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#1 Metalhead

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:58 PM

Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...

here what  I have tried (as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...

200 tour ridgie
bbd
t60 tour
VFT ps
cleveland
np99
can't remmember the others..

need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..


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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:13 PM

Metalhead, on Apr 26 2005, 07:58 PM, said:

Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...

here what I after(as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...

200 tour ridgie
bbd
t60 tour
VFT ps
cleveland
np99
can't remmember the others..

need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..

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I picked up a tour issue steelhead 3 from Callaway golf preowned last year and it's very under rated .It has a NV 75x proto shaft in it.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:17 PM

Well my favorites are the TM200 steel tour ridgy 15*, then the Clev 15* and last the Callaway steel head. In that order. Definitely a tough club to hit repeatably for me also.

I switched to the Cleveland for 2 reasons. 1 the head is a bit bigger and I thought that would head in the forgiveness and off the tee, and 2nd is because I bought a Comp and wanted my bag to match.  :lol:

The 200 tour though has been in the bag for a long time. Had the cally's come and go and always found myself loving the TM. I am going to give this Clev a shot and see if it lasts

Here is the Clev and the 200 tour side by side...

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:06 PM

Id go with the bbd type h hands down.  I have that in bag 1.  I havent tried the bridgestone j33 yet but heard they are good.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:29 PM

Really there are so many great options out there right now it makes it a tough pick. I have have great success with the V-steel and will try the VS2 next week.  I always loved the 200 ridgie but the V-steel I can hit just a bit higher of the deck.  The cleveland launcher is great along with the bbd as well.  As far as shafts go, the pro95 is a all-time favorite as well as the trti.


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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:55 PM

I just switched to a Tour Launcher and I'm loving it. The Shaqx is a perfect shaft for this club. I started out with a Tour Spec 869 X tipped 1 1/2" and it felt very limber through the swing. I hit the launcher so bad that I was going to sell it. Thank God I decided to go ahead and test the Shaqx. I am finally comfortable with a 3 wood. It's been the one club that I couldn't get right. I think it's all about the shaft. :lol:

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:50 PM

Instead of the VFT PS, try the GBB2...I know its not on your list but you won't be sorry
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:06 PM

Probably the most difficult question for me to answer. My answer changes weekly :lol:  :(

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:26 PM

cool, thanks for the suggestions..... feel free to pm me an items you might seem suitable with  pro80,shaqx or other...

honestly looking for stupid easy to hit 3 wood... I was thinking of trying the cleveland comp launcher, or vsteel...or perhaps the r7 fairway .. has anyone tried the r5 fairway?

thanks

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:30 AM

Metalhead, on Apr 26 2005, 06:26 PM, said:

cool, thanks for the suggestions..... feel free to pm me an items you might seem suitable with  pro80,shaqx or other...

honestly looking for stupid easy to hit 3 wood... I was thinking of trying the cleveland comp launcher, or vsteel...or perhaps the r7 fairway .. has anyone tried the r5 fairway?

thanks

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If you want a stupid easy 3 wood, go for a Cobra SZ.  Not the longest out there, but stupid easy to hit.


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 05:38 AM

I dropped the V-Steels 15* and 17* both with VT90D in favour of BBD Type N 13* Fuji 757x and Type N 17* with AccraSC75x.  

Both Type-Ns are still in my bag.  I was rather surprised that they performed well with the "lighter" shafts I have in them now.

I get a low boring flight with the 13*.  Since it doesn't fly too high, I always have the feeling that it might just stop being in the air and drop around 200 yards, but I can actually carry it around 240 or so off the deck.

The 17* Type N with the Accra gets a pretty high trajectory but I wouldn't call it balloning and lands softly around 220.

So far both works for me, but I am thinking of experimenting with Diamanas in the heads.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 05:58 AM

I'm not a 3 wood  :( , and have had a 200 Tour in the bag since they came out on Tour....the one thing that I will say is, there is no better fairway wood shaft than the Fuji Pro 95 :lol: !!!

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:37 AM

Tiberon, on Apr 27 2005, 03:58 AM, said:

I'm not a 3 wood  :( , and have had a 200 Tour in the bag since they came out on Tour....the one thing that I will say is, there is no better fairway wood shaft than the Fuji Pro 95 :lol: !!!

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whats the difference between the pro80 and pro95(besides weight....if any)? thx!

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 02:25 PM

pitbull808, on Apr 27 2005, 05:30 AM, said:

If you want a stupid easy 3 wood, go for a Cobra SZ.  Not the longest out there, but stupid easy to hit.

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I have been playing the sz for well over a year now and love it.  Easy to hit from the turf.  I was hitting it long before it was rated the top club on golf digests 'hotlist'.  (which I put no faith in btw)

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 02:47 PM

I'm trying the replace the 970 but have been unable to so far... its back in the back after a couple T60's tried to replace it....

you know I have some spare 970's..  :lol:

I like the shape of the cleveland br61 posted..

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:00 PM

Metalhead, on Apr 26 2005, 04:58 PM, said:

Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...

here what  I have tried (as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...

200 tour ridgie
bbd
t60 tour
VFT ps
cleveland
np99
can't remmember the others..

need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..

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I have had the new Sonartec SS-3.5 for about three weeks now and love it.  I had the NP99 before (along with almost every other 3-wood mentioned in this thread - except the Cleveland), but never liked it as much as my old SS-03, with HM4.  The SS-3.5 is like the SS-03, but a bit easier to hit off the deck.  It's a monster off the tee, too.  :lol:

I had a Nippon NS Pro 950 steel shaft installed and have had good luck.  I also have the Nippon in a couple of my hybrids: they are fantastic fairway wood shafts.  They are in the mid 90 gram range and get the ball up very nicely.

Another nice head that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Mizuno Hot Metal.
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 11:58 AM

thanks god... the one club, along with the putter, that has been the same for 3 years... 970 with an 857 Pro Ti... simply the best for me... hit it good from day one... although I like a soleplate look and that that T-60 sure looks darn classic.... am I having a ho attack...????

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 01:39 PM

Siteseer2, on Apr 30 2005, 11:58 AM, said:

thanks god... the one club, along with the putter, that has been the same for 3 years...

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Wouldn't that be two clubs?....and you call yourself educated  :lol: ?

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 06:27 PM

Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99?  They are awesome if you can find one.
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:00 PM

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I have tried all of those... my best success has been with the clevelands and vft... I really wonder if(and I haven't yet) The right shaft makes all the difference in a 3 wood.. I think I need to experiment with one head and a handful of shafts and sort it all out.

btw- the type H is nice, but felt you have to be a techie to hit it pure and get everything out of it on each shot.. too demanding for me.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:43 PM

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Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99?  They are awesome if you can find one.

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  I wish I would have kept my 14*...but when you got it for only $40 bucks..you gotta HO it.   :lol:

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 09:50 PM

200 Smoothie :lol:

I just can't find a 3 wood that I can hit better.

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 12:31 PM

Tiberon, on Apr 30 2005, 01:39 PM, said:

Wouldn't that be two clubs?....and you call yourself educated  :beach: ?

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...careful, Tibs... lets just say in the battle of the wits, I wouldn't have to use but a fraction of mine...
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 12:34 PM

easyyy, on Apr 26 2005, 07:17 PM, said:

Well my favorites are the TM200 steel tour ridgy 15*, then the Clev 15* and last the Callaway steel head. In that order. Definitely a tough club to hit repeatably for me also.

I switched to the Cleveland for 2 reasons. 1 the head is a bit bigger and I thought that would head in the forgiveness and off the tee, and 2nd is because I bought a Comp and wanted my bag to match.  :beach:

The 200 tour though has been in the bag for a long time. Had the cally's come and go and always found myself loving the TM. I am going to give this Clev a shot and see if it lasts

Here is the Clev and the 200 tour side by side...

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don't know that I'd show pics of those... look at all those high toe mishits... definitely not a badge of courage.... oh, sure the club came like that!!!!!!!!!! :lol:  :(


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 11:04 PM

Metalhead, on Apr 26 2005, 11:26 PM, said:

cool, thanks for the suggestions..... feel free to pm me an items you might seem suitable with  pro80,shaqx or other...

honestly looking for stupid easy to hit 3 wood... I was thinking of trying the cleveland comp launcher, or vsteel...or perhaps the r7 fairway .. has anyone tried the r5 fairway?

thanks

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I play the R5 3 wood (and R5 5 wood)....I have to say that this club is indeed stupid easy to hit....extremely forgiving, and just rockets off the face...I'm more of a swinger and with a smooth tempo, this club hits very long with nice penetrating flight (shaft = NV 65 R).

I'd definitely recommend you demo it...may be your ticket!

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 11:53 PM

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 12:20 AM

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KascoPro, on Apr 30 2005, 04:27 PM, said:

Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99?  They are awesome if you can find one.

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  I wish I would have kept my 14*...but when you got it for only $40 bucks..you gotta HO it.   :busted_cop:

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c'mon Johnny...you can remedy past errors...a trade maybe?

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 12:56 AM

bruinduke, on Jun 5 2005, 01:20 AM, said:

Johnny, on Apr 30 2005, 06:43 PM, said:

KascoPro, on Apr 30 2005, 04:27 PM, said:

Have you ever tried a Kasco KP 99?  They are awesome if you can find one.

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  I wish I would have kept my 14*...but when you got it for only $40 bucks..you gotta HO it.   :busted_cop:

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c'mon Johnny...you can remedy past errors...a trade maybe?

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Ha ha ha ha! Working on it already ha Duke? ;)

I'll do my best to beat you here. :cheesy:  :vava:  Play it fair OK! No envelope under the table :D  :cheesy:

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 01:02 AM

OmarVizquel, on Apr 27 2005, 04:00 PM, said:

Metalhead, on Apr 26 2005, 04:58 PM, said:

Any shafts to go with it would be great as well...

here what  I have tried (as I seem to Ho what I can't hit) and the 3 wood has been elusive so far...

200 tour ridgie
bbd
t60 tour
VFT ps
cleveland
np99
can't remmember the others..

need to be able to go on the tee and off the deck.. let me know you thoughts on these..

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I have had the new Sonartec SS-3.5 for about three weeks now and love it.  I had the NP99 before (along with almost every other 3-wood mentioned in this thread - except the Cleveland), but never liked it as much as my old SS-03, with HM4.  The SS-3.5 is like the SS-03, but a bit easier to hit off the deck.  It's a monster off the tee, too.  :cheesy:

I had a Nippon NS Pro 950 steel shaft installed and have had good luck.  I also have the Nippon in a couple of my hybrids: they are fantastic fairway wood shafts.  They are in the mid 90 gram range and get the ball up very nicely.

Another nice head that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Mizuno Hot Metal.

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I'm still waiting for the other piece the one w/ the grip on it! ;)

Either the knee was on the way or you didn't saw the knee was coming to fast. :vava: But i must admit that you are getting good at it. :D:busted_cop:

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