I have a set of XR irons that I purchased from Callaway Preowned in standard lie. I seem to hit all my irons to the right which according to what I read could indicate that my lie angle is too flat, based on missing appropriately 8-10 yards right from about 100 yards I need to be upright about 2 degrees. I live in a very rural area and it is about 100 miles to get my lie angle checked...should I get my iron bent 2 degrees upright without a fitting? My friend is telling to move my ball position and/or swing path which seems like the wrong thing to do.
What would be the worst thing that could happen if I have my irons lie adjusted without a proper fitting?
For a right handed golfer a general rule is....
Low right...the shaft is too stiff or too high torque wise
High left means the shaft is to loose or the lie is too upright
Pushes to the right generally means that the lie is too flat...
@Donaldo54 you should be able to do a simple lie board test at your home to visually see if your lie angle is off at impact. Just put some blue painter's tape on the sole of your irons and swing on top of a piece of plywood. Try to make sure your feet are at the same level as the club. If the scuff marks on the tape are towards the toe after swing about 3 times per club then you'll know that you need to adjust them upright. If the marks are center then you're good. If the marks are towards the heel then you need to adjust them flat.
You can test it yourself easily. just need a sheet of plastic. 4"x12", 1/2" thick but 1/4" would also work but might not last as long depnding on how hard you hit the board. Then put some masking tape (blue works well) on the sole and swing. You will see marks of where you hit. If you heel or toe it get it adjusted. If it's in the center then you're good as is. Check your lofts too if you do get adjustments.
I went from standard to +2 and it made a huge difference. My daughter's adjustments helped her a lot too.
My dad has the bending machine so it was easy for us.
Like everyone is said there could be a lot of factors, but without looking at your alignment or swing the easiest thing to check would be lie angle. @PC98 and @rlloyd are right that is the best way to check it, but if you don't have access to a piece of sheet plastic all you have to do is get a marker and masking tape. Put the masking tape all the way up your clubhead face, and put a vertical line up the back of the ball and hit it there will be a line left on the tape on the club face. If it points straight up and down the lie angle is right if the line is tilted toward the toe end of the club face the club is too upright and if the line is tilted toward the shaft side the club is too flat. That is how I check mine on the range or how I check to see if i'm keeping far enough under the club path before a round.
@rlloyd I just do it that way cause i always have a sharpie in my bag, and the clubhouse always has masking tape, and i usually don't have a washable marker, and I don't want to take a chance of a mark staying on the face if i'm going out on the course. I have seen people do it horizontal, but I think it's easier to make sure that a vertical line hits the club face. haha sometimes when I just want quick feedback i do crazy things most of the time i can just check divots and tell, but if i'm working on something it's nice to have that quick and easy visual feedback on the club face. I would much rather use electrical tape and a strike board, but not all the clubs i play at have one all the time.