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Anyone tried the Cleveland Classic XL Fairway Wood?

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Has anyone tested or bought the new Cleveland Classic XL Fairway Wood (3W specifically)?

 

General questions I have:

What standard is it aimed at?

Good off both tee and fairway, or notably better at one?

I heard there was a draw bias, any comment?

How's the distance and forgiveness compared to other 2013 options?

Anyone have direct comparisons to other 2013 models (particularly Callaway X Hot 3W)?

Custom shafts?

 

I'm basically looking for a 3W to mostly use off the tee but still want to be able to hit off the fairway from time to time (90:10 split). I currently use a stiff shaft Callaway Diablo Octane 3W.

 

My pro is sponsored by Callaway so I think he has an X Hot demo I can try. Also Cleveland are pushing him hard this year so he has a fitting cart. He definitely can do iron and wedge fittings for Cleveland but I'll have to check if he has 3W demos. I don't want to spend money on a Cleveland 3W fitting if the Callaway X Hot is just better.

 

Just though I'd get some ideas and opinions first if anyone has them.

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by superfly777 - 5/8/13 at 9:26am
post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 

Anyone at all tried the Cleveland Classic XL 3W?

post #3 of 5

I hit the Cleveland Classic XL driver and 3W today at Golfsmith and both of them are beauties! both of the clubs are extremely light I was surprised by that and liked it. nice clubs I would recommend. a little pricey.

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Thanks. I thought Cleveland was a bigger name in the US so there would be more comments but I've googled and can't find many reviews of the Cleveland woods at all. There's a few about the new driver but even they all just regurgitate the Cleveland marketing material rather than actually reviewing properly by comparing it to other clubs.

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I tried out the XL 3wood today at Roger Dunn and I think it's going to be my next purchase.  Love the feel of this club! 

 

At first glance, the deep face concerned me...wasn't sure how I'd hit it off the deck.  I hit about a dozen shots in the hitting bay (which is a pretty tight lie) and it was one towering shot after another with a slight draw.  It seems to be much more forgiving than my 8 year old 904f.

 

The head seems to have some extra heft and I really got along well with the Matrix XCon 6 shaft. 

 

I bet this thing is great off the tee too.  I'd like to hear some other comments about this club but it looks like the favorite to replace my old fairway woods.

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