When you're faced with a shot that has a forced carry, you need to be able to get the ball up in the air. This is especially true for tee shots that have a forced carry to the fairway. Low, boring trajectory is good for playing in the wind and the ball rolls nicely down the fairway, but it won't work for that type of tee shot.
Lynn Schenk has struggled with this problem, and he's not the only one. I've always had a lower ball flight with my woods, but after talking with Doc Griffin, I think I've been able to fix this issue. Today, I'm going to share what I've figured out with you!
I enjoyed this video on the launch angle. However, my problem is just the opposite. When using a long iron or driver, my launch angle is low and boring which gives good roll, but the ball flight is not good. What am I doing that causes the low ball flight? I hit my driver 225 to 250 but feel I could gain distance with proper flight angle.
I've always hit the ball with a lower trajectory, which is partly because I have long arms for my height. I just recently realized that my ball position had gotten a little too far forward, which caused me to hit the ball lower on the clubface.
You might also want to look at the loft on your clubs. As we get older, getting more loft on the club can help us get the ball up in the air. It's something I'm currently discussing with Doc Griffin.
The issue with drivers is that club manufacturers are moving the sweet spot up on the face of the club. I tee the driver down to combat this, but it's a good rule of thumb to always check where you're making contact with the ball on your clubface. You can do this by placing white tape on the face of the club and taking a swing. Once you see where your ball is making impact, you can start identifying the issue.
Keep it vertical!
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