How to Measure Wedge Loft

Published in loving memory of Frank Thomas, a man who loved golf and dedicated his life to helping those who played it. 

Frank

Is there a easy way to measure the loft of wedges if it doesn’t have it marked on the club? Thank you for a great news letter

–Marv

Marv,

Thanks for your kind comments.

Unfortunately unless you have a loft measuring gauge there is no accurate and easy way to do this.

First you need to know how the loft of a club is defined, and then you can try to develop a system using protractors etc to make the crude measurement.  The loft, is the angle between the face plane and the vertical plane the shaft is in, when the club is in the normal address position and the grooves are horizontal.

Once you set up the club as described, use a protractor to measure the angle between the face plane  (at 90 degrees to the grooves) and the vertical. The method described is crude but should be close enough.

The alternative is to take your clubs to your local custom clubmaker who will have a loft measuring device.

Hope this helps
Frank

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