Distance Series – Loft

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “Distance Series – Loft”

  1. December 8, 2014


    Hi Paul,

    I was reading an article about Trackman the other day and the statistics shows that almost all the PGA professionals hit their drivers approximately 1 degree down.

    Gone were the days where they hit it on the upswing. The reason for this is to get more consistency and also the pros have got high swing speed thus causing them to hit it further with this slight hitting down motion.

    Do you agree with this findings or do you advocate such a swing? Wish I had not lost the link so that I could attach it here.


    • December 9, 2014

      Paul Wilson


      I totally agree. Try telling your average player to de-loft their driver though. Good luck. I would rather work on the release as I suggested in this tip. This will help to de-loft it without trying to de-loft it.

  2. December 10, 2014


    Hi Paul;
    As I’m sure you already know, the latest info from everywhere is saying to add more loft for more distance. I hit the ball too low with my driver so I went from a 10.5 to a 12 deg. for more carry. My swing speed is only in the 80s so that was my main reason for going to more loft for more carry distance. Also, will my ball position at address make a difference in carry? Would you recommend that I go back to a 10.5? My concern is having to carry the ball over hazards as well as total distance. Thanks.

  3. Hi Paul
    I have a driver with adjustable loft(8 deg to 12 deg) and direction(Left, neutral and right) Currently I am using 10.5 degrees and neutral. What do you recommend for distance?


    • Venu,

      This would depend on your swing but adjusting your club open or closed would be a band aid. You know how I fee about band aids. I would experiment with the loft to find the right trajectory. I would also recommended getting professionally fit on a trackman or similar device. Then there is no guessing.

  4. Paul, sometime I hit my driver and it starts out really well. Good trajectory and good speed then all of a sudden it seems to drop out of the sky like there was a down draft pushing it down. What causes this and what do you suggest I do. I hit a 10.5 driver with a regular shaft.

  5. April 13, 2019


    Is there a universal optimum with respect to launch angle for the driver? I wonder because living here in the desert, the fairways can be harder and I wonder if a lower angle will give more roll-out than in other locales.

  6. November 4, 2019


    Hi Paul,
    I think that now the puzzle is ongoing, and i have set up a great number of your tips. The result is now that my strokes are regularly straight and i thank you for that.
    My concern now is about my distance. For example with my driver (10.5) I reach about 170 yards and it’s a little short on the course. My trajectories are a little high , without compression and a short rolling.
    Could you specify to me the main point in my swing that i have to control and perhaps to fix ?

    Thanks a lot for your teaching

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