Ping uses a colour-coding system to represent different lie angles offered with their clubs. These coloured dots allow Ping to tailor clubs to individual golfers.
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Lie angles measure the slant between the sole of a club and the shaft.
All companies build their standard clubs to fit a median height for men and women, but variables in height, arm length, age, and ability can create lie angles unsuitable for golfers. When clubs are too long the toe lifts up, usually resulting in a hook. When clubs are too short the heel elevates, creating a slice.
Karsten Solheim, Ping's founder, started custom-fitting PGA Tour pros in the 1960s. Now it's the norm on all professional tours.
These twelve coloured dots signify twelve lie angles, each varying by .75 degree.
Maroon = 4.5° upright Silver = 3.75° upright White = 3° upright Green = 2.5° upright Yellow = 1.5° upright Blue = .75° upright Black = standard Red = .75° flat Purple = 1.5° flat Orange = 2.25° flat Brown = 3° flat Gold = 3.75° flat
Clubs with an upright shift tend to better fit taller players and men. Flat angles generally benefit shorter golfers and women.
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