You saw it at the PGA at Harding Park then again and East Lake and last week at the U.S. Open.
The world’s best players are turning to lofted fairway woods to battle the rough.
Some stars are already turning to five-woods to fill in the distance gap. Easy to hit, easier to hold the greens.
Some have gone one step farther — the seven-wood.
Bubba Watson, who has seen some improvement in his game and now tells us that his is mostly a mental battle, has tried to ease his mind with that seven-wood in the bag.
Used to be that a seven-wood was something you considered once you hit 60 — old guy golf. Now it’s a trend, even with the pros.
The seven-woods from most of the high-profile manufacturers are beautiful clubs, easy to work with, fun to practice with and they can come in handy around the greens when you get into one of those fluffy lies just off the putting surface.
But the true value comes in the ability to escape the rough easier with these wonderful utensils.
Today, Hank Haney will show you a little technique change in order to become more effective with clubs like the seven-wood when you’re hitting from the rough.
So the important primer from Hank is that you need to be a bit more steep on your angle of attack when you’re playing from the rough. We saw that last week at the U.S. Open. What was particularly mind-boggling was to watch Matt Wolff go at greens from 190-yards out with a wedge or nine-iron.
For mere mortals, try the old reliable seven-wood.
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