26 Aug '14, 2pm

Ask Golf Digest: Q&A

Why do all new club ads tout "higher launch?" Mid- and high- handicappers like me flip our wrists and need all the help we can get to keep the launch down! —Francois deVilliers, San Jose, Calif. A: You don't need to launch it lower, you need to launch it better. The higher you can hit the ball without dramatically increasing spin, the more distance you can produce. The trouble with a wristy swing is that it increases the loft of the club at impact, which creates excessive, distance-sucking spin. If you're able to generate a lot of speed with your wrist flip, a fitter might recommend less loft on your driver as a way to reduce spin. That should work, especially if you have no plans to take a lesson. However, one key benefit of today's adjustable-loft drivers is that they allow you to change the loft of your club as your swing improves. Q: I played in a two-person team event...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2014-09/ask-golf-digest

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