Driver Fitting

Does face tape on a driver face affect performance when club fitting?

Robotic testing on a driver by a leading manufacturer showed no measurable difference between face tape on or off affecting:

  • Ball speed
  • Sidespin
  • Launch angle

Backspin increases 500 to 700 rpm.

As part of the fitting process, one can easily use an average of the increased spin for adjustment in calculating the optimum spin rate desired for a particular player.