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Clubmaker's Classroom: Proper Wood Fitting = More Effective Golf
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May 22, 2018
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with Don Irving, Artisan Golf 

If you spend any amount of time watching golf on television, you already know that the subject most talked about by the commentators and by the advertisers is the massive distance the Pros get with their drivers.  However, in the last few tournaments of 2018, I did notice that quite a few shots off the tee were made with a 3 wood (3w). I would submit that the pros hit 3w’s off the tee for maximum control without giving much in the way of distance. This got me thinking about fairway woods in general and how they relate to the average golfer.  First, I would like to address a comment that I frequently hear from many golfers: “I hit my 3w as far as my driver”. Is this what is happening or are golfers being too hard on themselves?

Having fitted hundreds of golfers over the years, I can tell you that this is exactly what is happening. The 3w IS going further than the driver. But how can this be? A driver should go further than a 3w, shouldn’t it? Of course, it should. But it does not always go further or even as far…

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