Bomb Your 3-Wood Off Of Tight Lies

Gary Gilchrist

Gary Gilchrist

Head Coach, Golf Digest Top 50 in America, Golf Magazine Top 100 in America

Sometimes you bomb your drive down the middle of the fairway on a par-5, but find yourself in a tight lie with well over 200 yards to go to the green.

The secret to hitting a fairway wood off of the closely-mown lie is slightly shutting the face at address. This helps the club to get a little steeper in the backswing and coming into the ball, which allows your hands to lead into impact.

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