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Forum Thread of the Day: “Weak lofted 3-wood a good option?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ludddy who opens the discussion on the benefits of using a weak lofted 3-wood in his set-up. At the moment, ludddy is currently only using his 3-wood on long par 5s and would like to use it more going forward off the tee. Our members give their thoughts on whether changing to a weak lofted 3-wood is the right move.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Celebros: “I just recently took my 15* out of the bag and replaced it with a 4-5 wood that is adjustable 16-19*. In my case, it was because I usually didn’t need that much club into Par 5s and on tight/shorter Par 4s I typically hit an iron off the tee. The higher loft gives me much gapping into the rest of my set as well.”
  • RacineBoxer: “I’ve gone through this a time or two. There almost comes the point where no matter what you do, you’re going to have a club in your bag that you rarely use. If it’s not the 3 wood, then it’s some sort of driving iron or low lofted hybrid or 4 iron or maybe you carry both a 58 & 62 degree wedges. Maybe the longer and longer you hit it the more you gap your clubs and eventually use everything, but for us mere mortals you’re likely to find a little bunching somewhere. I don’t use my 3 wood much. I find the bigger head of the driver more forgiving. I get more horrible shots with the 3 wood because the head is just so small (talking topping the ball or popping it up for 80 yards types of horrible tee shots). If I need a fairway finder on a short, tight, hole, I’m going 5 wood or hybrid. I’m a straight to fade player, and the 3 wood is a club I’m comfortable getting going a little right to left off the tee, so I’ll use it non-routinely for a hole that calls for that shot shape. But usually, I find going to 4 wood or 4h a safer play to find the middle of the fairway.”
  • Bye: “It’s such an individual thing, that really the only way to find the answer is to play with a few different options. For me, as long as I can put enough spin on it, the 3 wood is the best option. I had a few 4 woods; I just kept fiddling with them.”
  • Boognish: “Loft is generally your friend with fairway woods. Your confidence from the tee should guide your head shape decision if you need it for tee layups. There is a trade-off for deep face (flat flight) tee clubs when you want to use it off the turf. I’m a big 5 wood guy, but they can often launch/spin too high for regular tee use. If you only carry one fairway wood, my recommendation would be a 4-wood with a lower spin shaft.”

Entire Thread: “Weak lofted 3-wood a good option?”

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Aubrey

    Aug 29, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I follow a fairly strict 4-5 degree gap throughout the bag and I go with a 8.5 driver, 13.5 3 wood, 17.5 4-5wood then 21 3iron continuing through the set. I will monkey with the set up depending on what the course calls for and where I want to be off the tee but that’s pretty much my standard bag.

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  • Equipment is accurate as of the Honda Classic. 

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero Triple Diamond (8.5 degrees @ 7.5)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 5 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

5-wood: TaylorMade M2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Mizuno MMC Fli-Hi (3), Mizuno MP-20 (4-PW; all bent one club weak)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 X

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP (54-11, 59-10)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 X

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball (long)

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Grips: Lamkin

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Today from the Forums: “New Axis 1 Tour-HM models at the 2020 Honda Classic”

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Today from the Forums shines the spotlight on new Axis 1 Tour-HM models featured at this week’s Honda Classic. The flat-sticks have garnered lots of reaction from WRXers, with our members currently split on the unique designs.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • tiger99210: “I like them. Doesn’t look Odd at all.”
  • Barracuda: “I don’t get the hate on companies that are actually trying to do something better than what we have available. I don’t play axis1, but it was definitely on my shortlist, I ended up with a LAB putter. It does look funky; it also helps me score better than my stunning queen B6.”
  • Steel Dillo: “I’d be more interested if they were priced reasonably. Just don’t see what drives their cost up comparable to a fully milled specialty brand other than having Rose’s name on them. IMO, they should be in that $200-$250 range like their other putters.”

Entire Thread: “New Axis 1 Tour-HM models at the 2020 Honda Classic”

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Cut Golf introduces Cut Blue DC golf ball – featuring higher compression and 360 dimple pattern

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Cut Golf has recently introduced the newest ball to its Cut Blue family—the Cut Blue DC, which features Dual Core technology, enhanced compression and a 360 dimple pattern.

The latest addition from Cut Golf is targeted towards golfers of all skill levels, and along with its Dual Core which bids to maximize initial velocity, the ball is Mantle designed to provide for high precision spin control as well as improved putting feel and sound.

The Cut Blue DC contains a 4-piece construction with a urethane cover designed to maximize spin and greenside feel, while the ball’s 360 dimple pattern is designed to increase aerodynamics.

The latest ball from Cut Golf is fully conforming to USGA rules, features 105 compression (up from 90 on the original Cut Blue) and arrives in both white and atomic yellow color codes.

The Cut Blue DC is available to purchase now at CutGolf.com and costs $29.95 per dozen.

Our friends at TXG, Tour Experience Golf, reviewed the Cut Blue DC, and you can check out the video below.

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