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    Lie Angle, bending, and shaft extensions

    Two part question:

    1) What is the affect of a shaft extention on iron lie angle? is there a ratio? say 1/2in equals 1deg

    2) Can clubs be bent more than once? can they be bent back to original lie?

    Thanks to those with the answers!

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    You are correct that 1/2 inch will increase your lie angle by 1 degree more upright
    Yes you can bend a club more than once. It is easier to bend a forged club then it is a cast club. Forged clubs can bend easily 4 degrees where cast clubs can usually only bend about 2 degrees.

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by goley View Post
    You are correct that 1/2 inch will increase your lie angle by 1 degree more upright
    Yes you can bend a club more than once. It is easier to bend a forged club then it is a cast club. Forged clubs can bend easily 4 degrees where cast clubs can usually only bend about 2 degrees.

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    What do you think the effects of bending a forged iron from 2up back to standard? I'm guessing the material is somewhat fatigued, but the question is really how much.

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    A total of two bends, once up then back, isn't going to fatigue the metal enough to matter.
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    agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvincent View Post
    A total of two bends, once up then back, isn't going to fatigue the metal enough to matter.
    Just needed to hear it! Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goley View Post
    You are correct that 1/2 inch will increase your lie angle by 1 degree more upright
    Yes you can bend a club more than once. It is easier to bend a forged club then it is a cast club. Forged clubs can bend easily 4 degrees where cast clubs can usually only bend about 2 degrees.

    Hope this helps
    I strongly disagree on all counts. The 1/2" to 1 deg,ratio does not apply in any circomstance, especially when using extentions,You are effectivly stiffning up the butt section and softning the tip section simotaniously and establishing a whole new bend profile to the shaft.The only way to establish the proper lie is a lie test.

    There are cast clubs that can be bent 3 to 4 deg, no problem. It all depends on the type of steel and the quality of the manufacturing.

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