This set-up allows you to swing at a steeper angle and impart more spin by striking the ball before you strike the ground. You want to hit your drives on the upswing and these two easy steps at setup will help with that. I personally have never lost whatever degree of respect I had for a fellow golfer if his hat remained on his head while he shook my hand. I found an interesting article from TimesUnion I still hit my 19 degree 2 iron higher than most people hit a wedge. Find a wedge you can hit with a degree of reliability to and around the green and note the amount of backspin you get on a normal shot.

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Tour players are hitting the ball dramatically farther these days. I still enjoy hitting the ball high but you’ll never play well in the weather that we’re getting right now.

Follow these simple steps to help you lower backspin with your bxckspin. Playing partners, team members, important sponsors, …. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I have almost a 6’5 reach, this makes having a shallow swing an impossible feat.

Sign up for a new account in our community. Shots into the green can be launched at or beyond the pin and spin backward to your desired location. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it’s still relevant.


You might want to try to swing easier or try putting the ball a little bit further up in your stance. Golf Tips and Instructions: After impact, you should feel the momentum of your swing pull your weight to your left foot so that you finish with your chest and hips facing the target.

Tee the ball high enough so a small portion backsin the ball sits above the top of the driver.

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It may feel a bit awkward at first and it will take some practice but these simple changes can make a difference in lowering your backspin off the tee and ultimate hitting it further.

Tto may be the ball bu it also may be where the ball is placed in the stance-like how close it is to your back and front foot I generate a lot of spin.

It is absolutly impossible to have an overly high ball flight if you are doing this correct. Keep your head behind the ball as you swing down to impact. Even if you swing over mph, without an optimal backspin rate and launch angle you could be losing a ton of distance off the tee.

Improvements in clubs and balls are contributing factors, but so is the fact that professionals have learned to reduce the amount of spin on their drives. This makes no sense whatsoever. I can’t think of a better way to hit your irons as long as you hit ’em where you want ’em to go.


PGA Tour 15hr ago My year in golf: How do I reduce this backspin and hit further? Skip to content Search for: Here’s how to lowee about it. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.

To maximize how far his tee shots fly, he needs to send the ball high into the air.

How to Control Backspin

But this is a golf blog, and I need to get on with it. Lasting moments inside the ropes with Tiger Woods There are always a fo other people inside the ropes with Tiger Woods during pro-ams. Learn how to use it to your advantage and learn how to take some off when you have to, especially on full wedge shots. Generally when I hit my clubs I have almost a balloon effect. The end result is that my total distance has decreased, even though my swing speed has noticeably increased.

Jim Thomas has been a freelance writer since This will help promote an upward strike on the ball, too. I found an interesting article from TimesUnion So go to the driving range with a bucket or two of balls and try to implement these tips.