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I'm working on a Trackman trying to improve my stats in an effort to improve my drives, more so on accuracy with a nod toward distance. As I ponder that, I'm looking at Attack angle and Launch angle. My question is which would you consider to be more of a factor toward improvement? I'm leaning toward Launch angle, as in my mind, if I get the launch angle to something in the neighborhood of 12* then angle of attack is irrelevant.

Chris

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:ping-small:G410 SFT (10.5 degree)

:ping-small:; G400 SFT (9 degree)

 :ping-small:: G20 4W

:callaway-small:       GBB Epic 7W (Heavenwood)

:ping-small:: G410 4 thru GW

 :callaway-logo-1:   MD3 54*                                                         

:odyssey-small:    Dual Force Rossie ll

:bridgestone-small:   e12 Soft

 

 

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Both. 
 

angle of attack is how the club is moving. Launch angle is a function of how the club is moving AND strike point.  Angle of a attacks being equal, a strike higher on the face will launch higher than a strike lower on the face due to center of gravity and bulge and roll 

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36 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Both. 
 

angle of attack is how the club is moving. Launch angle is a function of how the club is moving AND strike point.  Angle of a attacks being equal, a strike higher on the face will launch higher than a strike lower on the face due to center of gravity and bulge and roll 

I'm quickly learning this. I thought I could focus on one number, finding out I need to look at AoA, Launch angle and spin to optimize distance and direction. Only problem is that much math makes my head hurt....Then I find out that tee height makes a difference, and lets not forget ball speed affects what optimal launch is for a given ball speed.....ugh!!! But I gotta say it's rather enjoyable, like solving a mystery.

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Far and Sure......

:ping-small:G410 SFT (10.5 degree)

:ping-small:; G400 SFT (9 degree)

 :ping-small:: G20 4W

:callaway-small:       GBB Epic 7W (Heavenwood)

:ping-small:: G410 4 thru GW

 :callaway-logo-1:   MD3 54*                                                         

:odyssey-small:    Dual Force Rossie ll

:bridgestone-small:   e12 Soft

 

 

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First, I am no expert but I read a lot about the subject. I was a 100+ player 10-12 years ago... did not have time or money to be a good golf player, didnt have the knowledge either... So decided to get back to it this year so I have been spending lots of time reading, watching video, checking equipement etc... You need to understand that I have a very mathematical approach to sport... There is no way I'm gonna struggle in golf  because I dont  have the right equipement...This is what I have gathered over the last few month...
OPTIMAL Launch angle change with swing speed. You can  check on internet for various article, chart regarding that. Basically the faster you swing the lower launch angle you want.   Slower swing speed want more angle. Pga players around 10- 12, average joe around 14 and slower player can be good up to 16... 
I think attack angle matter for you to be as close as possible to your optimal launch angle. 

Of course there are other variable to it like spin, dispersion... If your swing is consistent, swing over 100 mph then you are close to the optimal launch angle. If you swing slower than that I'd say that you can play with your driver loft to increase it to get a little more distance or lower a little more your back shoulder compared to the front one in your driving stance

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I wouldn’t say anything is irrelevant, it all fits together. Launch angle is a product of your attack angle, loft and strike. It all depends on what the issue is...hitting down, too much/little dynamic loft, high/low launch? Poor strike pattern?


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A higher attack angle with a lower lofted club will equal higher ball speed. For example, a positive attack angle of 6 degrees with an 8 degree club face will result in higher ball speeds than a zero degree angle of attack with a 14 degree club face. Of course, that’s only if all other factors are the same, which they rarely are. 

14 of the following:

Ping G400 Max

Cobra King F9 Speedback 3 wood

Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Taylormade M4 5 hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max 6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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As others have alluded to,  you can't just focus on one number as it can be achieved many ways.  Some of those ways may be beneficial and other not so beneficial.   Fitting/swing improvement is about blending all the numbers together to find the right combination.  

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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