In case you’re wondering how to hit a very low-lofted Driver, there are two keys – the very first is Attack Angle, because without a lot of loft to create backspin lift, you must create the lift yourself.
The second is impact velocity – the ball will be spinning lower than one launched at the same angle as a higher lofted club, so you need impact velocity to get as much spin as you can because of course, spin increases with higher velocity contact.
Without saying, you need solid impact on or near the sweet spot and with a square face, but that goes for any club, does it not?
I hit a couple of drives with my Geek Dot-Com This driver yesterday, which has 6 degrees of loft. I haven’t had the pleasure of hitting it much due to my inability in the past to get all of the above conditions – the speed was the only factor on which I could rely.
I think I’ll be enjoying this Driver a good deal more in the future however, because this was what my impact looked like on the very first swing and the last ball before I packed up the video gear:
That’s a good four to six degrees of backward lean with the shaft, and I measured approximately 10 degrees Launch Angle:
Looking at the impact still, I didn’t even catch it in my favorite spot which is just above pure on the sweet spot, which would have increased my Attack and Launch Angles in a higher teed ball.
Another point of observation is, I can’t believe how happy I was yesterday looking at the week’s video clips compared to the critique I’m bringing to them having done some analysis and more theory work on setup & motion.
But that’s a good thing – I’m excited to get back out there to get from having matched the MCS Classic Swing model’s setup and action in theory to shifting into optimal mode.
Keep in mind that optimal may not ever get to perfect, it is just the absolute best one can swing along the metrics of a model.
My optimal action may never get to perfect, but if one can narrow the range of ball-striking results with a club (impact & launch conditions, distance and accuracy), you really won’t need perfect, will you?
More to come.