.
    I bought a set from a THPer and had those checked and 3 lofts where off but not far, and had the lie angles set to 1 flat.
    I try to have it done at least once a year toward the end of the season just to see if anything has changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    When I'm playing forged irons, I check them every 3 months.

    Now that I have the Mitchell, its easy peasy since I don't have to take them anywhere.

    Inevitably, they move over time, and with as much golf as I play, it slowly becomes noticeable.
    I never checked mine that often, but probably because I don't play nearly as much as you. I really should get a bending machine again.
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    I dont see much need for it. Every time Ive bought a used set of forged irons Ive gotten them checked and they are always spot-on. Getting your loft/lie check regularly is another one of those golf old wives' tales, IMO.
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    It's become a habit of mine for new irons and wedges.

    Things move and tolerances are a thing. I still remember being confused on why one of my 5 irons just would sit right, it looked flat. Turns out it had a lie angle of 54*. Had to see that on the machine against a known good club since I couldn't believe it was that flat. They actually had to send that club back since they were afraid to bend it.
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    I check 2 times a year as I play 2-3 times a week all year long.
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    I had 2 sets checked and adjusted 4 or 5 months ago. One set was 2 degrees or more strong in lofts and the other set was a degree or more flatter in lie angles than I ordered them. The set with the flatter lie angles are soft forged and had been played for 8 months prior to me checking them. Have not checked my new clubs yet but likely will do so soon.
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    I have mine checked right after purchasing them, and about every 6 months thereafter. They're usually pretty consistent once the initial adjustments are done. I've had brand new custom irons straight out of the box be 2-3* off in any and every direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger_Golfer View Post
    I dont see much need for it. Every time Ive bought a used set of forged irons Ive gotten them checked and they are always spot-on. Getting your loft/lie check regularly is another one of those golf old wives' tales, IMO.
    If you hit off mats a lot then the lie angles are always off after a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubleb21 View Post
    I need to get this done ASAP!
    It really is worth it, and most places are fair with their pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger_Golfer View Post
    I dont see much need for it. Every time Ive bought a used set of forged irons Ive gotten them checked and they are always spot-on. Getting your loft/lie check regularly is another one of those golf old wives' tales, IMO.
    Really depends on how much you play.

    My rule is three times a year, and every time there have to be some tweaks.
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