Woods are typically easier to hit from a fairway than a comparable iron, because a wood is a more forgiving club. Left-handed PGA Tour pro Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, notes that even many professional golfers prefer hitting fairway woods to long irons. The fundamentals ...
Position the ball according to the type of shot you're playing and relative to your eyes.
Gain more consistency in the distance of your shots.
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