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3 Wood Goes Longer than a Driver?

There are some golfers who can hit their 3 wood longer than a driver. In fact, they can't hit their driver. Their driver shots lack height. The ball drops and doesn't go far.

But when you see them hit 7 iron, they can hit it really far. Their 3 wood goes as far as anybody's driver.

The reason?

They are hitting a draw with every club. Harvey Penick said golfers who grew up in west Texas couldn't hit a driver.

They had very strong grip. This was causing them to deloft the driver at impact.

Strong grips will help you to close the face at impact. But if it's too strong, you will close the clubface and deloft the club.

Drivers have very little loft. If you deloft your driver too much, it will be almost impossible to hit it high. You must tee it up really high and hit up on the ball.

But even if you do, you probably can't hit it far.

To fix this problem, you need to weaken your grip. I know that it's very difficult to weaken your grip because you might fear for the fact that the ball will slice.

So try to aim for slight draw instead of a big hook. I don’t recommend you to hit the straight shots because they are the toughest shots in golf. Most of tour pros have either slight draw or fade.

So don't try to hit it straight. But you don't want to hit a big hook with your driver, either.

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