Launch angle is very important when it comes to ball flight. Having a driver that will give you the optimum launch angle is just as important. If you don't have the right tool for the job, you're going to make the game a lot more difficult.
Bob Renaut recently submitted a question about launch angle. He says that all his clubs have a high launch angle, particularly his driver. Because of this, he's losing yardage on his shots. I've got a few ideas as to why this is happening.
I am having a consistent problem with having very high launch angles on my driver and 3 wood (actually most all clubs. I hit very high shots.) For example, my driver is 8.5 degrees face and I hit 17 to 19 degree launch angles and I am losing 30 - 50 yards on the driver and 20 - 30 on most other clubs. Any ideas on what might be causing consistently high launch angles with the PPGS?
Bob is probably coming down a little too steep. If you have sky marks on your driver, that will be your proof. You might be hitting the ball from high to low and the ball is rolling up the face at impact, which means you're putting backspin on the ball. Any kind of wind in your face will only make the backspin more pronounced and cut down on your distance.
Check the impact area on your driver if you can. This will give you instant feedback on where you're making contact with the ball. If the marks are anywhere other than the sweet spot of the club, you're going to have to make an adjustment or get to a certified club fitter to make sure your clubs are built correctly.
Keep it vertical!
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