Thursday, 15 September 2011

A Swing Lesson From Jim Furyk

By Darren

The fairway metal off the tee is a smart play; it gives you respectable distance and the extra loft on the face offers a greater level of accuracy than a driver. You can hit more fairways, which is a positive thing.


Once you have decided to hit a fairway metal off the tee, the key is making sure you don't try to make up the distance that, in the back of your mind, you know you're losing through not hitting a driver.


That's an easy mistake to make, but not one made by Jim Furyk.


Furyk's swing may not be picture perfect, but there is no one better at maintaining good rhythm and playing for position rather than for power. He believes in his swing, he knows exactly how far he hits the ball with that club, and he never pushes for more distance. That's why he hits more fairways than probably any other top player in the game.


So, when you're hitting a fairway metal off the tee, think position, not power. That's the whole point of the club!

on Oct 12 '11
This is the exact info i'm looking for, thanks! Arron
on Dec 14 '11
Your article was excellent and erutide.