Tips for hitting the 3 wood off of the deck
Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:40 AM
2. A pull fade, assuming you are aligned correctly, indicates a slight outside-in path with the face open to the swing path.
3. How well do you hit your 4 iron off the deck?
Just some questions to think about...
Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:11 PM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:10 PM
I'm not sure what the proper adjustments that have to be made to hit it off of the deck. I hit my 19* hybrid fine off of the deck because I play it like an iron.
I do position the ball about an inch further back when on the deck (versus the tee) to compensate for the lack of tee height.
How much do you hit down on it? With irons, I'm always trying to leave a divot after the ball. This type of swing doesn't seem to work with the 3 wood off of the deck.
Where should I be aiming for on the ball? Should I be using a sweeping or descending blow on the ball? Thanks.
Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:54 PM
I generally encourage my students to error on the side of striking it like an iron...
The ball sits on the ground just like it does with your iron, correct?
Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:24 AM
I concentrated on allowing my right hand to roll over my left naturally through impact today on the range. That straightened it out. For some reason I was trying to hit it differently off of the deck than my regular swing and it was messing me up.
Thanks to both you guys!
Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:27 AM
Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:37 AM
Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:13 AM
What I always do when I hit a 3 wood is view it like a wedge. I just try and keep behind it. I have never run into an issue with them. Maybe stop thinking about it on the range and hit 15-20 balls without looking where they are going. Then after those balls are done take a nice easy swing at it and watch it fly.
Edited by jdhallissey, 30 January 2007 - 03:30 AM.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:46 PM
After I started doing this with my hybrids and having some success, I then took the same swing to my 3 woods. Presto, it's worked so far. I am getting either a straight ball flight when I am on tempo, or the occasional hook when I really try to jump on it.
For me, it's about tempo and hitting down on the ball. For years I tried to pick the ball off of the deck with my woods. Now that I am hitting down, the ball flight I am getting is what I want.
Hope this helps.
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