Control your Distance with Launch Angle

The ability to control your distance through a change in launch angle will have a big impact in your game. In this video, we discuss how to adjust your set-up and swing for several different clubs, so you can either increase or decrease your launch angle… which ultimately allows you to control your distance.

And the easiest way to really know if your adjustments are working is to measure your your launch angle. Which is why we love the Swing Caddie 300 Portable Launch Monitor. Their newest – the SC300 – has a Launch Angle measurement feature so you will know just how well your adjustments are helping.

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3 Responses to Control your Distance with Launch Angle

  1. Larry April 13, 2020 at 7:37 am #


  2. Ron Mullard April 13, 2020 at 8:46 am #

    Hi Colby it’s me again the nasty bunker guy.I wish my distances were something like you say…My irons are abysmal P/W is about 100 yds and the others are 100 yds +.Sometimes a 7 iron might reach 125-130 other times might be 105-110…Like I said abysmal.I used to hit P/W 115-118 and 7 iron 155-160.Then some kind soul (who was a low h/c )told me I needed to put some more right hand into it to increase my power.The result is short and high and try as I may can’t find how I used to swing when I was hitting longer.I’ve tried just about everything but to no avail.I know what I’ve been capable of having shot 75,76,77×2 and 79×2 but was regularly 80-83 and now it’s 90@s or worse on a bad day..

    • boxout April 13, 2020 at 10:01 am #

      This is an interesting exercise, and (almost) any practice is better than no practice, but what most of us need with our full swings is to improve the quality of the “stock” shot, whatever it is. By that I mean hitting the ball in the center of the club face with the club face pointed in the proper direction (let’s say at the target as a rule), swinging on the proper path and at the proper angle of attack. Doing those things will get us consistent distance and direction. For the most part it doesn’t matter what the distances are, as long as they are consistent. Scoring then becomes a matter of avoiding 3 putts, getting up and down from inside (for example) 20 yards and making some 10 to 20 footers. Golf is really a pretty simple game. It’s not easy, but it is simple. We tend to over complicate it and to paint ourselves into corners by trying for more distance than we really have on a given day and thereby missing fairways and greens. Then we can’t recover because we have not devoted enough time to our short games.

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