Hitting woods compared to irons

Hitting woods compared to irons

Post by Doug M » Thu, 06 May 1999 04:00:00


        I have just taken up golf recently.  While I can hit my irons (down to the
4)
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
somebody
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.  
 
 
 

Hitting woods compared to irons

Post by Gary William » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00

The woods are among the hardest to hit clubs in the bag, rather new to golf also, I
suffered the same problems, just practice, practice, practice and leave the driver in
the bag for a while.  Good Luck!
Gary
Quote:

>         I have just taken up golf recently.  While I can hit my irons (down to the
> 4)
> 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
> somebody
> 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.


 
 
 

Hitting woods compared to irons

Post by The DeMented Golfe » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00

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."
Rick DeMent

"Time to pull a quick Hank Snow."


Quote:
> I have just taken up golf recently.  While I can hit my irons (down to the
>4)
>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
>somebody
>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.