Smash factor is a measurement of the ball speed relative to the club speed. I have learned that with wedges, when smash factor is 1.0 spin rates have the potential to be maximized. This video discusses the value in having the ball and the clubhead travel at the same speed and gives you a few ideas on how to make that happen...
Things to remember:
- Avoid too much shaft lean and feel the hands and the shaft lining up at impact
- This should give you a sense of using the bounce or sole of the club more through impact
- Don't be afraid to allow the lead wrist to unhinge/extend as soon as possible through impact
Keep in mind that while very high spin rates are sexy, your final objective should be control. Better control and predictability means better results. Don't allow a quest for more spin erode your ability to get the ball close to the hole!
Thanks for watching and check in soon for my next in the Spinning the Wedges series on Spin Loft.