Backspin is not difficult to create, the clubs are designed for backspin and to help you stop the ball, especially the more lofted clubs.
A lot of amateurs think it is a mysterious talent reserved just for the pros but if you play the shot as it’s meant to be played you will get backspin whether you want it or not.
Backswing: My clubhead is high
Follow through: My clubhead is low
So how is it meant to be played?
The club should travel from high on the backswing through to low just after the shot (creating the divot) and then through to a final high position.
Obviously the follow through will continue past this low position and end up high for all your longer shots, up around your head in fact, but around the impact position it is really important that the club is travelling DOWN into the ground. So make sure you hit positively DOWN and through the shot before collapsing your arms at the finish position.
Try it and see the ball stop on the green, especially with your sand and pitching wedges.
The stronger player you are the more spin you will get especially as you go up to the longer clubs.
Guys get more backspin than us girls as they create more speed through the ball and the speed of the club travelling through the ball forces the ball to run up the clubface and voila…backspin.
Practise this with your pitching wedge, because it is a shorter swing it is much easier to get the hang of and then you can transfer the tecnique to your full swing.
Really hit down positively into the grass and brush the grass on all your practise swings.
Then try and do the same when the ball is there, remember ….BALL THEN TURF.
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