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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:02 pm

jeffman88 wrote:
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

Jeffman88,

You hit the nail on the spot!

In the 1960-70s, the loft on the 3i is about 24* and 2i about 20*. The 3i then was also about 0.5" to 0.75" shorter than today's 3i.

The current Taylormade R11 3i has only 19* loft and 5i has 24*.

So what we are struggling with is not the 3i but more like a 1i or 2i. I don't recall many top PGA players in the 60s could hit their 1i or 2i well too..... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:55 pm

1i - Jack Nicklaus
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:17 am

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.

Agreed! Wink
Chances of top ball & slice fm wood & hybrid re slimmer as compare to long irons....u ll duff! Crying or Very sad
Even if top e ball, u ll send it runng like a rabbit on e fairway still! Smile
This type of rollg re genuinely distances than computer. Very Happy
Am lovin my 3w & hybrids..... I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:47 pm

bkll wrote:
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.

spot on.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:57 pm

2008 wrote:
bkll wrote:
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.

spot on.

Hmmm scratch

Strange to come from somebody who's thriving with his 4, 5, 6 etc irons and booming >200m with his 5 wood....

Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:10 pm

chien wrote:
2008 wrote:
bkll wrote:
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.

spot on.

Hmmm scratch

Strange to come from somebody who's thriving with his 4, 5, 6 etc irons and booming >200m with his 5 wood....

Basketball


Razz sorry chien. Now I shall introduce the wood master to comment on this topic. Chien, all yours.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:14 pm

2008 wrote:
chien wrote:
2008 wrote:
bkll wrote:
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.

spot on.

Hmmm scratch

Strange to come from somebody who's thriving with his 4, 5, 6 etc irons and booming >200m with his 5 wood....

Basketball


Razz sorry chien. Now I shall introduce the wood master to comment on this topic. Chien, all yours.

Buddy..

U suaning me huh?? Crying or Very sad

Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:03 pm

I can hit my Fw off the deck and in the fairway.

On the fairway everything depends on the lie, and how is my golf ball is sitting.

My wife and I used Fairway wood, 3 & 5 wood as often as we can.

I do not want to sound "Chiao aw" but I think you must "hire" someone who can teach you how to used these golf toys.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:07 pm

I was cursing and swearing on my last golf lesson and complained to my instructor about the 'hard to hit 3W and 2H' and sought his advice regarding selling them.

He listened carefully, kept quiet and told me to do my usual set up with them. He came over to me and told me to change my grip a little and move a little right....

Then he stepped back and said, "Ok, just hit it as you would normally."

Struck a 200 yarder instantly and I turned around and looked at him.......































































































"So, do you still want to sell it?"
ROFL ROFL ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:55 pm

Long Irons & Fairway Wood need a lot of practise and correction...

Not one or two days effort can make it work that why it is called GOLF.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:56 pm

Doraemon wrote:
Long Irons & Fairway Wood need a lot of practise and correction...

Not one or two days effort can make it work that why it is called GOLF.

Wah! I need night vision glasses to read the words. Ha! Ha! Ha!
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:17 pm

Trying out on the colours... Dunoe this colour so dark... Hehehee...
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:54 pm

Don't worry bro. I did the same before until someone pointed out to me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:48 pm

Newtogolf wrote:
I was cursing and swearing on my last golf lesson and complained to my instructor about the 'hard to hit 3W and 2H' and sought his advice regarding selling them.

He listened carefully, kept quiet and told me to do my usual set up with them. He came over to me and told me to change my grip a little and move a little right....

Then he stepped back and said, "Ok, just hit it as you would normally."

Struck a 200 yarder instantly and I turned around and looked at him.......


I believe your instructor asked you to have a stronger grip to prevent slice if you swing from outside - in.

Now, tell me, can you still hit it when your instructor is not around ? If can,

Can you hit it when on the course ? If can, great. If not, sell me your 3 wood and 2 H Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:55 pm

To me, the #3 FW is much much easier to hit than a #3 or 4 irons.

Hitting FW is all about rhythm ... most importantly, swing smoothly, do not rush thru the swing, and make sure you maintain your spine angle thru out the swing.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:05 am

Turbo wrote:
To me, the #3 FW is much much easier to hit than a #3 or 4 irons.

Hitting FW is all about rhythm ... most importantly, swing smoothly, do not rush thru the swing, and make sure you maintain your spine angle thru out the swing.

+1 agreed
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:23 am

My pro advised me to tee it up just a little bit, say 1-2mm off the ground when practicing at the driving range to emulate the actual condition on the fairway. Some mats on the range are so thin and hard that it is very difficult to hit/practice a fairway wood well.
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:01 am

when you play game, ball land on the fairways, how to tee up?
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:02 am

pug wrote:
My pro advised me to tee it up just a little bit, say 1-2mm off the ground when practicing at the driving range to emulate the actual condition on the fairway. Some mats on the range are so thin and hard that it is very difficult to hit/practice a fairway wood well.

Sorry bro, here just my opinion. The reason for easier to hit when one tee up the ball with a fairway wood, was because ball higher and club face is small. It does top the ball much easier when one swing tend to help to lift the ball when swinging with a wood.

I do not think it has anything to do with whether the mat was thin and hard.

Imagine this : Driver .. longest but with the biggest club face. Fairway wood
.. 2nd longest club but with a small club face

It is good to tee it up when practicing but one need to practice hitting it from the mat without tee. If not, one will have difficult time hitting it in the course when you have different lie to worry about.


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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:08 am

audi wrote:
when you play game, ball land on the fairways, how to tee up?

Good morning bro,

Do not like that leh bro ... if like that, do not use wood and use iron or recuse lah hahaha tee up fairway wood on the tee box only .. (Aman)

For me, I do not have this type of problem because my tee shot usually not on fairway Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Fariway wood - the most difficult club to hit?   Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:52 am

pagi pak slicer. ahahahaha my bad my bad. for teeing off, usually i tee it up 0.5cm. but now somehow i just cant play wood, jialat la. par 5 u still need wood mah.
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