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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:53 pm

Yup. Your 4W is pretty impressive bro Smile

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:57 pm

Technospaz wrote:
Yup. Your 4W is pretty impressive bro Smile

using a PRGR egg spoon 3 wood now...fwooooah this thing is a freaking monster of a club.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:58 pm

eiji wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Yup. Your 4W is pretty impressive bro Smile

using a PRGR egg spoon 3 wood now...fwooooah this thing is a freaking monster of a club.

Who? Duval's using the PRGR?

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:02 pm

Slicer51 wrote:
sillytesky wrote:
I couldn't hit the No 3 Wood proficiently as well so went back to the instructor today for help, he gave 2 correction points.

1. Relax the left grip
2. Lean forward slightly

Viola! Smile

Bro,

May I know what do you mean by "lean forward slightly" ? Thx

To lean slightly forward while maintaining the back straight (the weight will be felt on the toe side) rather than a slightly squating position with a more upright back.

I think so lah…ha ha
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:05 pm

Technospaz wrote:
eiji wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
Yup. Your 4W is pretty impressive bro Smile

using a PRGR egg spoon 3 wood now...fwooooah this thing is a freaking monster of a club.

Who? Duval's using the PRGR?

me, got it off rakuten.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:06 pm

Oh sorry - I thought we were praising Duval off his pedestal? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:07 pm

Technospaz wrote:
Oh sorry - I thought we were praising Duval off his pedestal? Wink

Duval doesn't need the latest equipment, he's game is so good, pple like us need to buy equipment to try and have a decent game.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:35 am

eiji wrote:
i can hit my 3wd better than my driver...damn sad.


???? not the way I see it Eiji.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:50 am

recently la...recently can't hit driver again. sigh..always gain something and lose it.

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:08 am

oh... I hope I can tee off today with my driver too... after a lay off hitting the clubs for a while...
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:13 am

I was so eager to play at TMCC today...

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:18 am

was looking forward to catch up with you too! Never, another day, next weekend at occ? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:21 am

next sunday morning 7+ game should be fine with me.

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:24 am

Ok, I try to book on Friday. Will let you know then.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:32 am

blee2007 wrote:
oh... I hope I can tee off today with my driver too... after a lay off hitting the clubs for a while...

Blee & Eiji,

When you guy start to be so humble .. I really fear >>> Rolling Eyes Buaya
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:45 am

Pak Slicer, when u are back in Singapore and have a game with me and you will know....
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:22 pm

the harder you try hitting it, the worst you can imagine. just make sure your set up is correct, take an easy swing without having to force, youll be surprise. yes, train using a 5 wood first before 3. learn from the shortest to the longest.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:23 pm

anyone tried hitting a 3 wood on a slight slope upwards gradient?
i realised i couldnt do a full swing, infact i tend to duff the ground before the ball and things end up terribly wrong.

sometimes when i contact it properly on the slope. the ball draws to the left.


should i even try 3 woods on slope or my method of hitting is wrong? either weight distribution or hitting angle etc. thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:40 pm

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anyone tried hitting a 3 wood on a slight slope upwards gradient?
i realised i couldnt do a full swing, infact i tend to duff the ground before the ball and things end up terribly wrong.

sometimes when i contact it properly on the slope. the ball draws to the left.


should i even try 3 woods on slope or my method of hitting is wrong? either weight distribution or hitting angle etc. thanks.

I once read that you should use your 3W selectively, i.e. when your ball is sitting nicely on a relatively flat piece of fairway, since the 3W swing is to produce more of a sweeping motion, I think that make sense...

...but then again, for 3W on a nice flat fairway is hit and miss for me, so why complicate matters by trying to use a 3W on a uphill lie... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:40 pm

Consider putting the ball nearer to your right foot when you are playing up slope. Other bros can advise better direction of the ball up or down slope.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:04 am

Branong wrote:
anyone tried hitting a 3 wood on a slight slope upwards gradient?
i realised i couldnt do a full swing, infact i tend to duff the ground before the ball and things end up terribly wrong.

Common problem. The weight has remained on the right side and not transferred to the left because of the slope, so you hit behind the ball first. Make an conscious effort to shift your weight onto your left side.

sometimes when i contact it properly on the slope. the ball draws to the left.

Upslope or ball above feet - ball draws left
Downslope or ball below feet - Ball fades right
Compensate your aim accordingly and allow for the corresponding draw or fade.


should i even try 3 woods on slope or my method of hitting is wrong? either weight distribution or hitting angle etc. thanks.

If the ball is slightly upslope and sitting up, you can even hit the driver off the deck for more distance. Not easy, but a very satisfying shot if it can be pulled off. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:55 am

Birdman wrote:
Branong wrote:
anyone tried hitting a 3 wood on a slight slope upwards gradient?
i realised i couldnt do a full swing, infact i tend to duff the ground before the ball and things end up terribly wrong.

Common problem. The weight has remained on the right side and not transferred to the left because of the slope, so you hit behind the ball first. Make an conscious effort to shift your weight onto your left side.

sometimes when i contact it properly on the slope. the ball draws to the left.

Upslope or ball above feet - ball draws left
Downslope or ball below feet - Ball fades right
Compensate your aim accordingly and allow for the corresponding draw or fade.


should i even try 3 woods on slope or my method of hitting is wrong? either weight distribution or hitting angle etc. thanks.

If the ball is slightly upslope and sitting up, you can even hit the driver off the deck for more distance. Not easy, but a very satisfying shot if it can be pulled off. Very Happy

Spot on again birdman.

I think it applies to every club. One thing I learned which I find really useful, is to tilt Ur upper body with the slope. Uphill lie, keep weight balance and tilt back so that Ur shoulders are parallel to the ground. This levels out Ur swing plane. otherwise u'd be chunking any club into the ground or topping it. Another important point is ball position. Eg If I was hitting a 3 wood. Uphill lie, little forward than normal. And a little behind normal for downhill lies. But always make sure Ur shoulders are level with the ground.

Ball above or below Ur feet? Balance! Try to maintain Ur weight distribution. Ie.not to lean forward when the ball's below Ur feet, or lean back If the ball's above. Take an easy swing cus it's likely to feel awkward. It's better to swing easy n make hit it than miss. Wink

A very gd point birdman made is to be selective on when to hit e 3w.

Let's say it's a 480m par 5. I hit a solid drive of 270m. Leaving myself 210 to the hole. But ball is on a downhill lie. I know If I use my 3w i can reach in 2. But If I hit 3w ,it's gonna launch low and run. And I have a very good chance of topping the ball or there might be trouble behind. So I'd rather just lay up to a comfy distance, say 90-100m and have a gd channel of getting it close for a birdie. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:59 am

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Birdman wrote:
...If the ball is slightly upslope and sitting up, you can even hit the driver off the deck for more distance. Not easy, but a very satisfying shot if it can be pulled off. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:08 am

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Let's say it's a 480m par 5. I hit a solid drive of 270m. Leaving myself 210 to the hole. But ball is on a downhill lie. I know If I use my 3w i can reach in 2. But If I hit 3w ,it's gonna launch low and run. And I have a very good chance of topping the ball or there might be trouble behind. So I'd rather just lay up to a comfy distance, say 90-100m and have a gd channel of getting it close for a birdie. Smile

Wow, bro. Your "Let say" is killing me. 270m with driver and going for 2 on with a 3wood on par 5 ? Lay up 90-100m to go for birdies ?

I will sell my soul to have your distance. My 3 wood was only use when I hit a bad tee shot on a par 4 and try to get on with a 3 wood because my tee shot was short or with a long par 4. I do not use my wood on par 5 as I cannot get on with 2 anyway, so why bother.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:33 am

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Let's say it's a 480m par 5. I hit a solid drive of 270m. Leaving myself 210 to the hole. But ball is on a downhill lie. I know If I use my 3w i can reach in 2. But If I hit 3w ,it's gonna launch low and run. And I have a very good chance of topping the ball or there might be trouble behind. So I'd rather just lay up to a comfy distance, say 90-100m and have a gd channel of getting it close for a birdie. Smile

Wow, bro. Your "Let say" is killing me. 270m with driver and going for 2 on with a 3wood on par 5 ? Lay up 90-100m to go for birdies ?

I will sell my soul to have your distance. My 3 wood was only use when I hit a bad tee shot on a par 4 and try to get on with a 3 wood because my tee shot was short or with a long par 4. I do not use my wood on par 5 as I cannot get on with 2 anyway, so why bother.

Hahaha. bro.. my "let's say" means imaginary lah, I def do not drive 270m. Its a scenario. Razz

However, there will always be some par 5's that are just within reach that will tempt u to take out the 3W. you have ur reasons for not using ur FW cus of confidence or distance issues. I am merely suggesting how course management can come into play and help with club selection.

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