Spin | FairWeather Golf Blog

More spin?

Tour players are hitting the ball dramatically farther these days. 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. Today's players put in long hours finding ways to reduce backspin and create the optimal launch angle. Working on the RoboGolfPro with the team at FairWeather Golf can have a dramatic impact on your spin rate and thus lead to extra distance.

How we can help

Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions. A high spin rate is the enemy, particularly when hitting in to the wind. One way to reduce spin is to hit a lower lofted club. Practice taking one or two clubs more (5 iron instead of 7 iron) and swing easier. The will help you control your ball flight and distance. More loft generally increases spin rate. All things being equal, more club speed will also increase spin rate.

Master the art of reduced spin

Spin robs drives of their maximum distance. Golfers who can master the art of reducing spin on their tee shots will add extra yards to their drives. Here are some of the things that we can help you achieve during lessons with the RoboGolfPro.

Swing up

Firstly, swinging up on the ball–rather than flat or, even worse, downward–and helps create launch angles of 10 degrees or higher and spin rates of 3,000 rpm and lower, proven to be the ideal launch conditions. With both our trackman and robot, we can work to ideally adjust your set up and swing to ensure you achieve the right angles.

Eliminate downward swing

Secondly, we can help eliminate any downward action in the swing. To reduce spin and maximize distance, golfers need to adopt the uppercut swing of a home-run hitter in baseball, not the flat swing of a contact hitter. This can be addressed in your lessons and with repeated robot reps you will see less spin and more distance.

Maintain your body position

Finally, keeping your body position behind the ball will ensure you are hitting correctly. Any tendency to slide ahead of the ball at impact will lower the launch angle and create more spin. Stay down and through the shot at impact, swinging the club up, out and away from the body, not down and across it. Use the robot to start of gradually before adding more swing speed to your drive.

In summary

Now we are not suggesting these are elements that you can only achieve working on the Robot. However, as the Robot allows you to 'feel' you idea swing, this can be achieved in a fraction of the time against conventional golf lessons. If you are looking to become a master of spin, then contact us on 01344 231120 or email enquiries@fairweather.golf.