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Hello, my name is Conan Elliott and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Washington. Today we're going to talk about how to hit fairway woods better. The materials we'll need for this is naturally a golf ball and a fairway wood and it could be of, of any type of fairway wood that you happen to have. To hit a fairway wood better and to, to improve your accuracy and your consistency with fairway wood, it comes back to a trust factor. The fairway woods are exactly that. They're called fairway woods. They were built to work off the grass, off the fairway in a sweeping motion where the club slides along the grass through the ball, not down into the ball or up over the ball. But, just a nice, nice flowing motion through the ball. So, the key is is to trust yourself, is to not get into a mode of trying to hit or lift the golf ball, but just merely to swing the club with some faith. Usually if you have problems with your fairway woods, it brings tension into your swing and tension usually ends up being real tight in your hands and your grip pressures. So, you want your grip to be just, not loose, but light so that your hands work freely. The tighter your hands are, the harder it is to get your muscles to move. It takes a lot of energy to move tight muscles. It doesn't take a lot of energy to move relaxed muscles. So, the key is to relax your hands, play the ball just to inside where you would play your driver, about one ball-length, and then just relax and just let the golf club work a little bit. Just make good, smooth swings. So, this is Conan Elliott, and that's how to hit better fairway woods.