3w or 4w wood recommendations?

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  • smash@gouge[email protected] Members Posts: 168 ✭✭
    I had the same struggle for years. Couldnt find a fairway that was consistent both off the deck and the tee. I tried a 16* hybrid at 42", the Ping I15, Cleveland Hi-bore, TM rbz stage 2, SLDR, and Burner Superfast, along with several others. 2 yrs ago I picked up a TEE E8 BETA 16.5* at 42.5*. It goes as far as any 14*-15* 3w Ive owned and is automatic off the deck. It will stay in my bag until it falls apart. You can find them cheap and the stock Aldila Rogue is a fantastic shaft.
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  • FmaxTurboSiFmaxTurboSi Posts: 159
    edited Oct 8, 2018 #33
    wchahn wrote:


    Another vote for the Rogue. 4 wood might be what you are looking for. Used I would consider the XR.

    manima1 wrote:


    '16 M2 HL. Absolute rocket launchers, easy off tee or deck.



    The tour-issue deep face version is especially long and has legendary status on here as one of the best 3W heads of all time. You can still find them quite easily on ebay.




    Both of those suggestions are great clubs. I can speak from personal experience.



    Rogue is long...... I hit my 4w 284 (off tee) yesterday. m2 HL is easy to get up in the air, but I had too much side dispersion with it.



    I game 4w because I feel it's my perfect inbetween club. 3W is too long and not the easiest club to get off the deck consistently. 5w balloons too high and isn't long enough off the tee. I can tee a 3 iron just as far as a 5w and keep flight down to stay out of trouble.



    Since you hit your hybrid well..... ever thought about getting a 3HL or 4w and cutting down the shaft and manipulating the swing weight to be closer to your hybrid and irons? Don't overlook your shaft selection too. My fairways are cut 1/2" short and swing weight closer to my irons.
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  • kblaheykblahey Kevbot Posts: 204 ✭✭
    2016 TM M2 16.5 HL
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    Taylormade M2 16.5 HL Reax S
    Titleist 816 H1 21 Hybrid Mitsubishi Diamana S
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  • ArpeggiArpeggi Members Posts: 3,686
    TS2
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  • LepatriqueLepatrique Members Posts: 23 ✭✭
    Fully agree on the 2016 TM M2 16.5 HL comments - it is an absolute rocket and is very easy to hit off the deck. It has just enough loft that if you miss a groove thin you're still getting excellent carry (whereas a 14-15* falls out of air).
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  • ScubaSteveOScubaSteveO Members Posts: 7
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 14 degree 3 wood has worked really well for me. I have it set at 15 degrees. It's easy for me to hit off the deck or tee. I tried the Rogue 3. I struggled to hit it consistent off the deck, but off the tee was great.
  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    If you haven't already pulled the trigger you absolutely must try the Titleist TS2 before committing to anything else. I have never had a good relationship with my 3-wood, even back when I was in + index territory. Most recently I had a 917F2 in the bag and honestly I would get maybe 1 out of 5 shots that I would consider decent off the deck. That is more about me than it is the club of course but I still felt there was surely something that would work better for me.



    I tested the TS2 last week with last year's Speeder Pro TS 84 in it and I have never seen such a dramatic change in playability from one club to the next. I'm now getting approx 3 out of 4 good results, and those good ones are better than anything I have ever seen from 3-wood. Well technically I'm playing a 4-wood (16.5*) but you get my drift.



    1.50 SF on Trackman!!! Stunning club.
  • scoop79scoop79 Members Posts: 183
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #39
    Another vote for the Rogue 4W. Love how it sits at address. You can see plenty of loft, and it goes and goes. Getting the right shaft is also key. I like kiyoshi purple or ad-di in it.
  • Vinny NguyenVinny Nguyen Posts: 749 ✭✭
    Fairway wood was one of the biggest holes in my bag for a while. I had an m2 tour HL that I was on and off with. Recently got a rogue 4w and I love it completely. Its automatic for me and just gives me all the confidence in the world. Give it a try sometime!
  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,228 ✭✭
    I'm waiting to try the Tour Edge EXS, 3 wood available in 13°, 15° or 17° loft. Price is $220 IIRC, comes out first of November.
  • nilopolnilopol Posts: 676
    edited Oct 11, 2018 #42
    Have Cally 816 Alpha set at 16. It’s been better than most for me. But wish I still had my TEE Cb5 16.5 to compare. But thinking about G400 to match my driver. Wondering if I hit it even better off the deck.
  • cruciblecrucible Members Posts: 192 ✭✭
    mackberg wrote:


    This is really fabulous stuff. Much appreciated. I drive it 260-270 and can’t attempt to reach a 500 par 5 in 2. The 17 degree is prolly more like 210 off ground 220 off tee.

    Thank you all!




    Cobra F6 baffler is a winner. The rails do indeed make it easy to hit from a variety of lies. I love the sound and find it surprisingly long with the shaft at 41.5 in. standard. Smaller head which is something I like looking at framing the ball.
  • swing33swing33 Members Posts: 87 ✭✭


    Fairway wood was one of the biggest holes in my bag for a while. I had an m2 tour HL that I was on and off with. Recently got a rogue 4w and I love it completely. Its automatic for me and just gives me all the confidence in the world. Give it a try sometime!




    Plus one on this - very impressed with Rogue 4 wood off the tee and each round I am feeling more confident with it off the turf.
  • Aviador NavalAviador Naval equus mortuus non caedis Members Posts: 1,101 ✭✭
    edited Oct 12, 2018 #45
    I find myself in a similar situation to you (with a tad less distance) and find I struggle to get beyond the size of the modern fairway wood when trying to hit it off the deck. Two older models that you might consider that have a smaller footprint than most modern fairways are the TM V-Steel and the original Cleveland Launcher Titanium. Both can be found for a song with a little used bin or eBay stalking. If you sweep the ball with your hybrid I'd start with the Cleveland and if you hit down on the hybrid slightly, start with the V-Steel.
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  • dcopp7dcopp7 Members Posts: 931 ✭✭
    RBZ
    Callaway Hyper X 9* what's the point?

    Taylormade (original) RBZ 15* 3W

    Cleveland Launcher 3W 15*

    Synchron Vespa 19* hybrid

    Orlimar 23* 7W

    Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW

    Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges

    Orlimar putter
  • chch3chch3 Members Posts: 809 ✭✭
    Cobra f6 Baffler. It is the best fairway wood I have ever played hitting from any lie. It is money from the rough.
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    Cobra F7 Hybrid // Tensei Pro White
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5-GW // Project X
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  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 268 ClubWRX
    G400 is the easiest fairway ive hit off of the turf. Has a strong flight and reaches a nice peak height
    WITB:
    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, Ping Tour 75 S
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tensei CK Blue 80 HY or Taylormade P790 UDI, HZRDUS Black 6.0
    4-PW - Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4 iron, Mizuno MP 18 SC 5-PW, KBS C Taper 130 x
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52 F, 56 F, 60 D (bent to 51, 55)
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • scoop79 wrote:


    Another vote for the Rogue 4W. Love how it sits at address. You can see plenty of loft, and it goes and goes. Getting the right shaft is also key. I like kiyoshi purple or ad-di in it.


    Did you purchase the 4w with one of the shaft you mentioned, or did you have it installed after the fact?

    I am just starting to get along with a rogue four wood but feel like the stock shaft might be a little too much for me
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,149 ✭✭
    I have a feeling it’s shaft related not head related. Maybe try something with a little more kick to it

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  • woods991woods991 believelandClubWRX Posts: 2,312 ✭✭
    nilopol wrote:


    Have Cally 816 Alpha set at 16. It’s been better than most for me. But wish I still had my TEE Cb5 16.5 to compare. But thinking about G400 to match my driver. Wondering if I hit it even better off the deck.




    I have the same problems as most off the deck issue with a 3 wood, the g400 is a monster if struck perfectly which is hard, otherwise harder for me to hit off the deck. Off the tee the Ping is a winner great head design and perfect consistent distance.
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  • nilopolnilopol Posts: 676
    Saw a couple votes for Callaway Fusion. Anyone else with comparisons. Also did you change the shaft? OG Specs seem light.
  • Darth_BladerDarth_Blader Members Posts: 979 ✭✭
    I have owned close to 15 sets of irons, 20 wedges, 15 drivers and 100 putters over the past 7 years. I have only played 2 fairway woods...the TM burner TP and the xhot pro. I broke down and tried the rogue FW and immediatly put it in the bag. Gained 7 yards of carry which is huge.

    Now if I could just find a putter!
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  • nilopolnilopol Posts: 676
    How does cobra LTD compare. Size of 4-5w set at 16* appeals to me. Anyone game it?
  • I own the Callaway XR16 Pro in 14*, 16*, and 18*. I will bag the 14 and 18 most often but will bag the 16 when I put my 2-iron back into the bag, Callaway makes an excellent fairway wood!
  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,228 ✭✭
    manima1 wrote:


    '16 M2 HL. Absolute rocket launchers, easy off tee or deck.



    The tour-issue deep face version is especially long and has legendary status on here as one of the best 3W heads of all time. You can still find them quite easily on ebay.


    Do they sit open? Are they draw biased?
  • manima1manima1 Posts: 686 ✭✭

    manima1 wrote:


    '16 M2 HL. Absolute rocket launchers, easy off tee or deck.



    The tour-issue deep face version is especially long and has legendary status on here as one of the best 3W heads of all time. You can still find them quite easily on ebay.


    Do they sit open? Are they draw biased?




    Yes and I'd think you'd be hard pressed to find a tour issue deep face version that doesn't sit open. Mine sits about 2.8 degrees open and is the only 3/4W I've never hooked the **** out of.
    '16 M2 8.5 tour issued - Kuro Kage Dual Core 80tx tipped 1"
    '16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,228 ✭✭
    manima1 wrote:


    manima1 wrote:


    '16 M2 HL. Absolute rocket launchers, easy off tee or deck.



    The tour-issue deep face version is especially long and has legendary status on here as one of the best 3W heads of all time. You can still find them quite easily on ebay.


    Do they sit open? Are they draw biased?




    Yes and I'd think you'd be hard pressed to find a tour issue deep face version that doesn't sit open. Mine sits about 2.8 degrees open and is the only 3/4W I've never hooked the **** out of.


    Thanks, I'm using a Tour edge XCGV, sits open.
  • Mr. 31Mr. 31 Members Posts: 15
    The Callaway XR 16 is the best 3 wood I've hit. Shallower face. Very solid off the tee and fairways.
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  • dj55cornelldj55cornell Members Posts: 87
    Cobra with bafflers seemed to help my friend who struggle with this issue
  • evoviiiyouevoviiiyou evoviiiyou Members Posts: 1,987 ✭✭
    edited Oct 18, 2018 #61
    250 tee ball 235-240 off the deck with my trusty second oldest club in my bag...the Taylor Made R11 4 17* with a Aldila RIP Beta 70S playing at 42”. Before her, I played a Vsteel 3 wood at 42.25” since it came out and wore the snot out of it...moved on really to join the “white” head movement and haven’t left it for this particular spot in the bag. Here is a list of woods that tried to dethrone it and failed:



    -R11s 3

    -R15 3

    -Aero Burner TP 3 & 5 (loved the high piercing trajectory on this 5)

    -M1 HL

    -M2 HL (was too long off the tee)

    -M4 HL & 5

    -Mizzy JPX900 3 & 5

    -Mizzy ST180 3 & 5

    -Cally Steelhead XR 4 (was close very close)

    -Cally Rogue 3 & 5 (3 is one of the best out of this bunch for off the deck distance)



    Needless to say the 4 wood or any fairway is more to me about fitting a yardage between driver and my oldest club in the bag, which is my hybrid with steel shaft. The R11 just does it right out of the box with the stock settings and the TM graphics TP RIP Beta for my game. I say hit a lot of them and give them a few rounds with at least 5-6 buckets before you move on. You will notice flight, turf interaction, tee reaction, and most important all the subjective sound, feel, and looks of the club, to get you properly on your way. For me a little shorter shaft with some hot melt in the head was the ticket to find the right everything. Now I have a history of tremendous shots that I mentally call upon briefly and frequently when pulling her out of the bag and that breeds such a reliable confidence that’s worth so much IMHO. Good luck op.

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