Pick The Perfect Ball For Golf Spin (Video)
Pick The Perfect Ball For Golf Spin (Video)

Now, one of the components we can control in this sort of spin equation if you like would be the actual golf ball. Now, you can go into any golf shop and you can choose and pick which brand of golf ball you want to buy. A lot of people just play with whatever they find on the golf course, of course, but if you’re certain about your golf and you want to actually get a golf ball that’s going to spin nicely on the green that’s a buying decision you can go and make.

Now, all the golf balls will tell you on the back of the box exactly what they think the golf ball will do and there’s a couple of key words that we’re looking for there. Every ball will probably tell you it’s the longest, it’s the straightest, it’s the spinniest, but actually what you’re looking for within each brand is their premium ball that has a soft cover and has a high spin rate. Now, the high spin rate and the soft cover are going to combine that when you hit the ball the ball effectively sticks to the face and it’s going to really spin up the club face, land on the green and put a bit of spin on it. The problem with this is that if it’s spinning a lot with the wedge it’s actually going to spin a lot with every club and potentially that’s also going to give you sidespin as well as backspin, so the ball is backspinning nicely with the wedge when it lands on the green, but if that backspin is off axis we might class that as sidespin and that’s going to affect how the ball flies straight with the driver or not. So if you’re so focused on backspinning the ball then that’s great, but just consider that you might also lose a bit of distance off the tee and a bit of accuracy off the tee, but if you’ve got that nice, soft premium ball what you should notice is that you can actually hear it as you bounce the ball up and down on the club face, it should sound a little bit softer whereas if you take a distance ball or a less premium ball it would sound a little bit harder and actually that’s noticeable when you hit the ball as well, so from a good set up position, when you strike down on the golf ball and try and spin that wedge, you should be able to hear and feel the strike and it feels a little bit softer on the club face than maybe one of these distance or less premium balls that sounds a bit more clicky, so actually as I strike down on that ball I almost get the sense that the ball is just gripping on to the club face a little bit better, landing on the green and backing up a little bit for me. So next time you’re in the golf shop and you’re trying out some different golf balls consider getting a spin ball, a softer ball, a more premium ball, particularly if you’re desperate to get the ball to spin a bit better and you’re playing into hard greens. The softer ball will definitely help.
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Now, one of the components we can control in this sort of spin equation if you like would be the actual golf ball. Now, you can go into any golf shop and you can choose and pick which brand of golf ball you want to buy. A lot of people just play with whatever they find on the golf course, of course, but if you’re certain about your golf and you want to actually get a golf ball that’s going to spin nicely on the green that’s a buying decision you can go and make.

Now, all the golf balls will tell you on the back of the box exactly what they think the golf ball will do and there’s a couple of key words that we’re looking for there. Every ball will probably tell you it’s the longest, it’s the straightest, it’s the spinniest, but actually what you’re looking for within each brand is their premium ball that has a soft cover and has a high spin rate. Now, the high spin rate and the soft cover are going to combine that when you hit the ball the ball effectively sticks to the face and it’s going to really spin up the club face, land on the green and put a bit of spin on it. The problem with this is that if it’s spinning a lot with the wedge it’s actually going to spin a lot with every club and potentially that’s also going to give you sidespin as well as backspin, so the ball is backspinning nicely with the wedge when it lands on the green, but if that backspin is off axis we might class that as sidespin and that’s going to affect how the ball flies straight with the driver or not. So if you’re so focused on backspinning the ball then that’s great, but just consider that you might also lose a bit of distance off the tee and a bit of accuracy off the tee, but if you’ve got that nice, soft premium ball what you should notice is that you can actually hear it as you bounce the ball up and down on the club face, it should sound a little bit softer whereas if you take a distance ball or a less premium ball it would sound a little bit harder and actually that’s noticeable when you hit the ball as well, so from a good set up position, when you strike down on the golf ball and try and spin that wedge, you should be able to hear and feel the strike and it feels a little bit softer on the club face than maybe one of these distance or less premium balls that sounds a bit more clicky, so actually as I strike down on that ball I almost get the sense that the ball is just gripping on to the club face a little bit better, landing on the green and backing up a little bit for me. So next time you’re in the golf shop and you’re trying out some different golf balls consider getting a spin ball, a softer ball, a more premium ball, particularly if you’re desperate to get the ball to spin a bit better and you’re playing into hard greens. The softer ball will definitely help.