A club head can swing into the ball on an ascending path (the club head moving up into the ball) or a descending path (moving down into the ball).
Laws of Ball Flight
Angle of Attack
Why you need to know? Only two clubs are intended to hit up on the ball: the Driver and the Putter. All other clubs (irons, fairway woods, wedges, hybrids are designed to hit down on the ball.
Did you know: Your Angle of Attack can vary between 7 degrees down using a wedge and 6 degrees up with a driver. That’s 13 degrees of difference between all the clubs you play!
- What does having a descending angle of attack do to my club face? Having a downward Angle of Attack will Open the Face.
- Why should I hit up on my driver? Hitting up on your driver will increase the loft of the club and help close the club face.
- What changes my Angle of Attack? Your Set-Up has important Swing Elements that can alter your angle of attack. Release in the downswing can also affect this.