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Learn to hit your hybrids & fairway woods as well as your wedges!
Fairway Woods & Hybrids
By Tony Ruggiero, Instructor, Hank Johnson School of Golf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort & Host of "The Dewsweppers" Radio Show
of the most asked questions from my students and from listeners
of The Dewsweepers golf radio show is: I hit
my irons great but I really struggle with my fairway woods and
hybrids? Follow the following tips and you will no longer
be scared to pull out those fairway woods or hybrids and you
will be on your way to scoring better on those longer par fours!
lets come up with a few thoughts to take to the golf course
and a few drills to help you get the feel for hitting down on
your fairway woods and hybrids and improve your longer clubs
so you can feel as confident with hybrids as you do with your
On the golf course look in front of the ball. Try to look about a ball-width in front of the ball and focus their rather than at the golf ball. Remember that we are trying to make the low point or the point where the club hits the ground happen in front of the ball. Lets change our focus away from the ball and to focus on where we really want our swing to bottom out.
Take practice swings before you hit a shot with the correct divot location. Make sure that you rehearse correctly before each shot. If you take a practice swing and you either miss the ground or make a divot in the back of your stance you did not rehearse the swing you want in order to hit a good shot. Make practice swings focusing on hitting the ground up in the front of your stance. Correct rehearsals will help you develop a correct feel for making good swings on the course.
Hit practice shots with your right foot up on its toe and your weight on your left foot. Now make some swings and focus on hitting in front of the ball. This drill is great for getting a feel hitting down on the ball correctly and for finishing off of your right side and onto your left.
Try these simple thoughts, and practice, and your fairways woods will feel more solid and you will learn to have the same confidence in your longer clubs that you have in your short irons.
Tony Ruggiero is an instructor at the Hank Johnson School of Golf at Sandestin, and host of The Dewsweepers, the number 1 golf instruction radio show in the southeast. For more information and tips and advice for your game check out www.dewsweepersgolfshow.com
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