Best 3 wood

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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    I've got a PING G400 SFT 3 wood with PING Tour stiff shaft. Hopefully it is a keeper!
    PING G410 9* PX Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    PING G410 LST 3w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 5w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 4-PW AWT 2 0 stiff
    PING Stealth Glide 2.0 50ss/54ss/58ss
    PING Sigam G Tyne
  • aussiebaussieb Lefty Boomers Posts: 811 ✭✭
    The two best fairways of recent releases are the G400 and Epic SZ for different reasons.

    G400 for forgiveness and great launch conditions from just about any lie, plus it sounds extremely solid. Might still make my bag if I can find the right shaft combo

    Epic SZ is better for me than the Rogue for adjustability, ball speeds and head shape. I found it worked off the short grass better than anything, and if I miss the fairway it's more likely to be the hybrid or a layup.
    Mizuno ST 190 9.5*, Accra Tour Zx475 M5, 44.5" Epic SZ 15*, GD Quattrotech 8X, 42.5" Ping G400 19*, GD DI-95X, 40.5" Srixon U65 18*, GD DI-105X, 40" Callaway Apex MB 4-P, Pro Modus 130X Calllaway MD Forged 52, 56, 60* Pro Modus Wedge 125 Toulon San Diego 33.5" 2017 Srixon XV
  • HotdoctaHotdocta Members Posts: 241 ✭✭
    Nike vr pro limited...hard to find a better feeling 3 wood.
  • vanillafunk616vanillafunk616 Members Posts: 552 ✭✭
    Distance wise m2 series, particularly deep face ones. Playability wise, depends on your swing type.
  • ghoonkghoonk The Hoarder Members Posts: 213 ✭✭
    Mahamilto wrote:


    I hate 3 woods. Hate. Cannot hit off turf and hadn't bagged one in 4 seasons.



    Swapped to a titleist setup this year and on a whim picked up a 917F2 to test. Weight toward the toe and suddenly is the best stick in the bag.



    I've hit everything on the market and nothing can beat the consistency and sound of my titleist F2. Some are longer, none are better.




    Ditto. Until I came across the Srixon F65. It's last year's model and came with the Miyazaki Kaula Mizu shaft. I get 240-250 off these babies, and find more fairways than not!
    Srixon Z785 w/ stock Miyazaki Mahana (S) shaft
    Srizon F65 3w (15*) w/ stock Miyazaki Kaula (S)
    Srixon Z U85 20* driving iron
    Miura MC501 4-PW w/ TT S300 AMT White (S) shaft
    Miura 50*, 54*, 58* Forged black wedges w/ KBS Tour matt black wedge shafts
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #8 putter
  • Sir edward of putternutSir edward of putternut DARTH SMUG Members Posts: 1,365 ✭✭
    bitt03 wrote:


    Easiest answer on wrx yet...2016 m2




    Hate it.

    Love the driver. Want to love the 3 wood. Pulled it out for an old school big bertha till christmas
    Mizuno mp-5(px 5.5, 4-pw)
    Adams Pro 19'
    Hogan 51,55
    Callaway 60 pm grind
    Byron Morgan 007
    Callaway EpicSZ 9.0
    Mizuno JPX 900 3w


  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,708 ✭✭
    Rogue for me as well. Long and easy to hit. I didn't think anything would get my Big Bertha 816's out of the bag and Rogue was able to do that.
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • cruciblecrucible Members Posts: 192 ✭✭


    Rogue for me as well. Long and easy to hit. I didn't think anything would get my Big Bertha 816's out of the bag and Rogue was able to do that.




    GC I've noticed that you played the Callaway BB alpha 816 3 wood and have moved on. I too have the alpha 816 and like it especially at setup, for some reason I feel the urge to pursue another 3 wood. Could you explain why you changed?
  • mds5062mds5062 Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Just bought a 2017 M2 Tour 15 degree and it arrives later this week. Wasn't a lot of 2016 M2's on eBay and after reading the comments here, now I know why.
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,708 ✭✭
    edited Dec 17, 2018 #71
    crucible wrote:



    Rogue for me as well. Long and easy to hit. I didn't think anything would get my Big Bertha 816's out of the bag and Rogue was able to do that.




    GC I've noticed that you played the Callaway BB alpha 816 3 wood and have moved on. I too have the alpha 816 and like it especially at setup, for some reason I feel the urge to pursue another 3 wood. Could you explain why you changed?




    I am bad about giving my family ideas for things to purchase for me at Christmas. So, I went to my local golf shop and started messing to make a "Christmas" list and ended up opening pandora's box instead. I know the guy who runs the shop and he let me borrow a 3 & 5 Rogue for my trip to South Carolina for Thanksgiving. I played 3 rounds and they just consistently outperformed my 816's in every way in terms of distance, forgiveness, and control. My 5 wood 816 was essentially my unicorn, the club I could hit well no matter how things went to s***. The Rogue was still better. My only hang up was the lack of an adjustable hosel, but with the right shaft (for me the Evenflow Blue), it made no difference. I highly recommend trying each shaft offering before committing or concluding they do or do not work for you.



    I ended up just buying them on Black Friday due to the BOGO deal.
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,220 ✭✭
    Reality check: for many golfers, the best 3W is a 4W - slightly shorter shaft for better control, and extra loft to enhance launch.
    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,708 ✭✭
    ChipNRun wrote:


    Reality check: for many golfers, the best 3W is a 4W - slightly shorter shaft for better control, and extra loft to enhance launch.




    He isn't wrong, part of why it was so difficult to get the 816 out of my bag was the ability to adjust it to 16 degrees. The 3W (4 Wood) was longer than most 3 woods and stupid easy to hit out of everything.
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • pheenomz4774pheenomz4774 Members Posts: 905 ✭✭
    Hotdocta wrote:


    Nike vr pro limited...hard to find a better feeling 3 wood.




    I can't believe I didn't keep this thing. What a fairway!!!
    Back to all Ping...
    G400 Driver 9.0°
    G30 3 Wood 15.5°, G 5 Wood 18.5°
    i210 4 - PW
    Glide 50°/54° SS, 58° ES
    Sigma 2 Valor (B.ig U.gly M.allet)
  • HotdoctaHotdocta Members Posts: 241 ✭✭

    Hotdocta wrote:


    Nike vr pro limited...hard to find a better feeling 3 wood.




    I can't believe I didn't keep this thing. What a fairway!!!




    I re bought one, it is unbelievable ! I am going to put a gd iz into it. It will be the last unicorn
  • lefty1978lefty1978 Members Posts: 279 ✭✭
    I like my setup - Ping G30 3 wood with a Grafalloy prolaunch axis red special 5 wood shaft.
    Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9.0° w/ HZRDUS Yellow 6.0 76g
    Callaway XR16 3w 15° w/ Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20° w/ Kuro Kage 80g
    Mizuno MP-54 4i-PW w/ DG S300
    Mizuno S18 52°/9 w/ DG S400
    Mizuno S18 56°/10 w/ DG S400
    Mizuno S18 60°/6 w/ DG S400
    Ping Cadence TR Anser 2 Putter
    Srixon Q-Star Tour golf balls
  • pcs11pcs11 Members Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
    The original Callaway XR is still my favorite. Sounds awesome and is so easy to hit. I'm not the biggest Callaway fan, but they make great fairway woods.



    The correct shaft is also giant part of "The Best 3 wood" puzzle.
    Honma 727 430 10.5° - UST Elements Chrome 65
    Callaway XHot 3Deep 14.5 ° - KuroKage Tini Proto 70
    Callaway X2Hot Pro 19° - Diamana B70
    Mizuno MP 18 FliHi (3-4) - Matrix Altus
    Mizuno MP 54 (5-9) - Nippon Modus 105
    Vokey 46° 52° 58° - KBS Tour 115
    Bettinardi BBF1 or Bettinardi Kuch2
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    PING G400 SFT 75 Tour stiff and PING G400 Tour 75 stiff on the way. Shootout to come against Alpha 815.
    PING G410 9* PX Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    PING G410 LST 3w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 5w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 4-PW AWT 2 0 stiff
    PING Stealth Glide 2.0 50ss/54ss/58ss
    PING Sigam G Tyne
  • collje26collje26 Members Posts: 535 ✭✭
    Currently game a G400. It’s alright. Forgiving and playable. The 2017 m2 tour is amazing. Flat, open, and deeper faced. Also extremely workable and long. Not all that forgiving however.
    Ping G400 Max 9 Tensei Pro Orange 70tx
    Ping G400 14.5 Tensei Pro Blue 80tx
    Ping G 17.5 Rombax P95x
    Callaway Apex Pro Smoke 3 DG TI S400
    Callaway Apex MB Raw 4-P PX 6.5
    Callaway MD Forged 54/60 PX 6.5
    Ping 1966 Anser WRX tri-sole
    TP5/TP5X
  • ClubChamp88ClubChamp88 ClubWRX Posts: 25 ClubWRX
    Just purchased a titelist TS2 with Atmos Black 7x and it is a straight bomber..... tipped it an inch, but the feel/sound of the TS2 is the best I've experienced from a 3 wood in a while. Easy to launch and shape.
  • shintonshinton Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
    I will agree with this statement. The new line is phenomenal but the 3 wood is much to upright for me. I believe the lie angle on this is 59* with most other 3w manufacturers run somewhere around 55*-57* range. These can't be adjusted either. The only option Srixon had to offer was to use a shorter shaft. My Epic SZ 3w is an absolute bomber!
  • shintonshinton Members Posts: 29 ✭✭
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    I absolutely loved my 816 until this happened
  • dbuck47dbuck47 Members Posts: 566
    I still like my Rogue in 15*. I haven't really hit any of the newer ones. If I was going to look at something new, it might be the Titleist.
    Drivers: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Aldila Rogue 60-3.8-S
    Titleist TS2 Tensei AV55 S flex
    Fairway: Callaway Rogue 15* Proj X Evenflow Blue 6.0
    Hybrid: Titleist 818H1 21*
    Irons: Titleist 718AP1 5-GW2
    Wedges: Vokey SM6 , 56-10S, 60-08M
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 35"
    Ball: Titleist AVX
  • FlopitFlopit Members Posts: 250 ✭✭
    TEE EX10 Beta is awesome off the deck and from the tee.
  • DfwgolfdudeDfwgolfdude Members Posts: 91 ✭✭
    My God this is so hard for me. My 3 wood is a revolving door in my bag but here's what I've had so far...Just in 2018.



    Nike Vapor Fly 3+

    Epic

    M4

    Cobra F8+

    Titleist TS2

    and now a G400 Stretch



    So far, the G400 has been my favorite. It's so easy to launch and I absolutely LOVE the sound and especially feel of it.
    My bag
    http://www.golfwrx.c...2-my-mixed-bag/

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Driver - [/font]Callaway[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Epic SZ - 9*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic- Stiff - Super Stroke grips all around and Pured[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 3 Wood - Titleist TS2 - 15* set to D1 [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic - Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 2 Hybrid - Ping G400 - 17*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic- Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 4 Hybrid - Cobra F7 - 20.5[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Stock for now but will upgrade shortly[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Irons - [/font]Callaway[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Apex 5 - GW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Nippon NS Pro Modus - Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Wedges - [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Vokey SM6 52* 56* 60* - Black[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Putter - [/font]Taylormade[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Mini Spider[/font]
  • MKPAPAMKPAPA Long Beach, CaliforniaClubWRX Posts: 422 ClubWRX
    In my limited experience, Nike VR Pro and TM Aeroburner TP (High Spin Tour Model) were the best. I like my current Vapor flex 3wd but I just haven't had enough time with it to say it's better than those two lovelies i mentioned
    i'm playing nike everything till i'm not
  • nilopolnilopol Members Posts: 676
    Currently gaming 816alpha from Callaway 14* adjusted to 16*. It has been solid for me with PX red 6.0 75gm. But in Wrx fashion I’m looking at others.
  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,338 ✭✭
    the only club not to change in my bag this year -



    2017 M2 Tour, tour issue at 14*, just the perfect head for me.



    Admittedly I have used it less the last season but still never been tempted to change it.
    • Taylormade M3 8.5* Tensei Orange 70TX
    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 46*F, 50*F C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 54*M, 60*M S400
    • Artisan BlueBonnet Carbon 0217
  • stashtvstashtv Members Posts: 40 ✭✭
    Still rocking an Adams XTD Ti! If I were to look at a new 3W, likely from Ping, as it matches my G400 LST. Ping's branded shafts agreed with me well, worth looking at for a similar club.
  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX found a place in my bag recently. The thing goes a country mile and really keeps spin low giving me more confidence in my aiming accuracy.
    WITB
    Titleist TS3 9.5° Mitsubishi Diamana DF 50S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 3W Fujikura Speeder Evo II 661S
    Taylor Made GAPR Lo 2-17
    °KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid 65S
    Callaway X Forged Utility Iron 21° Oban CT-100 Steel
    Callaway Apex MB 5-PW Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Chrome 50.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 54.09 Oban CT-100 Steel

    Taylor Made Milled Grind Black 58.09 Oban CT-100 Steel
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28

    Retired + Bullpen

    Scotty Cameron Circa 62 No. 3 34" 350g
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport
    Taylor Made RAC TP MB 3-PW
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,596 ✭✭
    ChipNRun wrote:


    Reality check: for many golfers, the best 3W is a 4W - slightly shorter shaft for better control, and extra loft to enhance launch.




    I'm with you guys on this. Switched from a 15* CB4 Tour to a AB TP 3HL (basically a 4 Wood) and I've never hit anything longer or at a more perfect height. So much easier to hit off the deck.
    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
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