How to Spin a Golf Ball
You’ve probably watched the golf before and wondered how do professionals do that? What are the secrets on How to Spin a Golf Ball?
There a two main parts in which better players achieve this unique golf skill. They are using the correct equipment and implementing sound technique.
A top quality wedge with grooves on the face designed to increase spin will help with spinning the golf ball. A tour-level golf ball with a urethane rubber cover is also needed to achieve this unique golf skill.
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Solid Fundamentals and Technique
Spinning the Golf ball is not easy and it takes a lot of practice and patience. Without the correct fundamentals and equipment, it is simply impossible.
The golf ball is a lot easier to spin on full shots because we have no trouble in creating the most important factor, which is clubhead speed. Clubhead Speed along with great contact will impart a lot of backspin on the golf ball.
How do we create that same spin for the shorter pitch shots?
Consider the following tips, and with a bit of practice and patience, you will have all the tools required to spin that golf ball.
Open your stance slightly to get a slight Outside to Inside swing path going. Basically, you want to be aimed slightly left of the target. This is because we want to swing the club on the line of our feet which will promote a slight outside in swing path and help spin the golf ball.
Place your ball position ever so slightly back in your stance. Use a narrow stance, which will give you great control as opposed to a wider stance.
Open the Clubface
To achieve spin a golfer needs to open the clubface slightly. A golfer can still spin the ball with a square face, but opening the face up will help optimize how much spin you want to impart on the ball for the shorter pitch shots.
You need clubhead speed to achieve spin and this can be achieved by using very soft hands. When a golfer hears the expression “Clubhead Speed” their initial thought is to grip the club tight and hit the ball as hard as they can.
Clubhead Speed can be increased just by gripping the club that little softer. Keep the hands soft and with practice spinning the ball can be achieved.
Keeping everything simple and not thinking about too much will help achieve success in the area of spinning the golf ball.
You simply want to practice and not think about too much whilst working on this. Solid technique and fundamentals are very important. This is only half of it so don’t even bother trying until you have a decent wedge and golf ball. Trust me you will die wondering.
One of the most important parts to consider once you have the technique down and are using the correct gear is keeping those hands incredibly soft. Grip the club softly and let the club generate enough speed to spin the ball.
Keeping the hands soft is very important in generating enough clubhead speed for the ball to spin.
In the below video watch how easy 2017 US Masters Champion Sergio Garcia spins the golf ball on this pitch shot.
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