Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fairway woods

Practicing golf is really a very good thing for me. It gives me something very challenging to do. Gives me a lot of exercise. And it is sooooo much fun to go out on the golf course twice a week to test myself against my fellow golf buddies!

Just today I was practicing with my 3 wood. This 3 wood club is hard to hit correctly. Most times, golfers at my level of the game top the ball and the ball never gets up into the air. It just goes skittering on the grass!

This morning I read a suggestion on a YouTube video to swing a 3 wood with the same effort as a 9 iron. In fact, this suggestion included alternating the 3 wood with the 9 iron in order to "get the feel" of how the 9 iron swings and take that feel into practicing with the 3 wood. Click [here].

In my apartment, I hang my bed blanket over the refrigerator and hit my soft rubber wiffle balls into that blanket. In this way I am able to see if my practice 3 wood shots are getting up into the air as I want them to do.

8 comments:

  1. It's great to hear from you! Soon you will be a golf senior master! Congratulations!

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  2. You have a great imagination to continue practicing in your apartment that way, George. You sound like you enjoy doing golf a lot...who knew...:D I enjoy hearing how well you enjoy your life these days.

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  3. Can you go hit a bucket of balls during the week when you aren't at the course... That would help with your follow thru and the feel of a real ball...

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  4. Just be careful of getting divots in your living room floor!!

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  5. Ceiling divots are sometimes a trouble inside buildings.

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  6. So happy to hear you are staying active - and having fun.

    arlonHboozer.com

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  7. Haha! You have golf fever! It makes me so happy to read that you're having fun. I would have loved to play golf with you.

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  8. If it turns out you can't the 3 wood into the air, just use a 5 wood. Trying to get distance in golf is almost always counterproductive. The 9 iron thought is a good one.

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