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How do I get backspin?
Imparting backspin on a golf ball comes from a number of different factors, mainly strike.
In order for us to create backspin we must strike the golf ball first prior to taking a divot. This means that the ball is hit with a descending blow, as the club is travelling towards the ground.
The quicker your club head speed at impact the more spin you will generate. It is imperative that the grooves on your club are clean and the face of the club is dry to ensure maximum contact and spin.
The lie of the golf ball has a huge influence on the way it will react off the face of the club - a ball at rest on a clean and firm lie will spin more than a golf ball resting in heavy rough.
Finally, the golf ball you use is yet another factor on the amount of spin the golf ball will have when struck. For maximum spin ensure you are using a softer ball as it will generate a lot more spin.
GOLFNET GURU TIP: Work with your pro on improving your swing to improve the strike you have on the golf ball.
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