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Photo of Michael Wheeler who is using a FlightScope launch monitor / golf ball tracker to test a golf myth.

Golf Myth Buster Episode 4

21 April 2015

Michael Wheeler, Director of Instruction at Bellewood Golf and Country Club in Pennsylvania, addresses the myth of side spin on a golf ball. Michael busts this myth, with data from his FlightScope X2 launch monitor, to prove that a ball cannot spin backwards and sideways at the same time. Instead, what appears to be the ball spinning sideways is actually the spin axis tilt.

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