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Andrew - Lexington, KY

Handicap: 12

Righty

 

Driver:  Taylormade M1 2017 Project X HZRDUS Black 70 x-stiff

4 Wood:  Callaway Rogue Project X HZRDUS Yellow 85 x-stiff

Hybrids:  Titleist 816 h1 21* Diamana D+ White 90hy

Irons: Srixon Z 565 4i, Z 765 5-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges:  Callaway MD3 50* & 54*, PM Grind 58* Project X 6.0

Putter:  Callaway O-Works Two Ball 34"

Ball:  Callaway Chrome Soft X

Bag:   Ping Hoofer 14

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re-learning to use mine. My last fairway was a Cobra AMP 15 ad it was my favorite club off the tee and fairway, but i snapped the shaft and even after getting the same replacement, was never the same. i have a 15 degree Launcher FW that I have been working with, but if i'm off that day, i'll usually dial down my F7 hybrid to 16.5 and use that as my long club. 


What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  TBD... 

Fairway  :cleveland-small:  Launcher HB 15° Aldila Tour Blue 75X 

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :cleveland-small:  CBX 4i - 9i, TT DG S300 HS 1x

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX 45.8, 50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S300

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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A few times a round like my four iron but my three iron has been replaced by a 30 year old Wilson two iron I want to cut down to seven iron length and hit long punch stingers with it.

 

 

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I use my 3w on any par 4 that requires accuracy vs distance.  On the course I regularly play that is about 5 holes.  I also use it on par 5's that I want to attack in two.  So I use mine about 7-8 times a round. If I am struggling with my driver I will go exclusively with my 3w from the tee.  I am consistent with it and it is not going anywhere anytime soon. 

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In My Bag

PING G400 MAX 9* HZDS T1100 6.0 65G

TM SLDR TP  3W Fujikura Motore Speeder TSX 8.3

TM SLDR TP 2H Matrix Black Tie 95HX

TM P790 3-PW Modus 120X
SM6 Vokey 58*, 50*
Evnroll ER5 
Snell MTB Black

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I only use mine a couple of times a round, if I'm not hitting my driver well, I'll use it on a couple of par 4's where there's trouble down the right. I'm still somewhat inconsistent hitting it off the deck, but if I flush it, is the sweetest feeling club in my bag.

 

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Have a 4W (17°), with a shortened shaft .. much easier for me to hit off the fairway or very light rough.


WITB of an "aspiring" 😉 play-ah ...

Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*; Tensei CK Blue)
Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)

Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR)
Tour Edge HL4 #4 iron-wood (UST Mamiya)
Callaway Big Bertha CF19 6i (Recoil ZTR) / Apex CF16 7i-PW (Recoil ES 760)
Hogan Equalizer 50/54/58 black (Recoil ES 760 black SmacWrap)
Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)

...all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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I used my 3w three times today. Short par 4 with trouble and on two par 5's to get on in two.

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You can have my 3w when you pry it from my cold dead fingers. I use it 6 times a round at least. But my lob wedge? It just got replaced by a 3 iron.

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There is no spoon.

WITB
TaylorMade M3
Callaway Diablo 15°
Callaway Diablo 18°
Callaway Steelhead XR Pro 4-W
Mizuno TP-4 50, 54, 58
TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spyder

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Im finding my 5 wood to be doing the job just fine. Better dispersion and consistency with the shorter length club and im more likely to hit it from the deck when the shot is available. I've dropped my 3W for the time being and sometimes carry another wedge.

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<p><strong>Driver: </strong><em>Ping G400 Max 9*</em><em>, VTS silver S </em><strong>Fairway 5: </strong><em>Cobra F7, VTS silver S</em><strong>Hybrid 4: </strong><em>Ping G400, VTS silver S</em><strong>Irons 5-PW: </strong><em>Srixon Z765, Steelfiber i110cw</em><strong>Wedges:</strong> <em>Grindworks 50F/56F/60F 86 Series</em><strong>Putter: </strong><em>Evnroll ER2 CS</em><strong>Bag/ Buggy:</strong><em> Bagboy Hybrid Chiller/ Caddy Tek EZ Fold</em><strong>Ball: </strong><em>Q Star Tour</em>

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This thread opens up the opportunity to discuss so many things pertaining to 3-woods.

 

First off, there are the 13 / 13.5º models.  Most clubmakers set their "regular" 3-woods at 15º which to my argumentative mind is a couple degrees strong already.  Then, they have the "strong 3" at 13º because they don't like to call them "2-woods."  

 

Instead of informing potential customers, the OEMs prefer to dumb things down for them.  It's like letting people use the word "their" as a singular possessive pronoun.  It was grammatically incorrect for centuries, but now it's OK because people kept doing it.  I'll NEVER do it. I compromise by using his/her, but technically, "his" is grammatically correct regardless of gender.

Back to the point.  I like those 13º "3-woods" not as fairway woods--13º from the deck isn't for me--but as drivers. That's a "3-wood" that I do carry.

 

I would have more respect for the 460cc fat ass titanium driver if the seniors with whom I played had knocked theirs past--or even up to--my 13º "fairway wood" steel driver.  That didn't happen much. The majority of those TM, Callaway, and  Ping 460cc drivers among these fellow geriatrics, often purchased used on Ebay with shafts that were too stiff,  were set at the ubiquitous 10.5º

 

I couldn't hit a 10.5º driver, fat ass titanium or not, but these fat ass (spoken as if I didn't own a mirror myself), cigar-smoking boomers who, like myself, remembered Elvis, never mind the Beatles, on the Ed Sullivan Show, felt that they could

 

--apparently not noticing their own 180-190 yard drives next to my fairway wood-sourced 225 yard ones.

 

I was never a bomber as a thirty or forty year old, but these golf buddies of mine made me one as a half-dead linkster with aches and pains.

 

So that's how I used a so-called three-wood. Push the tee almost all the way down, don't go uncomfortably forward in my stance with the ball, and just take a regular golf swing.

 

 

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I get what your saying Nifty. And I just don't get it. Why are people scared of some numbers.

 

The PING G 3 Stretch sounds right up your alley. It's a 13° fairway that can be turned down to 12° or up to 14° and .6° in between.

 

A 2 wood through and through. At 193cc it's small, with a slightly deeper face than their 3 wood counterparts.

 

If you are a Rick Shiels fan he did a nice comparison here. https://youtu.be/koAbPwPoSC8

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That's an excellent video, Shankster.

 

The Ping G400 Stretch and the Callaway Steelhead XR would be my likely choices if I were to be able to resume playing. 

 

The Callaway is one degree flatter which suits me, but with the ball teed up a quarter inch, which is all that I tee it up, the 1º lie factor isn't really anything. I'd him them both and let the monitor decide.

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My 3w is 15.5* and my 4w is 18* (both Titleist 909 F). I can hit my 3w off the deck with no problem... and do so on almost every par 5.

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I use the 3w on shorter doglegs where i might hit driver through, and for second shot on par 5s if I'm 230+. Usually just a few times per round.

 

 

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That's an excellent video, Shankster.

 

The Ping G400 Stretch and the Callaway Steelhead XR would be my likely choices if I were to be able to resume playing.

 

The Callaway is one degree flatter which suits me, but with the ball teed up a quarter inch, which is all that I tee it up, the 1º lie factor isn't really anything. I'd him them both and let the monitor decide.

I'm actually eyeing some Titleist 983 models right now. At 365cc and 350cc the size would suit my eye. Just not sure what I'd be giving up in technology and if I would lose distance. For $29 it's not a big deal to give it a go.

 

I really can't stand looking at 460cc drivers or 440 for that matter. They just look odd sitting by the ball. I can use them, but I also like to tee the ball low and like to hit my driver on the level to slightly down. Maybe a low spinning combo would work out for me.

 

I've also found some 400ish cc tour stage clubs.

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I'm actually eyeing some Titleist 983 models right now. At 365cc and 350cc the size would suit my eye. Just not sure what I'd be giving up in technology and if I would lose distance. For $29 it's not a big deal to give it a go.

 

I really can't stand looking at 460cc drivers or 440 for that matter. They just look odd sitting by the ball. I can use them, but I also like to tee the ball low and like to hit my driver on the level to slightly down. Maybe a low spinning combo would work out for me.

 

I've also found some 400ish cc tour stage clubs.

The 983K is a classic. Great driver still.

 

 

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Powerbilt 807 woods

Pedersen Exel Stainless irons 3-PW

Wilson 3D Triple Duty wedge

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

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Didn't really use 3W until this year. The big change for me was getting 917d2. I have SLDR driver and was previously using an SLDR 3w which I think was a bad combo cause they're both low spin. Once I got a higher spinning 3W it gave me more accuracy and flexibility.

 

 

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I'm going to even more after today! I was very accurate, and LONG off the tee with it! 71% of fairways today. Incredible. Exotics EX9 13* Long fairway. It's moved to the lead spot off the tee for now!

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Yes, I have 3 to 4 holes that I use the 3 Wood off the tee, and I've used it several times lately on a couple of par 5's for the second shot.

 

 

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No not any more. Well, at least next weekend anyway.

 

I went with a more aggressive wedge swing than what I had been using. Firing at the flag rather than at the green. This was totally different than the full swing or even the wedge swing, which was a pared down version of the full swing. Then a week and a half later, my back caused me to make wholesale changes to my swing. I only had 15 minutes before my tee time when it became apparent that I had to change. As an emergency fix, I simply only hit 3/4 shots until I could spend some time working out the details of the new swing.

 

Yesterday, I was able to get the irons worked out, but the top of the bag was questionable.

 

Suddenly, the clubs that I had in my bag were no longer fitting my swing. Soooo... As of right now, I have no hybrids or FM's in my bag and have supped up my MP Fli His 2, 3, and 4 by making them a bit longer on Project X PXv shafts to make up for it. I also changed the shaft in my 5 iron to a ProForce V2 Hybrid shaft.

 

I tested this out today with an extra 18 holes, well make that 22 holes because I was playing so well I didn't want to stop. Finally, 40 holes was enough for the day.

 

Right now, I am hitting these and my driver, actually all my clubs straighter than I ever have in my life and am getting the same or better distance out of my 2 than I was with the 3 Wood. This afternoon, I would have had to hire a survey crew to find the center of the fairways with these clubs. Birdied all the par 5's and GIR's on all the 200+ yards par 3's. Those holes that I had been using the 3 wood off the tee on were a breeze with these clubs.

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Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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Yup-

Same reason as everyone else I suppose


:ping-small: G400 LSTec driver 10° on Aldila X-Torsion Stiff

:callaway-small: 816 Alpha 3-wood 15° On Aldila Rogue Stiff

:callaway-small: 815 GBB Alpha hybrid 19° On Fujikura Speeder 865 Stiff

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood

:benhogan-small: Ptx Pro 5-P irons on KBS Tour V 110 S

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on recoil 780 Stiff

:mizuno-small: MP5/MP25 combo

Sub70  Wedges 50°, 54°, 58° Raw, on Recoil 760 SmacWrap

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact #3 putter

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

Sketcher shoes

 

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