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I'm a high handicapper who hits a 3 wood off the tee instead of a driver.  Looking for a new one.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.

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If you want a 3 wood that is purely going to be used off the tee you may want to look at the Xhot 3 deep. Or the ping karsten. Also don't rule out the possibility of a 12 or higher degree driver. As Tom Wishon has said having an accuracy driver is not a bad idea. I know that the sldr will be offered in 14 degrees of loft which could be perfect... Let me know if I can help any further
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I'm a high handicapper who hits a 3 wood off the tee instead of a driver.  Looking for a new one.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.

What do you currently hit? What are you looking for in a new 3 wood? More distance, more accuracy, easier to hit off the deck? A little more information will provide you with much better responses. As it stands, you'll probably get 50 guys telling you the 3 wood they have is the best ever, and you should get one too, without any idea whether it's a good fit for your or not.

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What do you currently hit? What are you looking for in a new 3 wood? More distance, more accuracy, easier to hit off the deck? A little more information will provide you with much better responses. As it stands, you'll probably get 50 guys telling you the 3 wood they have is the best ever, and you should get one too, without any idea whether it's a good fit for your or not.

Good advice - thanks.  I'm still new to this.  Right now I'm using a Callaway XHot with a graphite shaft.  I love the club, but I'm just looking for more distance.  I've never been long; I only get about 200-210 off the tee.

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If you want a 3 wood that is purely going to be used off the tee you may want to look at the Xhot 3 deep. Or the ping karsten. Also don't rule out the possibility of a 12 or higher degree driver. As Tom Wishon has said having an accuracy driver is not a bad idea. I know that the sldr will be offered in 14 degrees of loft which could be perfect... Let me know if I can help any further

For some reason I can't hit a driver.  Can't figure it out.

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Good advice - thanks.  I'm still new to this.  Right now I'm using a Callaway XHot with a graphite shaft.  I love the club, but I'm just looking for more distance.  I've never been long; I only get about 200-210 off the tee.

The callaway x hots are one of the longest 3 woods out there. Make sure you test clubs though because you may get different results. Most likely to get more distance you should decrease loft.

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For some reason I can't hit a driver.  Can't figure it out.

The callaway x hots are one of the longest 3 woods out there. Make sure you test clubs though because you may get different results. Most likely to get more distance you should decrease loft.

Maybe the money might be better spent on a few lessons, instead of a new 3 wood? ;-)

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Maybe the money might be better spent on a few lessons, instead of a new 3 wood? ;-)

That's always a good idea! Many times it is the Indian and not the arrow

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That's always a good idea! Many times it is the Indian and not the arrow

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Under the circumstances, it seems to me a much better investment. The 3 wood is has now it already a very good one, so "upgrading" likely won't give him an appreciable gain in distance. Taking lessons and improving the swing will not only allow him to use the driver (and thereby gain distance) but also improve his game all around.  If it were me, I would stick with the X Hot (it really is a great 3 wood, I'm thinking about picking one up), take a few lessons, and start booming it with the driver.

I have the 3 deep myself and that thing just bombs it. I'm with you. The 3 wood is fine. As much as I love new clubs I think as a high handicapper maybe 1 year of "advancements" won't make almost any difference in your scoring.

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From what I hear, the Xhot is one of the longest out there...literally and ball distance. Maybe get a lesson or two, or work on creating more lag if you are at that level.

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For some reason I can't hit a driver.  Can't figure it out.

Ever try a higher loft driver, 12*-14* or more played at shorter lengths?

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You should seriously consider this: http://www.golfshopcentral.com/p-330-kickx-blast-driveway.aspx . @cipher loves his and mine's in my bag fairly often.

Nice club, I liked it enough to re-arrange my set around it, including the wedges to make room for it.  I use it on tight driving holes and it is like cheating out of the fairway.

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Nice club, I liked it enough to re-arrange my set around it, including the wedges to make room for it.  I use it on tight driving holes and it is like cheating out of the fairway.

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Looks like something that would help my game since I hit fairway woods very well but have always been hot and cold with a driver. I may save a little money up and try it.

Do you know the overall club length and/or grip size and weight?

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I have tried all the newer models of 5-woods on the market today. The longest and straightest for me was Taylormade's JetSpeed. 250 carry with 5-wood, which is a lot for me.

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There's no bad advice here ^ I too couldn't hit a driver for years, then after a bit of research I had a 12* loft driver made at 44.5 and I've never looked back! Keep the 3 wood! And get an easy driver!
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Thaknks to all.  Lessons are always a good idea, but the club ideas are helpful, too.  Thanks!

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