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Pretty new to golf and the forum but I have gotten decent with a 60* around the greens. When I am really on, I backspin the crap out of the ball, yet it never bites and rolls backwards. It seems to pause and then roll forward, like a car spinning out. When I am messing around I snap my wrist while ball is on clubface to add extra spin(really soft shot). I can see it spinning like crazy but nothing. The other day I spun one and it hit the fringe and spun backwards towards me. Not what I wanted. Seems like it "bit" on the fringe grass but it wont bite on the green. I can back up a whiffle ball on carpet. Just dont get why it wont roll back on a green. Green too hard or do I need supermassive backspin ?

post #2 of 8
Why in the world do you want to spin the ball.....?
post #3 of 8
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Normally I dont,although its tough to hold greens where I play. However, there are some instances where I would really like to back it up a few feet like pitching over a hill when the pin is close to the hill.   If it would bite and roll back, I would have a little more room for error. I can only spin the 60* and sometimes the 52* on medium to light pitch shots, but every now and then I need it to come back some instead of rolling forward 10 -20 feet or more. If it would stop or come back some it would just be extra ammo in the arsenal of shots. Would be useful once or twice a round.

post #4 of 8
I don't mean to be condescending, but you're not good enough to be playing that shot. Nor are you (I hope) playing the high spin ball you need to play that shot. Learn to hit a nice little chip that will run like a putt and a little high pitch that will hit soft and stop in 10 feet or so. You'll be more consistent, will save shots, and will lower your sores and handicap....

......and that's what it's all about! a2_wink.gif
post #5 of 8
I don't think I've anyone, even a pro, spin it a few feet back on a shot inside 30 ish yards, and if you're good enough to hit a high spin shot right by the hole from that distance, probably should figure out why you're that distance to begin with. Shouldn't ever need to back it up, land it short of the hole. The quickie pitching thread technique can have only a few feet of release if you practice enough.
post #6 of 8

Not only do Pros have perfect swings, they also have the best equipment tailored to their swings, the perfect balls tailored to the swings, and they're playing on perfectly mainicured courses. That all helps them to spin it like they do. An amateur playing on the local muni won't ever spin it like that, nor should they worry about trying.

 

My ball can hold a green, normally. That said, last August I played a course that hadn't watered their greens in days and they were like concrete. Not even Ben Hogan's ghost would have been able to spin one back on them. haha

 

It looks cool, but don't worry about ever pulling it off. 

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I still think that shot is useful at least once or twice a round, although I dont know if it is possible on N Texas black gumbo greens.  I appreciate all the inputs, and have come to the conclusion that until I play softer greens, pause and trickle is all I can hope for.

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Originally Posted by Blueman View Post

I still think that shot is useful at least once or twice a round, although I dont know if it is possible on N Texas black gumbo greens.  I appreciate all the inputs, and have come to the conclusion that until I play softer greens, pause and trickle is all I can hope for.

Yep, it's the greens. Go with that.....
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