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Cobra F9 3wd is a winner.  Love it off the deck and love it when my driver is day dreaming of other things.



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

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I carry the Cobra F-max 3 wood and love it.  It has a 16 degree loft, which I’m sure some of you would consider more of a 4 wood, but hey, years ago my pitching wedge would have been called a 9 iron.  It’s easy to hit and get up in the air.  I wonder if some that have posted here would like their 3 wood better if they had a more lofted model that is easier to hit.

I often use it for my second shots on par 5’s if I have a good lie.  I generally don’t use it off the tee.  

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I don’t even hit mine off the deck but I play it quite a bit off the tee



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On 5/9/2021 at 4:23 PM, Murray06 said:

I think it depends on the course you play on a regular basis. The 2 I play have plenty of holes where hitting 3 wood off the tee is the better option, but also has 2 long par 5’s. For me it’s an important club as I always like a backup when driver is feeling off too. 

I agree. I’ve always bagged a 5w instead of a 3w, but have been considering picking up a 3w to swap in for some courses/conditions. 

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I use my 3 wood primarily off the tee, but if I have a wide open long par 5 I’ll hit off the deck. My SIM Max, is a beast off the tee, not as long as my driver, but I can still get it out there with most people’s driver. I have thought about switching it out for a strong hybrid, or a 4 wood, but I don’t have a lot of those yardages going into greens, so I stay with it just because it is so good off the tee. My buddy hates when I pull it out on the tee because it’s so lethal. 

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On 5/14/2021 at 3:16 PM, bogeymonsters said:

First time getting a club fitting and decided to go to two different fitters to see how the results would match up. In my first fitting I was told not to use a 3W and they fit me with a G425 5W. The fitter said the shorter shaft and additional loft will be easier to hit consistently and gain similar yardage to a 3W. In the second fitting, they told me not to go with a 5W and fit me for a G425 3W with a half inch cut off the shaft. I guess G425 is the right model, but I'm confused on whether I should go with the 3W or 5W - thoughts?

I personally prefer a 5w. Mid handicapper. My miss hits are far better with a 5w than a 3w. When im in a groove i can still carry 250, almost driver distance for me. The few 3w ive gamed “ok” dont hold greens as well as my 5w when im lucky enough to hit them.  

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