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Pretty neat video. I have heard of people spraying stuff on the face of their clubs to prevent any spin. Maybe just play in the rain. 

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19 minutes ago, snapfade said:

Pretty neat video. I have heard of people spraying stuff on the face of their clubs to prevent any spin. Maybe just play in the rain. 

Yeah? During play? That’s illegal of course.

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40 minutes ago, snapfade said:

Pretty neat video. I have heard of people spraying stuff on the face of their clubs to prevent any spin. Maybe just play in the rain. 

I can remember a spray-on product called STRAIGHT that was advertised and endorsed by Bob Rossberg many years ago. Most likely some sort of oil or silicone product that reduced sidespin. It was clearly stated as being illegal for tournament play. You can also buy illegal "no slice" tees that have a cup face to prevent contact with your club face. Less spin, but less yardage too. 

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17 minutes ago, Archie Bunker said:

I can remember a spray-on product called STRAIGHT that was advertised and endorsed by Bob Rossberg many years ago. Most likely some sort of oil or silicone product that reduced sidespin. It was clearly stated as being illegal for tournament play. You can also buy illegal "no slice" tees that have a cup face to prevent contact with your club face. Less spin, but less yardage too. 

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1 hour ago, Archie Bunker said:

Most likely some sort of oil or silicone product that reduced sidespin.

 

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There’s no such thing as side spin. The ball has backspin and turns because the axis is tilted.

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20 minutes ago, billchao said:

 

There’s no such thing as side spin. The ball has backspin and turns because the axis is tilted.

That spray along with the Hammer driver and the brush tees have made millionaires out some people.

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3 hours ago, billchao said:

 

There’s no such thing as side spin. The ball has backspin and turns because the axis is tilted.

So. It spins sideways.

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Vaseline is a lot cheaper.  Though I only used it once to see what the results were. 

With regard to water on driver clubface and water on the ball I can tell you your drives are a lot SHORTER.  The ball essentially dives back to earth.

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1 hour ago, Archie Bunker said:

So. It spins sideways.

No, the ball spins backwards, slightly tilted.

You can’t reduce “side spin” without simply reducing spin in general.

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22 hours ago, billchao said:

No, the ball spins backwards, slightly tilted.

You can’t reduce “side spin” without simply reducing spin in general.

Spun like a politician.

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14 minutes ago, Archie Bunker said:

Spun like a politician.

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1 hour ago, Archie Bunker said:

Spun like a politician.

It's not. There's no such thing as "sidespin." Really, there's no such thing as "backspin" either, though you can get "pure backspin" if your spin axis is 0°.

There's just "spin" about some axis. The axis for virtually all golf shots is relatively horizontal. You can mathematically break "spin" — both the rate (revolutions per unit of time) and the axis angle — into component vectors, and that's what's historically been called "side spin" and "back spin" but that's just a way of making something "feel" easier to understand.

There's just one "spin" on the ball.

P.S. Some believe there's a "rifle spin" but I haven't seen anything credible on that, really.

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