How to stop TOPPING your woods on the golf course

Learn how to hit a fairway wood cleanly off the ground every single time...

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Mon, 15 Jun 2020
How to stop TOPPING your woods on the golf course

Fed up of topping your fairway woods and hybrids off the ground just about every single time? If so, you need to check out this awesome video by Danny Maude, Head PGA Professional at Canterbury Golf Club.

Danny's video below highlights some simple practice tips for you to start nailing your woods off the fairway, and one of them involves putting some foot spray on the face of your club...


1. Put some foot spray and start to hit the face of the golf club. Let your body work out how to do that. It's a great drill for offering feedback at your strike with the fairway wood or hybrid. You want to hit the ball higher on the face. Have some fun with it and see how you get on. 

2. We want to improve your level of rotation through impact. The simplest way to do this is through feeling. Make a nice turn, and feel like the club us behind you a bit. Try to sling the club around the corner, and bruise the grass on the way through. Do it slowly at first to get a feel for it. Practice slinging the club and staying low to the ground to create the rotation. 

3. The one thing that you need to work on when it comes to topping the ball is your alignment. There are two lines you want to look at and those are your target line (outside rail of a train track, pointing directly down your target line) and your foot line is parallel and left of that (inside rail). Get yourself set, look down the target line and away you go. This will give you the space to rotate. 



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