What To Expect When Hitting Down On A Golf Ball (Video)
What To Expect When Hitting Down On A Golf Ball (Video)

So if you've decided to hit down on the golf ball more, you need to know what to expect. Now angle of attack and club loft will work hand in hand to produce different types of shots. So for example if you have decided to strike down on the ball more, and your loft says very pretty much similar, the initial starting point of that flight is going to be a little bit lower and the spin will kind of take you off into the air. If you're going to strike down on the ball and decrease loft by getting those hands further ahead, the ball's going to be contacted first on the turf, the initial starting point will be lower and the overall flight will be lower as well. This is what you will see when you go and watch some of the best players in the world. If you see the hit their iron shots, how their initial flight starts off very very low before eventually climbing to its peak height and then pretty much dropping straight down.

That's all about striking down on the ball with the correct amount of dynamic loft. Now it's all the thing that you can be expecting as well. Obviously if you're striking the ball first and then the turf, you'll be striking the ball and then taking a divot afterwards. Now if you're taking very, very, very deep divots you're probably not going to need to strike down on the ball anymore. You may need to actually shallow out your angle of attack. As far as divot sizes go, you want it to e about the size of a 10 pounder or $20 bill and then pretty thin, you really really want them to be about that thick. You don't want to be taking massive input out the turf. That's going to increase -- that's going to really give an indication that you've increased your angle of attack too much into the ball. All the things that you should be expecting to see, if you do hit down on the ball with a high lofted iron and you strike it well, you will increase the amount of backspin. If you strike down on the ball with a lower lofted club, the back spin will still be okay but because of the conditions you created the impact, it won't have that kind of stop and rip back, you may stop and bounce and grab. But with a wedge for example, you should be experiencing a lot more back spin. Now with more back spin, should come more control however, if you're angling the club face to either fade it or to draw it, this could increase the amount of draw spin and the amount of fade spin that you have. There's also things that can change when you start striking down on the ball but in general with the iron shots is what you want to do to give you that little bit more control over the loft ball.S
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So if you've decided to hit down on the golf ball more, you need to know what to expect. Now angle of attack and club loft will work hand in hand to produce different types of shots. So for example if you have decided to strike down on the ball more, and your loft says very pretty much similar, the initial starting point of that flight is going to be a little bit lower and the spin will kind of take you off into the air. If you're going to strike down on the ball and decrease loft by getting those hands further ahead, the ball's going to be contacted first on the turf, the initial starting point will be lower and the overall flight will be lower as well. This is what you will see when you go and watch some of the best players in the world. If you see the hit their iron shots, how their initial flight starts off very very low before eventually climbing to its peak height and then pretty much dropping straight down.

That's all about striking down on the ball with the correct amount of dynamic loft. Now it's all the thing that you can be expecting as well. Obviously if you're striking the ball first and then the turf, you'll be striking the ball and then taking a divot afterwards. Now if you're taking very, very, very deep divots you're probably not going to need to strike down on the ball anymore. You may need to actually shallow out your angle of attack. As far as divot sizes go, you want it to e about the size of a 10 pounder or $20 bill and then pretty thin, you really really want them to be about that thick. You don't want to be taking massive input out the turf. That's going to increase -- that's going to really give an indication that you've increased your angle of attack too much into the ball. All the things that you should be expecting to see, if you do hit down on the ball with a high lofted iron and you strike it well, you will increase the amount of backspin. If you strike down on the ball with a lower lofted club, the back spin will still be okay but because of the conditions you created the impact, it won't have that kind of stop and rip back, you may stop and bounce and grab. But with a wedge for example, you should be experiencing a lot more back spin. Now with more back spin, should come more control however, if you're angling the club face to either fade it or to draw it, this could increase the amount of draw spin and the amount of fade spin that you have. There's also things that can change when you start striking down on the ball but in general with the iron shots is what you want to do to give you that little bit more control over the loft ball.S