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I recently went to a fitting where I hit the HMB irons and the data was showing a bit of a flip at contact causing an increase of loft and launch. The fitter suggested possibly going 2 degrees strong on my lofts to offset the flip and decrease launch. He explained the effect on bounce, launch and spin but since the fitting I’ve wondered if strengthening lofts effects ball speed. Any thoughts?

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It's not energy lost from riding up the face. Most of it isn't really lost, it's that as the loft increases, more energy goes into spin instead of going into the linear ball speed.   It gets muc

It's not energy lost from riding up the face. Most of it isn't really lost, it's that as the loft increases, more energy goes into spin instead of going into the linear ball speed.

 

It gets much more complicated for wedges, but for most irons and woods, the relationship is roughly trigonometric. Multiply the ball speed you'd get with zero loft by the cosine of the loft. And it's not the static loft you use, but rather the dynamic - or really the spin loft.

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