PGA Tour 2K23 - How to get back spin

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Image of a golfer hitting the ball with a driver in PGA Tour 2K23.

To start cutting down your average shots, you'll need to learn how to get back spin in PGA Tour 2K23. Doing so will give your hits a lot more airtime, letting you get closer to the hole off your first drive. It's a key skill to also send the ball rolling backwards once it lands, which can be very handy.

In this PGA Tour 2K23 guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about back spin. That includes the button inputs you'll need to perform a back spin shot, as well as reasons why it's such an instrumental skill to have in your locker. If you're still pursuing an elusive hole in one, back spin will definitely help.

Elsewhere, we've got plenty of other PGA Tour 2K23 guides to check out. Read up on how to play with friends, to hit the course with your party alongside you. We've also got a guide on whether the game has crossplay, as well as some FIFA 23 ratings if you're a football fan.

How do I get back spin in PGA Tour 2K23?

Since PGA Tour 2K23 isn't out yet, all we have to go off is the method from the previous game. Fortunately there's a good chance that it'll remain very much the same, so check out how to add some back spin.

To do it, you'll need to press down the right shoulder button on your controller when setting up a shot. On PlayStation this is R1, and on Xbox it's RB.

This pulls up a vertical blue bar across the middle of the screen, with a white blip inside it. That marks the part of the ball you're aiming to hit with the club. Simply pull down the left thumbstick to the bottom of the meter, and it'll translate to back spin when you swing the club and hit the ball.

Of course, it isn't quite as simple as that. As you'd expect, the more audacious a shot you try to hit, the less likely you are to pull it off. You'll need to time your release properly, otherwise you'll barely send it across the course.

You'll need plenty of practice, but if you remember to put on a good amount of power and time your release properly, you should start hitting back spin shots in no time.

Image of a Top Golf course in PGA Tour 2K23.
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Why do I need back spin in PGA Tour 2K23?

While it may seem a complicated shot type to pull off, you'll definitely want to incorporate back spin into your PGA Tour 2K23 repertoire.

Perhaps its best benefit is allowing the ball to travel in a different direction once it hits the ground. Off a normal shot, the ball would continue to roll forwards in the direction you hit it. With back spin, it'll move backwards, in the totally opposite direction.


This can let you plan shots to go slightly ahead of the hole or your aimed target, to then roll backwards to where you wanted it. It incorporates a lot more skill into proceedings, so definitely give it a go.

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