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what's the best 3 wood for a high handicapper


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#1 Chanceman

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 09:37 PM

my driver goes haywire so i always use a 3 wood. having got the old steel shaft to work ok i now want to step to something better. where to start?

#2 Dave_11372662112

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:15 PM

srixon m steel...they are low profile...easy to hit.. sorry to driver thiem again...funnily enough I dont like srixon drivers, balls or thie wedges...but they make great hybrids and fairways wood.... also why not consder 16.5 degree 4 wood...1.5 degree mighten sound allot but allot easier to hit..... I know plenty of guys doing that Taylor Made draw is another easy one to hit and ping G10's also....callaway woods are easy to launch too

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 02:11 AM

adams nickent ? Nike

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 02:32 AM

Why not go with one of the higher lofted drivers they are making these days. They should be easier to hit off the tee than a 3 wood with more margin for error. Off the fairway you'd be better off with a 16* hybrid. They make drivers up to 16* as well btw.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 03:17 AM

My mate has just turned 70 and is off 33 and can whack the TM Burner 200+ so I think that qualifies. Pity he doesn't find the fairway often enough. Get a burner and a few lessons and you will be in business.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 03:20 AM

NO way....a low lofted hybrid isnt as easy to hit a 15 degree 3 wood in my opinion......for high marker

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 03:57 AM

Best wood for a high handicapper is a nice sharp pencil so you can write down all the double digit numbers on your score card. I agree with dave and use a 16.5 deg four wood. I have a mizuno MP0001 at 16.5 and it is good off the deck and not bad off the tee on tight fairways. Welcome to the forum Chance. Cheers, Phil

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 07:04 AM

my driver goes haywire so i always use a 3 wood. having got the old steel shaft to work ok i now want to step to something better. where to start?

I've got a Adams BUL 15 deg for the same reason and love it.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:19 AM

Hey Chance , do yourself a favour and go and hit a Nike Sumo Square 15 deg 3 wood. Not cheap , but all I can say is that I have been playing golf for over 30 years and it is the best club I have ever owned for saving me strokes in a round of golf. Had it for around 3 months now and the wife is complaining about taking it to bed with me every night.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:35 AM

A 16 deg hybrid is not easy to hit....believe me! Go with Daves suggestion and get a 16/17 deg 4 wood or a higher loft driver....I use a 12 deg driver and its much easier to hit! Sort the driver issue out rather than going for another club!

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:09 AM

Another vote for Adams. I have 2 Adams 3 woods (BUL and A3) and both are easy to hit. I can often hit my 3 wood better than 5 iron, it is just that easy.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:12 AM

A 16 deg hybrid is not easy to hit….believe me!

Go with Daves suggestion and get a 16/17 deg 4 wood or a higher loft driver….I use a 12 deg driver and its much easier to hit! Sort the driver issue out rather than going for another club!

The difference between golf and the government is that in
golf you can't improve your lie!

More margin for error with a 16* hybrid than a 3 wood off the fairway without a doubt and a far more versatile club . Most mid handicappers would probably hit a 5 wood further off the deck than a 3 wood.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:24 AM

A 16 deg hybrid is not easy to hit….believe me!

Go with Daves suggestion and get a 16/17 deg 4 wood or a higher loft driver….I use a 12 deg driver and its much easier to hit! Sort the driver issue out rather than going for another club!

The difference between golf and the government is that in
golf you can’t improve your lie!

More margin for error with a 16* hybrid than a 3 wood off the fairway without a doubt and a far more versatile club .
Most mid handicappers would probably hit a 5 wood further off the deck than a 3 wood.

cant agree on that one if you get low profile 3 wood its easier to hit...wider sole makes it easier to hit low handicapers tend not to be great iron players....you need to get a hybird the same as an iron....whereas a fairway wood is straight back and sweep it...thats much eaiser to do for a higher handicapper in my view.... that said some hybrids are close to fairway wood anyways....and some fairway woods are almost like hybrids.... IMO get 16-17 deg wood and stick with that and put 19 deg and 23-24 deg hybrids in the bag..that way you have all the distances covered... I also believe in most cases you can hit a 16 deg fairway wood further than you can a hybird of the same loft...for one the shaft is longer

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:27 PM

Adams 3 wood. shallow, offset, good shaft. Highly underated

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:30 PM

Big fat driver with lots and lots of loft to give you some confidence on the tee. 15 deg is probably not enough loft for hitting off the fairway, go for a 5 wood instead.




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