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Questions that get asked on a regular basis by golfers is, how do I get the ball to stop and spin on the green. Particularly, when the weather is like this, you know, the sun shine and the greens are drying out a little bit more and people want the ball to land and they want to [set] ball to check up. And I think a lot of the issue is they actually watch golfers on the TV all the time landing the ball next to a flag 50 yards away and I think puts the brakes on and maybe even stops next to the hole and for lot of club and amateur golfers they tend to find the ball when it lands next to the green. They think they've done it, it's landed near the flag and then it rolls off the back of the green and the consideration has to be how we create the right amount of back spin. So, every golf ball you ever hit with anything that gets the ball up in the air has some degree of back spin, but it's controlling the amount of back spin and for most club golfers actually creating more back spin is the skill and that's something we want to do.

But let's also consider that sometimes the professional golfers create too much spin. They might land the ball brilliantly next to the flag, they start to get a round of applause from the crowd and then the thing puts the skid zone and starts to back spin off the green. Sometimes you've seen that ball actually back spin into a bunker or even into a water hazard because the professional creates too much spin. Most pros will actually like the ball to stop and stay perfectly still, land on the green, put the brakes on and not move at all rather than land on the green, brakes on, reverse gear and then back it off the green.

So in this next little series of mini -- little miniseries of videos I'm going to explore how an average club golfer can actually generate more back spin with their wedge play, getting the ball to stop on a green a little bit quicker and give them more control around the hole.