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Re: PerCent Lie

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Fri, Oct 25 2013 8:09 PM by Chinajohn. 5 replies.
  • hbthree United States
    478 Posts
    Mon, Jun 15 2009 7:06 AM

    I am new to the WGT and wonder what the %LIE tells the player?   thanks

  • WaterTrap Canada
    95 Posts
    Mon, Jun 15 2009 7:59 AM

    This is the percentage of the ball buried, and therefore will effect drag on the club facce and the ball leaving its spot, reducing its trajectory and distance.

    1.  20-25%  = 1/2 extra club. 

    2.  30-40% = 1 Full club. 

    3.  40-50% lies = 2 or 3 clubs. 

    4.  50-70% requires a punch shot, regardless of where you are.

    There are two distinct issues you need to remember.

    a) The club.  Some of the Pro Shop wedges are better in rough then others.

    b) The shot type.  Some shots went have the same effect (like chips/pitches/Flops)

    You have to practice practice practice the shot type and the club.

     

    As a basic rule of thumb for all begininerrs the ONLY club you should use at less then 40% power is the putter.

     

     

  • hbthree United States
    478 Posts
    Mon, Jun 15 2009 3:30 PM

    thanks very helpful

     

  • MikiMahand United States
    7 Posts
    Fri, Oct 25 2013 6:25 PM

    Nice.

  • juggss6 United States
    121 Posts
    Fri, Oct 25 2013 7:55 PM

    Holy thread necro batman.

  • Chinajohn China
    1,190 Posts
    Fri, Oct 25 2013 8:09 PM

    WaterTrap:

    This is the percentage of the ball buried, and therefore will effect drag on the club facce and the ball leaving its spot, reducing its trajectory and distance.

    1.  20-25%  = 1/2 extra club. 

    2.  30-40% = 1 Full club. 

    3.  40-50% lies = 2 or 3 clubs. 

    4.  50-70% requires a punch shot, regardless of where you are.

    There are two distinct issues you need to remember.

    a) The club.  Some of the Pro Shop wedges are better in rough then others.

    b) The shot type.  Some shots went have the same effect (like chips/pitches/Flops)

    You have to practice practice practice the shot type and the club.

     

    As a basic rule of thumb for all begininerrs the ONLY club you should use at less then 40% power is the putter.

     

     

    This post is over 3 years old, the poster is still a Master, and hasn't played for over a year. This information MAY have been correct at the time of posting but I assure you it is no longer correct.

    The percentage lie ONLY tells you how deep the ball is buried, you CANNOT trust that to determine what club to use or even how much more power to give, this is because that will vary enormously depending on the TYPE of rough. a 30/40 lie in 'normal' rough plays a whole heap different than a 30/40 lie in fescue or weeds.

    Sorry, but the only for sure way to learn this is when you get into rough, write down the conditions, (type of rough, lie, wind etc) and the result, and keep trying different things eventually you will build up a picture of what to use. However, in general around the fairway in 'green' rough a punch will get you out, around the green a flop works, but often regardless of around the green or the fairway in sand a full shot is better.

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