Below is a list of certian P.G.A Tour players I have analysed to see how much the spine angle changed from address to impact. The average amateur often struggles with the spine at impact raising relative to where it was at address. What you will see with the best players in the world is the opposite pattern. I have used a - to indicate a lowering in degrees and a + to indicate a raising in angle. Ian Poulter: Reduces by -6* from 50 to 44(Hybrid)
Justin Rose: -2* from 51 to
1. Want ball to roll more on a pitch work right hand over the left through impact. If want more backspin work right hand under left.
2. On Standard pitch shots Faldo likes to make a 3/4 swing controling the acceleration through the ball with the rotary motion of the body. 3. If you can learn to control the length of your swing with the rotary motion of your body the ability to gauge distance and trajectory will improve dramaticaly. The only other factor is the force right a
1. Tour pro misses 70/80 % of putts on the low side.
2. The Average player only sees a third of the break.
3. Very few putts are totally straight 98% of putts will break. 4. The more break in the putt the more likely it is too miss the hole below the cup.
5. If you are unsure of the amount of break to hit always safer to hit slightly more break than less.
1. Works out yardage to landing spot on green not to the flag. Often the green is very firm so may pitch shot at 140 yards knowing it will bounce and roll to 150 yards. Vice versa may want to hit it a yardage past the flag intedning the ball to spin back.
2. Plan for round: Before you play you should know the prevailing wind direction, type of sand, type of grass fairway, type of green. Accurate yardages.
Most of all a sound strategy requires intimate knowledge of playing