We do not use lie boards as in most cases they are laid on top of the hitting surface (relative to foot level) meaning the measurement can easily be over 1° out of specification.
Your physical size (height, arm length etc.) has no bearing on the correct lie angle for your swing.
Even if you were to sink the lie board into the floor it can still give readings that are not 100% accurate. Lie boards never measured the important things in determining lie angle for a golfers swing.
We look at swing plane consistency angle of attack and dynamic lie to understand the 3 dimensional view of lie.
Understanding these measures help our fitters not use lie angle as a masking agent for a golf shaft that is too stiff or soft or a length that is too long or short.
We intensely look at a client’s path and shaft angle patterns to see why they may strike the heel or toe into the ground.
The most important factor in club fitting is centre strike of the club, this is a combination of length, loft, lie, shaft flex, weight and EI profile all coming together combined with a technique pattern from the player. From there a client can better understand their technique and club delivery.
Quite simply a lie board just does not give enough of an answer as to why the club is entering the ground incorrectly and why the ball may not be finding the centre of club.
We get better and more accurate information from Trackman™, the most advanced radar system in golf and the best fitting knowledge in the world to deliver our clients a holistic and long term result.
Most of our irons used during our fittings come in Upright, Standard and Flat lie angles. This allows us to ensure you get fit with the clubs that work for your swing.