By Megan PaduaWhen someone comes to me saying they don't hit their fairway woods well off of the ground, I immediately look for two things:
- Where is the ball position located in the stance?
- Are both elbows pointing downward after impact?
Now that the ball is more forward in your stance, your arms will be able to get in an extended position when they release through the ball to the target (as shown, above). When your arms extend in the follow-through, both elbows will point down toward the ground. When the elbows separate, the radius of your golf swing gets shorter and causes you to hit the top of the ball.
Next time you're practicing with your fairway woods, make sure to check these two essential keys.