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5 wood vs 3 wood off the tee


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#1 PhilLefty

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:01 PM

When having a bad day with driver I hit my Ping Rapture 5 wood 17 degree of the tee with very satisfactory results. I also have 21 and 24 degree hybrid Raptures. Guys I would value your input on the value of a 3 wood to add or replace the 5 wood from the tee. Or should I just stay with what I have and save the cash?
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:28 PM

IMO, a 3-wood isnt a club you want to be without.
I think you could have a 15* 3-wood, 17* 7-wood and have your hybrids and still not have too many clubs for the application.
Im guessing that the hybrids replaced your 3 and 4-irons.
Ive got a 15* 3-wood and a 19* hybrid and Ive seriously considered getting a 17* fairway wood to fill the gap between my 3-wood and hybrid.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:49 PM

Thats very helpful and I guess what in fact I want to do........Im just cautious that if driver doesnt work on a particular day then the 3 wood perform worse than the 5

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:12 PM

Yeah...your 17* is really a 4-wood since a 3-wood is 15* and a 5-wood is 19* typically...so unless you went to a stong 3-wood at 13* you would not gain much.  I have a 17* utility but I will only hit it off the deck, and my 15* 3-wood is for saft tee shots only and never off the deck.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:43 PM

 NCNickentGuy, on Jul 17 2008, 09:12 PM, said:

a 5-wood is 19* typically...
Thatd be more like a 7-wood, wouldnt it?  I always thought that a 3-wood was 15*, a 5-wood was 17* and a 7-wood was 19*.


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:46 PM

 PhilLefty, on Jul 17 2008, 08:49 PM, said:

Thats very helpful and I guess what in fact I want to do........Im just cautious that if driver doesnt work on a particular day then the 3 wood perform worse than the 5
A 3-wood is typically a, "safety shot".  Due to the shorter shaft, the 3-wood is typically easier to control and you have a better chance of keeping it in the fairway.
If you watch golf tournaments on TV, if someone has the win pretty much locked up and wants to play it safe, you typically see them hit a 3-wood off of the tee.
If you are struggling with you driver, a 3-wood should perform about the same as a 5-wood.  The only real difference you should see is that the 3 will hit the ball farther than the 5.  If it were a windy day, youd probably want to go with the 3 because it wont hit the ball as high, so the wind wont effect the ball's flightpath as much.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:57 PM

 TitleistWI, on Jul 17 2008, 10:43 PM, said:

 NCNickentGuy, on Jul 17 2008, 09:12 PM, said:

a 5-wood is 19* typically...
Thatd be more like a 7-wood, wouldnt it?  I always thought that a 3-wood was 15*, a 5-wood was 17* and a 7-wood was 19*.
No, the traditional numbers are as follows:
3-wood=15*
5-wood=19*
7-wood=23*

So the 4-wood falls into the 17* slot...lots of times now they do not call it a 4-wood though, they will call it a 5+ sometimes instead.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:18 PM

The best combo I have found is a 16.5 TEE CB2 which is as long as a 15* FW wood with a little more loft for forgiveness (the WB in it helps me keep the ball flight down).  My next club is a 19* Sonartec HB-001 which is stupid long!  This has been a great combo for me!

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:20 AM

I read somewhere on the board that a study showed that *most* hit a 17* further than a 15* fw wood with more control.





Ken just put the HB 17* in the bag last week.   I love it.




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