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About caliboy3

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  • Birthday 11/30/1989

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  1. I do not have any hybrids, just 4-SW. The wood decision is for off the tee purposes only. How much further would the 3 wood hit than the 5 wood is mainly what I'm getting at, as I feel like the 5 wood would be easier to hit (shorter, higher loft).
  2. I'm a beginner on a slight budget, so I am deciding between the 3 and 5 wood: http://shop.taylormadegolf.com/products/N10296 The 3 wood is 200cc and 15 degrees, while the 5 wood is 175cc and 18 degrees. I am just starting out playing; so I'm not even considering a driver. The 3 or 5 wood will be used for tee shots only until I learn how to hit it off of the fairway. So between the 3 and 5 wood, for off the tee purposes, which should I get? Mainly, how much distance, if any, will I be sacrificing by getting the 5 wood vs. the 3 wood? If it's like 10 yards or something short, I'd kind of rather stick with the 5; easier to hit, easier to get up off the ground, etc. Though if it's going to be more like 40-50 yards, I'll go with the 3. I just want to be able to get the ball up in the air nicely and have it carry a good bit. The last few times I played, I used a 5 wood for tee shots, and hit it really well, but I didn't try a 3 wood. Do they feel similar? If it means anything, I tried clubs on one of those screen things, and my 7 iron average stats were: Total distance (carry plus roll): 145 Launch angle: 21 degrees Ball Speed: 105 mph Again, I am just starting out (I've played occasionally for several years, but now I'm really getting into it). Thanks for your help.
  3. A few months ago, I played golf with my grandparents, and did reasonably well for my first time every playing in over 10 years (185 5-wood, 140 7-iron, 105 9-iron). These numbers do not include roll. I just got an internship that pays pretty well, and I'm extremely bored on the weekends, so I kind of want to pick up golf. I used my grandpa's clubs; they were graphite shafts. I hit steel shafts a couple months ago, and honestly, I like the graphite shafts much, much better (lighter, easier to control, etc.) Besides, my swing speed is pretty slow I think. I was looking at the Callaway X-20's, are these good for beginners? I've seen the graphite version on the internet for around 350 for 5-PW (not like a beginner like me is going to ever use a 3 or 4 iron). They look a bit thick; my grandpa's irons were a bit thinner, does this matter? Are there any other good iron sets out there for starting players like me? Thanks. EDIT: Should've mentioned this earlier: I'm 20, 5'6", 145 lbs (not a big strong guy).
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