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best fairway wood for those who hit low on face


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#1 dodger

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

I tend too in to out, very shallow into ball. Most of my fairway wood misses are low on face. What fairway wood is constructed to be more forgiving on this type of miss? Currently hit a Cobra f6.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

Start by testing the shallowest (shortest) face design you can find...

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:38 PM

Correct that swing flaw and go at it with your favorite fairway wood! You already know the problem, go fix it.

There is no miracle fairway wood that rewards a thin miss.

If you don't want to fix your swing, do as the previous reply says and find a shallow faced club. Good luck.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:02 PM

Any fairway wood with a speed pocket or something similar, which there are plenty of them.  Most OEMs have their version of it.

Edited by Bravcon, 13 September 2017 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:19 PM

Cobra LTD

Cobra LTD Pro  --  Tour AD TP 7TX
Rogue SZ 3+  --  Diamana B 80X   or   XR 3Deep  --  Tour AD TP 8X  
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:34 PM

As mentioned, LTD or Adams Tight Lies. The Tight Lies ti is great and has a super shallow face.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:40 PM

The AB TP 3HL is very friendly off of the deck but I second the poster whom stated look into any model with a speed pocket (M2,AB TP, 917/918, Callaway Epic,etc.)
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:52 PM

Steelhead xr saved my game
Epic SZ 8*
3&5 Steelhead XR
3-PW Mizuno 900T 1* strong and 1* upright
51* and 57* Callaway MDF
Ping Redwood Anser at 36”

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:12 PM

Ping G and G400 are great for that.
Ping G400 LST 10* w/ Tour 65 (X)
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:15 PM

View Postrawdog, on 13 September 2017 - 08:34 PM, said:

As mentioned, LTD or Adams Tight Lies. The Tight Lies ti is great and has a super shallow face.

I play the LTD and it is a low launch, low spin beast that doesn't get airborne if you hit low on the face.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:16 PM

View PostChuck905, on 13 September 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

Steelhead xr saved my game

This. Even though it is a deep face it seems to be the most forgiving fairway out there.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:20 PM

View Postirvtrain, on 13 September 2017 - 10:16 PM, said:

View PostChuck905, on 13 September 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

Steelhead xr saved my game
This. Even though it is a deep face it seems to be the most forgiving fairway out there.

But it goes too far.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

View Postirvtrain, on 13 September 2017 - 10:16 PM, said:

View PostChuck905, on 13 September 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

Steelhead xr saved my game

This. Even though it is a deep face it seems to be the most forgiving fairway out there.

And far off the tee as well.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:28 PM

View Postirvtrain, on 13 September 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:

View Postrawdog, on 13 September 2017 - 08:34 PM, said:

As mentioned, LTD or Adams Tight Lies. The Tight Lies ti is great and has a super shallow face.

I play the LTD and it is a low launch, low spin beast that doesn't get airborne if you hit low on the face.

I don't doubt what you're saying, but the design of the LTD and Adams suggest otherwise. They have by far the two lowest centers of gravity of any woods tested. And the COG is far enough back that both are promoting a high launch, and any time you hit above the COG, it will reduce spin. 3mm may not sound like a lot, but if the OP is consistently hitting low on the face, these two are the most likely to help.

Low and rear COG will promote a high launch.

https://mygolfspy.com/fairway-cg/
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Mizuno Fli-Hi T-Zoid  18* & 21*
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Cobra F7 One Length Irons
Nippon Modus 105 Stiff @ 36.5"
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:34 PM

View PostLeoLeo99, on 13 September 2017 - 10:20 PM, said:

View Postirvtrain, on 13 September 2017 - 10:16 PM, said:

View PostChuck905, on 13 September 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

Steelhead xr saved my game
This. Even though it is a deep face it seems to be the most forgiving fairway out there.

But it goes too far.

That is blasphemy on this site.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:38 PM

View Postrawdog, on 13 September 2017 - 10:28 PM, said:

View Postirvtrain, on 13 September 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:

View Postrawdog, on 13 September 2017 - 08:34 PM, said:

As mentioned, LTD or Adams Tight Lies. The Tight Lies ti is great and has a super shallow face.

I play the LTD and it is a low launch, low spin beast that doesn't get airborne if you hit low on the face.

I don't doubt what you're saying, but the design of the LTD and Adams suggest otherwise. They have by far the two lowest centers of gravity of any woods tested. And the COG is far enough back that both are promoting a high launch, and any time you hit above the COG, it will reduce spin. 3mm may not sound like a lot, but if the OP is consistently hitting low on the face, these two are the most likely to help.

Low and rear COG will promote a high launch.

https://mygolfspy.com/fairway-cg/

Definitely could be user error, on my part, but it is tough to get any height off the deck. Which I guess is my barometer of forgiveness for low on the face.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:39 PM

View Postirvtrain, on 13 September 2017 - 10:34 PM, said:

View PostLeoLeo99, on 13 September 2017 - 10:20 PM, said:

View Postirvtrain, on 13 September 2017 - 10:16 PM, said:

View PostChuck905, on 13 September 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

Steelhead xr saved my game
This. Even though it is a deep face it seems to be the most forgiving fairway out there.

But it goes too far.

That is blasphemy on this site.

Sometimes solid contact is the most important aspect of 3 wood play for some of us.

I was never a good fairway wood player for most of my life, in fact; I chose to carry a 4 wood over a 3 wood as a band aid.

Anyways, the steelhead xr has a very playable sole and its versatility out of many lies is delivered as advertised.

I liked the 3 wood so much, I got he 5 wood afterwards to swap out my 2 iron.

Edited by Chuck905, 13 September 2017 - 10:42 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:43 PM

Tight lies ti! Shallow hot face that gets the ball airborne every time!

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:34 AM

View PostPreppySlapCut, on 13 September 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:

Ping G and G400 are great for that

This.

Both these clubs with a flat/low leading edge.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:44 AM

jetspeed if you want a cheap option :good:


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:16 AM

Shallow face:  TEE XCG7 (none Beta), Ping G, G400, Adams Tight Lie

Easy to launch: Callaway Fusion, TEE EX10 (None Beta), Ping G25

Swing flaw:  Ball too forward, trying to hit up on the ball to get it up
Swing Fix: Play the ball back, hit down like a hybrid to get the ball up and the most important, do not try to over swing or over power with your fairway wood (most common mistakes)  
http://moenormangolf...-woods-hybrids/

Short term fix:  Leave the fairway wood at home, hit irons or hybrids.  (chances are, you will have more balls in play, better approach angles to the pin and score better)
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:11 AM

Find an original PRGR Egg Spoon. It's like cheating. Seriously just get one they're cheap as chips these days
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