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#1 Belmont148

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:23 AM

So I am trying an experiment with my son to try and get him a fairway wood that he is comfortable with. He has a very good swing and is very accurate, and super comfortable, from 4 hybrid all the way down to his wedge. Plus hits his driver straight every time and 150+. However, he can not hit his USK 3 wood. It has a pretty big head, and is at 17* and he just cant' get it airborne. I know when I was struggling I bought a GBB Heavenwood and that was so easy to hit at 19* and a 3 wood shaft length. So I am taking my old GBB Heavenwood head and just ordered a Flynn 37" driver shaft and am hoping he can hit that as a good club between his 22 hybo and driver. When he out grows it, I can loft it up to 20-22* and he can turn into a 3H or 4H replacement with his next set of irons around 12.
Fingers crossed.

Curious if any others have gone through 3W woes with a junior and what they found worked out until they could get a good 3W swing and hit a 14*-17* "typical" wood.

Note: His USK is the Tour Series as the Ultra Lights were way to light and the flex was whippy for him.

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Cobra Fly Z 3 hyb. 19* Aldila Rogue 85H R flex
King Utility- 21* CTL R flex
Cobra King Forged TEC 5-GW CTL R flex
MD2 Tour 54* and 58* CTL R flex
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#2 heavy_hitter

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:58 AM

If he can't get the US Kids in the air I think he will be hard pressed to get the GBB in the air.  Could be wrong, but the US Kids is made to easily get airborne.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:02 AM

I'm 43 ... I've been looking for a fairway for the last 35 years ... still haven't found it.
Driver: Adams Speedline Fast11 9
Fairway: Adams Fast 10 15*
Hybrids: Adams Pro DHY 18*, Adams DHY Proto 21
Irons: Ping Eye 2, 4-PW
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:52 AM

View Posttatertot, on 21 July 2017 - 11:02 AM, said:

I'm 43 ... I've been looking for a fairway for the last 35 years ... still haven't found it.

Funny you say that. He was playing against a 12yo yesterday and the biggest difference between the two of them is he could really hit his 3w and get it out there 25-30 yds further than my sons hybrid. I told the kid to hold onto that 3w and not change it just for the sake of changing new clubs in the next few years as he had so much confidence in that club. It's rare to see someone with that in a 3. My son is just about terrified to pull it, so I think it is mostly a mental block for him. Hoping just a change and some practice time with something new will sort it out.

The tour series 3 wood does not look all that easy launching to me. It's a rather deep face without a very sharp leading edge and 17* vs. 19-20 on the Callaway. We'll see. It's worth a shot. I've wasted a whole lot more on a whole lot less in the past.
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MD2 Tour 54* and 58* CTL R flex
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

I don't have any experience with juniors equipment but I really think you are heading down the right track.  A fairway with as much loft as possible and supplement a longer shaft for distance.  Good luck to you and your son.  I've been searching for 20 years myself.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:30 PM

Op

Look into the vt max fwy. I think the 3 wood is 21* and very easy to launch.  My 7 y/o hitting it in the vid.  

Eventually when he gets stronger i would like to get him fit for an m2 hl fwy.

https://youtu.be/GSr87m5Pm0M


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:30 PM

View Postkekoa, on 21 July 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

Op

Look into the vt max fwy. I think the 3 wood is 21* and very easy to launch.  My 7 y/o hitting it in the vid.  

Eventually when he gets stronger i would like to get him fit for an m2 hl fwy.

https://youtu.be/GSr87m5Pm0M

I like your kids swing.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

My son is 10 and never really kit the us kids 3w well.  In February, I took hit to a club fitter and he got a complete set of pings with the shaft the fitter recommended.  

WOW....what a difference.  The irons got better but the fairway woods were amazing.  He has a 4H and a 5W now and he smashes that 5W.  He hits it around 145-150 with good height.  It has now become his favorite club.

The only warning I can give you about a club fitter is this...bring your check book!!

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:22 PM

View PostBelmont148, on 21 July 2017 - 11:52 AM, said:

View Posttatertot, on 21 July 2017 - 11:02 AM, said:

I'm 43 ... I've been looking for a fairway for the last 35 years ... still haven't found it.

Funny you say that. He was playing against a 12yo yesterday and the biggest difference between the two of them is he could really hit his 3w and get it out there 25-30 yds further than my sons hybrid. I told the kid to hold onto that 3w and not change it just for the sake of changing new clubs in the next few years as he had so much confidence in that club. It's rare to see someone with that in a 3. My son is just about terrified to pull it, so I think it is mostly a mental block for him. Hoping just a change and some practice time with something new will sort it out.

The tour series 3 wood does not look all that easy launching to me. It's a rather deep face without a very sharp leading edge and 17* vs. 19-20 on the Callaway. We'll see. It's worth a shot. I've wasted a whole lot more on a whole lot less in the past.

I wasn't joking with my post ... I'm a 3.8 cap. I've got a "go-to" shot with every club in my bag - except my fairway. I'm as likely to top it 50 yards, duck hook it 75 yards left, toe shank straight right, or hit a high soft draw 230. And in 35 years I've never had a fairway I've truly liked.
Driver: Adams Speedline Fast11 9
Fairway: Adams Fast 10 15*
Hybrids: Adams Pro DHY 18*, Adams DHY Proto 21
Irons: Ping Eye 2, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist SM5, 54 & 58
Putter: Cameron Mid Sur Studio Stainless, 35"

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

My son's teacher recommended that I put his Cobra 3 wood away and get him a 5 wood. He said that my son would get more carry out of the 5 wood. When kids are little they don't generate enough clubhead speed to get much loft on fairway woods. That is why he recommended going with the 5 wood. My son does well with it and he does get more carry than with the 3 wood. We kept the 3 wood in the bag to use on tee shots where we couldn't hit his driver.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

View PostGolfingdawg19, on 21 July 2017 - 08:44 PM, said:

My son's teacher recommended that I put his Cobra 3 wood away and get him a 5 wood. He said that my son would get more carry out of the 5 wood. When kids are little they don't generate enough clubhead speed to get much loft on fairway woods. That is why he recommended going with the 5 wood. My son does well with it and he does get more carry than with the 3 wood. We kept the 3 wood in the bag to use on tee shots where we couldn't hit his driver.

You can get away with the Epic 3W and cranking it up to 17 degrees from 15 and it's about the same as a standard 5W.  Plus when they get older and stronger you can crank it back down.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:16 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 21 July 2017 - 04:30 PM, said:

View Postkekoa, on 21 July 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

Op

Look into the vt max fwy. I think the 3 wood is 21* and very easy to launch.  My 7 y/o hitting it in the vid.  

Eventually when he gets stronger i would like to get him fit for an m2 hl fwy.

https://youtu.be/GSr87m5Pm0M

I like your kids swing.

Thanks heavy. Game is coming around. Shot a -4 32 today and came in 2nd :(

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:09 AM

View Postkekoa, on 24 July 2017 - 01:16 AM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 21 July 2017 - 04:30 PM, said:

View Postkekoa, on 21 July 2017 - 02:30 PM, said:

Op

Look into the vt max fwy. I think the 3 wood is 21* and very easy to launch.  My 7 y/o hitting it in the vid.  

Eventually when he gets stronger i would like to get him fit for an m2 hl fwy.

https://youtu.be/GSr87m5Pm0M

I like your kids swing.

Thanks heavy. Game is coming around. Shot a -4 32 today and came in 2nd :(

What was up with the camera crew following JS, CW and KT?

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:36 AM

Some news group from Europe. They were there only for JS.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:23 PM

View Postkekoa, on 24 July 2017 - 10:36 AM, said:

Some news group from Europe. They were there only for JS.

Should've been there for AS with the day he had.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:19 PM

Shaft from Flynn is really nice. My son loves the GBB heavenwood and he instantly got the ball elevated like he does with his hybrid. At 3* stranger, and 1.5" longer hoping this gets him another 15 yds and additional roll out on firm fairways. Can't wait to see how in translates on the course instead of the backyard hitting net.
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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:50 AM

His coach was a bit skeptical when he saw the club yesterday. Not after he hit it though. So easy to get in the air. Carries about 10 yds short of his driver off the deck. Which is amazing for such a high loft. The high loft keeps it straight also. Finally found a wood he can hit off the deck and go about 20-25 yds short of his driver.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:00 PM

If there swing is fast enough to handle ladies shafts (some ladies swing less then 50 mph) it time  then to look for a better fairway wood.  A good buy right now is the used Taylormade HL aeroburner Ladies wood and cut it down. I believe there easy to get on Ebay with a seller like global golf. You can't beat there value line and if you kids are like mine it look like the value club after a week anyways.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

My son hasn't hit a 3 wood in years.  He is 13 now and has a jetspeed 5 wood and jetspeed hybrids.  As someone mentioned earlier, at a young age he could not get enough carry with the 3 wood to make in go further than the 5 wood.  When he gets fitted for his next set, I am guessing that he will have a 3 wood back in the bag again.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:30 PM

View PostNoles, on 13 August 2017 - 08:54 AM, said:

My son hasn't hit a 3 wood in years.  He is 13 now and has a jetspeed 5 wood and jetspeed hybrids.  As someone mentioned earlier, at a young age he could not get enough carry with the 3 wood to make in go further than the 5 wood.  When he gets fitted for his next set, I am guessing that he will have a 3 wood back in the bag again.

I have been trying to get mine to take the 3w out of the bag for the 5w.  He just hits it better and is only giving up 10 yards.  I actually think he carries about 5 yards less than the 3w.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:27 AM

Do any of you guys have experience with your kids using an M2 fwy HL (16.5*)?

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Posted Yesterday, 09:49 AM

View Postkekoa, on 14 August 2017 - 11:27 AM, said:

Do any of you guys have experience with your kids using an M2 fwy HL (16.5*)?

We used the aeroburner hl wood at 16.5* last year with my daughter. It was a pretty good club for her. I would think the M2 would be even better.  The only issue we started to have is the higher loft tends to pop up too much and lose distance once her swing speed increased.

I believe you can adjust the loft as well on the M2 but the bad thing about adjustable hosels is they open and close the club face so sometimes that can cause more issues then just going with a standard loft. Because of that we try to not adjust outside the standard lie too much for clubs she can adjust.

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