Launch control

If you want to maximise your driving distance and bomb it out there past your playing partners next season, having an efficient ball flight is essential…

For many players, maximising their ball flight will involve reducing spin and increasing launch angle.
A great way to visualise this is to pop a soft obstacle – such as a folded bathroom towel – approximately 2ft in front of the ball. With the towel in position, let your instincts take over – your weight will shift to your right side a little more (for the right-handed golfer) and your right shoulder will move down in order to increase the launch angle. From here, make a few swings and adjust your weight position and shoulder angle until you find the ball flight with the optimum combination of launch and spin for you.