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Post by Rich Grieb » Tue, 25 Oct 1994 02:19:00

Subject: Problems hitting woods an


S>This is my second year playing golf and it seems that the weakpoints in my
 >game are my drives and long irons.  Why is it so hard to hit woods and
 >long irons?  I have problems hitting my 3 and 4 irons.  It's a good thing
 >I don't have a 2 iron.  Somebody tell me why I'm having problems.  I play
 >with Maxfli 357 clubs .  thanks for your help.

I had similar problems when a friend of mine gave me some good advice.
I lay the club head on the ground with my right hand (I'm a lefty)
holding the end of it up at the angle I normally swing with.  This lets
the face of the club open up to the ball (his words, not mine).  Then I
grip it firm enough to hold it, but not a death grip.  I give it a nice
even swing and follow completely through without trying to kill the
ball.  I was surprised to find out that I hit the ball straight, and much
farther than before with less effort.

The friend that gave me the advice is a par golfer, don't ya just hate

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Problems hitting woods an

Post by Dave » Sat, 29 Oct 1994 09:53:04

The reason the long clubs are more difficult to hit for many people is
because they create less loft. Loft (or backspin) negates sidespin to a
certain degree. This is why a player may report that he slices his driver
badly, but hits his 3 wood with just a nice little fade. I would recommend
taking less club whenever possible. You are much better off hitting a 3
wood in the fairway than hitting a long drive into the woods. Harvey
Penick recommends not using the driver until you can put your 3 wood in
the fairway 10 times out of 10.