I can hit a 3 wood off a tee on the rare occasion when i have to, but absolutely can not hit it consistently off the fairway (I've practiced it to death - just no confidence with it). However, I'm pretty good with my 19° hybrid from the fairway. I'm seriously thinking about cutting about 3.5 inches off my 3 wood & making it the same length as my hybrid.
I'm sure I'd lose a bit of length, but I think the consistency factor would be worth it. Just don't know how much more distance I'd gain with a 3 wood the same length as a 3 hybrid ... I would imagine a fair amount, but I could be wrong.
Just curious if anybody has ever struggled with their fairway woods as I do & thought about making them into "long hybrids" ... thx