J.B. Holmes: Launch Your Fairway Woods

Want to hit solid fairway woods? Try these keys.

Released on 10/7/2015

Transcript

00:04
I see amateurs struggling with the fairway wood
00:07
so I hope it's gonna give you a tip today
00:08
that would help you out.
00:11
Most amateurs are trying to lift the ball
00:13
with the fairway wood.
00:13
You don't need to do that.
00:14
You need to hit down on the ball,
00:15
even with a fairway wood, just like you do with your irons.
00:18
Obviously it's not gonna be quiet as steep
00:20
but you need still need to hit down on it
00:21
and let the loft of the club bring it up in the air.
00:24
When you're trying to lift it
00:25
that's when people are gonna top it,
00:26
they're gonna blade it and it's very difficult.
00:29
I'll show you the impact of the ball
00:31
with the three wood should be in front of the ball
00:33
when I'm done.
00:42
(ping)
00:49
So...
00:50
I still hit down on that.
00:51
It was more of a sweeping thing
00:52
but you can not hit up on the ball,
00:54
it's sitting on the ground.
00:56
Three wood, remember, you still have to hit down on the ball
00:57
to get it to come in the air.
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