4 steps to create backspin

Step 1: Get in the groove 

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 1 Aug 2016

Backspin. The golfing form of magic that draws gasps from the galleries.

It's also typically a talking point down the pub with your non-golfing chums. 

They will say "I don't get golf, but can you create backspin," to which you'll reply, "yes every now and then with a wedge."

They will come back with "oh cool, so how do you do it?," to which you'll answer "pint, was it?"

So to make sure you speak with authority the next time backspin comes up in conversation with your pals, here are the four key steps to imparting some serious backspin on those dimples...

STEP 1: CLEAN GROOVES

A clean face and loft puts spin on the ball, so you therefore need very clean grooves. 

If the grooves of your wedges are not clean, all of the grass, dirt, and water obtained from the golf course will get stuck in between the golf ball and the club face. 

To clean the grooves of your club it is best to use a tee or other special groove cleaning tool.

If you keep your grooves clean, the ball will spin much more and you will also become much more consistent with your yardages. 

NOW FOR STEP 2, CHOOSE THE CORRECT BALL

 

 

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