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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best 3-wood of the newest releases?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Kaexo, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what they feel is the best 3 wood of the recent releases. Described as the “hardest spot in the bag to settle on” by one of our members, an array of different 3 woods get a mention in Kaexo’s thread.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Phil6380: “Cobra F8 is the best I’ve hit. Something about those rails when hitting it out of the turf. I have no fear of hitting down when needed. It’s also my most consistent club off the tee BY FAR! I give up a little distance, but when I need to hit a tight fairway, or I’m not hitting my best, that’s the club I’m grabbing.”
  • calfan36: “King LTD is great if you have some speed/launch. Very low spin, very forgiving, and an amazing feel. Also, I love that I can play it shorter and easily add weight via the space port.”
  • aussieb: “The two best fairways of recent releases are the G400 and Epic SZ for different reasons. G400 for forgiveness and great launch conditions from just about any lie, plus it sounds extremely solid.  Might still make my bag if I can find the right shaft combo, the Epic SZ is better for me than the Rogue for adjustability, ball speeds and head shape.  I found it worked off the short grass better than anything, and if I miss the fairway, it’s more likely to be the hybrid or a layup.”
  • ChipNRun: “Reality check: for many golfers, the best 3W is a 4W – slightly shorter shaft for better control, and extra loft to enhance launch.”

Entire Thread: “Best 3 wood of the newest releases?”


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  1. Sharky-San

    Jan 29, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I just changed my titleist 910f 15.5 with Kai’li 80 that had been so money for the longest time, but I needed just a bit more distance. I picked up a Callaway rogue with the new LAGP Ozik, it’s working out great. Still bonding with the 3W, not as workable as the 910f just wants to go straight. It is absolutely the hardest club in the bag to get right….Good luck peeps

  2. Duke Male Stevenson

    Jan 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Three words guys “Tour Edge Exotics”. In the world of 3 woods they are constantly longer hitting clubs.

  3. ogo

    Jan 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    There is no “best” golf club…. unless you are a neurotic gearhead who believes he owns the best clubs…. until next year’s models are introduced…

  4. ~j~

    Jan 2, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Purchased a new F8+ 4/5FW, set the loft at 16.5* (same as my previous HL 3W), and proceeded to drive the ball approx 270 with it off the tee and sent a 2nd shot on a par 5 just over the green from 267. Landed (and bounced over a short 250 par 4 green) green yesterday. Every one of those shots was a flag/FW seeker. As smitten as could be with this club.

  5. Birdswing

    Dec 29, 2018 at 8:22 am


  6. Fergie

    Dec 28, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Like the last paragraph said, the best 3W is a 4W. I adjusted my Ping G 3W +1 degree for 17 degrees, changed the weight to a 4 gram heavier one and shortened the shaft for swing weight. Tolerably easy to hit off the fairway now.

  7. CONI

    Dec 27, 2018 at 2:21 am

    The Callaway EPIC is the best fairway wood I have had. And it is still in the bag.

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  9. joro

    Dec 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    The best 3 Work is what you like. Everyone is different and swings different, so what is great for me may be no good for you.

  10. Brad

    Dec 19, 2018 at 5:19 am

    The best 3 woods I’ve played (and I’ve played a LOT of them) have been the Ping Rapture (the all-Ti version) and the Callaway GBB 815 Alpha.

  11. smz

    Dec 18, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Best 3 wood is the SMX 3000 by a long shot….

    • Michael

      Dec 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Best for you is what I know you meant to say.

  12. Tom

    Dec 18, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    There is NOTHING NEW about the latest released models…just Seller be Sellin!

    • JThunder

      Dec 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      “NEW” is a marketing concept.

      • ogo

        Dec 18, 2018 at 11:04 pm

        NEW is always improved and flashier WITB display of gearhead neuroticism.

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Whats in the Bag

Taisei Shimizu WITB 2024 (June)



Driver: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7.5 X

5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 HL (19 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 9 X

Irons: Bridgestone 221CB (4), Bridgestone Tour B (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold EX X100 Tour Issue

Wedges: Jucie tT (47-6 @48, 51-6 @52, 55-6 @56, 58-6 @60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M

Grips: Elite

See more in-hand photos of Taisei Shimizu’s clubs here.



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Whats in the Bag

Patrick Cantlay WITB 2024 (June)



Driver: Titleist GT2 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX

Photo via Patrick Cantlay on Instagram.

3-wood: Titleist TSR2+ (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX

7-wood: Titleist TS2 (21 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (46-10F @47, 52-08F), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (56-08M @57, 6o-T @61)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

Putter: Scotty Cameron T-5 Proto
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Flatso 1.0

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Check out more in-hand photos of Patrick Cantlay’s WITB in the forums.

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Three Swing Challenge: Testing the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max driver



Callaway recently released the Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max Driver, and BK is ready to see where it stacks up in this week’s Three Swing Challenge!

Why three swings?

Many years ago, the legendary Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf told us this:

“My formula as a fitter was three shots only. I discounted No. 1 just because it was the first one, counted 100 percent of No. 2 and discounted No. 3 because the player was starting to adjust.”

Read more about the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Max driver in our launch piece.

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