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I have been hitting my driver and 3 wood very well lately.  I have trouble with hitting my 3 wood off the deck it is a Adams XTD 15 degree and I have it set to standard 15 degree's.  I was thinking of getting a more friendly 4 wood.  I tried a Ping G3 5 wood set to 17 degrees.  I was hitting the ball way too high with that club.  It was from the deck and I was using my "driver swing"  That is kinda flat with lots of lag.  I also hit the driver very high.  With a G25 set to 8 degrees and the ball tee'd high I get 15 degrees of launch.

 

My question is am I flipping the fairway wood or is it the club.  Should I try another club.  I was thinking of the Adams XTD ti 5 wood.  It is a hot face and may get me what I am looking for without the high flight.  Or maybe an Xhot2 pro?  Titilest 913F?

 

Is it the swing the club or both.

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I have been hitting my driver and 3 wood very well lately.  I have trouble with hitting my 3 wood off the deck it is a Adams XTD 15 degree and I have it set to standard 15 degree's.  I was thinking of getting a more friendly 4 wood.  I tried a Ping G3 5 wood set to 17 degrees.  I was hitting the ball way too high with that club.  It was from the deck and I was using my "driver swing"  That is kinda flat with lots of lag.  I also hit the driver very high.  With a G25 set to 8 degrees and the ball tee'd high I get 15 degrees of launch.

 

My question is am I flipping the fairway wood or is it the club.  Should I try another club.  I was thinking of the Adams XTD ti 5 wood.  It is a hot face and may get me what I am looking for without the high flight.  Or maybe an Xhot2 pro?  Titilest 913F?

 

Is it the swing the club or both.

 

Most likely it's the swing, not the club. You might feel like the driver swing has a lot of "lag" but at impact I would guess the angle is being thrown too quickly, reason for it going so high. I'd recommend this drill, hips forward with the head centered and just smash the ground with the arms straight. Add the same feel with the driver and 3 wood (you won't smash the ground with the driver :-)).

 

 

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Thanks for the reply Mike. I have tried that move in the past and it turns into a slide with my head going with it. It is also tough on the front knee. The local pro that I take lessons from and respect also wanted me to stop bowing my front knee.

I agree that I need work on weight transfer but is that hips forward bowed knee the only way to accomplish that?
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Thanks for the reply Mike. I have tried that move in the past and it turns into a slide with my head going with it. It is also tough on the front knee. The local pro that I take lessons from and respect also wanted me to stop bowing my front knee.

I agree that I need work on weight transfer but is that hips forward bowed knee the only way to accomplish that?

Then I'd try a drill to help you keep a flat left wrist at impact -- keep a little bend in the right wrist to help maintain a flat left wrist when accelerating the arms (for a righty). Try half speed, half swings. similar to what Erik is doing in the video in terms of length of swing.

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I guess what is odd is that I have an Adams Speedline XTD 3 wood that I hit an appropriate height off a tee.

I am actually thinking of trying a Adams Speediline XTD 5 wood.  I am going away on a buddies golf trip this Wednesday and I'd like to have something for that yardage.

 

We are going up north in Michigan.  Arcadia Bluffs one day than tree tops.

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