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Fairway woods?

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Is there a fairway wood that's easy to hit? I have a cobra baffler and can't hit it off the deck. Any drills to try? Any suggestions on some 3 woods that are easy to hit.
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I think the Callaway X Hot is very user friendly. Also what seems to be your problem with fairway woods (hitting it fat, thin, slicing ect.....)?
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I tend to top my 3 wood and my hybrid.  I play the ball off my front foot but I never catch it cleanly.  I have slowed my swing down and for some reason I just can't catch it.  I did it couple cleanly yesterday at the range by holding the club head in the air at address and then starting my backswing.  Maybe I should keep practicing that.

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Well maybe try moving the ball back in your stance. Put the ball a little inside of your lead shoulder about an inch.
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Rather than investing in a different club hoping the problem goes away, you might wish to consider getting a lesson.  And whether you get a lesson or not, you will probably need to spend time on the range grooving the technique.  On the equipment side, some find that a four is easier to hit off the deck than a three and that you don't sacrifice that much yardage.

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Rather than investing in a different club hoping the problem goes away, you might wish to consider getting a lesson.  And whether you get a lesson or not, you will probably need to spend time on the range grooving the technique.  On the equipment side, some find that a four is easier to hit off the deck than a three and that you don't sacrifice that much yardage.


I agree with that. :-D

Several years ago it seemed like my son was buying a different 3 wood about once a month (maybe a little hyperbole) trying to find something he could hit. All of his discarded clubs were piling up in the closet and I would occasionally get them out and hit them, and hit them all just fine.

He must have finally figured something out because he hits them fine now.

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Well if your miss is a top it probably isn't the club. But I do suggest putting a bit of lead tape on the sole and see if you can feel the clubheads location better. That should help you make contact at least.
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Rather than investing in a different club hoping the problem goes away, you might wish to consider getting a lesson.  And whether you get a lesson or not, you will probably need to spend time on the range grooving the technique.  On the equipment side, some find that a four is easier to hit off the deck than a three and that you don't sacrifice that much yardage.

If it's topping, that's more of a setup/swing problem than an equipment problem. So, PJim 's lesson suggestion is a good one.

The Baffler and Baffler T-Rail have a 16* 3W, so this already one of the more lofted 3Ws. (Most 4Ws are around 16.5 to 17*).

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Is there a fairway wood that's easy to hit? I have a cobra baffler and can't hit it off the deck.

Any drills to try? Any suggestions on some 3 woods that are easy to hit.

Good drill here. If you're topping it, good chance it's not an equipment issue, it's a swing issue.

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Good drill here. If you're topping it, good chance it's not an equipment issue, it's a swing issue.

Maybe more on a mental thing as well. Sometimes I think woods are harder to hit off the ground because they look like a driver. I never found it difficult to hit down on a hybrid. Also I wonder if the hybrid being shorter helps, maybe a steeper lie angle feels more comfortable for hitting down.

Yes as for the swing, SQUISH with the left heel.

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