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Spin: friend or foe?
How can you influence spin rates
Manufacturers have long known that regular golfers needed a higher launch angle on tee shots. For a while they tried to urge golfers to play super-high lofted drivers. But while increasing the dynamic launch angle (the actual angle the ball launches) it also created the side-effect of too much back spin for many.
By fixing a very common swing fault most golfers can increase the launch angle and lower spin rates to substantially increase distance off the tee.
Many golfers have a slight downward angle of attack on the ball with a driver, but that has the effect of lowering launch angle and increasing spin rate. A very poor scenario for most golfers.
Twenty-one extra metres Trackman data shows us that a golfer with an 80mph swing speed who changes their angle of attack from -5° to +5° increases their dynamic launch angle by 4° but even more importantly reduces their spin rate by over 1,000rpm. And that means 21 extra metres.
Don’t let spin rob you
Book an assessment with us and lets find your personal launch DNA: the perfect match of launch and spin for the ball speed you’re creating.