ngle of attack can be described as the downswing club path from
the top of your swing to impact. This angle can be steep or shallow depend- ing on the type of shot and club you are hitting. Angle of attack is one of the most
important skills to have in order to shoot lower scores on modern-day golf courses. The reason for this is
By Jeff Hales, Poppy Ridge PGA Golf Professional and Golf Shop Manager
If you’re playing well, enjoy it. It’s fun to have days on the course when you’re swinging well and hitting quality shots. If you’re trying to improve and lower your scores, you might want to spend a little practice time working on your angle of attack.
that the golf balls we are playing today are designed to spin less and fly straighter. But if you know how to steepen your angle of attack to spin the ball more, you can hit shots that might help you escape from the trees. Low-handicap players have learned when to change the angle of attack to help them hit the ball to their target or to get out of trouble.
Understanding which angle to
use doesn’t always produce the best result. Practice these different shots on the range to gain the skill required for playing these shots on the course. If you understand which angle of attack will produce the best result, you will find that when you’re playing these shots your outcomes will improve.
Position the ball forward for a shallow angle of attack out of fairway bunkers.
Use a shallow angle of attack when using your driver off the deck.