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I think one of the most overlooked parts of any golfers game particularly the club golfers game is probably hitting fairway woods. Now I often think the reason why not many people talk about or want to hit fairway woods in practice is actually when we watch the pros they're very rarely hitting fairway woods. I saw a stat the other day that said 80 percent of fairway woods used on the PGA Tour all not used from the fairway they're actually used from the tee. So most of the pros when they hit this fairway wood, are using it on the tee to keep the ball nice and straight as opposed to hitting driver they’re not to be using it from the fairway. So we don't see our heroes, our idols our PGA Tour players hitting that many fairway woods.

So a lot of golfers don't consider it to be an important skill. But when we actually watch a club golfer play around the golf they’re using the fairway wood awful lot because they can't reach the par fives in two or they can't reach the longer par fours they’re having to use fairway woods quite often or even just recovering after a bad tee shot. You know you haven't hit a great tee shot on that 400 yard hole, you've still got a 250 yards left. So it's going to take a fairway wood and hopefully a good fairway wood to get yourself back in play. There could be – there’d be nothing worse than hitting a bad tee shot then compounding it with a bad fairway wood.

So in this next little miniseries we're going to look at how these fairway woods can be useful in your game and what techniques we can use to hit the ball the best off the fairway and are there any useful shots for the fairway wood. Now one of the considerations with the fairway wood is to try and make sure it's a nice fit for your set, make sure it matches with your set. So ideally should match your driver, not in head size or loft of course but the shaft, the shaft flex, the shaft type and the grip type, should match your other longer clubs and particularly math your driver.