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help with Fairway wood..

post #1 of 7
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First let me say that i can't hit a 3 or 5 wood. Never been able too, but I am taking some lessons to help with that. I want to be able to hit these clubs as i think it may help my game on certain courses that call for it. Currently i hit my 3 or 4 iron in these situations.

 

Since this club will be used only a few times a year, i am looking for something reasonable (under $100). I currently have Taylor made irons (Burner 2.0), Burner Driver 2.0 driver and Cobra S3 driver, but have literally, farm and fleet Dyna 3 and 5 wood which are pretty weak (don't laugh).

 

any suggestions on where to start? should i look for a similar shaft as my drivers? currently swinging "stiff" shafts on the drivers..

 

also, am i looking for a fairway wood to do it all or do i need a 3 and 5 wood?

post #2 of 7
Tour Edge makes good stuff I mean really good stuff... You can get a used but a vg+ xcg3 fw for $60 from Golf Etail... Their stuff is 100% legit... No bullshit... I would get a 4w you don't really need a 3 and 5w... I play a D and a 4w... I have and xcg3 4w (16.5°) and I hit it farther than I hit my old Snake Eyes Viper 3w... And it's straighter than 3w (my old 3w was also 1.5" longer than standard... A little awkward for me... Even though I'm 6'6")... If you wanna spend just a tiny bit more dick's sporting goods has the Nickent 7dx fairway woods on sale for $90... (the company started in my hometown of Binghamton, NY...,talking about Dick's that is)... I would go with the 4w from TourEdge though...
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Originally Posted by onthehunt526 View Post

Tour Edge makes good stuff I mean really good stuff... You can get a used but a vg+ xcg3 fw for $60 from Golf Etail... Their stuff is 100% legit ...
...... I would get a 4w you don't really need a 3 and 5w... I play a D and a 4w... I have and xcg3 4w (16.5°) and I hit it farther than I hit my old Snake Eyes Viper 3w...

Tour Edge is a "best kept secret," a smaller US clubmaker that does its own R&D - no copycat stuff here. TE Exotic fairway woods are legend among competitive amateur golfers, and a scattering of tour pros.

 

I played Tour Edge Bazookas from 2002 to 2008, a low-profile 3W and 5W that really smoked the ball. I dropped them mainly because I went from stiff to regular shafts.

 

For the fairway woods, definitely pay attention to the shaft you get. Your past problems may have been tied partially to the wrong shaft for your swing.

 

Lightweight shafts can improve clubhead speed, but too light shafts can cost you control big time. Also, swing speed gives you first clue to shaft flex you need.

 

Definitely try out 4Ws - a study reported in Golf Digest about 2010 found that the average player can hit the 4W much better than the 3W. Also, consider pairing a 4W and a 7W at the long end, if 3W + 5W doesn't work out.

 

Have fun, hunter! Lots if good FWs out there.

post #4 of 7

Maybe try a low lofted hybrid. I hit my 17* hybrid as far as my 4 wood from the deck. You can get a Nickent 4DX for under $40 new on eBay, it's what I play and you still find them on tour. This is also one of the best kept secrets around, they've had titanium technology before Adams put it in their new XTD's. You can bend the hosel a few degrees and extend the shaft to play 41.5 or 42. I'll be replacing my 3 wood with a 15* XTD this summer, I should easily get 240-250 yards out of it...

 

I watched Keagan Bradley hit his hybrid past McDowell's 3 wood all day in yesterdays final round.

 

Believe it or not, some tour pros can't hit fairway woods worth $hit either...

post #5 of 7

I couldn't hit a 3W so I got a 7W (shorter shaft, higher loft) which I hit great. Once I got comfortable with the 7W I got a 3W which I can now hit just fine, lessons also helped. I use Cobra fairway woods and the S2 10.5 driver and find them very forgiving and easy to hit. If you use an S3 driver you may want to try their fairway woods.

post #6 of 7
Definitely look at a Tour Edge Exotics fairway wood. I can not believe the prices they sell those clubs for. Awesome clubs.
post #7 of 7

Low and slow on your woods swing.  I have had the same 4 wood 1999 (Steelhead Plus 4W).  I tried one with a shalower face (Ping G10) but wasn't happy.    Remeber before you change equipment, it's the indian not the arrow.

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