Here’s another Sunday Swing Tip from our resident golf pro, Aaron Olson. Everybody wants to know more about how to spin their wedges. We’ve got everything you need to know right here. So get ready to take some notes and you will be able to master this shot just like the pros. Let’s get started!
The first thing you are going to want to make sure you have are some premium golf balls. In order to be able to put a spin on a wedge, you need a golf ball that will allow you to do so. While it doesn’t have to be a Pro V1, you will want to make sure you are using a quality product. Second, you will want a fresh faced wedge. You don’t need it to be brand new, but you will want to make sure the mill pattern and the grooves aren’t too worn down. Also, make sure the clubhead is nice and clean. The key here is to maximize friction.
In order to add some spin, you will want to place your ball where you can get clean contact. If you find yourself in the rough, the grass will reduce friction making this much harder to pull off. On top of all of that, the ball and grass should not be wet. The situation will have to be just right to achieve what you’re looking for.
You will see some golfers angle their club in such a way that they pinch the ball between the club and the grass. Olson explains that this is not the best way to go about spinning your shot. He argues that by reducing the loft too low, it takes the spin loft out of range. The result is a shot that is too low and is traveling too fast.
You want to try to hit down at the golf ball at a 44 degree angle. Place the ball close to your front heel with your feet about one foot apart. Your swing should have some added forearm and wrist in your back swing and release in the same fashion. This can take a bit of practice to get it right. Check out the video below for everything you need to know to practice this drill on your own.