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I have played about 6-7 rounds of golf this year and I have hit my 3-Wood once off the tee. I'm debating if it's time to retire it for now. How often do you use your 3-Wood and is it worth a spot in your bag?

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I don't carry a 3 wood, because I was too inconsistent with it from the fairway.  I switched to a 16.5 degree 4 wood, and tossed both the 3 and 5 wood from the bag.  One fairway wood, splitting the difference in loft between the two made the most sense to me.  Also, losing 2 fairways woods, and just having one, eliminates a lot of guesswork on those 210+ shots.  Before I would get a number and pick between the 3 and 5 wood, not really sure which would be the best club for that shot/distance.  With just the 4 wood, I don't even think about it now, and just grab it if the shot is over 210 yards.

 

I can stroke that 4 wood pretty good off of the tee as well.  It's sort of my go to club for shots I need to move around a corner, either cut or draw, whereas I am not confident enough with driver to pull off that shot with.

 

Also, before when I had both the 3 and 5 wood, I RARELY hit the 5 wood.  If I hit it once every other round it was surprising.  And when you don't hit a club very often, the chances of you not hitting it well when you have to only increase exponentially.

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I love my 3W. Use it about twice every 9 holes off the tee + if I'm trying to reach a Par 5 in 2.

 

So per round I would say about 6-8 times?

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I love my 3W. Use it about twice every 9 holes off the tee + if I'm trying to reach a Par 5 in 2.

 

So per round I would say about 6-8 times?

 

Ditto. Lately I've been using my 3W exclusively off the tee as my driver and I got into a fight and I haven't made it to the range yet to knock some sense into it.

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I have a weak 3w at 16.5 that use 2-3 times a round depending on the course. The courses I've been playing lately I've kept it in the bag off the tee because drivers been working and on par 5s where I could use it I've either been at a distance it's not needed or my angle doesn't majesty it an option.

 

It's stays in the bag to an an alternate tee club

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I use my 3W every round at least 4 times per 9 holes.  Either off the tee or on par 5's.  I have been able to launch my 3W consistently from the tee and off the deck from various lies.  It is probably my favorite long club to use.

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If my "woods" have numbers on them, I don't look at them.

 

I have a driver (whether or not it was designed as one),  a longer fairway wood,  and a more lofted fairway wood.

 

A wooden three-wood was usually 17º....for a long, long time.

A metal one can be anything.

 

 

 

 

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I think I've used mine twice all year so far. I've actually been thinking about dropping it and just going driver then Heavenwood.

 

 

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I use 3 wood off the tee a couple of tiimes a round and a couple of times on par 5s on my home course. .

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I have a week three wood also - it really depends upon where I'm playing.

 

My least favorite club for certain

 

 

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3 wood for me is a go to club. Whether it be off the tee or from the fairway it gets regular use.

Most the courses I play are not super long and I could get away with no driver.

It took a long time to find a 3 wood I love, but now that I have one it's a great weapon in the bag and the only reason its use has settled the last little while is I've been giving the g400 a good spin even on holes where 3 wood would be my normal club to use.

Much of it would be course dependent, but I couldn't imagine not having one in my bag now.

 

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Dropped my 3 wood this year because it was good off the tee but could not hit it from the fairway.  Moved to a "strong" 5 16.5 degrees and it is a much more versatile club.  It is much easier to hit from the fairway and only a little bit shorter off the tee.  

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In the process of dropping the 3w in favor of a 5 dialed down to 16.5. Haven't put through the paces yet, but think it will be more consistent off the deck than my 3w. Absolutely love the rogue 3w off the tee, but don't hit it consistently enough off the deck so not used all that much. We'll see how the new club fairs before making a final determination.

 

 

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Absolutely. Off the tee and off the fairway. Finally found one I absolutely love and I'll never let her go

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I use my 3 wood on distances between 210 up to 235. I have no replacement for that gap. Could I replace it with a 5 wood? Yes and that depends on the golf course layout and conditions. Rarely do I play a course where I can get on a par 5 in two so a 5 wood could suffice but if there are tight short par 4s or longer than 225 par 3s then I'll need the 3 wood in my bag.

 

I think the key is to know your distances then play to your average shot and not your best shot. Too often folks will play to their best and rarely do they hit their best (1 out of 10?). With a perfect lie on a great day I could possibly crank a 3 wood 250 yards. That would be my 1 out of 10 shot.

 

 

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In the process of dropping the 3w in favor of a 5 dialed down to 16.5. Haven't put through the paces yet, but think it will be more consistent off the deck than my 3w. Absolutely love the rogue 3w off the tee, but don't hit it consistently enough off the deck so not used all that much. We'll see how the new club fairs before making a final determination.

 

 

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Next time we play I'll bring my Cobra F7 3 wood with driver Rogue 43 inch shaft at 16 degrees. With your fast swing speed I think you'll like the set up.

 

 

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I play a 4w that I've gone to off the tee instead of driver lately because I've lost confidence in my driver. Works well on most par 4s. I don't hit it off the deck though. Game just isn't to that point yet where I can or need to go for a par 5 and stick it close

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I've had the same 3 wood in the bag for over 15 years but my last few rounds at my new home course I haven't used it once.

 

I actually just bought a 5 wood to put into play instead as I needed a consistent 225 yard club.

 

I've really been experimenting lately with my fairway woods/ hybrids set up. Haven't settled on anything yet.

 

 

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Nope! Mine hasn't come out of the bag in a long time.  I have a 3 wood and 5 wood with the same shaft both G30, and for some reason I am able to hit the 5 wood off the tee or the deck with confidence, and then very consistently shank the 3... Drives me nuts, but for some reason I keep carrying the dumb thing around with me lol

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