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still confused. does a driver with higher spin have more distance or the other way. I normally play a tayormade m4 12 degree set at upright and have good distance well over 200 on a good day. would going to a 10.5 or 9 degree driver give ore spin and or distance. I read that lower lofted higher spin drivers are the best of both worlds but for the life of me I cant find a driver brand to let me know if they are higher or lower spin drivers. i know i can change the  balls to help but looking for a driver.

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Spin is only one aspect of distance. Spin goes hand in hand with launch angle which have an impact on ball flight to include peak height, land angle and thus distance.

The way a person delivers the club to the ball will determine the above factors.

Two people using a 12* head with two different swings will have two different results 

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The "optimal" launch parameters rely on 3 things: speed, launch angle and spin. Of the 3, speed is the most important in dictating how far a ball will travel. The other two combine to give optimal launch characteristics. That means too much launch and spin will have a negative effect on total distance, just as too little launch and not enough spin will also cost you yards. Speed - you can never get enough for total distance.

If you experiment with the Flightscope trajectory optimiser here:

https://flightscope.com/products/trajectory-optimizer/

....you can begin to see how launch parameters effect distance - and how spin isn't the bad guy all the time.

 

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15 minutes ago, Mrf@0000843 said:

still confused. does a driver with higher spin have more distance or the other way. I normally play a tayormade m4 12 degree set at upright and have good distance well over 200 on a good day. would going to a 10.5 or 9 degree driver give ore spin and or distance. I read that lower lofted higher spin drivers are the best of both worlds but for the life of me I cant find a driver brand to let me know if they are higher or lower spin drivers. i know i can change the  balls to help but looking for a driver.

If you look at this chart you can see how the variables work together.  

 

PingOptimalChart.png

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