October 6, 2014
The Golf Education Series - Growing Your Golf Knowledge
w/ Scott MacLeod, PGA of Canada Class A Professional
Many golfers struggle with controlling the trajectory of their golf shots (as well as spin rate and how much power they efficiently deliver from the clubhead to the golf ball). The common thought is to take into consideration the loft of the club they are using based on club specifications, but the static loft of a golf club is just a starting point.
The golf swing is a dynamic motion, meaning that the loft a manufacturer states for a golf club as it is made is rarely the loft that is presented at impact with the golf ball. That is what really matters.
Loft is the vertical angle of the clubface. To transition that to being “dynamic loft” it becomes the same measurement, but as the golf club collides/or is delivered to the ball (various launch monitor systems measure at different points).
The angle at which the golf swings up/down at the ball, how the shaft bends, how the golfer releases the golf club head (creating shaft lean forward or backwards), the point on the face where the clubhead makes contact with the ball, and whether…
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