Jump to content

Do you actually use your 3-Wood?


Recommended Posts

Our Sponsors

I put my 3W in the same class as my putter. I NEED that club, it is that essential.

  • Like 2

TM.png

Sim / M2 / MG

Z785

Brandon Matthews No2 - Not Made for the Tour
"buy the ticket, take the ride..."

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 261
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I am a huge Mizuno irons fan. I am not a 3 Wood fan. I recently bought an ST190G driver and loved it so much, I got a ST190 TS 3 Wood and gamed it this weekend. I loved this so much I just placed my o

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.

... I had a land line phone in the kitchen that was on a long cord for my youth and most of my adult life. Fast forward thru a few different technologies in phones and now I have this iPhone that is a

Posted Images

Lately I have found that I can use the 5W and get good distance, Its a shorter shaft and I can control it better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

3W gets used several times per round. All the par 5s on my home course are almost guaranteed to get it out of the bag with long fairways and there are a couple par 4s that I use it to tee off. It definitely gets put to use.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 460 10.5*

:callaway-small: FT Optiforce 3W, 5W

:callaway-small: X2 Hot 5-PW

:callaway-small: MD4 52/56/60

:odyssey-small: White Hot RX #7

:taylormade-small: TP5

Link to post
Share on other sites

In the past I struggled to hit the 3Ws I had off the deck but still used them off the tee on shorter par 4s. Now I have a 3W that I love and I use it off the tee and also on many par 5s. It's not going anywhere. 

Driver: :titelist-small: TS2 9.5* (set to 8.75*) w/ Accra Tour Z RPG 462 M4+

3 Wood: :titelist-small:TS2 15* w/ Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 915H 18* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White HY 90 

Irons: :mizuno-small: HMB (4–6) / MMC (7–PW) combo set w/ True Temper DG X100

Wedges: :vokey-small: SM6 54 S-grind / 58 M-grind w/ DG S300

Putter: :cameron-small: Futura 5w

Ball: 1258905727_vicegolflogo.png.aa98311b5065658a12dee5e7f32356df.pngPro  

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

My M2 3 wood gets plenty of use on the course. I'd say it gets about 8-10 solid uses per round, off the tee box or fairway. There's something about the stock TM Reax X flex shaft in it that makes it super reliable for me.

Also I might be the only one like this but I can only hit my 3 wood off the deck. Whenever I tee it up, I either top it or duck hook it. But doesn't bother me because it helps for getting on the green in 2 on those par 5's. 

Edited by mglo35

Driver: :taylormade-small: M5 9°, Graphite Design AD-DI 6X

Wood: :taylormade-small: M2 15°, F9, TM Reax X flex

3-PW: :taylormade-small: PSi Tour Forged, TT Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM4 50°, SM7 56°, SM5 62°

Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Newport Select

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5X 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I ditched the 3 wood in favor of a 4 wood.  I don't hit if often, but if I were smart I would hit it more off of the tee.  It took years of searching to find a 3/4 wood I was really comfortable with.  Now that I have found it, it isn't going anywhere.

  • Like 1

WITB

Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5º w/ Diamana DF 60 TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17º w/ Even Flow

Titleist 816 H1 21º & 25º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Irons (6-PW): Srixon 765 w/ Project X LZ

Wedges: 50º Ping Glide, 54º & 60º PXG 0311

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport Masterful Tourtype SSS CT A048277

Link to post
Share on other sites

I ditched the 3 wood in favor of a 4 wood, and then ditched the 4 wood in favor of a 2 hybrid at 17*. Was using the fairway wood almost entirely off the deck and was struggling with consistency. The low lofted hybrid solved those problems for me. 

  • Like 1

2020 TESTER Ben Hogan UiHi 18* Utility Iron

  • Driver: :ping-small: G410 Plus 9*, Oban Gold
  • Hybrids::adams-small:  Super XTD 17* Hybrid Fubuki AX:callaway-small:,  Apex 20* AD-DI 85S, Apex 23* Oban Purple
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
  • Putter: :EVNROLL:  ER3 @ 33"
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an old ping rapture 3 wood that’s 13 degrees, I used it all the time off the tee for tight holes, I think if you learn when and how to use it your three wood can become your most useful club in your bag


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Love 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

All the time, par 5s, short par 4s or days where the snap hooks with the driver are making me bat s*** crazy.

Hogan GS Driver/3 wood

Hogan FT Worth 15 Irons

Hogan Equalizer Wedges

Odyssey Milled Putter

OnCore Elixir and Avant Balls

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes... Probably 4-5 times a round.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

Link to post
Share on other sites

I was on the fence about 3-woods for the longest time myself.  On advice from a friend, I tried out some low-profile FWs a couple years ago and just this year I added the Ping G410 3 wood - for me, it really works well.  I used to have a problem with not being able to launch FWs off the deck, but that low profile really give me the confidence to do.  Next I'll be saving up for the G410 5-wood!!!

  • Like 1

Driver:  :callaway-small: XR16 10.5* (set to 9.5*), MRC KuroKage TiNi Black, S-flex

3 wood:  :ping-small: G410, Alta 65 S-flex

Hybrids:  :ping-small: G400 19* & 22*, Alta CB 70 S-flex

Irons:  :mizuno-small: JPX-900 5-GW, Proj X LZ 6.0

Wedges:  :titelist-small: SM7, 54*/S; :callaway-small: MD4, 58*/S

Putter:  :odyssey-small: White Hot Pro Black 2.0 #1

Link to post
Share on other sites

I was not hitting my Cobra F8 3/4 particularly well, so I changed the loft from 14.5* to 16*. Now I am hitting it better and farther than before(195-210). So I also changed my 5/6W from 18* to 20*. Same results.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

 

  • Like 1

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

In the past I had some issues with the 3 wood in regard to getting the desired ball flight. I changed from a TaylorMade SLDR to a TaylorMade SLDR HL ( HL meaning high launch) this made a big difference. Now I have no hesitation hitting this club off the deck to try to reach greens in two on a par 5 or off the tee on short par 4's. I probably hit the 3 about 4 times a round. 

:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:cleveland-small: Wedges, CBX 56* & 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

Link to post
Share on other sites

I use it, though the more infrequently I play, the worse a decision to put it into play it becomes (especially attempting to hit it off the deck). I have no other club that is as finicky as my woods (which I primarily play a 4W/7W combo).

What's in My Bag?

Driver: Cobra F6

Fairway: Cobra F6 3/4

Hybrids: Wilson Staff D100ES (4 & 5)

Irons: Wilson Staff C200 (6i to GW)

Wedges: Cleveland CBX (52, 56, and 60°)

Putter: Happy Putter Blade

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, an average of about 4 times per round (2 off tee and 2 off deck).  3 and 5 woods have been staples in my bag forever and will likely always be.  Not a big hybrid guy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, fozcycle said:

I was not hitting my Cobra F8 3/4 particularly well, so I changed the loft from 14.5* to 16*. Now I am hitting it better and farther than before(195-210). So I also changed my 5/6W from 18* to 20*. Same results.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

 

I may have posted this before, apologies for possible repetition....

In Ye Olde Days, the 14* Fay wood was a 2w, and the 3w checked in at 17*.  Most players didn't carry a 2w, unless they carried one in place of a driver.  Those lofts crept forward in the 80s to 13* and 16*, but still largely the same thing going on.

To me, it's no surprise many have better luck with a modern 4w.

In the past, I never had much problem hitting a 14* fwy wood, but on the course I played, I didn't find myself using it much.  Not many chances to use it off the deck, and my alternate tee club was a 17* or 18* iron.  These days, at 56 with a sketchy back, a 14* fwy wood doesnt work as it once did.  😉

I have a King LTD and Stage 2 Tour 3w for my metal wood use, in both cases, I've got them tuned to 16* to make them more useful.  They find a bit more usage now, with the combination of age distance loss and loft adjustment.  

The other thing I'm finding, I dislike the modern club lengths of fairway woods.  I've cut mine down to 42.5", but prefer to go 42" if I can manage it.  Easy with the above Cobra, just stuff it with cotton balls to bring the weight up.  

As others have mentioned, I've also tried a hybrid in that slot.  Much prefer the club length with a hybrid...

Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, DGS300; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; Golden Ram TW276, DGS; Golden Ram TW282, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 56*, DGS
LW:  Maltby Design 60*, 1.05 sole, DGS; Maltby Design 60* 1.05 sole, NV105
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, or TM TP5

Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely use my 3 wood on par 5s, on long par 3s, and when my driver is not cooperating. I carry the Cobra f9 3 wood and this is by far the best 3 wood I have used so far. It is very forgiving and longer from what I have used in the past.

Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app

  • Like 1

WITB:

 

Driver:   :cobra-small: F9 driver 9* stiff shaft 

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* regular shaft

Hybrids:  :nike-small: Vapor Flex  3 hybrid regular shaft 

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Ben Hogan BHB01 blade

Ball:  :Snell: Black

Bag: 2015 Ogio Chamber Cart Bag & 2018 MyGolfSpy Stand Bag

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lately I haven't I just couldn't get good swings with it but last night I hooked a drive in the rough and decided to go for it .. and boomed my 3 wood ! couldn't believe it 

:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway Wood 5  :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:ping-small:  4 G Crossover

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW OBAN CT-100 Hard Step S Shafts  

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:Arccos: All clubs use Arccos 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 808nation said:

Definitely use my 3 wood on par 5s, on long par 3s, and when my driver is not cooperating. I carry the Cobra f9 3 wood and this is by far the best 3 wood I have used so far. It is very forgiving and longer from what I have used in the past.

Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
 

I am think of getting a 3 wood this year. Have always had 5 wood, but think that it makes sense to have the 3 wood off the tee. 5 wood isn't used that often bc I am trying to play smart instead of going for greens from 250+. How much harder would you say the 3 wood is to hit off the deck? 

:callaway-small: Mavrik Subzero, 9.5*, VA Nemesys 75, Golfpride MCC Align Midsize

:callaway-small: Mavrik Max Fairway Wood, 15*, Stock shaft, Golfpride MCC Midsize

:titelist-small: Titleist U500 21*, Hzrdus Smoke Stiff, Golfpride MCC Midsize

:benhogan-small: 2020 Ben Hogan Icon Irons 8-PW, Project X LZ, Golfpride MCC Midsize

:benhogan-small: 2020 Ben Hogan PTxPro Irons 4-7, Project X LZ, Golfpride MCC Midsize

:titelist-small: Vokey SM8 50*, 54*, 60*, Stock vokey shaft, Golfpride MCC Midsize

:cameron-small: Scotty Cameron California Mid-Mallet

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...