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John Phillips Tuition Series: Fairway Woods
Set Up & Takeaway / Follow Through / What to hit where

Golfers tend to find fairway woods difficult to use because they try to lift the ball into the air rather than letting the club's loft do the work.

The end result is that they finish with all their weight on their right foot or make a chopping movement in an effort to get the ball airborne.

Here are some useful tips on how to improve your swing and hit better fairway woods.

Setup & Takeaway

Place the ball 1 inch inside your left heel with about 55% of your weight on your right side, keeping your feet shoulder width apart. Your knees should be slightly flexed.

Remembering to create the correct spine angle with the woods, as with the driver, this will be more upright with the irons.

On the takeaway, try to keep the club low to the ground, the feeling should be that the club is brushing the grass until it goes pasts your right foot. This will help promote a shallower angle of attack, which is needed to hit fairway woods.

Follow Through

The same as with the driver, you should try to feel that the start of the down swing is made by a slight move of the left hip. This helps to shallow the path of the downswing, in turn helping to sweep the ball off the grass.

As you strike the ball, feel that your weight moves on to your left side with no weight left on your right foot. In turn you have faced the target when you have hit the ball.

Remember to finish with 90% of your weight on your left side, balancing on the toes of your right foot.

 


Fairways Woods : Set Up & Takeaway / Follow Through / What to hit where

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