Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Important Clubs for All Levels

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Important Clubs for All Levels

Article excerpt

ONE of the first questions I ask people when they come for lessons is: "What is your favourite club in the bag?" The answer can sometimes tell me something about the way in which they swing the club. Usual answers are short irons, driver or putter but rarely do I hear "my three or five wood".

This is because the fairway woods are often the lowest lofted clubs that we play from the ground.

They are, however, important clubs for all levels of player from the professional trying to reach the green on a par five to set up a birdie or a club player trying to get close to a long par four in regulation.

Due to the lack of loft on the clubhead, the temptation for most players is to try to help the ball into the air rather than trusting the design of the club to do this for you.

Rather than staying down on the shot, the player allows their spine angle to straighten at impact and the resulting shot is a mishit, or even a top. …

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