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Fairway Cut

Problem

You want to hit your fairway woods so that the ball has a soft landing on the green.

Cure

Try making a cut shot with your woods on long fairways. It will help get the ball up with a gentle fade and improve the odds that the ball will stay on the green. Best of all, you do not need to try to kill it because it is more important to make clean contact with the ball than having an overly aggressive swing.

Therapy

Cut the ball by using an open stance. Set the ball a little more forward in your stance than you would usually use with this fairway wood. Look at the back of the ball, just on the outside side of it. Focus on this area as you swing through the ball and across your target line at 85 percent power.

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