How to Add More Backspin on the Ball
When playing fast greens, you need to put more backspin on the ball to make it stop quickly on the green.
It might look cool to spin it back, but too much backspin can harm your score more often. So I try not to put too much backspin on the ball. I want the ball to skip once and stop.
It’s hard to predict how the ball with lots of backspin will react when it hits the green.
However, there might be a situation where you want to add much more spin than normal.
Here is how you can more backspin on the ball.
The backspin is created with the grooves designed on the clubface. As the clubface compresses the ball, it created backspin as the ball slides through the grooves on the clubface.
Also, when you hit a ball with a descending blow, the ball is pressed against the turn for a fraction of a second. This will add more spin on the ball as well.
So you should hit it with a slight descending blow for more backspin.
Use golf ball with softer covers if you want to add extra spin on the ball as well.
So to add more backspin,
1) Hit the ball before the lowest point of swing arc
2) Take a shallow divot. Don't hit down on the ball
3) Use softer ball
4) Use more lofted clubs
If you need more backspin, hit a fade. A fade shot will add more backspin on the ball. The ball will roll to the right once it hits the green. So you need to adjust your aim.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker