or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Golf Talk › 3 wood off the tee. Tee it high or tee it low and why?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

3 wood off the tee. Tee it high or tee it low and why? - Page 2

Poll Results: Do you tee your 3 wood high or low?

 
  • 0% (0)
    High like my driver
  • 64% (33)
    Low like an iron
  • 35% (18)
    Somewhere in between
51 Total Votes  
post #19 of 26
My 3W is 14.5*. I tee it low like an iron. And let it fly. Trajectory is not an issue at all.
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

 

It must be common though, since I often come to a long par 4 tee box and and it's covered with sand filled divots. I often wonder how or why people are taking divots with their driver. Maybe they're setting up the same way they do when hitting driver or 3-wood from the fairway. Personally I think it's a great way to hit a low fade into the bush, but different strokes, eh!?

Yup, different strokes I guess. I would never tee my driver low. Congratulations on your abilities!!

post #21 of 26
OK, even though I don't own a 3 wood (4 wood is my weapon of choice!!!) I'll weigh in. Definitely tee it low, so it looks like the perfect lie. Have tried teeing it up more, but just doesn't seem right. Unlike others in this thread, don't know how many 1/8's or millimeters are involved, exactly. But seriously, my best fairway wood shots never involve a divot, just a clean sweep. Hitting off of a low tee placement seems to work best.
post #22 of 26

I put in between, because I never tee up an iron, just get a good lie and go.  I tee up my 4 Wood by grabbing the ball and pushing the tee in until my knuckles hit the ground, so I guess that would be considered low by most, since it's barely above the grass, but it's higher than I tee my irons, which is not at all.

post #23 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

 

It must be common though, since I often come to a long par 4 tee box and and it's covered with sand filled divots. I often wonder how or why people are taking divots with their driver. Maybe they're setting up the same way they do when hitting driver or 3-wood from the fairway. Personally I think it's a great way to hit a low fade into the bush, but different strokes, eh!?

Yup, different strokes I guess. I would never tee my driver low. Congratulations on your abilities!!

LOL - I don't either. As popular as driver off the deck is around here, I never do it with a modern one. Somebody must be though based on the tee box at our 560 yard par 5. The landing area is mile wide and 150 yards long so it's not like people need to hit a 3-iron off the tee. Maybe they just like to take a divot with a fairway wood?!?

post #24 of 26

Like some others have said, I also tee it low since that's how I hit it on the fairway. I don't want to mess with something that isn't broken.
 

post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post

LOL - I don't either. As popular as driver off the deck is around here, I never do it with a modern one. Somebody must be though based on the tee box at our 560 yard par 5. The landing area is mile wide and 150 yards long so it's not like people need to hit a 3-iron off the tee. Maybe they just like to take a divot with a fairway wood?!?
Don't underestimate the damage to the turf we hackers can accidentally do. I've taken my fair share of unintentional divots with the driver. d2_doh.gif
post #26 of 26

I used a shallow faced 3 wood and hit the ball farther when using a tee that has the ball about half way above the crown of the head. The ball hit the 200 yard marker fence and bounced over it. Off the deck, the carry distance is substantially shorter. The blue "4 yards more" tee is about the right height for this particular 3 wood.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Golf Talk
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Golf Talk › 3 wood off the tee. Tee it high or tee it low and why?