Total distance is made up of carry distance of your shot and how far the ball rolls.
The spin rate of you shot affects control and distance. Aim for low spin on your drives to maximize distance and high spin on your approach shots to increase grip on the greens.
Smash factor is a measure of how well you transfer club head speed into ball speed. An ideal smash factor for a driver is 1.50.
Need to penetrate the wind? Go for low launch. Want a steeper descent? A higher angle is your friend.
The angle of your club face at impact, relative to the target, determines your face angle. A closed face leads to a negative angle and an open face produces a positive angle. Aim for zero to stay square through impact.
Dynamic loft of the amount of loft on the club face at the point of impact. Increasing your dynamic loft can help add height to your shots, while reducing dynamic loft will help keep your shots lower.
Club speed is how fast you swing your golf club. The faster you swing, the further you can potentially hit the ball.
Your club path (relative to your target line) has a crucial influence on your shot shape. A positive angle is commonly referred to as swinging 'outside-in,' where as a negative angle is known as an 'inside-out.' Aim for a neutral club path for straighter shots.
Your carry distance is how far the ball flies before touching the ground. It is essential to know if you need to carry hazards or get over water.
Ball speed is a measure of how fast your ball is traveling as it leaves the club face. Higher ball speed leads to longer distances.
A positive attack angle means your club head is on its way up at the point of impact, and is excellent for longer drives. Aim for a negative attack angle with shorter irons to increase the amount of spin generated.