There are many factors to consider when trying to put backspin on wedge shots.
• Which way is the wind blowing?
• Are the greens working or holding up?
• What kind of lies do you have?
• What kind of ball are you using?
• What technique should I use?
All of these things will influence how much spin you should or can put into your wedge shots.
Wind and field conditions
Golf course conditions are a big factor in deciding how much spin you should put on the ball. The type and length of grass in the fairway will affect how you approach the shot. You want to give your shots more spin from shorter, denser grass than from longer, thinner grass because the ball will sit better.
Wind direction should also be taken into account, as this affects the amount of spin you use. With the wind at your tail, the ball will spin less than if the wind is at your head. The condition of the greens will have a major effect on the number of spins of the ball for you. You’ll get more spin on soft, fast greens than on firm or slow greens.
playing the lie
For the ball to have the most spin, it needs to be clean with the least amount of grass behind it, which allows a greater amount of friction to be gained between the clubface and the ball. This will allow you to create a greater amount of spin on the ball.
Tall grass will make it very difficult to get the required amount of spin due to the fact that less of the clubface will make contact with the ball, which will reduce the amount of friction possible and therefore less spin.
Your team and type of ball
The type of golf ball you use also has a big impact on the spin of the ball. A hard covered ball with a hard core will not spin as much as a soft covered ball with a softer core.
It is also important to note that a wedge that has a rough face that can create more friction will give the ball more spin. your technique
Start by moving your weight further forward with your front foot (left foot) about two-thirds in front of the ball and one-third behind, with the club pointing toward your left knee.
On the backswing, keep your weight forward and point your upper body toward the target. When swinging the club back, make sure there is a vertical path to allow for a downward hit of the ball. Keep your upper body still and keep your arms and hands in front of you.
Make sure your hands are in front of the ball at impact, axis angled toward the target, and right knee forward. Keep your hands out in front of you making sure to hit the ball first and then the ground. Make sure your arms stay in the V formation, so don’t let go of the club and instead twist your body through the swing and pick up the speed of the clubhead to promote spin. Reducing speed will decrease spin.
Maybe you can practice your technique by doing swings in front of a mirror to make sure you’re doing the right moves or even setting up a video camera. Work on your technique and then practice shooting short shots on a driving range before introducing this technique to your game.