Spin Rate is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact

Spin rate has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot.

Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions.


A high spin rate is the enemy, particularly when hitting in to the wind.

One way to reduce spin is to hit a lower lofted club.

Practice taking one or two clubs more (5 iron instead of 7 iron) and swing easier.

This will help you control your ball flight and distance.

More loft generally increases spin rate.

All things being equal, more club speed will also increase spin rate.



Spin Rate – The rate of rotation of the golf ball around the resulting rotational

axis of the golf ball immediately after the golf ball separates from the club face