Striking a Fairway Wood Off The Tee In Golf: A Beginner’s Guide


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Just like other sports, golf also have names for each form of stroke. To a few golfers who are not yet accustomed with golf, they find some of the strokes name funny and also confusing like birdie, bail out, banana ball and so on. There are also simple terminologies for the golf clubs which is marked as metals, numbers or woods, this is a thing you never thought. How wrong you are. The clubs name is as hard as well as confusing like the game as it also has its own terms as well as meanings to comprehend. This article will discuss the fairway wood or number 3 wood and how to strike it off the tee.

Fairway Wood: What Is It?

Irons and woods are the two main types of clubs. Fairway wood is one that falls into the wood category but now some of these clubs are constructed with metal to lessen any damage. Shorter than the other group of woods or fairway woods and also referred to as a driver is the 1-wood which is known today.

The most common fairways include a 3-wood, a 5-wood, and a 7-wood with increasing degrees of loft or height when striking the ball. This means the bottom of the clubs becomes bigger as the number increases for stronger impact. This article will talk about utilizing the 3-wood when hitting from the tee. Having 15 degrees loft and measures 41-43 inches is the average 3-wood.

How Hitting from the Tee Using a 3-wood is Done

Step #1: Choosing The Right Form of Wood

Great part of the discussion in this article talks about 3-wood but you must know the importance of choosing the most fitting fairway wood that meets your requirement. As is mentioned, the heavier the club, the increase in loft angle and a shorter ball flight. In contrast to the popular belief, which is less amount of distance is covered when the ball goes higher. Before deciding on what club to have, you should consider first the distance you would like to reach in order to get the right one for you.

Step #2:Right Ball Position

One essential aspect in hitting the ball is its position. You should make sure first that there are no interventions in the flight direction or in the direct path to let the ball roll easily towards the target. Check your stance before you hit the ball, it should be midway between the tee. Facing your lead foot, you can create a greater height by modifying the ball if in case you are not that confident with your position. The loft will increase, resulting to slow up the roll.

Step #3: Striking the Ball to Get It Off From The Tee

The main secret to strike the tee effectively is to bring your hands a little forward just before you hit the ball. This way, the volume of control you have for the shot increases, that will also boost the loft on the ball. Do not forget that it is important you won’t step closer to the tee once you do your hit but simply extend your hands nearer. An effective swing will present with a short hold, hands at the shoulders, and a slightly over vertical shaft. The follow through continues this posture.

What Tips And Tricks May Work?

Each golfer has different style, and others don’t feel at ease hitting off a tee with a fairway wood.In this case, striking off a grass and dirt surface may be tried. You may find this simpler to do, just make sure that no grass will block the ball before hitting it. Now, most golfers would rather make use of dirt tees as there is less pressure as well as stress in balancing a ball on a tee.