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Have a 10.5 degree driver and a 17.5 degree 4/5 wood that I use from the fairway.

Looking for a bigger-headed 3 wood for driving on short par 4s and on tight holes. Any recommendations? Have mostly Ping in my bag now but have always loved Cobra. Looking for forgiveness and confidence standing over the ball. Thanks.

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I'd look at the Ping G400 or Cobra LTD. 

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Callaway Mavrik 21* 7W
Taylormade RSi1 5 Iron
Taylormade RSi2 6-PW
Taylormade PSI 50*
Callaway Jaws 54* C Grind
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I would first try to, grip down on the Driver about 1.5 to 2.5 inches and shorten the swing slightly.

The result may well be a longer straighter shot than a 3 Wood would give.

Drivers have far bigger sweet spots and have far better technology than 3 woods.

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WITB:

Driver:  Taylormade  SLDR Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH.   

3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ 3W

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 710 AP1 5-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie 

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Ping Grayhawk Putter

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One of the toughest shots is a backed off driver. Great thinking getting a 3W to fill the gap. Callaway used to make exactly what your looking for in the X line. Maybe find something with them.

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Driver: PXG 0211 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: Titleist 714CB 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey SM5 & SM6 50/54/58

Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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The backed off Driver one of the toughest shots?

Nicklaus, Woods, Snead, Hogan, Norman, Nelson ( Byron ) and about every Dude on TV hit the backed off Driver as their "go to Fairway Finder Shot".

And ask most good players,  "What is the hardest club to get comfortable/fit for"?

They will say a 3 Wood.

WITB:

Driver:  Taylormade  SLDR Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH.   

3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ 3W

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 710 AP1 5-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie 

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Ping Grayhawk Putter

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On 7/28/2020 at 1:06 PM, Soudog said:

Have a 10.5 degree driver and a 17.5 degree 4/5 wood that I use from the fairway.

Looking for a bigger-headed 3 wood for driving on short par 4s and on tight holes. Any recommendations? Have mostly Ping in my bag now but have always loved Cobra. Looking for forgiveness and confidence standing over the ball. Thanks.

Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 13.5 degrees is suppose to be a good option off the tee vs a driver. I know you like Ping/Cobra but this one might be worth testing... 

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I’d second the Tour exotics suggestion


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Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Still on that elusive hunt for a 3 wood that I'm able to hit - I don't know why, I crush the 5 wood and it's really a 4 wood anyway. 

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The EXS 220 is what I recently got fit into. I was hitting it 245-255 with about 12 total yards of dispersion. I don’t hit my 8 iron that straight most of the time... 🤣

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:titelist-small: TSi3 15° Fairway with HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.5

:srixon-small: ZX 2 iron

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 4-GW

:cleveland-small: 54°, 60° Full Face

:taylormade-small: Spider SR Single Bend

:srixon-small: Z Star Diamond

:ping-small: Hoofer

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17 hours ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

One of the toughest shots is a backed off driver. Great thinking getting a 3W to fill the gap. Callaway used to make exactly what your looking for in the X line. Maybe find something with them.

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I think I saw a whole rack of X Line callaway stuff at my local Academy Sports, not sure if OP has one around but it's worth a gander. They also had a lot of TM M2 drivers, 3W, 5W, and hybrids.

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I think the above suggestions are good. I would suggest trying to get a driver cut down to like 43" with maybe a little higher loft or get a strong 3-wood cut down to 41" or 42". Driver heads are the most forgiving heads in golf. Control is going to be largely dictated by length if you're swing isn't great (like most of us). If you want to toy around with some ideas and not spend too much you can get new Maltby woods built to you're specs for $50 to $90. They're high quality and won't break the bank when trying new things. 

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Cobra, I tried a few and they are amazing particularly of the deck.

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Callaway Epic Flash 9 Degree

Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood 15 Degree

Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid 19 Degree

Callaway Steelhead Pro 4-AW Irons

Cleveland 54 Degree Wedge Steel Shaft

Recoil Graphite Shafts in all Callaway

Cobra Vintage Series Stingray 40

Preferred ball - Seed 001

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2 hours ago, Firebird said:

Cobra, I tried a few and they are amazing particularly of the deck.

+1 on both Cobra and Tour Edge.  My F8 kicked an older 13.5* Tour Edge Exotics out of the bag.  Both are great clubs.  

What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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17 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

+1 on both Cobra and Tour Edge.  My F8 kicked an older 13.5* Tour Edge Exotics out of the bag.  Both are great clubs.  

I've got the same club. LOVE IT.

+1 for Cobra

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:06 AM, Soudog said:

Have a 10.5 degree driver and a 17.5 degree 4/5 wood that I use from the fairway.

Looking for a bigger-headed 3 wood for driving on short par 4s and on tight holes. Any recommendations? Have mostly Ping in my bag now but have always loved Cobra. Looking for forgiveness and confidence standing over the ball. Thanks.

I would stay away from large headed 3 woods. 

The larger head adds backspin to lower strikes that robs distance. This makes that type of club strictly a tee club = what you are describing anyways. 

Now, if you still want to pursue it then I will recommend this club as I have used it and it did exactly what you described. 

Taylormade RBZ Stage 2 TS 13 degree 3 wood. It looks like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/TaylorMade-RBZ-Stage-2-Tour-TS-13-Degree-3-Wood-RH-Very-Good-Condition/274476382644?hash=item3fe81139b4:g:p2cAAOSwf8RfSSDf

I hit this about 10-20 yards shorter than my driver. It also has the adjustable sleeve. 

 

 

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5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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