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Anyone carry a 4 wood in the bag?

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I've always been told that if I can't hit the driver that I should get a 3 wood. So recently I went to get one but found a Cleveland DST 17 degree 4 wood that I hit better and farther than any 3 wood. Any one else have luck with a 4wood instead of the 3 wood? Shouldn't I be hitting the 3 farther?

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I don't carry one but my wife does.    She had real problems getting any air under the ball, even off a tee.   We recently got her a 13.5* driver, and the extra height fixed her distance on drives.   Since she had the same problem multiplied off the deck with a 15* 3-wood, we got her a 17* 4-wood to replace it.   She has been having real good luck with the 4..

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When it was the only club I had between my driver and 3 iron, I had a 4 wood and I loved it.  When I added a 19* hybrid, I was able to replace the 4 wood with a 15* 3 wood.

On paper, 3 woods go further than 4 woods, but the only one that I would find really odd is if you were hitting the Cleveland DST 3 wood (with the equivalent shaft) shorter than this one.  Either way, its not relevant ... you hit this one great and thats all that really matters.

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You hit what you hit. A 4 wood hit on the screws will always go farther than a 3 wood that you hit fat or push or pull into the woods or water.

Heck, I've gone to a Ti 5 wood.

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I do - G15 17degree. Works great, distance is basically the same for me as a 3 wood and I'm able to hit it from the fairway better than a 3 wood.
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Wishon 915HL 16.5° 4 wood here.  Higher loft and shorter shaft means I hit it much better than any of my 3 woods.

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If you only carry one wood, 4-wood is the way to go.  I actually carry a weak Ping Rapture 3-wood that's 16 degrees.

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I love my 4W (I have the G15 as well). If you like the 4W, give a 7W a try as well.  They are a great combination, I switched to it from the more standard 3W/5W and much prefer it.

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If it works, use it. I know people who carry only a 3 wood, because they cant a driver.

I have recently given up using hybrids because I just can not hit them worth a darn. I went and bout a 7 wood, which works for me.

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Titleist 910 @ 17*. Love it. Also carry it in 13.5 and 21 degrees. I hit the 21 and 17 so much better than equivalent long irons or hybrids.
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What length shaft is on that 4w?

I am only 5' 4" and always looking for "shorter" clubs.  Especially since I have to shorten them anyway.

So far the shortest 4w in stock length I have found is the TM r11 4w which is 42.5".

Originally Posted by glock35ipsc

Wishon 915HL 16.5° 4 wood here.  Higher loft and shorter shaft means I hit it much better than any of my 3 woods.



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I have a 80ish swing speed and I hit my Cleveland FL 17* wood longer than any 15* 3wood I've ever had or tried.

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Love my Wishon MC949 16.5° 4 wood. Get the same distance as a 3w and much easier to hit off the fairway.

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i play a superfast 2.0 4W and I crush it off the tee.  I was hitting it 255, measued by gps in 45 degree weather last round..  i've hit a big cut around a tree 237 yds and rolled on to a par 5 green in 2.  I 3 jacked the goddamn putt though.

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I LOVE my Nike VR 4 wood. Much more forgiving then a 3 wood and just about the same distance

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Same here, 4 Wood is much more consistent off the deck for me.  I play Driver, 4 Wood, 7 Wood as my woods.

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Originally Posted by erock9174

What length shaft is on that 4w?

I am only 5' 4" and always looking for "shorter" clubs.  Especially since I have to shorten them anyway.

So far the shortest 4w in stock length I have found is the TM r11 4w which is 42.5".

I built it to 42".  Also just answered your PM.

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I carry a 4 wood in my bag at all times. On my vacation in Hilton Head I was doing horrible with my driver since I hadn't played in a long time so I switched to my 4 wood for tee shots. It has never done me wrong and every shot went dead straight. I know it's just a mental thing for me, but I love mine

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