SportsRec is the 1 source for all things sports! Ok the one number that really stood out to me was the smash factor. That’s right, spin on the ball is actually what gives you control over the ball and the less spin, the less control. There is no physics logic backing up that hitting up on the ball will give a decrease in accuracy. I am going to run an experiment with Trackman at my golf academy and need a starting range for each item. We’ll talk more about this in a moment. I just want to read the article.

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High or low: How much driver backspin is best?

Are there any specific swing changes I should consider to improve the smash factor? And unfortunately, they go somewhat hand in hand, and trying to dial them both in takes a lot of testing and certainly some adjusments.

Proper Pitch Shot Technique. Spin reduction and LA.

There are a couple more main reasons apart from simply being more forgiving on mishits. I’m not a long drive contestant, nor will I ever be, and I don’t teach any of them. SportsRec is the 1 source for all things sports!

Hand Dominance in Putting.

But try hitting down on the ball more to get it up in the air faster. Losing Lag and Weak Release. This chart shows how attack angle affects launch wngle, spin and distance, based on TrackMan data. The more sand you use to move the ball the less spin. Is there any data on typical club path for a tour pro?


Finally, driver distance also comes down to technique. How to Release the Golf Club. Let’s start with one of the most overlooked reasons, the course itself. Launch-angle golf is coming and in a short time will radically change how players are developed. How much is it going cost? The AOA is critical because it also directly affects spin, as does where you contact the ball on the face and the type of golf ball itself.

Backpsin, this IS Tiger Woods we’re talking about, so you have to imagine he’s pretty close to hitting it solid every time.

In today’s golf world, maximizing your driver distance is truly a matter of science. There are numerous other factors to consider here. You can do this by simply making sure you are contacting the ball in the proper spot on the clubface each time. Better materials and manufacturing techniques make them possible, but a simple question begs to be answered: Ok, so we are now making contact very high on the face with a level to slightly upward angle of anglw in the “center” of the clubface, what else do we need to worry about?


These guys are taller, stronger, more athletic and better trained and leveraging technology to the absolute maximum. Here are a few things to consider from a club-fitting standpoint to help you groove that perfect high-launch, low-spin combination.

Instruction: How to get more bang from your driver

Observe the photo below of Tiger Woods at impact:. No matter what, the bottom line is that YOU need to hit the ball in the sweet spot more oftenperiod.

Guaranteed to Work Get More Distance: I say nearly, mind you. The Driver Sweetspot and Center of Gravity. Access My Free Videos! Launch angle measurements, expressed in degrees relative to the horizontal plane, provide information about trajectory and the potential of a ball to roll once it reaches the ground. But what do all those numbers on the launch monitor screen mean and how do you maximize them?