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Attack Angle – Add Distance Without Swinging Faster

Attack Angle – Add Distance Without Swinging Faster

Gene Parente here from Golf Labs with an important lesson on attack angle and how a small adjustment in our ball position can lead to longer AND straighter drives. So what is the angle of attack? Well, we don’t hit a golf ball on a level or linear plane. Our swing path’s angle goes from […]

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Angular Velocity – Slow to Go Fast

Angular Velocity – Slow to Go Fast

Gene Parente here from Golf Labs, back with another Physics lesson on “angular velocity” we know you’ll enjoy. Slow to go fast! What does that mean? Most golfer’s first impulse when they pull the club back, just before they start the downswing, is to use all of their power. This causes you to jerk at […]

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Wide Narrow Wide

Wide Narrow Wide

Wide – Narrow – Wide, three simple words can lead to booming drives consistently. Wide – Narrow – Wide Gene Parente from Golf Laboratories will walk us through this Wide – Narrow – Wide drill to easily achieve this swing concept. Master it, and you’ll experience less casting, greater lag, and a killer follow-through when […]

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Proper Tee Height for the Driver

Proper Tee Height for the Driver

In this How to Golf video Gene Parente talks about the proper tee height for the Driver and your driver’s clubface’s depth versus those of “yesterday”. Proper Tee Height for the Driver While the new technology is impressive and incredibly helpful, other adjustments have to be made before you start swinging. If you learned to […]

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Irons Angle of Attack

Irons Angle of Attack

Irons Angle of Attack.  A Negative Angle of Attack with your Irons is Positive. There’s a completely different approach to evaluating your attack angle with your irons compared with your driver. You want a positive angle of attack (hitting up), creating less spin on the ball with your Driver. You want a negative angle of […]

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Gain 35 Extra Yards with a Better Swing Path

Gain 35 Extra Yards with a Better Swing Path

Gain 35 Extra Yards with a Better Swing Path?  That sounds easy enough! Most amateurs lose unnecessary distance and direction of their drives because of an outside to inside swing path. Simply put, they come ‘over the top’ or Outside In. This is because the swing path affects not just direction but the angle of […]

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Wrong Shaft Flex In Your Clubs

Wrong Shaft Flex In Your Clubs

What happens if you play with golf clubs that have the wrong shaft flex? The clubhead can enter the impact area at a different angle of attack, the clubface can be trailing (leaving it open), and you can be losing distance because the shaft isn’t fully loaded. These are just a few of the reasons […]

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What is Your Optimal Launch Angle?

What is Your Optimal Launch Angle?

What is your Optimal Launch Angle? Launch angle can be considered one of the critical components of your golf shots. Your launch angle is measured from the loft of the club and the attack angle into the ball. Your attack angle into the ball narrates and manipulates your club’s loft and, therefore, your launch angle. […]

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Smash Factor – What is it?

Smash Factor – What is it?

Smash Factor is the relationship of the clubhead to the golf ball velocity. Put more simply; the smash factor is the relationship of the clubhead speed to ball speed. The USGA has limits on the speed a golf ball can leave a clubface. In general, this limit is a ratio of 1.50. This means that […]

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How Backspin Affects Your Driving Distance

How Backspin Affects Your Driving Distance

How backspin affects your driver?  Well, driver spin loft has a huge effect.  Let me explain. Backspin can have a major impact on your drives’ distance, along with a handful of other factors. If you have a slower swing speed, you need more backspin to get the ball airborne, but if you have a higher […]

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