USE POSTURE TO KEEP YOUR SWING ON PLANE This is true not only for your 3-wood, but for every club in your bag. Setting up to the ball correctly [left] gives you the best chance of keeping your club on plane. Think "smooth" and concentrate on the bottom half of the ball that's where you want to make contact. As you swing through impact, imagine your arms are like wet noodles, especially your left one. This will help you extend your arms fully and hit the ball solid. The last thing you want is a bent left elbow. If it isn't straight, you'll catch it thin.