Hit one and figure it out.
How about trimming the shaft down to 43.5", and lofting up to 12* or 14* with a 260cc head? How about Phil's "Phrankenwood" last year? Would those count as drivers?
As was pointed out earlier, it may be that some of these clubs are coming closer to what used to be a driver (pre-Bertha) than the more recent drivers.
I for one will happily play any club that is going to help me get the little white ball in the hole with the less amount of strokes.
So if that means I swing like a girl because I grab a 3w so be it. But I can tell you I know a few guys that play a 3w and have a single digit HC.
Telling people they are a girl because of there swing or the club they use is not productive and coming from a 18HC really!
I use a 4w from the tee all the time, as well as hybrids and irons. Definitely don't hit 14 drivers during a round. It's more than a control issue just won't work on some holes. But I am firmly in the use whatever makes you a better golfer camp. If more guys hit less drivers I wouldn't be standing around watching people look for hidden balls. I don't think many golfers honestly track their drives but if they did I am certain few would be pleased with the results. Not only do they lack forward distance but the misses are a lot further left or right than shorter club would be. I'd wager most don't hit drives north of the 200 yd marker with any regularity.
So you hit a 12* club at 44.5" and that makes you "a man" and if somebody buys the Mini Driver at 12* and 43.5" that makes them "a girl".
Does that still hold true if he/she knocks it 40 yards past you?
Hmmm. I wonder what that makes the guy with the 47" extra stiff 6* driver.
It wouldn't be embarrassing at all if one was a 12 degree that I hit 280 (and in the fairway) and the other was a 15 degree that I hit 260.
Besides that Taylormade seems to be recommending replacing the 3W with the Mini Driver. For me if the Mini Driver went in the distance neighborhood of my driver and was easier to hit I would ditch the driver. If it was well short I would ditch my 5W and keep the driver, Mini Driver, and 3W.
Might even use different combinations on different courses.
Lots of combinations could possibly work and none of them have anything to do with being a girl. Just depends on what the club can do (which we don't know).
It won't be used by many women because of the speed you will need to generate with it. I use a club like this. Care to wager who can hit their woods better?
Just asking but do you have an issue with girls?
You don't think much of there game and seem to put any guy using this club or thinking about it below you.
It's a TM version of the Callaway 2Deep & 3Deep that Callaway introduced last year. The 2 Deep is a bit smaller (210cc), but it's designed to hit off the tee and not so great off the turf. I know a number of guys, including me that use the 3Deep. If you ever used an older driver like the Titleist 975 or 983, you'll probably like it a lot.