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Launch angle vs club loft

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My 6 iron has a loft of 30 degrees.  If I hit a ball on the monitor and it launches at 21 degrees and I conclude that I am de-lofting the club?   I posted this is clubs and fitting with no response so I thought I would try it here.

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Bill

 

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There are better people out there to answer, but since nobody has so far, I'll say I dont think you are correct.  Doesn't swinging steeper and faster make the ball go higher?  I think launch angle is affected by spin. 

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The short answer is... it's complicated.

 

Check out this chart that's been posted on the site before. The PGA tour average launch angle for a PW is 24.2 degrees, with -5 degrees attack angle. Assuming the pros use around a 46 degree PW, there's an extra difference of 17 degrees coming from somewhere else.  It's not true that static loft + angle of attack = launch angle.

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Originally Posted by dsc123 View Post

There are better people out there to answer, but since nobody has so far, I'll say I dont think you are correct.  Doesn't swinging steeper and faster make the ball go higher?  I think launch angle is affected by spin. 

Swinging steeper reduces dynamic loft. It makes the ball go lower with less spin. 

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