A centered hit is vital and thats why i like to keep face to path alongside. Maintain a consistent tempo throughout your round and you will find more success with your fairway woods. Turn your 3 wood into a secret weapon the left rough. Top 5 swing thoughts for the driver and fairway woods swing keys. Consider using your 3wood as a driver on par3 holes or as a second club on a par5. Mastering the swing depends on both stance and swing mechanics. Add fairway woods so you have a range of clubs to choose from that offer a variety of distances. Unless your swing is smooth as silk with an inside out path and a late release, tip number 1 is to be custom fit for the driver length that best matches your swing tempo, swing path release and golf athletic ability. The average 3wood has a 16 degree loft typically 15 and the. Brian mogg shows how a water bottle can help you swing the driver on the proper path for better results. When you hit a 3 wood off the tee, do you swing normally or do i have to put on a driver swing. You can improve your game by understanding the difference between an iron swing and a driver swing. Fairway woods are typically made with a slightly shorter and stiffer shaft, a smaller clubhead and more loft than a driver or 2wood.
Jan 15, 2014 will a shorter driver give you more distance. You might carry a 4wood instead of a 3 or 5wood so you can add an extra wedge to your bag. Problem with the driver is that the large club head tempts you to swing like a madman. The lpga tour trackman data didnt have numbers listed for a hybrid or 3iron. Posture is the primary culprit for line drives and topped shots. The smaller 3 wood does not invite you to do that nearly as much. Learning how to hit a 3 wood off the deck can be a game changer for lowering. I was interested in finding out the relative swing speeds of golfers based on their handicap level, so i had my friends over at swingbyte run an analysis. I like hitting driver off tees where the more prudent play is a 3wood. Generally speaking, adopting a swing trigger is recommended as it assists in initiating the complex sequence of actions that form a golf swing. By adding internal weighting within the head in the heel area, this creates draw spin on center shots.
You should also watch part 4 of that seriesthose two lessons will show you precisely why you slice the ball with your driver or any club for that. Drivers and 3 woods have always been a different swing path than irons in my opinion and over 50 years of playing golf. If you find success hovering your driver at address, it is a natural progression to at least take that idea into the rest of your fairway woods. Before i give you a simple swing thought to get those shots soaring, lets talk a little about why you might be struggling to hit a 3wood off the. Its critical to swing the driver on plane for the full length of the backswing and the full length of the downswing to the point of impact. The difference between the 3wood swing and the driver swing off the tee is that you want your weight shift to bring the club through the ball with your body leading first. What is the difference between the swing with an iron and a wood. If i can figure out a club that gets me a yardage that puts me at out and is within reason, then that would be the choice. May 30, 2012 in order to hit good draws the face must be open relative to the target at impact and here you see how the face angle is open 2. Power comes from the ground in the golf swing, with a stable base. The 3 wood phil mickelson discusses how 3 wood technology influenced his eventful year on the pga tour.
That covers a wide range of planes, from extremely upright to. This week a question about why some golfers can flush the 3 wood from the tee, but have issues from the fairway. By having a more controlled swing with better timing a higher smash factor can be obtained. The mini is 100cc larger than a typical 3wood, making it more forgiving, he says. I currently play a epic driver and 3 wood which both have an adjustable hosel. Golf takeaway, what is the perfect back swing for a fairway. Not unusual really, this is a helpful indicator in understanding what factors effect the club path. While the most common modern clubset includes only one fairway wood, the 3wood, woods are typically available from major brands in lofts up to a 9wood. I should have hit the tee shot with the other club. Pro golfer tiger woods notes that his swing with a 3wood isnt as long or as fast as his swing with the driver but is a longer swing than he uses with his irons. Use the sole of the club to skip off the turf as it hits the ball, which will make the ball fly higher. I learnt a very simple way of creating your own perfect swing plane from the team at rotary swing follow these 3 steps and you will create your very own professional golf swing plane and hit the ball longer and straighter than ever before. Apr 25, 2016 swing weight is measured on a swing weight scale and is referenced with an alphanumeric code. Golf digest did a test and found out that golfers with average swing speed only loose about 14 yards when they switched from driver to 3 wood.
Aug 03, 2015 simple solution to get the correct golf swing plane. One thing i always find interesting is bably a good 70% of all the guys i play with would have more fun and score much better if they used a 3 wood vs driver off the tee box. So you don t need to go out and buy another driver. But what i found is a big difference in my iron swing and driver swing. I think everyone has a favorite club in his or her bag. If youre a righthanded golfer, tilt your spine slightly to the right to help you swing on the correct path and plane. Golf swing analysis driver, 4 hybrid, 3 wood practice.
I am looking at the taylormade burner 15 degree 3 wood, because my driver is a burner and i like it, or the cobra baffler rail 17 degree 2 hybrid. Upright swingers tend to swing only slightly insidetoout, or straight down the target line, producing lefttoright fade spin. Jan 07, 2015 so for some golfers, their second longest wood might be a 3 wood, but for most and others it may be the 4, 5 or even a 7 wood. So we designed a club that gives the control and accuracy of a 3wood, but also built it to play as close to a driver as possible.
First, its important to identify what path is relative to your setup. Swing weights range from a0 at the lightest to g10 at the heaviest, with most mens clubs coming in around d0d2 and womens clubs weighing c5c7. One of the most common swing flaws is an outsidetoin swing path it is a major contributor to the slice and also robs you of power. Annabel rolley explains the differences between the iron swing and the fairway wood swing. The key factor here is that with an iron the ball is on the ground if youre on a par 3 and can use a tee you should still tee it up low enough to simulate a very good lie in the fairway while the driver is teed about halfway above the top of the face of the driver, a good inch and a half off the ground. Michael breed, host of the golf fix, shows how improving your swing path can eliminate hooks. Why your swing speed should determine hitting driver or 3wood. Swing man golf helps you increase your average golf swing speed. I took some drills home and worked on it, and i am very pleased with my improvement.
We took driver and 7iron swing speeds around 800,000 shots total and separated them by handicap level. Whats the difference between a 3wood swing and a driver. Its now really important we take the club back in the right position. If you need help with this, or want to check what your own swing path is, watch part 3 of my cure your slice for good series. As you swing down, the right elbow should drop below the left arm below. Practice your swing as often as possible, then adjust your. A swing speed of 112 mph will not produce maximum distance if the swing path is too steep, too flat or if the club face is open or closed at impact. Golf swing analysis driver, 4 hybrid, 3 wood practice youtube.
Swing the hybrid as you would a fairway wood when you have a good lie in which the ball is sitting up on the grass. Understanding swing plane and club path andrew rice golf. Hit straighter drives with this golf swing path drill. When i was in college, lots of golfers carried long irons. Nov 01, 2007 because the driver is the longest club in the bag and the most difficult to hit, its absolutely imperative you swing in the proper sequence. We see a lot of golfers having problems with driver accuracy or getting distance on the fairway. Im hitting my driver just as far as my 3 wood unfollow thread. What scares the devil out of me is hitting a driver from a tree lined, narrow space tee box in order to get the ball to the fairway. Optimal driver numbers on trackman may 30, 2012 andrew rice. Im too stubborn to just hit a 3 wood so i sold my driver and am starting from scratch this year with a new one. If you think of the club moving along an arc determined by your posture at address.
Do you swing a slower driver, ball is teed up on a tee, more forgiving, etc or use t. Important the drill below assumes that youre already swinging the club on a good intoout path through the ball. In my experience a wild swing with a 3 wood gives me bigger disaster hits than an equally wild hit with a driver, probably as it is easier to hit it on. Stop slicing your driver once and for all usgolftv. A good swing with a 3wood can create greater accuracy off the tee than a driver. But when you give them 3 wood, they cant hit them so well. The dreaded driver many of us dream of hitting our driver long and straight consistently but the truth is that for many of us, hitting a driver is our worst nightmare. Its friday and once again chris answers your question on the golf swing. If you strike one or more of them, youll be able to see at what point your swing path is breaking down through the most important phase of the swing.
Because the shaft is shorter and the club head has more loft. Below is a graph of balls hit by an 80 mph swing speed with different loft drivers note driver loft does not equal launch angle. Golf digest did a test and found out that golfers with average swing speeds only loose about 14 yards when they switched from driver to 3 wood. Their drives go left, right, up, down, then they pull out the ol 3 wood and nail it straight down the middle. But nowadays, most golfers have 5 wood, 7 wood, and utilityhybrid clubs instead. Thus, with a descending attack angle, in order to create a straight club path, the swing plane must be rotated to the left of the target line for right handers. Hip rotation one of the biggest mistakes recreational golfers make is sliding the hips laterally instead of rotating them in a counterclockwise direction to the left for a righthanded player. Aug 18, 2016 we have discussed at length about driver vs 3 wood off the tee with the purpose of distance but when you are standing on a tee and your landing area for your driver narrows greatly or brings hazards into play. If the golfers best driver length is shorter than 44 inches, the second longest wood should be 1 inch shorter than the driver. Line your feet up with the club to be in a straight line pointing at the target, and spread your feet shoulderwidth apart. Many golfers use a 3wood when they have a long shot from the fairway, and some players also use the club on the tee box in place of a driver. Any swing plane that delivers a square clubface to the ball at impact.
Improve your 3 wood striking from the ground by changing ball position and angle of attack. Pro golfer tiger woods notes that his swing with a 3wood isnt as long or as fast as his swing with the driver but is a longer. Try this swing thought for smooth fairway woods golf digest. Youve got a lot of company out there on golf courses all over the world who also experience the same thing as they struggle with the driver. Everything from posture to grip pressure to rhythm to swing speedthey all matter. Mar 07, 2018 get your 3 wood airborne march 7, 2018 try this swing thought for smooth fairway woods. Path check points balance your swing path use video or a simple training station to get an overall sense of your swing path 01. I make most of my choices with a 3 wood based on accuracy and ability to hit off deck. It should be somewhere between your iron ball position and your driver ball position.
So about two years ago i spent a great deal of time working on that part of my game, and saw vast improvement. Optimal driver numbers on trackman andrew rice golf. I tend to struggle off of the tee because my driver can send the ball in both directions slice and hook. Pro golfer tiger woods notes that his swing with a 3wood isnt as long or as fast as his swing with the driver but is a. An upright plane is more vertical, making the most of the drivers loft. Being able to swing a driver properly leads to tee shots that land with distance and accuracy on the fairway. Recently i switched to my 3 wood from the tee and hit it consistently 280 and straight. Maybe part of the problem is the club or shaft doesnt suit your swing.
Drivers have the longest shaft and the least amount of loft. Rather they listed a 7wood carry distance of 174 yards. Strike 3 wood better from the ground golf swing tip youtube. There are a number of ways to learn the proper insidetoout motion, and i encourage you to try them all to find the one that clicks for you. For example, in the below picture, we have a neutral swing direction. As the swing changes so do the clubs part 1 the heavier and stiffer club setup update part 2.
The difference between the 3 wood swing and the driver swing off the tee is that you want your weight shift to bring the club through the ball with your body leading first. Jun 20, 2010 why do i hit my 3 wood about as far and straighter than my driver. The most ideal swing path for the driver is a shallow, level arc that originates slightly from the inside of the target line and finishes just slightly outside of the target line. The ideal 3 wood ball position is to have it directly below the logo of your shirt. I would hit up a monitor and what you can do to optimize your swing before making a decision. Simply put, the morsh 2 wood is a 3 wood with the loft of the driver, which can benefit you from the fairway as well as from the tee. If hitting 3 wood means the difference between being in the fairway or the rough than those 14 yards arent very useful. In a nutshell, when golfers hit their 3 or 5wood as far or farther than their driver, there are two primary reasons why. According to golf magazine, amateur golfers use their 3wood as many as eight to 10 times per round. Hitting the driver straight duke university golf course. Swing path vs swing direction whats the difference. The direction the clubhead is moving as it is in contact with the ball at impact. As mentioned, golf is a series of chain reactions, so if you take the club back steep and off path, youre most likely going to finish steep and off path on the. I think that in the moment, a 3 iron or 3 hybrid could be in a similar spot to the 4 iron or a bit passed it depending on wind, and a driver could be where the 3 wood is.
Im hitting my driver just as far as my 3 wood golf. I have always been good with distance out of the tee box, however i have always suffered from a horrible slice. Just as 60 is the new 40, then 3wood might be the new driver. The swing that you make with a fairway wood is nearly identical to the one you use for your driver, so hovering all of the clubs in this category only makes sense. There are limitations to the data gathering, calculations, etc. If the ball were struck at the lowest point of the swing, we could also say that the swing. Why do i hit my 3 wood about as far and straighter than my. The difference between an iron swing and a driver swing. I use tensei pro blue 70 stiff in minei tried several px types and weights but couldnt get a good feel.
Your chest is outracing the clubhead which is the opposite to what you want with your driver swing. That banana slice or runaway hook of yours may seem like a lost cause, but we promise its not. No matter what, if this is you and your game, do not feel bad. My keys to getting the most out of the most important club.
Wed jan 15, 2014 by dave phillips drivers generally come standard at 4546 inches in length, the longer the driver shaft the potential exists for more distance, theoretically your swing arc would be wider and therefore you could create more speed. This will encourage one to swing the driver on an insideout swing path instead of that dreaded distance robbing overthetop move. This ball should be in the frontcenter of your stance, approximately one to two inches behind where you place your driver. Couple that with a centered hit and youve got lovely push draws. When you do this, youll notice the right side of your body contracts, and the hybrid or fairway wood approaches the ball on a flatter angle in relation to the ground. Practice an even tempo and learn to resist the urge to swing your fairway woods harder than your driver. But i do know that at some point in the round, after a poorly struck driver or 3wood, ill probably think to myself. Higher wood numbers indicate a reduction in overall distance. I know it wasnt all the drivers fault but i also know it wasnt suiting my swing. Problems arise when golfers attempt to hit drivers with the same swing used to hit irons. Once you master these golf swing basics, this shot will become a lot easier. A fade has more backspin than a draw does, keeping the ball in the air longer and stopping soon after landing.
This is why a slower swing speed can achieve more distance. Then, bend your knees and lean forward from the hips. Swing direction and swing path are different although can be the same. Jan 04, 2019 callaway epic flash sub zero 3 wood how power feels and sounds a small group from golftec had a chance to test the callaway epic flash driver and woods this fall at the ely callaway performance center in carlsbad, calif.
Why am i hitting my 5 wood off the mat almost as far as my. But one thing thats often overlooked is the path the club takes down to the. You also need to employ the swing tempo with your fairway wood just as you did from the tee. Once you understand why youre still slicing your driver, you realize the problem is actually easy to fix. How to hit 3 wood off the tee golf with aimee youtube. Well i have always fought hitting a driver off the tee and fairway woods in general. Dec 11, 2018 this is because its easier to maintain the shorter shaft of an iron on the correct insideout swing plane. New flash face technology for unprecedented ball speed callaway engineers applied learnings from artificial intelligence to create a new fairway wood face design that promotes increased ball speed for longer distance. For maximizing your driver distance is the loft angle on the face of your driver. Many golfers use a 3wood when they have a long shot from the fairway, and some.
To stop slicing your driver, you need to make some adjustments to correct your path. This is where our customized morsh 2 wood comes into play. Mar 29, 2019 to swing a driver, start by standing 3 steps behind the ball with your feet shoulder width apart. Golf tip the short answer to the headline question is pretty obvious. May 08, 2019 meanwhile, your driver is catching the ball as your swing path ascends again, this time to the left. Basically irons more of a ferris wheel path and a driver is a merry go round path. Spend some time at the range really focusing on your mechanics. Better drivers of the ball tend to hit up on the ball anywhere from 15 degrees up.
The spin contributes a tendency for the ball to have a curved flight path away from the target. A good tee shot is often the leadin to a good golf score. Learning how to swing a 3wood creates a powerful weapon in your golf game. Lets face it, somedays, your driver swing just isnt there. People ask all the time, eric is a, is a fairway wood a different swing. How to hit a fairway wood get additional free videos from me exclusively. First, they play the ball up in their stance, like a driver, and try to help it in the air.
Your 3 wood will also give you the air time i talked about yesterday. And after a brief session with a club pro we decided that my driver swing plane was a little steep. To practice swinging your fairway woods, lay the club that is not your fairway wood on the ground to establish the direction in which you will swing your club. Demo and purchase the callaway epic flash sub zero driver at golftec. Heres top coach andrew jones on how to hit 3 wood off the ground consistently and with a clean strike. Very large size drivers 300500cc arrived with titanium metallurgy which. While there may be some hard work needed to cure your nemesis shot for good, a great starting place to iron out your path issues is a drill using the headcover from your driver. Use 3 wood as driver instead swing surgeon don trahan. Once in position, sweep the clubs head back in an arc until its behind your head. To shallow your swing path, focus on the right arm. Certainly we see this quite often on the professional tours. Take a stance with the club in your hands and your legs spread about the length of your shoulders but not as wide as the stance for your driver.1537 1025 1047 1481 397 232 937 61 490 1302 594 231 73 208 229 185 502 859 610 1277 253 881 1421 116 587 1003 1482 239 1136 1541 731 1411 1193 299 1439 1293 1143 1133 269 1306