Help me lower my launch angle

 farandsure ·  
farandsurefarandsure Members  13WRX Points: 62Posts: 13 Bunkers
Joined:  in Instruction & Academy #1
I have always been a high ball hitter, but I think it is really starting to rob me of distance.   This is an 8 iron on my skytrak.   Clubs are i500 with dg120 s300.    Any good tips for launching the ball lower.  Something that promotes better shaft lean and better angle of attack.  While on trackman my angle of attack is almost at 0.  Any help appreciated.   Thank you. 



  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  24794WRX Points: 1,467Posts: 24,794 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #2
    Can't help you with the swing - lots of reasons for high dynamic loft so you'd really have to post a video to get the most appropriate help and advice.

    But while you're working indoors,  just realize that some mats can increase launch and decrease spin from what you would see off of grass for the same swing.
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • BottleCapBottleCap Members  1494WRX Points: 251Posts: 1,494 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #3
    with a i500 and a light weight shaft, isn’t that what you’re going for?
    Taylormade M5 Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XD 70 S
    Titleist 917 F3 GD TourAD IZ 8S
    Mizuno MP 69 3-PW DG S400
    Vokey SM7 54S and 60M
    Cameron Newport 2 CT
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers  24794WRX Points: 1,467Posts: 24,794 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #4
    It's all relative of  course, but in general terms 120 gm is not usually considered light weight.   Below 110 gm - maybe depending on who you talk to but more commonly below 100 gm is where "light weight" really starts.

  • b.mattayb.mattay New WRX'er Members  604WRX Points: 119Handicap: +2Posts: 604 Golden Tee
    Joined:  edited Mar 22, 2019 #5

    Not too high at all IMO. You want to be able to hold a green, no? I would be more concerned with the quality of strike given the low ball speed.

    2017 M1 ( Grafalloy Blue 65X 45.75", Multicompound Std)

    M3 (15, Grafalloy Blue 75X 43", Z-Cord)

    Sonartec GS Tour (18, 380X 42", Z-Cord) OR MP-18 HiFli (19, 39.5", Modus 105X, Z-Cord)

    Ping I200 (4i, PX 7.0, Z-Cord, Black Dot)

    Ping S56 (5i-PW, PX 7.0, Z-Cord, Black Dot)

    Ping Gorge Tour ([email protected], 56SS, 60TS, TI X100, Z-Cord, Black Dot)

    White Hot Rossie (34.5", P2 Tour Grip)
  • farandsurefarandsure Members  13WRX Points: 62Posts: 13 Bunkers
    Joined:  #6

    tour avg. ball speed is 115 with an 8 iron, tour avg launch is 18 degrees.

  • pinhigh27pinhigh27 Members  9814WRX Points: 340Posts: 9,814 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #7

    31 y height isn't that high. I wouldn't want to hit it lower. it's already rolling out 8 yards.

    average pga tour 8 iron descent angle is around 50, just like yours. they launch it lower and spin it more, but they have more speed than you.


Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.