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Handicap : 10.5
Posted : Wed 8th Aug 2012 20:41
Have had a couple of Vokeys for around three years now and to be honest, have struggled with consistency up until now. I say up until now because of late have been hitting them really sweet and best of all, I know the reason why. But not all is good. Have noticed that between 70 to 90 yards out, I'm hitting them clean to the target but getting an unbelievable amount of backspin. Played a great shot on Sunday pitching to around two feet of the pin and the ball spinning back to the fringe leaving me with a long putt. Can anybody advise me on what I need to do to control this.
Handicap : 21
Reply : Wed 8th Aug 2012 23:11
Unwanted backspin is something that I have never had to contend with, probably because I have never owned any specialist wedges.
I expect my ball to check up within 6ft of its pitch and the method I use is to take just a scraping of divot.
My wedge play will stand up against most players apart from distance. I can't hit a wedge 150 which seems to be the norm these days.
Handicap : 11.8
Reply : Thu 9th Aug 2012 09:54
I dont think i have ever got so much backspin on the ball that it has backed up. It might have landed on the green and moved back an inch or two but that is probably more down to soft greens and large pitch marks.
This isn't really an issue for me because stopping the ball within a foot of it's own pitch mark is easier for me to control but I've always wondered why mine don't spin back?
I feel I am a fairly good ball striker, have a moderate to fast swing speed, take divots with my wedges and use a Titleist Nxt Tour ball. Am I simply not striking the ball correctly to get enough spin or ould it be the ball?
Handicap : 3.8
Reply : Thu 9th Aug 2012 12:09
For more backspin, stand up straighter and set up a bit closer to the ball. Have the ball back in your stance. This allows you to swing at a steeper angle and impart more spin by striking the ball before you strike the ground. To reduce backspin, widen your stance, move the ball up to a normal position, and shorten your swing. This set-up should produce a shallower swing and create less backspin....Well it works for me... Also keeping grooves clean and sharp(but legal) will help the ball grip up club face.
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Handicap : 10.5
Reply : Thu 9th Aug 2012 16:03
Will give that a try Dan, thank you for the advice.
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