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Using Your Fairway Woods Correctly to Improve Your Game

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We all know that a wood is a type of club used in the sport of golf. Woods have longer shafts and larger, rounder heads than other club types, and are used to hit the ball longer distances than other types. Woods are numbered in ascending order starting with the driver, or 1-wood, which has the lowest loft, and continuing with progressively higher lofts and numbers. Most modern woods are sold as individual clubs allowing the player to customize their club set, but matched sets of woods, especially as part of a complete club set, are readily available.

Fairway woods are kind of  golf clubs used for shots from the fairway. Woods today have metal heads like drivers, but the clubheads are smaller and the shafts shorter. Some golfers use a 3-wood for drives on shorter holes, as a fairway wood offers more accuracy at the expense of less driving range. They are designed to be swept with a shallower, or more horizontal, angle of approach than the irons. So the first thing to make sure of is that you have the ball in the correct position in your stance.

 You can usually see the grass blades move when you sweep through, or you might even leave a path through the grass that you can see after the swings. To accomplish this sweeping it helps a great deal to relax your arms and hands and feel the club swinging more feely rather than tightening up the arms and hands and trying to force the club to move fast.

Once you can do this in practice swings the next step is to stay focused on this sweeping of the grass when you swing through the ball in your shots. Many golfers change their focus at this point to trying to hit the ball instead, and this usually causes a different swing and also problems.

In a word, no matter what you do, focus on it. Once you really take part in a game, you will surely enjoy it and get benefit from it.