Fairway wood striking
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your address position
If you are struggling with your fairway woods, it might be time for a shift in thinking. Start by asking yourself: are you better with your driver or your irons?
If your driver is more reliable, you should use a similar address position. Move the ball forward in your stance, but not quite as far as you would with your driver – I’d say four fifths of the way to the left foot is good. Then tilt your spine away from the target a fraction to help create the sweeping motion you are looking for. From here, make a normal swing and you should produce a high flight with plenty of carry.
If your irons are more reliable, move the ball slightly further back in your stance so that your hands are directly above the ball at address. Your shoulders will be more level and you’ll create a steeper angle of attack into the ball (don’t be afraid to take a small divot, that’s fine). The ball flight here will be slightly lower and you’ll get much more roll after landing.
Driver address Iron address Angle of attack