I had the same problem and have only recently began hitting woods with any
confidence. the two things that turned the corner for me was working on a
weaker grip (I had a tendency to hit hooks) and learning to turn my upper
body and keep my hands and chest moving in one motion. Using the turn in my
upper body and the weight shift in my legs to generate power not my arms.
I'm not sure if this is any help but hey... that's my story.
The DeMented Golfer
"Forget about World Peace...Visualize using your turn signal."
"Time to pull a quick Hank Snow."
> I have just taken up golf recently. While I can hit my irons (down to the
>pretty consistently, I cannot for the life of me hit the 3 wood. (And I
>don't even pick up the driver yet.) I can also hit the 7 wood well. Can
>give me some suggestions about hitting the 3 wood? Where should I place
>the ball in my stance - front foot or towards the middle? Anything special
>with regards to the swing as opposed to the irons? Sometimes the ball
>comes off the toe of the club or hooks when the shot is bad. Most of the
>time the bad shots are worm-burners. When I do hit it right, the ball
>flies straight with a little draw, between 250-300 yds (at a slightly
>downhill driving range). Thanks in advance.