Last updated: November 28, 2020

How to Put Backspin on a Golf Ball

Published 12:03 pm

Introduction

You might have probably seen the pros on PGA tour hit the golf ball into the green only to discover that the ball has disobeyed the Laws of Newton. You observe that the ball magically draws back. At the same time, you thought that it would overshoot the green, and all you could finally see is that it just landed about twenty inches behind the pin. You asked yourself, “How the hell does he do that?”. Well, what has been done is called a backspin and not “magic,” as you might have termed it to be.

Backspin is the backward rotation of the golf ball when it moves through the wind. You probably enjoy seeing backspin in action on TVs. Still, as an average golfer, you do not make the golf ball suck back as the professionals do. If you fall into this category, you don’t need to worry about anything because the steps and tips we are about to give you will do justice to that. All you need to do now is to read through this guide. Let’s dive in!

How to Put Backspin on a Golf Ball

Here are the steps that will guide you through how to put more backspin on a golf ball

Club Head Speed

The club head speed, by definition, is the speed the club head has when it hits the ball. This is affected by your swing speed. Your swing speed is directly proportional to the amount of spin you create, increasing your clubhead speed. Therefore, the higher the club head speed, the higher the rate of spin. You don’t have to swing hard at all. Just swing fast and smart. All you need to do is get a club with a good loft that you can swing comfortably to increase your club head speed when taking a shot.

Spin loft

Another step to consider when you want to put a backspin on a golf ball is the spin loft. The spin loft is defined as the angle created between the angle of attack and the dynamic loft. You don’t need to worry about these significant terms; they are quite easy to grasp. Your angle of attack is the angle the clubhead assumes when travelling to hit the ball. Your angle of attack on the ball should be generally steep when hitting the ball because the steeper your angle of attack is, the more the spin rate.

 

Likewise, the dynamic loft is the angle made by the clubface when it finally hits the ball. You will notice that most clubs have shaft arranged on their surfaces. This shaft greatly affects the dynamic loft. Now that you know these terms, the spin loft is now the angle between the angle of attack and the dynamic loft. So for you to use this step to your advantage when trying to put a backspin, you must increase the spin loft by all means. This is because, in most ca

ses, a decrease in the spin loft will only send the ball farther by decreasing the spin, but this is in direct opposite of what we are trying to do here. Therefore, you must increase the spin loft to give you more spin. This can be achieved by getting a club with a good loft and a good shaft, and when making your swing, you should make your angle of attack pretty steep.

Friction

To generate backspin, you have to take note of the friction as well. The friction is the kind of force created between the clubface and the golf ball. The higher the friction, the higher the spin. You must be looking forward to having a pretty solid contact that will squeeze the ball into the air. Refine your technique to make more solid contact. You can check our website for more details about this.

You should ensure that your club has fresh grooves almost all the time. This is the secret of the pros. They change their grooves many times in a year because the grooves send foreign objects out of the way to allow solid contact with the golf ball. Get a quality golf ball with dimples to lift and spin the ball in the air. Usually, a golf ball with a wound center will do. Furthermore, ensure that the grasses are cut low; you don’t want anything to come in between the golf ball and the clubface, decreasing the friction required to make solid contact. Try playing from a very tight lie and also have a dry ball and dry clubface. Now, make your shot by playing into the wind while aiming for a sloppy green towards you

Practice

This is no joke at all. It would help if you kept on practicing on how to increase your backspin as you become more advanced. Take some drills such as the tee drills that will help you master how to hit the ball first instead of hitting the ground, which will reduce the friction as discussed above. Refine your swinging techniques so that you can swing faster and smarter and not harder to generate the backspin you want for the golf ball.

Conclusion

Putting backspin on a golf ball is relatively easy to do. That is why the pros are doing it pretty well. If they can do it, you can also do it. All you have to do is put everything you have learned in this guide in mind every time. There is no time, to learn and master the backspin at this stage of your skill level. You will certainly need it when you go out to play with your partners for fun or when playing a competitive game of golf. Endeavor to practise consistently to become a backspin-master. We hope this guide has given you the best information on putting and increasing your backspin on the golf ball. If you need more information, feel free to check our website for more informational tips. Thanks for reading!

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