For a while, I was swinging my driver really well off the tee. By really well, I mean that I wasn't landing the fairway, but was slightly off due to a fade. At least I wasn't in the trees...right? I was happy and kept playing those shots...scoring between 48 and 53 for 9 holes.
Then one day, I noticed that my drives kept getting worse and worse...turning into a slice. I come up to this one hole, a dog leg left, and I needed 250y to the bend. Brought out my 3W...straight as an arrow and 245y. Finished the hole and kept with the driver, all bad drives. A few days later I replay that course. Again, driver is terrible and I again brought out the 3W for that dog leg left hole. A similar shot -- 250y straight as an arrow. I finished the course teeing off with my 3W...all about 240-250y drives and very straight.
I've now completely abandoned my driver -- teeing off with the 3W 100% of the time (for the Par 4s and Par 5s, of course). I hit it 240 to 250 consistent, very straight. At worst, it's about 10y off the fairway. After all, when I could hit my driver very straight, I was typically around 260-265y, with my bests coming in around 280-290y. But, the odds of most driver shots being on the fairway were probably 10% at best.
Anyone else tee off with their 3W more often than not?