Last week I mentioned spin rates and touched on a players angle of attack in the golf swing. This angle of attack is the up or down movement of the club head at the moment of impact. Players on the PGA Tour, on average, hit their driver with a descending angle of attack of around -1.5 degrees. However, the LPGA Tour average shows an ascending angle of attack of +3 degree. PGA Tour players have very high club head speeds, allowing them to trade some distance for accuracy. By hitting down on the ball they create a little more backspin which helps control the ball.
Many amateurs hit down on the ball with their driver without the club-head speed of a PGA Tour player. The amateur is hitting the ball higher on the face with more spin, reducing ball speed and carry distance meaning a shorter drive.
Try these setup changes and learn to hit the ball with an ascending angle and less spin to increase your distance.
Tee the ball a little higher, position the ball in line with your left shoulder and this encourages your right to be lower than your left. This will allow you to have a shallow angle of attack which in turn increases clubhead speed giving more distance. Remember, this distance tip is only for the driver. A descending blow is required with your irons and but is very bad for your driver.
This angle of attack can be measured on our FlightScope and we are currently offering FREE FlightScope sessions in our Swing studio. By using this technology we can help you achieve better results from your golf and understand the mechanics of what makes the ball do what a little better. So please don't hesitate and contact us in the Pro Shop to book your FREE FlightScope session.
Click here to see Bubba testing the new PING G driver and looking at the data.
The March Midweek Medal took place last Wednesday and again with the course back to playing at its full length a good score was tricky to achieve. There was only one player to score in the sixties and that was John Tarbox who scored a nett 68 to win Division One. In second place came Tom Day with nett 70 and in joint third came George Sadowski and Will Sampson. Division Two was a closer affair with Ron Pearce winning with a score of nett 70, Graham Richmond was second with nett 71 and four players carded nett 72's, they were Richard Lancaster, Andy McDonald, John Smith and Joe Berry.
The Club Medal on Saturday produced some fantastic scores. Division 1 was won by Brian Wilson with a nett 66 with Peter Brennan finishing second with a nett 67 and Phil Martin taking third spot with a nett 68. Division 2 was blown away by Bryan Bateman's nett 65 with the hard practicing David Roberts finishing second on nett 69 and Steve Gibbs scoring a nett 71 with his new Wislon golf balls to finish third. Congratulations to all the winners.
This week's events..
Wednesday 23rd March: Seniors v Aylesbury: 8.50am-11.00am
Thursday 24th March: Paul Hawkins Memorial Day: 7.45am-12.30pm
Saturday 26th March: French Mixed Texas Scramble: 1.00pm-2.00pm
Sunday 27th March: Mixed Match v Boutigny: 1.30pm-2.15pm
Monday 28th March: Millennium Texas Scramble: 7.00am-1.00pm
Tuesday 29th March: Ladies Greensomes: 10.15am-2.30pm
Wednesday 30th March: Seniors v Aspley Guise: 8.50am-11.00am
Thursday 31st March: Junior Stableford: 11.30am-12.30pm
Friday 1st April: No reservations.
Titleist, are again offering their popular 4 dozen for the price of 3 dozen deal on personalised Pro V1 or Pro V1X balls.
You can either order via my website or come into the shop and we can place the order for you.
Now is a great time to get a new golf bag, we are offering a trade in deal on Titleist and Motocaddy bags.
You can get £30.00 OFF a Titleist bag or £20.00 OFF a Motocaddy bag simply by trading in an old golf bag.