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I recently took mine out of the bag. It's no more accurate for me off the tee than my driver (My driver is 1" short, so it's pretty accurate) and I really struggle hitting it off the deck. I'm a One Length player and my 21* utility club will get me around 200 with the added bonus of being very straight. Anything over 200, I'll just lay up.

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Driver: Cobra F6 (10.5*) + Project X HZRDUS Black -1"

Utility: Cobra KING Utility Black One Length (21*)

5I-GW: Cobra KING F7 One Length

SW: Mizuno MP T5 (56*)

LW: Mizuno MP T5 (60*)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 Rossie (Black)

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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.

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Not trying to brag at all. But my last round I just added up my 3 wood tee shots. And my average is 274.7 yards for that round. Firm fairways, maybe 10 yards of roll. This is one of the most versatile clubs in my bag.

 

Side note I averaged 247.3 with the 2 hybrid off the tee....

 

Driver.... 265.4 at 10° maybe I need a 11-12° Driver.

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Not trying to brag at all. But my last round I just added up my 3 wood tee shots. And my average is 274.7 yards for that round. Firm fairways, maybe 10 yards of roll. This is one of the most versatile clubs in my bag.

 

Side note I averaged 247.3 with the 2 hybrid off the tee....

 

Driver.... 265.4 at 10° maybe I need a 11-12° Driver.

My 3 wood is similar but not quite as far. It's my favourite club in the bag and love that I can hit it off the tee and off the turf.

 

It's also perfect for golf trips where you might not want to bring all your clubs. Just like Shankster said: versatile.

 

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3W -  :callaway-small: XHot Pro

3 Hybrid - :taylormade-small: Rescue 11

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I switched to a 7 wood and haven't looked back since. From the fairway, I hit my PW further than my 3-wood. More loft was the answer for me. For tight fairways, I hit a 3 hybrid off the tee. With roll out, I get about 240 yards

 

 

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FAIRWAY: Taylormade M2 2017

Irons: PRGR TR 900 Forged 4-PW

Wedges: Wilson Harmonized 56*, Ray Cook Blue Goose 60*

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Ball: Whatever I find in the woods while I’m looking for the one I hit in there

 

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Looks like I just need to hit this Exotics EX9 Long off the tees! Sheesh! Driver was only 11 yards longer.

 

 

 

 

 

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It's rare I use it. I would like to use it more bc I hit mine pretty well. Ping G25 but it's rare I have 250 into a hole. I hit it great off the ground but miss it a little too often off the tee but if I have a par 5 with around 250 left I'm licking my chops

 

 

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IMHO the "3 woods " of today are not 3 woods. Most 3 woods now days are 15*. My old Cally Steelhead I carried for 13 years was 13*--- recently I quit carrying a 3 wood because of my diminished swing speed I found it hard to get airborne. Recently built me a little heater as I call it a V-Steel 5 wood at 18* with a old Pro Launch Blue shaft. I can hit a high cut floater with it about 200 yards or play it back some and hit a head high screamer stinger about 220 or so. Really a versatile club for me. If I need to hit a screamer over 220 which is rare for me I can hit my Homna driver off the deck on a good lie. I do not go for par 5s in 2 anymore unless it is where I can hit my 5 wood with the high cut or my 22* hybrid with a high cut. I prefer to position my second shot and wedge it in and get that putter in my grubby little hands 

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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Not trying to brag at all. But my last round I just added up my 3 wood tee shots. And my average is 274.7 yards for that round. Firm fairways, maybe 10 yards of roll. This is one of the most versatile clubs in my bag.

 

Side note I averaged 247.3 with the 2 hybrid off the tee....

 

Driver.... 265.4 at 10° maybe I need a 11-12° Driver.

Dammit Boy!!! you hit your 3 wood further than I hit the driver any more.  Now one of my tricks on firm fast fairways with the driver I tee it low like a persimmon and hit the stinger that rolls out good especially with that hot faced Homna. 

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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 I prefer to position my second shot and wedge it in and get that putter in my grubby little hands 

Quit b**********g, us Stu. 

Like myself, you don't have little anythings.

 

But you're definitely right about modern "3-woods."

The entire industry is making them exclusively for uphill lies.

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Quit b**********g, us Stu.

Like myself, you don't have little anythings.

 

But you're definitely right about modern "3-woods."

The entire industry is making them exclusively for uphill lies.

I'd disagree with your last statement.

 

Sigh

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I don't know how old you are, jlukes, but traditional wooden 3-woods were 17°. Just about all of them.

 

15º off the deck produces diminished returns for average swing speeds.

Most average recreation players can carry an 18 or 19º  club  further off the deck.

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Driver.... 265.4 at 10° maybe I need a 11-12° Driver.

See my classified ad Shanks

 

 

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It's rare I use it. I would like to use it more bc I hit mine pretty well. Ping G25 but it's rare I have 250 into a hole. I hit it great off the ground but miss it a little too often off the tee but if I have a par 5 with around 250 left I'm licking my chops

 

 

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Can't you just leave it on the ground off the tee? You don't have to tee it up.

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Can't you just leave it on the ground off the tee? You don't have to tee it up.

I like to push my tee down to the cup or close to it hitting fairway woods or irons off the tee. 

It's like a perfect lie off the deck.

I usually use a broken tee that i find on the ground, in fact.

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I like to push my tee down to the cup or close to it hitting fairway woods or irons off the tee. 

It's like a perfect lie off the deck.

I usually use a broken tee that i find on the ground, in fact.

If I hit a fairway wood off the tee I do it Laura Davies style in other words chunk me up a little piece of turf. And of course I fix my divot. 

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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Quit b**********g, us Stu. 

Like myself, you don't have little anythings.

 

But you're definitely right about modern "3-woods."

The entire industry is making them exclusively for uphill lies.

Yep you are correct I should have stated my grubby big hands :D

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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I don't know how old you are, jlukes, but traditional wooden 3-woods were 17°. Just about all of them.

 

15º off the deck produces diminished returns for average swing speeds.

Most average recreation players can carry an 18 or 19º  club  further off the deck.

Nifty most persimmon 3 wood heads were around 13* to 14* 4 wood heads were around 16 or 18.

 

And you are spot on on the last paragraph and some of it has to do with age and diminished swing speed. One of the reasons I quit hitting my beloved Cally Steelhead 3 wood at 13* the loft combined with the shaft stiffness.

Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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