Should I upgrade my 3 wood?????

Brentwalker52Brentwalker52 Posts: 167 ✭✭
Got some global golf store credit and the bag is pretty much set for the year (yeah right) anyway I have been playing with the callaway xhot 3 wood since it came out and was wondering if upgrading to the 2016 m2 or the Callaway XR would actually give me anything or should I stick with old faithful (usually around 240-250 down the middle)
Taylormade 2017 M1 10.5
Callway x hot 3w
Taylormade 2016 M1 5w
Wilson d100 4-Gw
Nike Engage 52,56,60
Odyssey Crimson Red Putter

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  • HoosierHacker89HoosierHacker89 Members Posts: 2,641 ✭✭
    what are you hoping to get out of a new 3 wood? if its already straight and long why mess with it?
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  • LifeStoryLifeStory Members Posts: 296 ✭✭
    use it till it's pooched
  • Brentwalker52Brentwalker52 Posts: 167 ✭✭


    what are you hoping to get out of a new 3 wood? if its already straight and long why mess with it?




    Like everyone I guess hoping to gain some more distance truth be told it’s my driver half the time, I fight a terrible slice with the drive but don’t with the 3 wood for some reason!
    Taylormade 2017 M1 10.5
    Callway x hot 3w
    Taylormade 2016 M1 5w
    Wilson d100 4-Gw
    Nike Engage 52,56,60
    Odyssey Crimson Red Putter
  • Smokey227Smokey227 Members Posts: 829 ✭✭
    3 wood is the one club that if you have one you really like then dont mess with it.
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  • mspeedpikamspeedpika Members Posts: 1,057 ✭✭
    I played a xhot pro 4 wood switched to a alpha 816 4 wood and picked up a few yards. I tried the m2 but the lie angle was too upright.
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,433 ✭✭
    240-250 down the middle...keep it.
  • vanillafunk616vanillafunk616 Posts: 551 ✭✭
    If I remember correctly, the x hot were pretty long and if it's working I doubt there's a 3 wood that would be noticably longer. I think snedeker still plays the x hot.
  • gripandripgripandrip Members Posts: 961 ✭✭
    Smokey227 wrote:


    3 wood is the one club that if you have one you really like then dont mess with it.




    I have to agree with this. I've try other 3 woods, and they are definitely longer, but I don't want to mess with the consistency of what I've been playing (TM R9 -15 degree). Also, what would extra distance do to your gaps? My 3 iron to 3 wood gap is right where I like it.
  • azkaevolutionazkaevolution Posts: 754 ✭✭



    what are you hoping to get out of a new 3 wood? if its already straight and long why mess with it?




    Like everyone I guess hoping to gain some more distance truth be told it’s my driver half the time, I fight a terrible slice with the drive but don’t with the 3 wood for some reason!




    The longer driver shaft might be a reason for that. It was for me. If you have a fairway wood that you love, don't stray from it. I still miss my x2hot 4w...
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  • sailfishchrissailfishchris Members Posts: 876 ✭✭
    Yes, by all means switch......The equivalent of dumping your beautiful wife for a hot stripper in town for the weekend.
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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Posts: 1,101 ✭✭
    edited Feb 25, 2018 #12
    Don’t upgrade.



    A 3 wood is a unique instrument similar to a putter where trust and confidence takes priority.



    I game the 3 and 5 woods steelhead xr, consistently it then to a certain yardage.



    I have experimented with the strong 3 wood but than it pushes my driver which I have no problem hitting off the tee.
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