Impacting Spin On The Golf Ball By Accelerating Into Impact (Video)
Impacting Spin On The Golf Ball By Accelerating Into Impact (Video)

Imparting copious amounts of backspin onto the golf ball is something that a lot of players would like to do. The science behind it though in how you achieve a lot of backspin is not difficult. However, a lot of people see the top tall professionals doing it and simply wonder, how is that even possible. The first thing that you need is loft, loft is the first key. If you are striking the golf ball successfully at the center of the club, the amounts of loft on the club face would allow the backspin to be produced. The next thing you need is speed as we’ve already kind of spoken about what this tip is all about, moving down through the point of impact with lots of speed. Lastly, we need the club head to be slightly behind the shaft as the shaft moves downwards through the point of impact. If it’s too much like this and the ball position as too far back, you strike too much down on it, the amount of spin that you actually create will not be seen because your angle of attack is so steep and the launch angle is so low.

Now a very good way to see how much spin you’re creating, how much speed you’re creating through the shot, and how much spin that it’s likely to generate, is doing a little bit of a pre-set drill. So very, very simply, this opening of the feet as you want to see it impact, these hips rotated around to the left hand side, these hands slightly ahead, and the weight on the left hand side. Now from here I’m going to turn back upwards and try and mimic that position whilst increasing my club head speed, really striking the ball, trying to contact the turf afterwards and trying to get lots of backspin. So I’m using a 56 degree wedge here, making sure I’ve got enough loft, hips open, weight forward, taking it back, striking that ball first in the turf, very, very good launch at land and that little bit of grip and that little bit of spin. So increasing the amount of speed that you have through the point of impact will give you more revolutions of spin. Striking the center of the club face is just as important, using an appropriate amount of loft is just as important, and striking down on the ball is just as important as well. These factors they need to be together to produce good amount of spin.
2016-09-02

Imparting copious amounts of backspin onto the golf ball is something that a lot of players would like to do. The science behind it though in how you achieve a lot of backspin is not difficult. However, a lot of people see the top tall professionals doing it and simply wonder, how is that even possible. The first thing that you need is loft, loft is the first key. If you are striking the golf ball successfully at the center of the club, the amounts of loft on the club face would allow the backspin to be produced. The next thing you need is speed as we’ve already kind of spoken about what this tip is all about, moving down through the point of impact with lots of speed. Lastly, we need the club head to be slightly behind the shaft as the shaft moves downwards through the point of impact. If it’s too much like this and the ball position as too far back, you strike too much down on it, the amount of spin that you actually create will not be seen because your angle of attack is so steep and the launch angle is so low.

Now a very good way to see how much spin you’re creating, how much speed you’re creating through the shot, and how much spin that it’s likely to generate, is doing a little bit of a pre-set drill. So very, very simply, this opening of the feet as you want to see it impact, these hips rotated around to the left hand side, these hands slightly ahead, and the weight on the left hand side. Now from here I’m going to turn back upwards and try and mimic that position whilst increasing my club head speed, really striking the ball, trying to contact the turf afterwards and trying to get lots of backspin. So I’m using a 56 degree wedge here, making sure I’ve got enough loft, hips open, weight forward, taking it back, striking that ball first in the turf, very, very good launch at land and that little bit of grip and that little bit of spin. So increasing the amount of speed that you have through the point of impact will give you more revolutions of spin. Striking the center of the club face is just as important, using an appropriate amount of loft is just as important, and striking down on the ball is just as important as well. These factors they need to be together to produce good amount of spin.