Just wanted to share something i learned when i first started messing around with golf club lie angles. Even though i had been playing the game for 25 years, i had not realized this.
When you choke down the shaft on a golf club and stand closer to the ball, you are effectively flattening the lie on the club. When you flatten the lie on a golf club, you are effectively aiming it to the right, even if it appears to be pointing at the target. This is especially relevant with wedges. Because lie angle/face direction is more affected when more loft is involved.
For this reason, i carry 2 upright wedges, for hitting shots when standing closer to the ball.
I was discussing this with a friend, talking about how you should bend your knees more when pitching, to return the club to its designed lie angle and he said
“Remember Seve? When he was pitching, he looked like he was sitting on the toilet”