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Most forgiving 3 wood?


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#1 spike

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:22 PM

What in your opinions is the most forgiving 3 wood out on the market today for a 9 handicap player.



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#2 rchera3

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:43 PM

Try the new Mizuno JPX 800 3 wood. It's awesome, very forgiving and long!
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:58 PM

ive been playing with a custom adams boxer head 3 wood and at first the appearence is weird but i swear by that club now.  face is long wide, the ball always goes where u want it
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:01 AM

I demoed some Tour Edge Exotics Trilogy fairway woods recently.  The bottom shape of the club is very reminiscent of the ginty from back in the days.  Has a sharp v shape sole that made it ridiculously easy to hit off the ground.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:11 AM

View Postspike, on 15 February 2011 - 11:22 PM, said:

What in your opinions is the most forgiving 3 wood out on the market today for a 9 handicap player.




xcg 3. you will have a new love for 3 wood shots.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:57 AM

Never thought I'd say it cause I swore i'd never hit a callaway club.. but the ft-iz is very easy to hit.. I really tried not to like it, but its going on year 2 in the bag..

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:59 AM

G15 is very very very forgiving.  So are the Tour Edge Exotics

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:42 AM

I would focus on specific characteristics first. In my opinion, the most forgiving fw is one that can easily elevate the ball. To me, that means something slightly shallow-faced which is a bit longer heel to toe. As a 9 handi, you are a pretty good striker, so I would stay away from designs with closed angles. Don't short-change yourself by getting something with a stock shaft. I think half the reason why people say they can't hit fw's is because they have awful shafts. I also suggest thinking about a 4 metal as an alternative (I know you want a 3 wood...just saying). A couple extra degrees of loft can make a big difference in forgiveness. Short of that, look for something with 15 degrees of loft. Check length as well, as over-length designs can be unmanageable.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:53 AM

+1 on the TEE xcg-3

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:47 PM

Callaway Diablo 15* N.  Its so ugly but it's the most point and shoot club I've ever hit (I have the 13* N).  Don't forget, Phil is bagging this guy as well.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:13 PM

View Postjtizzle29, on 16 February 2011 - 12:47 PM, said:

Callaway Diablo 15* N.  Its so ugly but it's the most point and shoot club I've ever hit (I have the 13* N).  Don't forget, Phil is bagging this guy as well.

+1 for the diablo

seems like phil still have his for this season

and i actually like the look of it from address .........

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

A little older now but the cally squareway is as forgiving as it gets and Freddie been using one for a few years now.



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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:36 PM

If you just want something off the tee then the original Ping Rapture is a beast and very easy to hit!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

Nothing brand new that i can think of other than the G15...  A few oldies but goodies are the 2007 burner... and the Hibore XL / XLS,  Both of those options are about the best ever for playability and forgiveness.   Should be pretty easy to find and inexpensive.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:46 AM

View Postwolfpack, on 16 February 2011 - 06:51 PM, said:

Nothing brand new that i can think of other than the G15... A few oldies but goodies are the 2007 burner... and the Hibore XL / XLS,  Both of those options are about the best ever for playability and forgiveness.   Should be pretty easy to find and inexpensive.

The couple times I hit my buddies 07burner I thought it was very forgiving (one of those "stupid easy" clubs)
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:38 AM

PING K-15 is very forgiving

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:55 AM

View PostSean25rp, on 16 February 2011 - 06:36 PM, said:

If you just want something off the tee then the original Ping Rapture is a beast and very easy to hit!

+1, still play one today.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:51 PM

+1 for the G15, love mine.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:02 PM

Try a 4 wood at 3 wood length, the little bit of extra loft will make it more forgiving than it's 3 wood counterpart and you wont lose much if any distance.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:06 PM

Another for G15. I tried the i15 and the g15. Both are pretty forgiving but the amount of side spin the g series eliminates is impressive. I now have the i15 three wood and a g15 5 wood and the amount of effort it takes to intentionally move the g15 compared to the i15 is night and day. With the same shaft they are equally as easy to elevate.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:06 PM

the superfast fairway 3 wood is stupid easy to hit. a little draw biased, but a cannon off the tee and the deck. i'd be gaming one if i they had a strong 3 version

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:08 PM

G15 is pretty tough to beat.  



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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:38 PM

I'm also considering a new 3W, as my F10 just launches too high for me, and I lose distance and it's not worth putting a new shaft in.  I demoed the XCG3 and it was really hot off the face.  20 yards longer off the ground according to the launch monitor to my F10.  I have a Ping G15 driver but haven't tried the 3W.  How do those two compare in terms of forgiveness, hot off the face, and ease of getting the ball off the ground.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:43 PM

Nike Machspeed. Can find them for $90 or less on ebay. Easy to hit and very long.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:39 PM

View Postfuru, on 17 February 2011 - 05:43 PM, said:

Nike Machspeed. Can find them for $90 or less on ebay. Easy to hit and very long.

+1 - I have one that I picked up new for about $75 new - it was a stock shaft - regular flex - but on a deflection board it tested closer to stiff - felt good and very forgiving - I had a Diamana Redboard sitting around that I had pulled - in the 60 gram family - it is a stiff - installed it in the Machspeed - untipped - and playing at 43 inches - plays as a soft stiff - the thing is money for me when I HAVE to hit a fairway - I have never been great off the deck with any 3 wood - so I carry a Burner Superlaunch hybrid #3 that I can carry about 215 yards with 8 yards roll out - if I am further out than that I am looking to lay up to a comfortable wedge distance....oh yeah, I play to a 12

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

In the Ping lineup, K15.  More forgiving than either G15 or V2.  

And what's more forgiving than the most forgiving club Ping makes?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:49 AM

Does anyone have any thoughts on where the new Adams F11 FW's would fit in - more forgiving than the G15?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:03 AM

I think the TM R9 3W is silly easy to hit and hence very forgiving. The more you allow the swing weight of the club to take over the farther and straighter the thing goes. As such a nice smooth swing sends the ball into orbit. You could probably get one for a deal these days as well.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:06 AM

To be honest, the most forgiving 3 wood I ever hit was by Krank Golf, the Red Hot Chili Pepper. Next up would be G15, although it was a little "left" for me.


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