Based on our PGA tour averages, you can see the difference in apex height between Driver and Pitch Wedge is only 3 yds.
How is that possible?
Spin and ball speed plays a big role in what a ball does when it gets to its apex. For example, a driver reaches its apex but still has enough speed to continue that path penetrating through the apex (see diagram below). It’s a gradual climb to reach its apex.
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