Posts by Gene Parente

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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Impact Location for your Irons

Impact Location for your Irons

Gene from Golf Laboratories talks about ideal impact location for your irons and the best way to achieve it. It will dramatically improve your ball striking and have you hitting in the measured center and the lower third so you can achieve the proper launch and proper spin to maximize your distance.

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Swing Path Accuracy

Swing Path Accuracy

A square swing path is the most accurate. But we see Tour players often hit from the inside out. Gene breaks down the reason for us in today’s video, as well as shares some advice on how you can improve your swing path accuracy.

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Shaft Flex – It’s gotten complicated

Shaft Flex – It’s gotten complicated

Many people think that their shaft flex selection comes down to swing speed… but there is a lot more to consider. As always, Gene has the insight and recommendation you need to transition to the right flex. Many amateurs have it wrong.

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