I play a 7W with a certain type of shaft and loft that promotes a fade from whatever lie I'm on. It's great for recovery situations, but I wouldn't hit it off the tee. From the tee, if it was a long par 3, I'd play my 4 hybrid or my 5 iron. I generally think that 7 woods specialize in tough situations, so I only play one when necessary. Otherwise, I'll replace it with my "special" hockey stick putter that I use for short-medium putts. For long putts, I usually use a regular putter. Anyways, I would only recommend using a 7 Wood for special situations, like a long bunker shot. Otherwise, I use a hybrid.