What is Spin Rate?
Spin Rate is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact.
Spin rate has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot.
Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions.
A high spin rate is the enemy, particularly when hitting in to the wind. One way to reduce spin is to hit a lower lofted club.
Practice taking one or two clubs more (5 iron instead of 7 iron) and swing easier. The will help you control your ball flight and distance.
More loft generally increases spin rate. All things being equal, more club speed will also increase spin rate.