Selecting Golf Club Loft Degrees

Selecting Golf Club Loft Degrees

You can use golf club loft degrees to your advantage if you know how they affect your shots. Generally, smaller angles between the shaft and the blade mean longer ball travel. That’s because the trajectory will be low and most of the force will be transferred horizontally.

The reverse is true with bigger angles. The ball is likely to travel a shorter distance because there is more vertical force transferred. In fact, pros use clubs with big angles between 50 and 60 degrees to get out of the sand. They know that these will allow them to push the ball to a higher trajectory and safely land on the grass.

The actual distance traveled will depend from person to person and shot to shot. Picking the club type merely improves your chances of hitting your target. You should practice a lot to get a feel for how each of them performs.