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If you’ve ever wondered why you can hit your 3 wood straight but not your driver, you’re not alone. It’s a common question among golfers of all levels, and there are a few reasons why it’s easier to hit a 3 wood than a driver.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between a 3 wood and a driver, and why hitting a 3 wood is usually easier than hitting a driver.
The difference between a 3 wood and a driver.
The loft on a 3 wood
The average loft on a 3 wood is between 13 and 15 degrees, while the average loft on a driver is between 9 and 11 degrees. This difference in loft makes it easier to hit a 3 wood straight, as the ball will not spin as much off the clubface. In addition, the lower loft on a driver makes it more difficult to hit the ball in the sweet spot, as the sweet spot is smaller than on a 3 wood.
The loft on a driver
As mentioned above, the average loft on a driver is between 9 and 11 degrees. This low loft makes it more difficult to hit the ball straight, as the ball will spin more off the clubface. In addition, the lower loft makes it more difficult to hit the ball in the sweet spot, as the sweet spot is smaller than on a 3 wood.
Why hitting a 3 wood is easier than hitting a driver.
The sweet spot on a 3 wood
A driver has a much smaller sweet spot than a 3 wood, which makes it harder to hit the ball straight. The sweet spot on a 3 wood is also closer to the center of the clubface, making it easier to hit the ball squarely.
The sweet spot on a driver
The sweet spot on a driver is located at the very bottom of the clubface. This makes it difficult to hit the ball square on the clubface, which leads to more hooks and slices. In addition, the driver’s larger head size makes it more difficult to control where the ball will go on miss-hits.
It’s easy to see why many golfers have trouble hitting their driver straight. The loft on a driver is much higher than on a 3 wood, which means the sweet spot is much smaller. And because the sweet spot is so small, it’s hard to hit the ball in the center of the clubface. As a result, many golfers slice or hook their drives.
If you’re having trouble hitting your driver straight, don’t despair. Practice makes perfect. The more you swing your driver, the more likely you are to hit the sweet spot. And when you do finally hit that perfect drive, it will be all the sweeter for all your hard work.
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