When you are on the links and it’s windy. Conventional wisdom states you should tee the ball lower to keep the ball out of the wind.
Today the guys over the Tour Experience Golf (TXG) released a great new video that demonstrated how that idea might be hurting your game. Leaving you further back than you could have been if you just let the ball fly.
This certainly gave me something to think about in my own game.
In theory the idea of teeing the ball low to keep it out of the wind makes complete sense. What this video showed though is teeing it low causes the ball to launch low and with more spin. Most people know that spin is your enemy in the wind, but why does it spin more?
Their explanation is that it that a low face strike causes the face to deflect downwards and the gearing affect creates more spin on the ball.
Compare that with teeing the ball a little higher hitting the ball more in the middle of the face. The ball launches higher with less spin, optimal for getting more distance.
I might not have actually believed it still, but the data speaks for it self.
The only thing to note in all this. This is only for hitting your driver. Because of the bulge and role you have a gearing affect. Hitting a low stinger with with a driving iron won’t have the same issue.
Rocket Golf Club: The next big thing in golf?
What do you get when you strap a rocket on a golf club? A rocket golf club!
Each year companies like Taylormade and Callaway try to come up with the next big technology to increase your driving distance. Well, one of my favorite Youtube engineers just left them in the dust with his rocket golf club.
Of course, Mark didn’t have to worry about making it onto the USGA conforming list. But who cares. It’s a rocket golf club! But maybe this can be a future change to the rules of golf.
I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
What’s even better, he published how he made it.
What do you think? How far do you think the balls actually went? Let me know below.
All 82 Masters Champions
Arguably the biggest tournament of the year is just a few short weeks away. And to help get us all ready here is a list of every Masters Champion in the history of the tournament.
Since Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts started the Masters Tournament in 1934, there have been 82 playings of the tournament, and 53 different Masters Champions.
Leave a comment below. Who you think will be the next person to slip on the Green Jacket this year as the 2019 Masters Champion.