More Spin On The Golf Ball May Not Be A Good Thing (Video)
More Spin On The Golf Ball May Not Be A Good Thing (Video)

When you see the top players on TV, one thing which is very, very noticeable is when they’re striking the golf ball, when it lands on a green it will stop, you will grab and every now and again it will have that lovely large amount of backspin, and that is something which amateur golfers look at, the exact spot and go. Wouldn’t that be lovely to have and in general, yes, it would be nice to be able to get that ball to stop on the green and backup towards the pin.

However, there are some circumstances where you need to look at the softness of the golf ball and say, will he produce more spin that I need. So if you are driving the golf ball for example, you hit the ball quite hard, but you produce an excess amount of spin. Let’s say you're producing a four to five thousand revs of spin when you're hitting the driver because of the amount of spin, which has been imparted upon that ball as it flies off into the distance it will not have the boring characteristics that you need to fly through the wind. Balls that spin more with a highest launch will get less distance because the backspin which is being imparted will halt that flight. If you have a ball, which has no spin and which flies through the air, it will be affected less and when it bounces it will roll on a lot, lot further. This is why you see so much debate going on around spin numbers in regards to when they’re hitting drivers. When you're hitting wedges from the fairway it will also spin absolutely amazing, but lots of spin from the tee shots may not be advisable for the most people and if you think about what a lot of amateur golfers really, really want it is distance off the tee. Well, that’s what they think they want. It might not be what they need, but that is what they think they want. So a harder golf ball with less spin may be more beneficial than one with more spin, but again this comes down to testing. So spin is a great thing. There are certain occasions it might not be a 100% useful.
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When you see the top players on TV, one thing which is very, very noticeable is when they’re striking the golf ball, when it lands on a green it will stop, you will grab and every now and again it will have that lovely large amount of backspin, and that is something which amateur golfers look at, the exact spot and go. Wouldn’t that be lovely to have and in general, yes, it would be nice to be able to get that ball to stop on the green and backup towards the pin.

However, there are some circumstances where you need to look at the softness of the golf ball and say, will he produce more spin that I need. So if you are driving the golf ball for example, you hit the ball quite hard, but you produce an excess amount of spin. Let’s say you're producing a four to five thousand revs of spin when you're hitting the driver because of the amount of spin, which has been imparted upon that ball as it flies off into the distance it will not have the boring characteristics that you need to fly through the wind. Balls that spin more with a highest launch will get less distance because the backspin which is being imparted will halt that flight. If you have a ball, which has no spin and which flies through the air, it will be affected less and when it bounces it will roll on a lot, lot further. This is why you see so much debate going on around spin numbers in regards to when they’re hitting drivers. When you're hitting wedges from the fairway it will also spin absolutely amazing, but lots of spin from the tee shots may not be advisable for the most people and if you think about what a lot of amateur golfers really, really want it is distance off the tee. Well, that’s what they think they want. It might not be what they need, but that is what they think they want. So a harder golf ball with less spin may be more beneficial than one with more spin, but again this comes down to testing. So spin is a great thing. There are certain occasions it might not be a 100% useful.