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What current fairway woods have the largest cc's? I am looking for a 3-wood to possibly replace my tried and true Tour Edge E8 Beta. I love the look of this club and want something similar. Some of the new stuff I have tried are very small and seem more geared towards hitting from the fairway. While I want that feature, I usually hit them off the tee box.

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WITB - Driver: Ping G410 Max, 3-Wood: Tour Edge E8 Beta, Hybrid: Callaway Apex, Irons: Cobra Forged Tec Black, Wedges: Titleist SM7, Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Limited

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If you chief use for it is as a tee club, you might want to take a look at Callaway and TaylorMade's Mini driver lines. I think neither are in their current lineups, but eBay would be an option. For deep faced 3 woods, I took a long look at the Tour Edge CBX T3: https://shop.touredge.com/products/exotics-cbx-t3-fairway-wood.

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:callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 9°, Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 X
:callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 15°, Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 S
:cobra-small: F6 5-6W, 18.5°, Fujikura Motore 6.3
:adams-small: XTD Proto dHy 21°, Aldila Green NV Hybrid 105 S
:Sub70: 699 Pro, Modus3 105, 5–PW
:Sub70: Forged Black 50°, 54°, and 58°
:odyssey-small: Stroke Lab EXO Seven Mini, 34"
:srixon-small: Z-Star XV

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26 minutes ago, riceownz2 said:

What current fairway woods have the largest cc's? I am looking for a 3-wood to possibly replace my tried and true Tour Edge E8 Beta. I love the look of this club and want something similar. Some of the new stuff I have tried are very small and seem more geared towards hitting from the fairway. While I want that feature, I usually hit them off the tee box.

Seems like the Cobra Radspeed Big Tour would be exactly what you’re looking for 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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23 hours ago, jlukes said:

Seems like the Cobra Radspeed Big Tour would be exactly what you’re looking for 

Yes. That is along the lines of what I want. The big tour and mini drivers are on my list. Thank you for the all of the suggestions

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WITB - Driver: Ping G410 Max, 3-Wood: Tour Edge E8 Beta, Hybrid: Callaway Apex, Irons: Cobra Forged Tec Black, Wedges: Titleist SM7, Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Limited

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To those who are gaming the larger volume 3w's, is there a trade off when hitting them of tight lies? I'd love some added distance on my 3w but find the G400 so easy to strike off fairways, I'd hate to give up that aspect.  

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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Fairway woods are generally much easier to hit off of the tee than the fairway.  If your primary use of a fairway wood is off of a tee as a Driver replacement, than one with a deep face, less loft, and perhaps smaller front to back will deliver better ball speed and reduce spin.  For one used mainly off the deck, a shallower face, more loft and more weight in the rear of the club will help to get the ball into the air and provide enough spin to keep the ball in the air and land softer on the greens.

A better option for many amateurs with swing speeds under 100 MPH would be a 4 or 5 wood instead of a 3 wood to get more carry distance, more launch and probably about the same total distance.  The 7 wood is like magic for many people.  If you’ve never tried one I would encourage you to do so.  Dustin Johnson put one in his bag last year and has enjoyed a lot of success with it ever since.

Higher swing speed players might need less loft to get their ideal launch conditions if they have a naturally high ball flight to begin with.

In general fairway woods are some of the toughest clubs to hit well for most golfers and when you find one that works it tends to stay in the bag for a long time.

I have probably replaced my fairway woods more than any other clubs trying to find ones that work.  This past year I finally settled on a couple that are likely to stay in the bag.  I’m using a Tour Edge EX 10 16.5 deg. 4 wood with a Fujikura Fuel Red 60 S shaft and a Tour Edge XCG7 21 deg. 7 wood with the same shaft.  The 4 wood has a deeper face and is a weapon off the tee and the 7 wood has a shallow face, very stretched back with high volume, that allows me to hit the ball with more carry and easier to launch from the fairway.  The 7 wood is my 205-215 yard club.  I only hit my 4 wood from the fairway when I have no hazards to carry because it launches low and runs like a scalded dog. 

Best wishes to you as you search for your “Unicorn/Holy Grail”.

 

 

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Ping G410 LST 10.5

Tour Edge EX 10 - 16.5

Tour Edge XCG7 - 21

Titleist 818 H1 - 25

Titleist AP3 6-48

Corey Paul Functional Art 52, 56 & 60

Odyssey O Works Black #7 with Stability Shaft

Bridgestone Tour BRX

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2020 TESTER Ben Hogan UiHi 18* Utility Iron

  • Driver: :ping-small: G410 Plus 9*, Oban Gold
  • Hybrids::adams-small:  Super XTD 17* Hybrid Fubuki AX:callaway-small:,  Apex 20* AD-DI 85S, Apex 23* Oban Purple
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
  • Putter: :EVNROLL:  ER3 @ 33"
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On 2/18/2021 at 4:28 PM, GolfSpy MPR said:

If you chief use for it is as a tee club, you might want to take a look at Callaway and TaylorMade's Mini driver lines. I think neither are in their current lineups, but eBay would be an option. For deep faced 3 woods, I took a long look at the Tour Edge CBX T3: https://shop.touredge.com/products/exotics-cbx-t3-fairway-wood.

To echo this, I always used my 3/4w off the tee and 7w from the turf, so I got a used Big Bertha Mini last season and it was money off the tee for me on tighter holes or days when my driver didn't want to behave... which is a lot of days. 

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini (the :wilson_staff_small:  D7 is in time out)
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10

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