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Hello, this 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 swing fairway woods. The materials you need for this is a golf ball, if you're going to hit golf balls. You could do it with just a golf club, a fairway wood. But, singing in your yard is good. Swinging a fairway wood is exactly the terminology that we need to have. It's not about hitting a fairway wood. Golf swing isn't about hitting. You never hear them say on TV, well, he's going to, he's going to make a golf hit; no, he's going to make a golf swing. And swinging is what golf creates good swings in golf. You're not trying to hit the ball, we're trying to swing the golf club, hope we hit the ball. So, how to swing a fairway wood is a great question. And the key to that is that we get out of that one mode of hit. We don't want to hit it, we want to swing it. so, if I, if I just let this golf club swing from the top of my backswing through, it would just, it would just go through there, you'd strike it and you'd hit it. I don't have to hit the ball. All I have to do is just swing the golf club in there and let it work. So, the key is swing, not hit. And I set up to it, set my club in there, let the club be behind the ball. Now, I gotta just trust myself and truly just swing the club, let the club swing through the hitting area.The club goes through, picks the golf ball in the air, takes it toward my target. It's when I get into hitting that I start to miss-hit shots, top shots, hit then crooked. This is Conan Elliott, and that's how to swing a fairway wood.