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Reduce driver backspin

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I was measured by Bridgestone at their ball fitting and these were the results:

Clubhead speed 98.0 MPH

Ball Speed 133.8

Launch Angle 12.2

Backspin 3,197 RPM

Any thoughts on how I can possibly reduce my backspin rpm"s.

Also I have a slight over the top move on the downswing.

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you need to hit up on the ball more. someone told me, I'm not that great at it, that if you make like a reverse "k" with your body its helps hit up on it. so have a straight line from your left (if you're right handed) ankle to your left shoulder. youtube might have a video on this

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you need to hit up on the ball more. someone told me, I'm not that great at it, that if you make like a reverse "k" with your body its helps hit up on it. so have a straight line from your left (if you're right handed) ankle to your left shoulder. youtube might have a video on this

Your SF of only 1.36 is kind of low.

Here is a great video to show the difference in AoA of the driver. He does not explicitly relate this to higher spin, but it makes some sense that it does. Note that he is using flight limited balls.

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I was at my local launcher monitor today and got low rpms by hitting up with the driver. When I hit a cut my rpm was 3400 avg. when I was trying to "turn the ball over " and hit a draw drive I got under 3000. 2800 avg My swing speed was about the same and I got more yardage with the smash draw It felt like I was the outside quad of the ball as opposed to the inside quad but yet still hit up on the ball
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I was measured by Bridgestone at their ball fitting and these were the results:

Clubhead speed 98.0 MPH

Ball Speed 133.8

Launch Angle 12.2

Backspin 3,197 RPM

Any thoughts on how I can possibly reduce my backspin rpm"s.

Also I have a slight over the top move on the downswing.

Yep your contact is pretty bad for a driver there. Smash Factor should be 1.45 or more for very solid contact.

Agreed, hit up on the ball. That helps reduce spin and optimize launch conditions

3,197 is not to bad, though probably high for your club head speed.

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Thanks for the info. I will work on the advice given over the winter.
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Yep your contact is pretty bad for a driver there. Smash Factor should be 1.45 or more for very solid contact.

Agreed, hit up on the ball. That helps reduce spin and optimize launch conditions

3,197 is not to bad, though probably high for your club head speed.

What he said...^^^^

Although, as Matt said, spin is not the major problem. Hitting up will reduce spin and improve launch angle because....

Launch angle seems low, too, for that swing speed. Hitting up will help optimize.

Read threads here -- there is a long one on hitting up:

http://thesandtrap.com/t/44307/hitting-up-or-down-with-the-driver-in-an-inline-pattern

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