Flat and flatter

Flat and flatter

Postby Eagletau » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:41 am

I have 2-9 Percussion Center irons with stiff Hogan True Temper shafts, and I have been working on Module 1, off and on, for the last few months. Off and on because of physical injury and travelling. I am barely 5 foot eight and have always had a flattish swing. Anyway, I bent these irons around 4 degrees flat, and hadn't been playing them (using 'Directors'), and was fiddling with them this afternoon, trying to get them uniformly 4 degrees when I thought hang this and took them out to the lie board, at 4 degrees they were all off the heel - every one. So I put them in the bending apparatus and gave them a good tug.

On return to the lie board the 2-iron at 49 degrees was marking the centre of the sole, the 3 at 50.5 was nearly central, the 4 at 52 was slightly toward the heel, the 5 at 6 degrees flat still hitting the heel, the 9 at 7 degrees flat was well toward the heel. The upshot is that it seems that I need to bend the set close to 9 degrees flat to show centre impact on the lie board. I know lie boards aren't perfect.

The hosel's structure on the 7 is approaching that of well cooked spaghetti.

If my memory serves me well, Lag has written of people going to 8 degrees??? My question is is this anomalous or have I really flattened my hit or do I have anything to concern myself with.

Any information concerning this matter would be greatly appreciated. As the great Roland Kirk said, 'e's flat and I'm flat too.

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Re: Flat and flatter

Postby lagpressure » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:07 pm

If your 5-8 and have a fairly flat swing, then 8 down should be fine.
At 8 down, you definitely would not want any offset on your clubs.
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Re: Flat and flatter

Postby Eagletau » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:31 pm

Thanks John

At 8 down, you definitely would not want any offset on your clubs.


Is the theory: at 8 down, you are more inclined to be open at impact, and if you have offset, you may have to do something 'irregular' to square the face?

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Re: Flat and flatter

Postby Newman » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:24 am




Embrace your flatness.


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Re: Flat and flatter

Postby Eagletau » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:22 am

Sometimes, the business ain't nothin' but the blues, not getting too far into the vernacular...
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Re: Flat and flatter

Postby jfischer13 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:05 pm

what is the actual lie of your 7 iron?

5-8 flat can be different depending on what you use as your standard.

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Re: Flat and flatter

Postby Eagletau » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:43 pm

5-8 flat can be different depending on what you use as your standard.



I was using Lag's specifications as 6 degrees flat, and working from there, and I have used the lie board as the arbiter rather than slavishly follow some 'ideal' number. For example the 3 iron has ended up 10 degrees flat while I have hit pretty well a bending limit on the 8 and 9 at approximately 7 degreees flat but these two clubs are still somewhat upright according to the lie board.

I took the clubs out last night and didn't have any problems, even with the 2 and 3 irons which are the flattest.

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Re: Flat and flatter

Postby jfischer13 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:28 pm

Interesting. You might want to take a video of yourself swinging with different clubs. Pay particular attention to your hands at impact.
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