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Hello, my name is Conan Elliott and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to hit a golf ball higher. Well, most of the time that's a good thing, 'cause as long as the ball is in the air, you can learn to control to make it go where you want. The lower the ball goes, the quicker it hits the ground, the more the ground controls it. So as soon as it hits the ground, you lose control of your golf ball; as long as it's flying, you can learn to have control of it. The materials we need for that is a golf ball and a golf club. That's all we need. Two things; mainly three things, how high the golf ball goes. One is the shaft that you have in a golf club. If you have a shaft in a golf club that's soft and it's got a bending point or called kick point; bend point is very low down toward the bottom of the club; that bends there so it helps kick the ball up in the air higher. If it's a higher flex point where the bend is more up the shaft, then the shaft kicks lower and it makes it go low. So, one way to hit it higher is to have a lower kick point in your shaft. Two is the loft you have on the golf club. Ten/five; 10.5 degrees of loft or 9/8; 8/5 wouldn't go very high on most players; some would. Adds, even up clear to 13 degrees of loft which is not a bad thing to have in a golf club. The third thing that would do is the angle at which you attack the ball at. So, if I take; if I swing my golf club and it comes in at a very flat bottom; so it's traveling kind of parallel to the ground, the ball won't go extremely high. As, as I come down, if my angle is better here and I attack more down into it; it makes the ball come up higher. So, there's three things that make the ball go higher; the flex point of your shaft, the loft you have on the face of the club and the angle at which you attack it at. This is Conan Elliott and that's how to hit a golf ball higher.