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Welcome to Episode 2 of Trackman Tuesday. In this weekly series, I will be using Trackman data to help you understand the game of golf in a little more detail and help you hit better shots and play better golf.

In this week’s episode, I look at driver loft. What effect does driver loft have on your shots and how important is it, really?

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Ged Walters is an internationally recognized golf instructor and ranked as a Top 25 Coach by Golf Monthly. His clients include all types of golfers, from beginners who have never picked up a club to elite amateurs and tour players. Ged helps golfers from all over the world with his online lessons and YouTube channel, Ged Walters Golf, which includes the latest golf tips, equipment reviews and course vlogs. Whether you're a complete beginner, a weekend golfer or a professional there's a video on Ged's YouTube page that will help you improve your understanding of the game so you can play better golf.

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  1. DaveMac

    Jan 17, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Ged, unfortunately a poor illustration of the effects of loft. Adjustable drivers give unpredictable and player specific results when adjusted or put it another way you were not hitting a 7.5 verses a 11.5 degree driver.
    It would have been better to compare two different drivers a 12 degree and a 9.5 degree and better still if you confirmed the actual measured loft before testing.

  2. Paul

    Jan 16, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Talking drivers, what numbers should I look for in a driver fitting?

    • DaveMac

      Jan 17, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Depends on what you bring to the party. Certainly you want as close to 1.5 times your club head speed in Ball Speed. Then you need a launch and spin window to optimise the ball flight for that ball speed, essentially what you are managing is the decent angle which needs to be shallow enough (<40 degrees) to maximise total distance.The higher the ball speed, the lower the launch and spin for optimal flight.
      BTW, think ranges, not hard numbers, strike has a dramatic effect on launch parameters, obviously you want a setup that makes strike as consistent as possible but hitting perfect numbers every time just isn’t possible.

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