Top 6 Fairway Woods Videos
Take your normal setup and just go ahead make a few swings with your 3-wood. And as you swing you’ll scuff the floor and just notice where you’re scuffing the ground. If you’re scuffing a long way back from the golf ball consider where your body weight is. You’re probably leaning back at that point.
So let’s just assume we’ve selected the 7 wood; put the ball position in the middle, set yourself up and put your hands in the normal position. And from here, just concentrate and take it back slow and low.
So looking at a fairway wood, it does what it says in the term it’s a club that is generally going to be used from the fairway. And the benefits of using it from the fairway is it generates a lot of distance but from off the ground/deck. So we’re probably familiar with hitting a driver off the tee peg; that goes a long way. Hitting an iron from the fairway that goes up in the air but doesn't necessarily go a long way.
So when you are getting setup rather than just finding the ball position just inside the left heel, or what you want to be seeing is taking a slightly bigger step with that left foot and getting the ball position just an inch and a half inside that left heel. Now what that’s going to allow, is a transfer of weight, it’s going to allow an impact on the ball first and then it’s going to allow that little bit of a bruise off the ground afterwards.
So if you got a three wood or a five wood, you should be able to get a fairway wood off the hardpan lie, as long as we focus on a couple of key changes in our setup.
If you’re really struggling to get the ball air bone and you’re struggling to get it out of longer grass in the semi rough you could put a seven wood and even a nine wood in there to launch the ball out.