Posts by Gene Parente

A Negative Angle of Attack with your Irons is Positive

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. With your driver, you want to positive angle of attack (hitting up) creating less spin on the ball. You want a negative angle of attack (hitting down) with more spin with your irons. Creating 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

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. The reason for this is because swing path affects not just direction but the angle of attack of the club. The average golfer can change launch and spin rates with […]

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Wrong Flex In Your Clubs

Wrong Flex In Your Clubs

What happens if you play with a club(s) that has the wrong flex? The clubhead can enter the impact area at a different angle of attack, the club face 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

Launch angle can be considered one of the critical components of your golf shots. 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 the loft on your club and therefore your launch angle. If you hit your driver […]

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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, 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 club face. 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

Backspin can have a major impact on the distance of your drives, 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 swing speed you need a lower backspin rate to ensure the ball won’t ‘balloon’. […]

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Lag vs Casting In Your Golf Swing

Lag vs Casting In Your Golf Swing

Lag vs casting and the power that is delivered to the ball can be explained simply as when that power is used. Is it early in the swing or is it at impact? The longer we can store the energy in our swing (lagging) and the closer we can release it at impact, the more […]

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Sweeping Golf Swing Vs Digging Swing

Sweeping Golf Swing Vs Digging Swing

Do you have a sweeping swing or a digging swing? Most pros have a digging swing and a lot of amateurs have a sweeping swing. The most common miss with the sweeping swing is directional, whereas, a miss with the digging swing can be short, long, AND directional. The digging swing is used by most […]

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Shaft Flex: What’s Right For Your Swing

Shaft Flex: What’s Right For Your Swing

Shaft flex can have a significant effect with your ball striking, we all know this, but shaft flex can also have an effect on what type of swing you have. There’s more to consider than, what is the right shaft flex for your swing profile? You should also take into consideration, what is the right […]

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Best Ball Flight For Your Driver

Best Ball Flight For Your Driver

Get the best ball flight for your driver and hit the ball farther. A lot of golfers rob themselves of distance because of a subpar ball flight. This less than ideal ball flight can be attributed to a couple factors that are within your control to change: 1) incorrect launch angle (optimal launch angle is […]

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