[Golf with Aimee] Aimee’s Golf Lesson 011: How to hit a Three Wood

hi guys it’s Amy I know a lot of you guys don’t like hitting the 3-wood so today I’m going to show you what the difference is between an iron swing and a 3-wood Smee if you look at the club’s obviously the iron shorter and 3-wood is longer and heavier so you do have to make slight minor adjustments but the basic string concept is the same so let me go ahead and show you the iron string first and compare so I’m going to swing the iron watch what the speed is like and my motion is like alright so if I swing it’s very fast and the circle is very small motion is very small and compact if you take the same swing same motion and swing the 3-wood it’s going to look like this the the 3-wood is a lot longer and heavier so it’s going to be more out of sync if you go too small of a motion and too fast so what you’re going to do is you’re going to get stuck and then you’re going to be like well I have to hit the ball somehow and use your hands to chop down you cannot use your hands with the longer clubs you won’t be consistent hitting the ball at all so what you want to do you want to remember two things you want to go slower and you want to go bigger so it’s going to look like this slow and big compared to the iron so you see how the motion is a lot bigger this is what we want to do with the three with slow and big so I have two drills to try and accomplish this look so let me show you the first drill because this is the one without a club what you’re going to do is you’re going to spread your arms like this it’s like the hell helicopter propeller the propellers don’t over fold right so they’re always in a straight line you’re going to go ahead and take your set up and you’re going to make your golf swing turn and turn through when you do this you have to use your thighs and your ass so your helicopter propeller is turning nicely with big motion through and you can see that right shoulder is pointing all the way to the target whereas if you put pressure in your upper body and your shoulders and track and try and do this it’s really going to hurt you and not turn as nicely right so once you get used to using your thighs and abs and relax your shoulders let’s go ahead and hit alright so when you take your setup with the 3-wood there are two things you have to be careful first of all position with the irons the golf ball is somewhere in the middle of your stance but with the 3-wood you want it to be more up in your stance so it’s going to be maybe half football or ball inside your left heel like so and since the 3-wood is longer in length the circle is going to be a lot bigger so you need a little better balance right so you want to widen your stance maybe two to three inches wider than your iron stance so two things remember those and when you’re hitting you want to go slow and big motion right the backswing is going to be easier to adjust but downswing happens so much faster than the backswing so it’s going to be harder to control so even though you’re really trying to go big motion you may not be able to do it so another quick drill to fix that is make sure you grab a tee and you’re going to stick it in front a golf ball I’ll say maybe you’re about five inches or so so five inches or so in front of the golf ball like so what we’re going to do is we’re going to hit the golf ball and the tee together so let’s try I know the tee stayed in the ground but I hit it you see how it got kind of knocked over and just like the helicopter propeller drill your right shoulder is pointed all the way to the target but whereas if you kind of go fast and tense up you’re going to miss the tee and you’re going to have this pinched look so I want you to practice a lot with the tee in front of the golf ball so you’re able to relax and get your motion going through a lot bigger so for the 3-wood remember the two things in your setup the ball position is just inside the left heel and you have to widen your stance by two or three inches or so compared to the iron setup and you’re going to go back slow and bigger motion through the ball I hope you’re able to follow along and I’ll see you guys in the next lesson you

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