Originally Posted by newtogolf
New or old, you just can't throw statements out there as fact and not back them up.
Physics must be different in WA than the rest of the world. Define minimal spin, and type of spin.
Word of advice - Don't believe everything Taylor Made tells you or any other golf company for that matter - marketing <> truth and certainly not science.
And NEWTOGOLF you too should not:-O make statements of the kind.
When it comes to spin and distance and statements relating to launch & carry by manufactures they are not just making statements or pulling them out of the air ( no pun intended)
Taylor made or any of the manufactures making such claims are reading straight off of 3 rd party launch monitors under laboratory like test conditions. Flights scope and trackman. It is total lack of judgement and knowledge to assume otherwise. Yes they are in business to make money and to sell clubs, but they are not in lying business to consumers.
Too low of spin ( in relation to club head and ball speed) will result in the ball hitting its apex and soon after that a steep decent to the ground. Picture a knuckle ball pitcher when he releases the ball, very little spin and the ball just drops on home plate.
To high of spin rate, in most instances anything over 3000 RPMs creates drag via disturbing more area around the ball and again some distance is lost.
The secret to distance is many factors, launch angle, club head and ball speed and yes spin, optimum spin for most recreational golfers with a 92-100 Mph driver club head speed will be 2000-2800 RPMs. That is what I have seen for myself watching 1000s of aspiring low to middle handicap golfers with both trackman and flight scope machines.