How to Select Woods For Tight Lies On Fairway

By Tim Cusick

Best Club for Hitting from a Tight Lie

I have hit a nice tee ball on this par-5. I am about 240 yards out. The shot for me calls for a three wood but I have a very tight lie on dormant grass. Typically when that lie is tight and you have to hit a straight faced club your tendency is to try to lift the golf ball up in the air so you are not committed to your shot and you hit a bad shot as a result. What I would suggest is take the three wood and forget about it.

Get the Golf Ball Up in the Air with a Higher Loft Club

Let's stick with the five wood. You have a little more loft, it makes it easier to get the ball up in the air and you are not trying to lift the ball up in the air so much. You will be able to make more of a comfortable, controlled golf swing. I am going to take the five wood, make a nice golf swing, get it up by the green and have a chance to make birdie. Even though that lie was tight I was able to get the ball up in the air because I used a more lofted club. Remember, you don't always have to use the club for the right yardage, you have to use the club for the right situation. If you do that you will hit better shots more often.


Category: General
Sub Categories: Bad Lies

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