IGNORED

# checking lie

Note: This thread is 3305 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

## Recommended Posts

Today when i went to a callaway demo at a local golf course. They had an interesting way of checking lie. They had a special impact tape, that had the angles marked, 1,2,3,4,5 degrees with 0 degrees pointing vertical. What they did was mark the ball with a marker, and the marker would mark the tape. You set the mark so its pointing up and down. Make a swing, if the mark is at an angle, then your lie is off, if its vertical, then its on. I think this might be a good way to check yourself, if you just get a we erase marker.

##### Share on other sites

• Moderator

Yes I've recently learned about checking lies this way and I think they're correct.  Lie boards aren't as accurate.

##### Share on other sites

Originally Posted by saevel25

Today when i went to a callaway demo at a local golf course. They had an interesting way of checking lie. They had a special impact tape, that had the angles marked, 1,2,3,4,5 degrees with 0 degrees pointing vertical. What they did was mark the ball with a marker, and the marker would mark the tape. You set the mark so its pointing up and down. Make a swing, if the mark is at an angle, then your lie is off, if its vertical, then its on. I think this might be a good way to check yourself, if you just get a we erase marker.

Do you have a picture of this? I think I have it, but would be interested in seeing a visual.

##### Share on other sites

I have done this before, after realizing how much of a mark was left behind from my putting alignment line that I had put on the ball.  The only thing though, is the line has to be perfectly vertical when you set the ball up, otherwise the mark left behind on the club won't be a true indication.

##### Share on other sites

Were you able to find out who might sell that special impact tape?

##### Share on other sites

Yea, thats the tricky part...

No i don't have a picture of this, i was just thinking it might be possible to do with out impact tape.

##### Share on other sites

it is possible to do without impact tape..the only benefit of the tape is just that its going to show up easier than on the metal of the iron.

I get marker spots on my irons all the time when I hit my ball markings.

You could take a protractor or something to the range with you one day and use the straight edge to make sure the line is truly vertical and then there ya go.

##### Share on other sites

Note: This thread is 3305 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

## Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
• ### Topics Being Discussed Right Now on The Sand Trap

• Want to join this community?

We'd love to have you!

• ## Support TST Affiliates

Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasfeb21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
• ### Posts

• Why does Rory struggle with consistency?
• I would say it depends on how the 3W distance works with the length of the holes he is going to be playing. If there are par 4s around 430 for example I think he would be foolish not to carry a club that enabled him to get there in 2. Agree however that flexibility goes up drastically if not carrying putter and with the tournament several weeks away there is theoretically enough time to get comfortable with using a low lofted metalwood or bladed wedge. Really would be ideal to know the course to help strategize.
• i would suggest a more lofted fairway wood or hybrid since a 3 wood needs a good lie to be hit off the fairway.  If you are in the rough or in a bad lie, then the 6 iron would be your only choice.  A 5 wood might be shorter but is more flexible and adaptable in the types of lies you can play it from.  The iron for me would be anything from a 6 to 8 iron depending on your comfort and distance.  The wedge you should consider whether you can play a slightly less lofted wedge, like a gap wedge maybe.  However, the less loft you have the more skill you need in playing different shots.  Hitting a sand wedge is easier but it does mean most of your shots around and close to the green will be high lofted shots. The putter is the one club where I question whether you truly need it.  If you can putt with something like the wood/hybrid in your bag, that gives you far greater options and flexibility.  However, it would need practice since we rarely putt with any other club. In my case a 4 club choice would be 4 hybrid, 7 iron, PW and SW/LW depending on course conditions.  I would putt with the hybrid and use that for most tee shots.  On my home course, there are maybe two holes where I couldn't reach a green in regulation with those clubs.   Essentially long par 4's where I need to hit driver off the tee.
• Are the 512 replies to this topic about Rory being overrated or has this become a Rory Catch all topic? If the latter, the topic title should maybe reflect it. Good to see him win again. His first since 2019. 2020 wasn’t his best year and an up-and-down 2021 so far with missing the cut one week and being top 10 the next.  But that has been Rory all along and maybe what spurred this topic: his inconsistent performance. One week he’s hitting it as well as anyone has and the next he’s out of it and struggling. His talent is undeniable, but inconsistency is keeping him down.
• I'm not an expert but the swing in the video seemed like you did not bring the upper body around quickly enough. Is it possible your focus on not firing the shoulder right away is causing too much lag there? Swing is about tempo so too slow can be an error just like too fast.
• ### Today's Birthdays

1. dhen9
(43 years old)
2. Dormie1360
(65 years old)
3. GolferLee
(37 years old)

×
×
• Create New...

## Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...