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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Some More Trajectory Help

Last month I did a basic post on controlling trajectory. As you know, I like to keep things simple.

hitting it lowhitting it low

However, I recently found this article with more detailed instructions on how to vary your trajectory. It's simply called Control Trajectory and it was written by PGA instructor Jeff Ritter. It has two short checklists of six items each to check for hitting it high and hitting it low.

My simple list works well, but some of you might find these more detailed lists (with short explanations of what each step accomplishes) help you better visualize what you're trying to do.


  1. Hello, Mike !
    Just took a look at the pictures and said to myself: on the assumption of elementary physics a ball on the left picture suppose to have low
    trajectory and land not too far from the point of shot. In contrast, a ball on the right picture suppose to have high trajectory and reach much further. Then I opened the article and figured that I was right. Looks like we think in the same way !

    Michael from Cheap Ladies Golf Clubs.

  2. You're half-right, Michael. The low ball could travel farther than the high ball. It depends on the wind, the ground conditions, and the club. Depending on the combination, the low ball might roll out a lot farther than the high ball flies. Or the high ball might ride the wind farther than the low ball rolls. Remember: Conditions aways play a part.