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I've been using my 3 wood a lot more recently.  I have been hitting it farther than my driver and it is a lot more accurate than my driver. 

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Just saying if you need a 3 - wood that is actually fun to hit and easy to get off the ground, you might want to take a look at the MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood!  I've never been a fairway wood fan however after hitting a friend of mine's on the range, I was drooling like a coon pup on his first treeing.  I had to have one and after gaming it for several weeks, it has earned a solid spot in my bag.  Seriously good fairway wood and it makes my highly recommend list.  Oh and it's 15 degrees and still easy to elevate.....  Just saying 

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1 hour ago, ole gray said:

Just saying if you need a 3 - wood that is actually fun to hit and easy to get off the ground, you might want to take a look at the MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood!  I've never been a fairway wood fan however after hitting a friend of mine's on the range, I was drooling like a coon pup on his first treeing.  I had to have one and after gaming it for several weeks, it has earned a solid spot in my bag.  Seriously good fairway wood and it makes my highly recommend list.  Oh and it's 15 degrees and still easy to elevate.....  Just saying 

Thanks for the heads up - I'm on a quest to find a usable 14th club - I gain nothing over 5 wood by putting my current 3 wood in the bag - hit them both the same distance and given that I carry the 5 wood much farther and launch it higher the 5 wood is a better choice.  

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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6 minutes ago, revkev said:

Thanks for the heads up - I'm on a quest to find a usable 14th club - I gain nothing over 5 wood by putting my current 3 wood in the bag - hit them both the same distance and given that I carry the 5 wood much farther and launch it higher the 5 wood is a better choice.  

The Maverik is definitely a sweet 3- wood.  It does have a large footprint however imo the way they designed it makes it comforting both on and off the tee.  The weight is centered low and back thus elevating it is much easier than any previous 3- wood I have tried. It's a no brainer for my game. 

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Last weekend I thought I had my M6 3w and my ST190 5w. I hit my “5w” on 7 off the tee and got a fortunate bounce and stayed in the fairway. On 8 I hit it and was 18” from running out of the fairway and Into the creek that crosses it. On the par 5 11th I hit it off the deck and once again was surprised at how low it was and how far it went. On 12 I took it out of the bag and noticed it was my ST190TS set to 14° not the the 18° 5 wood with the shorter shaft. No wonder it was lower and longer.

So last week I played 2 3woods.


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After testing the Ben Hogan GS53 3W it has a permanent place in my bag. I use it to tee off on short par 4's with hazards I know I can't carry and I am still working on using it off the deck to try and get to short par 5's in 2 but it is a club I use for sure.

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I just started using mine more frequently and they are clubs that definitely require a lot of confidence. The course I play you really can't use your driver on more than 5-6 holes because of hazards and how narrow some of the holes are so the 3 wood comes in handy.

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I rarely use my 3 wood. Most of the time if a par 5 is reachable in 2, It's driver and iron. If a par 5 requires driver then 3 wood for me, unless its wide open, I'm laying up to 100 yards and trying to stick it tight with wedge.

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Finding out with the weather my 3 wood is a better option than a 4-iron. We have so much wind lately that’s it’s requiring a 1-2 club up shot. It’s a safe club. It’s always my safety net over my driver. The course I play doesn’t really have any reachable par 5s in 2 which generally takes it outta consideration. 

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Still gaming my Cobra King F8 3W & 5W, only they have been adjusted to 16.5* and 20*, so they are now 4W and 6W......get off the ground and fly farther than before.


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I actually never games a 3w till this past season. I picked up a Titleist 917 X-stiff off eBay in June. Holy crap what a club. Yes I game this and it won't be leaving any time soon.

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1 hour ago, fozcycle said:

Still gaming my Cobra King F8 3W & 5W, only they have been adjusted to 16.5* and 20*, so they are now 4W and 6W......get off the ground and fly farther than before.


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Yessir! Have always gamed and utilized my 3W. Just bought Cobra’s Speedzone 3W with the Tensei Blue shaft from DSG for $199 ... adjusted it to 12° and played it exclusively off the tee at Caledonia (a short but insanely gorgeous track) this past Sunday. Very happy with it. 

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Using My 3 wood about 2-4 times a round. 

 

I tee off with it on the first hole at my club pretty much every round, and use it on a few of the par 5s. 

 

I don't get it out there very far, maybe 220-235 off the ground, but its pretty consistent. Playing the Ping 425 14.5*

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I don't even carry a 3 wood anymore.  I just don't have any luck with it at all.  Every time I would pull it out of the bag something would click in my brain and I looked like a toddler with his first set of toy clubs!

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No 3w here. Play a 5w. Not looking back.

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I took my fairway woods out of my bag years ago and tried hybrids. Didn't like them much either, so I took them out. Now I carry a utility iron and an extra wedge and couldn't be happier.

My dislike of the 3 wood (and others) isn't because of my ability to hit them - I just don't need the distance, particularly at my home course. Even when playing other courses... I think I would have liked a 3 wood about twice in the past few years.

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I don’t use my 3w ever. Contemplating a driving iron.


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Pretty sure I've posted in this thread already, but over the last season or so things have changed with my swing and so has my use with the 3 wood. It use to be a go to club and although I still love it, I seem to hit really low  screaming bullets with it which has led to less functional use on the course. I hope that with joining a new course and seeing how the layout is that I get more use out of it. It is really cool they have a championship 18, championship 9 as well as 2 6 hole courses which should make for a great time and hopefully a love reignited with the beloved F7 3 wood. 

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