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The lie angle is the angle between the clubhead and the shaft.  The length of the shaft doesn't have any bearing on this angle, so if you have a 64* lie on your 37" long 6-iron, when you lengthen that 6-iron to 38.5", it still has a 64* lie.

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True. But adjacent irons typically vary 1/2" in length and 1* in lie angle.

So, in a way, you could say that extending a club by 1/2" and not adjusting the lie angle flatter, the club will effectively play 1* flatter.

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http://thesandtrap.com/t/64131/effects-of-lie-angle-on-varying-degrees-of-loft

Not much, at half a degree lie change, even with a wedge, your looking at less than half a yard miss left or right

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Originally Posted by birlyshirly

True. But adjacent irons typically vary 1/2" in length and 1* in lie angle.

So, in a way, you could say that extending a club by 1/2" and not adjusting the lie angle flatter, the club will effectively play 1* flatter.

Sorry - I should of course have said the longer club will play effectively more upright.

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The effective lie angle gets one degree more upright for every half inch of added length, and one degree flatter for every half inch taken off.

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Same thing happens when you grip down on a club. If you normally grip down one inch it's like having a club  two degrees flatter.

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