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What are new ball flight laws?

In summary, the fundamental principle of the “new” ball flight laws is that the ball starts off ~85% in the direction of the clubface orientation if there is a divergent angle between the clubface orientation and the clubhead path, and the ball will curve away from the clubhead path.

What are the 6 ball flight laws?

The ball flight laws can be categorized as path, clubface angle, strike, angle of attack, speed and loft.

What determines golf ball flight?

The shape of the golf ball flight is determined by the angle of the clubface, in relation to the swing path the club is taking at the moment the ball is struck. Your swing path is the arc that the club head scribes around you as you swing it.

What your ball flight says about your swing?

The flight of your ball can tell you almost everything about your swing. If your face is open, your ball will start off to the right (assuming you’re right handed), if your face is closed, your ball will start off to the left, and if your face is completely square your ball will start off straight.

What is flighting a golf shot?

It’s called a “flighted” wedge, and it flies with a lower-than-normal trajectory and usually moves from right-to-left (for righties) into the pin. It’s a shot that can take an average wedge game to the next level.

Why is my driver ball flight so high?

Hitting the ball extra high with the driver is generally a sign of too much backspin. This can often be chalked up to your equipment, other times to your swing, and sometimes traced to a simple flaw in your setup.

What is the ideal ball flight?

Everyone in freshman physics learns that the optimal launch angle for a projectile – the angle that makes a ball fly the farthest – is 45 degrees. But 45 degrees is the angle of a pitching wedge, which (as every golfer knows) hits the ball less than half as far as a driver.

What are the new laws of golf flight?

One of the most important things Doppler launch monitors have given us are the “new” ball flight laws. In the past, golfers were taught that the ball begins in the direction of a club’s path, and the curvature of the ball was due to the face angle at impact.

How did the old ball flight laws work?

A closed clubface would curve the ball left, a square face would produce a straight shot, and an open face would produce a shot that curves to the right. The old ball flight laws essentially predicted that the ball would start in the direction of swing path and curve depending on the clubface.

When to hit the ball left or right?

This proves that when the path is left of the face angle (provide a centered hit on the club face), you will hit the ball left to right. Thus, if you want to move the ball left to right (for the right-handed player), you MUST have your face open to the club’s path.

How are the three patterns of ball flight determined?

The three patterns are: The swing path was only half of the equation according to the old ball flight laws. The other half of the shot is determined by the clubface at impact.