Tips to Hit Fairway Woods with Confidence
If you are interested in playing golf, you’ll need to learn how to hit the fairway woods. On the golf course,
these come on a par 5 or long par 4 or even in handy on a tee short.
There are many golfers who struggle to hit a 3 wood or a 5 wood from the fairway so if you are too, fret not,
you are not alone.
Here are golfing tips on how to hit both high and low fairway woods cleanly,
confidently and comfortably.
The high fairway wood shot
Different golfers will find it challenging to hit certain types of woods. You can visit a golf course and choose
the one that feels comfortable to you. These include a taller face, a low profile face or a wood with a smaller
head. Secondly, you can start practicing with your fairway woods. Start from the tee coming closer to the ground
until you hit of the ground.
Place the ball back
Most golfers play the fairway wood too far from their stance. Putting in mind that this is not a tee short and
you don’t want to hit up on the ball, move it back as this promotes a better angle of approach.
Sweep the ball
As you don’t need to take a divot on the shot, have a club head pass through the hitting area parallel to the
ground. The club head will just have an impact on the grass.
Use a descending blow
Since the club head is passing through the impact area, a blow from the backspin on the ball you’re shooting is
necessary. Back swings enable you to put the club low to the ground. This is mostly encouraged.
Use your hips and legs to get energy and power both intact. For the right-hand golfers, your left arm must
remain straight. Your head must be still and down. This is particularly important when you’re hitting a higher iron
as they tend to be more difficult.
Swing through the shot
Make sure you stay focused on the shot and for a full finish, swing within yourself. Avoid the tendency to lift
the ball into the air or to over swing. Finally, the above tips will have the ball fly high and land softly.
Furthermore, it will add loft to the club.
The low fairway wood shot
When playing a shot with low fairway, you only need to reverse the directions above for creating a high
Position of golf ball
Place the ball a bit further back from where you would play a long shot.
Body posture and weight transfer
You should lean somewhat forward creating a forward press to the ball. This will help keep the ball down for
this low shot. Put more weight on the front leg and swing yourself fully as you sweep the ball.
With the above information in mind, desired results would be achieved after playing the fairway woods. Since you
now know how to incorporate fairway woods to your golf, apply it. Practice is essential using your fairway woods as
this is the only way to build confidence.