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Title says it all, looking for any suggestion. I don't care for my current 3-woods (see signature) address postition being square, the quad keel because I feel it's kind of iffy trying to hit off the fairway which I may encounter a few times a round, and it's just overall banged up. All the white paint that was painted in the center grooves is gone (I guess you could say that's a good thing ;) ) and the sole is losing what little beauty it had. Thanks guys.

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See if you can find a Taylormade R7 in the loft and flex you like.  These can be had on eBay for <$100 and are excellent.

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Originally Posted by nikeman6

Title says it all, looking for any suggestion. I don't care for my current 3-woods (see signature) address postition being square, the quad keel because I feel it's kind of iffy trying to hit off the fairway which I may encounter a few times a round, and it's just overall banged up. All the white paint that was painted in the center grooves is gone (I guess you could say that's a good thing ;) ) and the sole is losing what little beauty it had. Thanks guys.


What kind of lies are you hitting from? Do you mean "fairway" fairway or anything grassy between the tee box and the green? I have a few 3 woods and they're all good in their own way. It really depends on what you want to do with it.

From a clean lie when you just want to hit the ball as far as humanly possible, my 2009 Cleveland Launcher 15 degree is fantastic. My Callaway X-Tour is a little better from a sketchy lie, but it's still a better choice to go with a hybrid or a mid-iron in that case. You gotta pick your spots.

I have a few vintage persimmon 3-woods and they're typically a great head design for a variety of shots, but a decent strike only goes the distance as a modern 5-wood, so I might also consider a 4 or 5-wood.


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Originally Posted by sean_miller

What kind of lies are you hitting from? Do you mean "fairway" fairway or anything grassy between the tee box and the green? I have a few 3 woods and they're all good in their own way. It really depends on what you want to do with it.

From a clean lie when you just want to hit the ball as far as humanly possible, my 2009 Cleveland Launcher 15 degree is fantastic. My Callaway X-Tour is a little better from a sketchy lie, but it's still a better choice to go with a hybrid or a mid-iron in that case. You gotta pick your spots.

I have a few vintage persimmon 3-woods and they're typically a great head design for a variety of shots, but a decent strike only goes the distance as a modern 5-wood, so I might also consider a 4 or 5-wood.



By fairway I meant off of tight lies in the actual fairway. I believe the quad keel was suppost to help you to get the ball up with solid contact from lies not in the "fairway" but I don't think I've atttempted to hit my 3W out of non-fairway more than twice. So I want something with a low leading edge (mine doesnt) for more confidence off of hardpan lies and more reliable contact. I've thought about maybe toying with having both a 3 and 5 wood or something and switching out my lob wedge a few times. But I've never really seriously thought about it. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

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is there a clubfitter in your area?  we have mad skills and resources that the general public isn't aware of.  there's a big world of golf out here besides Nike.  have you ever been fitted for clubs? i don't mean at a store like Golf Galaxy or Dicks or any other retail outlet, i mean someone who has been certified by some reputable organization.  we can build a club to suit your swing and wallet.

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