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bak spin

  • n  spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion

  • Watching a Henin crosscourt backhand hitting the line, or a towering iron shot from Sorenstam plonking softly, with a little backspin, onto a green, the world seemed to stand still.
  • His backspin was working fine, he drew his marble nicely, cleaned out the ring time after time in one turn.
  • His first instructor, Rudy Duran, recalls that at age five "Tiger had the skill and imagination to hit high wedge shots, low ones, shots with backspin.
News & Articles

  • Phil Mickelson: Could Backspin Cost Him the US Open?
    ARDMORE, Pa. — Yes, Phil Mickelson has the lead, thanks to a fortuitous birdie at the 17th. But it might have been more of a lead.   While most people focus on Mickelson’s lip outs or missed fairways, as Saturday afternoon became Saturday evening at Merion Golf Club, I wondered if Mickelson’s backspin, that shot golf fans love to see, could cost him the U.S. Open? It’s tempting to use that shot ...
    June 16, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Scott Greenstein in MarketWatch
    Bringing back The Strobe and Backspin, and adding The Beat Morning Show, is part of our commitment to respond to our subscribers' overwhelming passion for our service,said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM...
  • Ned Yost in USA Today
    He didn't misplay it,Yost said. "It was a tough play. He's a Gold Glove outfielder. If he misses that nobody catches it. It was hit hard. It had a lot of backspin and it just kept rising."
  • Ed Belfour in
    The puck went off my blocker, it went up in the air and then I lost sight of it,said Belfour. "It looked like it landed on the net, but it had some backspin on it, bounced the wrong way and then hit my back."

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