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Question

Are you supposed to take a divot with a Fairway Wood?

John from Ontario
March 20, 2016

Bobby’s Answer

This is an excellent question and one that doesn’t have a definitive answer. There are several factors that determine if a divot is “appropriate”.

Can you guess what they might be?

Let’s discuss it in today’s video.

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Comments

  1. I just watched the3 wood video on which you said, the3 wood is the hardest club to hit in the bag. I wonder why it’s the only club I my bag that I hit constantly well? More so than even my wedges…why do you think?

  2. Succinct explanation is refreshing. Too often instructors think they must be verbose for a student to understand their concepts. Less is more so thank you Bobby…well done!

  3. One of the best explanations yet. To show the actual club face and where it is to meet the ball now shows me the actual hit. Well done

  4. I am 80 years still hit a drive 250 or more , but my angle of attack is so steep that I never take a divot. I use all hybrids.
    How can I flatten it out to make a shallower swing to hit the driver on the upswing?
    Thanks Ralph.

  5. Please tell me how I can correct my divots. Mine are lone and skinny made from the toe of the club. Do I need a flatter lie or more of an upright one??? Thanks.

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