June 20, 2019 at 12:34 PM
By Marc H
Marc HLeesburg, VA
Question for Titleist engineers, Trackman or other flight monitors experts: When a ball comes into the green, the amount of roll is based on the hardness of the green, the spin, and the landing angle. Given that the hardness of the green is out of your control, if you wanted to shorten the roll, would you:
1) Try to increase spin? Since spin is based on club head speed and dynamic loft, this would be tricky.
2) Hit the ball higher, or use a ball that goes higher? Note that the softer balls from Titleist go higher, but spin less.
So what matters more (scientifically) in stopping the ball on the green: spin or landing angle?
Don OMadison, WI
Frank PPort St. Lucie, FL
MadhatterUplawmoor, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
June 10, 2021 at 04:24 PM
Was just watching School of Golf this week and they had an interview with The Golden Bear. He said he used to always grind his grooves down to get LESS spin on the ball because he would much rather play his high trajectory ball flight. He said it is more consistent and predictable in his opinion. If you ask me, the man might know a thing or two about what he is talking about.
Mike MSalem MA
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