I recently had an opportunity to use my 3W for a round, but was a little frustrated that everything was shorter. Would it be better to spend a lot of time getting better with the driver. For example, hitting into your net setup with a driver this winter until you feel good contact? Then you can use your driver this spring.
I almost never use the fairway wood except on par 5s, and minimally practice with it. Yet, because I practice a lot with my driver the 3W comes naturally.
It seems you could improve chances of getting closer to the hole by focusing on driver, but not lose your ability to use the 3W.
what club are you best with? i personally am best with a 7-pw. which gives me a window of 170-135 from the green. so if i have a 380-420 yard par 4 i will use my 3 wood off the tee. most par 4's fall into this category for me. i played yesterday that had a 345, 320, and 315. i used 5 irons off the tee to get me in my window. i used my driver once a 498 yard par 5. so that i could make it in 2. if you hit your driver 300 yards on a 400 yard par 4 but aren't good at 100 yard shots and miss the green then it defeats the whole point of the game. i'd read the course management thread to see what others say about this topic