Should Your Fairway Wood Shaft Match Your Driver Shaft?

Using the Ventus line of shafts from Fujikura, we experiment with different profiles to see how they perform in a driver versus a fairway wood.

0:00 // Intro
2:13 // Driver Baseline
4:07 // Fairway Wood Shaft Testing
11:55 // Results & Conclusions

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Improve Your Golf Game With These Useful Tips

If you are involved with a business that likes to golf, you know that as an employee, you are expected to put your khakis on and hit the golf course with the rest of the crew. However, that may not be as simple as it seems if you have never golfed before. Fear not! Read through this helpful tricks to golfing for some guidance, then you can get out there with your co-workers!

Balance is the key to a good golf game. If you only focus on your stroke, and forget about your form, you’ll never play a great game. Take some time to focus on how you’re standing, to practice balancing on one foot even, and to get a feel for what proper form feels like. Your game will thank you.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you follow your ball after you hit it. This is extremely important so that you do not waste time by looking for your ball. If you have trouble tracking your shots, you may ask somebody else in your party to assist you in locating your shots.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you adhere to the rule stating that the furthest away from the hole shoots next. This is important because this rule is usually expected by everyone on the course and will prevent confusion, embarrassment, and possible injury.

“Topping” a golf ball is bringing the club in too high to connect properly with the ball. One primary cause of topping is improper posture. A golfer who tends to top the ball is likely leaning away from the ball. Leaning into the ball will improve hitting results.

Gripping the putter is very important not just at address, but throughout the putting stroke. Maintain soft but sufficient pressure at address, and keep your pressure constant throughout the address and stroke. This will help prevent any jerky movements that may cause you to push or pull the ball at contact.

To avoid a slice, try to swing at the ball from the inside-out. This will keep the ball from moving outside and away in a drifting arc, outside the path of most fairways. Slices also take away from your drive distance and accuracy, and should be avoided. One tactic for avoiding the slice is to keep your left arm straight until impact.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure you can have fun with it. Play a full game on the course but do not keep score. You may find that this relaxes you and causes you to play much better. After all, it is supposed to be a game.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to not always play with a full set of clubs. Most often this is unnecessary and will only result in a heavier bag for you or your caddie to lug around. Use the clubs that you perform strongest with and leave out the ones that might be overkill for a particular course.

Becoming over-eager can kill your golf swing. Patience and a smooth motion are more important to a good swing than raw, ferocious power. Instead of lunging at the ball, make sure that your chest never drifts down ahead of your arms and hands. By leading with your arms, you ensure that your legs stay underneath you. Create a strong base for your body, and your drive distance should increase.

Bring a high-protein snack with you on the course. Not only will golf tax you physically, but it is also mentally draining as well. The snack will provide you with protein to assist you in keeping your focus on the game.

Are there some trees in your way? Do you want to hit above them? You can easily do this. First, the higher the number the club, the more loft you will get with that club. Secondly, if you open your club face you will increase the angle and the loft. Careful though! Opening your club face can also cause you to slice the ball.

Hopefully this article has provided you with some helpful tips and taught you more about the game of golf. Now when your co-workers ask you if you would like to go play 18 holes on Saturday, you can rest assured in your ability to hit that hole in one! Well, maybe not… but at least keep up with your competition!

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