Your Specs (Length, Lie Angle, Loft, Etc.) & Why They Matter

The best players in world understand configuring each golf club can dramatically impact their performance. Through thousands of fittings, we at 2nd Swing rarely see an amateur’s club properly configured for one’s unique swing. As a result, most fitting services strongly benefit amateur players.

Our goal at 2nd Swing is to optimize the golf clubs that you use to help you play better golf. Custom fitting can be overwhelming and intimidating. We capture your specs based on what the manufacturer produces as stock, what they actually are and what we would recommend. Our fitting experts walk you through each step of the process and make sure all your questions get answered. Here are a few of the important club specs we analyze during your fitting process:

  • Length
  • It’s important to have each club measured for precise length. Swinging clubs of improper length can create inconsistency in ball contact, improper club path to the ball and an ineffective swing plane. Based on your height, arm length and posture during the swing, our expert fitter identifies the ideal length of each club.

  • Loft
  • Loft affects the trajectory and spin rate of the ball on contact with the club and therefore the distance the ball will travel. When purchasing a set of clubs “off the rack,” have your lofts tested. In most cases, the lofts will not have the ideal gapping that ensures your distance and trajectory control. At 2nd Swing, our expert fitters carefully measure the exact loft of each club. We optimize the lofts to help you control your distance and trajectory.

  • Lie Angle
  • Lie angle measures the angle between the bottom of the club head and the shaft. Usually shorter clubs have a higher lie angle. The lie angle of the club needs to be fit correctly for each golfer depending on their unique swing dynamics. There is no industry standard and each manufacturer has different standards. If your lie angle is off by 1 degree, research shows you sacrifice up to 8 yards of control and 10 yards of distance. 2nd Swing ensures each club you buy has the correct lie angle for you.

  • The Importance of Choosing the Right Shaft and Shaft Flex
  • Choosing the correct shaft type and shaft flex can positively impact your swing speed, how solidly you make contact, the distance and accuracy of the shot. It is also one of the more important and challenging decisions to make. Our equipment and fitting experts can recommend the shaft and shaft flex that best complements your unique swing. We analyze data, gather information and discuss with you the benefits of each.

  • Swing Weight
  • Swing weight is what you feel when you grip and swing the club. It is the unit of measurement used when describing how heavy or light a club feels while holding onto the grip and swinging the club. Total weight is the combination of head, shaft, and grip. If a club is too heavy, the golfer may have a hard time generating enough club head speed. If too light, the golfer may have a hard time hitting the ball accurately toward the target. It is important for each golfer to use clubs with an appropriate swing weight for their unique swing.

    At 2nd Swing, we analyze your data and identify the best weight based on your unique swing dynamics.

  • What Are Your Specs?
  • 2nd Swing has invested thousands of dollars into a state-of-the-art fitting center that helps golfers better understand fitting and identify how they can improve their game. Each fitting bay is outfitted with technology that provides pivotal information on your unique tendencies. Based on these tendencies, we can recommend equipment that maximizes your performance and custom fit that equipment to you. Through this experience, we identify the specs that best compliment your unique swing and help you play better golf.