Golf tip of week: Proper lie helps accuracy

The proper lie of a club must be checked while in motion or during an actual hitting situation.

Just checking the lie at the address position is incorrect.

It’s not that simple. How the club appears at the address position is not the same as when in motion. The shaft flexes in motion, causing the toe of the club to go downward at impact.

If the toe is down at impact, the ball will go right; if the toe is up at impact the ball will fly left of the target, (the opposite for the left-handed golfer).

The softer the flex, the more toe will move downward. Of course, there are other factors to consider, so it is best to consult with a master club builder.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.”

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf and gives lessons in his high-tech golf swing simulator, at his golf facility in Williamsport.