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Do My Driver and 3 Wood Suck (i.e. not a good fit for me)?

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I am a 37 year old, 5'7", fairly decent athlete, former baseball (and softball) player with 20 handicap.  Callaway is my favorite brand. 

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Driver and 3 Wood. 

 

  - My driver is 13 degrees High Trajectory Draw with "A" flex graphite shaft. 

 

   - My 3 Wood is labeled "3 D" with a "S" flex graphite shaft. (The loft is not marked on the club but I think it is 18 degrees.)

 

When I bought them, I did very little research and mostly just picked them because they were on sale.  I had no idea what the D or HT meant. I did want a higher lofted driver though, which went into my decision to purchase.  

 

I hit both of them pretty straight and keep them in the fairway, but my distance is not what it should be.  So, are my driver and 3 wood suited for my physical stature and golfing ability? Thanks. I will hang up and listen.

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It really depends on your swing speed and how agressive you are thru your swing as far as the shaft is concerned. I play a regular flex shaft in an R1, with the loft set at 12*. If you are a slower swinger like myself (although I am 29 and fit) the high loft will help you generate spin which then translates to a little better carry distance. Best thig to do is to find a pro or a shop near you with a launch monitor and see where you stand... I may be a good setup for you, it may not. Get fit and it will save you headaches down the road.
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I am a 37 year old, 5'7", fairly decent athlete, former baseball (and softball) player with 20 handicap.  Callaway is my favorite brand. 

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Driver and 3 Wood. 

 

  - My driver is 13 degrees High Trajectory Draw with "A" flex graphite shaft. 

 

   - My 3 Wood is labeled "3 D" with a "S" flex graphite shaft. (The loft is not marked on the club but I think it is 18 degrees.)

 

When I bought them, I did very little research and mostly just picked them because they were on sale.  I had no idea what the D or HT meant. I did want a higher lofted driver though, which went into my decision to purchase.  

 

I hit both of them pretty straight and keep them in the fairway, but my distance is not what it should be.  So, are my driver and 3 wood suited for my physical stature and golfing ability? Thanks. I will hang up and listen.

 

If you're a decent swing (baseball) athlete, you might have a lot of speed. If you do, 13 degrees might be too high, and you may need a stiffer shaft.

 

Go to a Golf Galaxy or something similar and hit a few clubs on the simulator to see what works best for you. That's what I did...good way to see trajectory and carry distance...they seem to be relatively accurate.

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