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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:47 pm

I haven't got my FW...maybe I will get a 2nd hand one n try 1st... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:53 pm

I have no problem with FW both 3 & 5. Must be lucky me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:00 pm

love the 3W. It is actually very easy to hit. And i don't use it to get 2 on for par 5, i use it to lay up.

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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:30 pm

thanks for the responses guys. i think i shall continue my search for the perfect wood, pretending it has nothing to do with my swing.

so far the best one i've tried, and as pointed out by jeffman, is the cobra baffler rail. the shallow face really makes it great off the deck. the only thing is that i dont quite like the offset.

anyway i'm now in search of either a ping g10 or callaway razr x black. they look rather promising at address =)
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:32 pm

scottycollector wrote:
thanks for the responses guys. i think i shall continue my search for the perfect wood, pretending it has nothing to do with my swing.

so far the best one i've tried, and as pointed out by jeffman, is the cobra baffler rail. the shallow face really makes it great off the deck. the only thing is that i dont quite like the offset.

anyway i'm now in search of either a ping g10 or callaway razr x black. they look rather promising at address =)


try the R7 TP....

oldie but goodie....
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:33 pm

i think for any given loft, fairway woods are usually the easiest to launch due to their design (i.e. a 19 deg 5 wood vs 19 deg hybrid vs a 2 iron), but i do agree that getting a good hit with a wood is not as easy compared to the shorter clubs as it requires quite a bit of precision to 'sweep' the ball off the turf
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:42 pm

If I took out my fairway wood means trouble coming soon. Don't take out maybe still a bogey.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:44 pm

ngjw89 wrote:
i think for any given loft, fairway woods are usually the easiest to launch due to their design (i.e. a 19 deg 5 wood vs 19 deg hybrid vs a 2 iron), but i do agree that getting a good hit with a wood is not as easy compared to the shorter clubs as it requires quite a bit of precision to 'sweep' the ball off the turf

Not for me. I find it easier hitting a 2H (17*) as opposed to a 4W (17*).

But I suck at this sport so heaven knows what I'm doing wrongly or rightly.

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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:48 pm

If u hit down type, get deep face, swing flat type, get shallow face. Aim small miss small.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:50 pm

duffader wrote:
If u hit down type, get deep face, swing flat type, get shallow face. Aim small miss small.

+1 for that!

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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:09 pm

Technospaz wrote:
ngjw89 wrote:
i think for any given loft, fairway woods are usually the easiest to launch due to their design (i.e. a 19 deg 5 wood vs 19 deg hybrid vs a 2 iron), but i do agree that getting a good hit with a wood is not as easy compared to the shorter clubs as it requires quite a bit of precision to 'sweep' the ball off the turf

Not for me. I find it easier hitting a 2H (17*) as opposed to a 4W (17*).

But I suck at this sport so heaven knows what I'm doing wrongly or rightly.

i should add..given equally decent hits on each of these, the fw gives the best launch. and yes..i share your view that hybrids are the easiest of the lot to hit
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:28 pm

funny.. can't hit well at the range, but when on the course, sweet spot and boomz.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:34 pm

golfnut wrote:
funny.. can't hit well at the range, but when on the course, sweet spot and boomz.

wow bro if only i can be like u... can share ur secrets how u manage to do so with all the various permutations of slope, lie, grass, sand, wind, sun etc out there incl pressure from flightmates, marshals etc
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:50 am

I think a big shoulder turn is needed to hit fw well
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:01 am

The result of my 3 wood is often inversely proportional to how much I want to hit it.

When I relax, it's a miracle....

When I MUST CARRY THAT WATER HAZARD, it's a miracle...if I can find the ball later.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:48 am

scottycollector wrote:
thanks for the responses guys. i think i shall continue my search for the perfect wood, pretending it has nothing to do with my swing.

so far the best one i've tried, and as pointed out by jeffman, is the cobra baffler rail. the shallow face really makes it great off the deck. the only thing is that i dont quite like the offset.

anyway i'm now in search of either a ping g10 or callaway razr x black. they look rather promising at address =)

If you dont like offset, try the Ping i15. very very easy to hit.....I am trying to get a frined to buy from Malaysia for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:11 am

to be honest....I will not stop at FW......


I will put wedge, mid irons and driver in the same league as FW
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:15 am

Duval_S wrote:
to be honest....I will not stop at FW......


I will put wedge, mid irons and driver in the same league as FW

Agree Beer lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:16 am

Technospaz wrote:
Not for me. I find it easier hitting a 2H (17*) as opposed to a 4W (17*).

But I suck at this sport so heaven knows what I'm doing wrongly or rightly.
Bro, you played with our more experienced and advanced kakis like Asahi and Jimmy Choo quite regularly. You mean no tips from them ah? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:55 am

golfnut wrote:
funny.. can't hit well at the range, but when on the course, sweet spot and boomz.

You should be grateful it's not the other way around....
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:48 am

Funny thing is this thread has gone up to 3 pages and a few posts talked about
- changing shaft length
- bending the loft
- switching from deep face to thin profile
- changing shaft weight

Maybe any one or combination of the above may work

What about getting instruction? I got it (hitting fw off the deck) sorted out after seeing Allen couple of years back. IMHO, it is good to have a fw swing in your arsenal of shots. Do consider instruction too
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:39 pm

The most difficult club to hit is your long iron. Even if you have good technique, you need to have sufficient club speed to hit long irons well.

For fairway wood off the deck, we need additional attention to ball position versus your iron shots. But no need to swing any harder than your short iron.

Also, it is harder to find the fairway wood that suits you. That is why you see PGA pros still using older models of fairway wood (and putters) while they usually keep up with the latest model of drivers/irons/wedges.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:46 pm

Yea fw is tough but long iron is tougher...

There are some easier to hit fw, but finding an easier to hit 3i is rather futile.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:51 pm

Sometimes, I find the flatstick the hardest Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:54 pm

pushslice wrote:
Yea fw is tough but long iron is tougher...

There are some easier to hit fw, but finding an easier to hit 3i is rather futile.

yups in total agreement here w u.. 2 & 3irons r v tough to hit.. i marvel at the old guards who hv played with them in the yesteryears before the introduction of modern fairway woods and now hybrids.... and even more amazed there are some here today who wanna trade their current woods and hybrids n go back to long irons... Arrow Up
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