The vertical angle of the club face at the center-point of contact between the club and ball at the time of maximum compression
Dynamic Loft is the amount of loft on the club face at impact and is measured relative to the horizon.
The golfer’s attack angle, how the shaft bends, how the golfer releases the club head, whether the club face is open or closed to the club path, and where the ball makes contact on the club face can all affect the dynamic loft.
Creating the proper dynamic loft is important to creating the optimal trajectory and maximizing carry. Too much dynamic loft can send the ball too high into the air and reduce the golfer’s distance. Too little dynamic loft can send the ball too low making the ball roll out excessively causing it difficult to judge distance.
Dynamic Loft – The vertical club face orientation at the center-point of contact between the club face and golf ball at the time of maximum compression
- Driver – 12.8 degrees
- 6 iron –20.2 degrees
- Driver – 15.5 degrees
- 6 iron – 23.6 degrees
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TrackMan Combine Averages
Male Amateur (Driver)
- Scratch of Better – 13.0 degrees
- 5 HCP – 13.2 degrees
- 10 HCP – 14.1 degrees
- Average Golfer (14.5) – 15.1 degrees
- Bogey Golfer – 14.3 degrees
Female Amateur (Driver)
- Scratch or Better – 14.8 degrees
- 5 HCP – 14.4 degrees
- 10 HCP – 15.0 degrees
- 15 HCP – 16.5 degrees
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The standard assumption for dynamic loft comes from the TrackMan Optimizer. For the driver, a club speed of 94 mph, attack angle of 0 degrees, and optimized carry results in a dynamic loft of 15.6 degrees. For a 6-iron, a club speed of 80 mph and mid-trajectory results in a dynamic loft of 22.4 degrees. For a PW, a club speed of 72 mph and mid-trajectory results in a dynamic loft of 36.7 degrees.
What our TrackMan Masters say about Dynamic Loft…
Andrew Rice Berkeley Hall Golf Club, SC, US
“Dynamic loft often will show me what a golfer is capable of, as better golfers seldom hit shots with too much dynamic loft.
Learn to de-loft the club face into impact and you are well on your way to being able to compress the golf ball”
Christoph Bausek Progressive Golf, Austria
“Dynamic loft is a very good indicator of whether a golfer is adding too much loft or de-lofting the club too much.
But be careful with drivers…hitting the ball high on the face will create a higher dynamic loft due to the roll of the club face.
Dynamic loft is the main factor for launching a ball into the air. There is a myth that “hitting down on the ball gets the ball up”.
Instead, pay attention to the dynamic loft if you want to get the ball up.”
James Leitz Pinewood Country Club, LA, US
“I call dynamic loft “delivered loft”. Most golfers’ dynamic loft is too high for a particular club and therefore their launch angle is too high.
The key is to teach the golfer to deliver a lower dynamic loft without increasing their attack angle, especially with irons.”