loft on a club

    Also called face angle, loft is the angle (in degrees) from the center of the clubface relative to the shaft position. Higher-numbered clubs (i.e. 9-iron) have more loft than clubs with lower numbers (4-iron). Generally speaking, the more loft a club has, the higher and shorter the ball will travel.

    Every club, including the putter, has a lofted face.