3 Wood Length

Coy MCoy M OG BabyMembers Posts: 1,148 ✭✭
edited Jan 2, 2019 12:23pm in WRX Club Techs #1
Let's hear it, what length 3 wood does do you play and what's your height?



I've been using a 4 and 5 wood for past 5 years both playing at 42". Recently tried a 43" 3 wood and I CANNOT hit it. Never had big issues launching or hitting the 42" woods.

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  • Andyman234Andyman234 Members Posts: 14
    I shortened my Driver and found it to be incredibly helpful for consistency. Maybe you’re on to something.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,227 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2019 12:35pm #3
    Driver 43.5

    3 wood 42

    5 wood 41.5



    5’7”



    I’m a very big fan of hotmelt and lead tape. ; )
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
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  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Members Posts: 323 ✭✭
    For me Driver=43.25" and 3 wood=42.5"

    Didnt lose any noticeable distance just much better control of the club head. My wrist to floor indicates i should be playing "standard" length clubs. Also my irons are all 1/2" short of "standard"

    Just have to remember to add weight/lead tape to clubs when you shorten them or else you will screw up your swing weight potentially creating new problems. My driver has about 1 nautical mile of lead tape on it. enough to where it completely change the way it sounds/feels.



    What good is that extra 2mph club head speed when you hit it off the toe/heel/bottom?
  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members Posts: 406 ✭✭
    Driver 44.75" (probably gonna take off another quarter to half inch this winter), 3-wood at 42", hybrids and 39.5" and 39". Looking to add a 5-wood to the extra spot I have right now that I will play at 40-41"
    Cobra BioCell+ 8.5*D, Aldila RIP'D NV 65TX at 44.75"
    Ping Rapture 14*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Titleist 917F2 18*, Matrix Deus 60X
    Adams Pro DHy 18*, Aldila RIP 85X
    Adams Red 20*, Aldila RIP 85X
    TaylorMade RBladez 5i-PW, Stiff
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Odyssey WhiteHot Pro #1
  • Coy MCoy M OG Baby Members Posts: 1,148 ✭✭
    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.
  • calfan36calfan36 Members Posts: 155 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2019 2:37pm #7
    I think 42.25. Play driver at 44.25 or 44.5 I don't remember. Having a shorter 3 wood is more important than driver for me tho. Hitting a smaller club off the ground is harder than a big head off a tee
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  • chch3chch3 Members Posts: 817 ✭✭
    If I carry a 3 wood, it would be 42.5. I carry a 4 wood and it is 41.5 inches.
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    Taylormade Tour Spider Black
  • hartrick11hartrick11 San DiegoMembers Posts: 45 ✭✭
    I just switched to a shorter 3w shaft playing at 42.25" from 43.5" and noticed better control almost instantly after adding the requisite lead tape. Driver plays at 44.5", which was also down from the 45.5" stock length driver I used to hit so I figured I would try the same with the fairway.

    Driver: Cobra F8+, Hzrdus Black
    3w: Cobra F7, AD DI
    UT: TaylorMade Gapr LO, KBS Proto
    Irons: Cobra King Forged CB, KBS $ Taper
    Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B X-W1 54 & 60
    Putter: Scotty Cameron California Hollywood

  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,227 ✭✭
    edited Jan 2, 2019 1:08pm #10
    Coy M wrote:


    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.




    You’ve been on this site 7 years and have more than 2 dozen BST transactions and you don’t have a SW scale yet??



    Come on now. Every equipment junkie needs a SW scale.



    Every purchase I make goes straight on the scale. You wouldn’t believe what you find sometimes.
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
  • jjfcpajjfcpa Members Posts: 381 ✭✭
    I'm 5' 6" and 71 years old.



    Dirver - 44" ( 10.5* )

    3w - 42" ( 15* )

    7w - 42" ( 20* )

    4h - 39" ( 20* )
  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,577 ✭✭
    41.5” for me. It’s a FG Tour F5 with lead tape and a heavier weight added . It is playing at 16.5 degrees though. It’s actually a 5 wood opened a half to one degree. Works great for me.
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,155 ✭✭
    6-4



    driver 45

    3 wood (3 deep, tee club) 43

    5 wood - 42

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  • calfan36calfan36 Members Posts: 155 ✭✭

    Coy M wrote:


    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.




    You've been on this site 7 years and have more than 2 dozen BST transactions and you don't have a SW scale yet??



    Come on now. Every equipment junkie needs a SW scale.



    Every purchase I make goes straight on the scale. You wouldn't believe what you find sometimes.




    I feel like SW is too limited. There's so many factors that go into it. Grip weight, how counterweighted a shaft is, etc. Clubs can be the same SW and feel totally different and vice versa
  • Coy MCoy M OG Baby Members Posts: 1,148 ✭✭

    Coy M wrote:


    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.




    You've been on this site 7 years and have more than 2 dozen BST transactions and you don't have a SW scale yet??



    Come on now. Every equipment junkie needs a SW scale.



    Every purchase I make goes straight on the scale. You wouldn't believe what you find sometimes.




    The vast majority of my purchases were 5-6 years ago then I was injured and am now finally rehabbing that injury. The itch for new equipment is coming back lol. Then I was 18-19 working part time in college and now I have a full time job, I can imagine I'll be buying much more.
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,227 ✭✭
    calfan36 wrote:


    Coy M wrote:


    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.




    You've been on this site 7 years and have more than 2 dozen BST transactions and you don't have a SW scale yet??



    Come on now. Every equipment junkie needs a SW scale.



    Every purchase I make goes straight on the scale. You wouldn't believe what you find sometimes.




    I feel like SW is too limited. There's so many factors that go into it. Grip weight, how counterweighted a shaft is, etc. Clubs can be the same SW and feel totally different and vice versa




    While I agree with you in general, grip weight and shaft type can easily be taken into account when analyzing a club and it’s swingweight.



    Anyone doing any significant amount of clubmaking and home tinkering should have a Swingweight scale. It is absolutely critical for proper club making.







    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
  • Coy MCoy M OG Baby Members Posts: 1,148 ✭✭

    calfan36 wrote:


    Coy M wrote:


    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.




    You've been on this site 7 years and have more than 2 dozen BST transactions and you don't have a SW scale yet??



    Come on now. Every equipment junkie needs a SW scale.



    Every purchase I make goes straight on the scale. You wouldn't believe what you find sometimes.




    I feel like SW is too limited. There's so many factors that go into it. Grip weight, how counterweighted a shaft is, etc. Clubs can be the same SW and feel totally different and vice versa




    While I agree with you in general, grip weight and shaft type can easily be taken into account when analyzing a club and it’s swingweight.



    Anyone doing any significant amount of clubmaking and home tinkering should have a Swingweight scale. It is absolutely critical for proper club making.




    I never did any real club making. I liked to try different clubs that's about it. I worked at a country club and would use their stuff to replace grips, change lofts, and check swing weight.
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,227 ✭✭
    Coy M wrote:


    calfan36 wrote:


    Coy M wrote:


    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.




    You've been on this site 7 years and have more than 2 dozen BST transactions and you don't have a SW scale yet??



    Come on now. Every equipment junkie needs a SW scale.



    Every purchase I make goes straight on the scale. You wouldn't believe what you find sometimes.




    I feel like SW is too limited. There's so many factors that go into it. Grip weight, how counterweighted a shaft is, etc. Clubs can be the same SW and feel totally different and vice versa




    While I agree with you in general, grip weight and shaft type can easily be taken into account when analyzing a club and it’s swingweight.



    Anyone doing any significant amount of clubmaking and home tinkering should have a Swingweight scale. It is absolutely critical for proper club making.




    I never did any real club making. I liked to try different clubs that's about it. I worked at a country club and would use their stuff to replace grips, change lofts, and check swing weight.




    Sure. Makes sense. Even if not making clubs regularly, I would advise anyone that enjoys trying clubs bought off the internet or second hand in general, to invest in a SW scale and a 48 inch rigid clubmaking ruler. An electronic kitchen scale for 10 bucks is a nice idea too.



    It is very common to get second hand clubs that aren’t stock and sometimes the sellers don’t even know it.
    9.5* Cobra LTD, Old school Grafalloy Blue, 43.5"
    14* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X 42"
    16* Cally 815 alpha fuji 665 X, 41.5" (set to 17*)
    19* Titleist 816 H2 fuji 8.8X TS 40.0"
    4-7 2016 Hogan PTx, KBS Tour V, 120X.  
    Ping i210 8 & 9 Proto 125 F5 hardstepped 1x.
    Ping glide 2 46-12, 50-12, 54-14 (at 55) stealth, Vokey SM6 60M (61). Wedges Recoil Proto 125 F5
    33.5" Ghost spider slant neck.
    Srixon Z-star XV
    Jones Trouper Bag
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,068 ✭✭
    I am 6’1”.

    Driver: 43.75”

    3hl: 42.5”

    7 wood: 41.75”
    Cobra F9 Tour Length
    TM M2 DF 16.5° 
    Irons TBD
    Cobra King Pur 54°/ Vokey Proto 60°
    TW Ardmore
  • n_ronesn_rones Members Posts: 522 ✭✭
    Driver 45

    3 wood 42.5
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    Srixon F85 15° GD Tour AD DI-6s
    Srixon Z H85 19° Project X HZRDUS Black 6.0 85
    Srixon Z565 4 KBS Tour FLT S
    Srixon Z745 5-PW KBS Tour R+
    Titleist Vokey SM4 50°
    Titleist Vokey SM4 54°
    Taylormade HI-Toe 58°
    Scotty Cameron California Monterey 1.5 Stability Shaft
  • 62@Oakmont[email protected] Members Posts: 66 ✭✭
    Driver- 44”

    4 wood- 41.75”

    If I carried a 3 wood it would be no more than 42”
    Ping G400 9* Tour 65
    Callaway XR 4w Diamana BB 70
    Callaway Steelhead 3h Tensei Pro Blue 80
    Ping i500 6-U, G700 4-5 Nippon Modus3 105
    Ping Glide SS 54* & ES 58* AWT 2.0
    Ping Sigma G Wolverine T
    Srixon Q-Star Tour
  • ryborybo Members Posts: 2,229 ✭✭


    Driver 43.5

    3 wood 42

    5 wood 41.5



    5'7"



    I'm a very big fan of hotmelt and lead tape. ; )




    At your height it's no wonder you think all drivers are too long!





    I'm 6' 4" and have two 3-woods I alternate between, one is 43.75"/15* the other is 44 1/4"/14*.





    Justin Rose plays 43.5" 3 wood.

    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/847894-justin-roses-spec-sheet-shot-at-2013-crowne-plaza-invitational/
  • Coy MCoy M OG Baby Members Posts: 1,148 ✭✭
    edited Jan 3, 2019 8:00am #23
    rybo wrote:



    Driver 43.5

    3 wood 42

    5 wood 41.5



    5'7"



    I'm a very big fan of hotmelt and lead tape. ; )




    At your height it's no wonder you think all drivers are too long!





    I'm 6' 4" and have two 3-woods I alternate between, one is 43.75"/15* the other is 44 1/4"/14*.





    Justin Rose plays 43.5" 3 wood.

    http://www.golfwrx.c...a-invitational/




    Being a +1.6 handicap you could most likely play a 44" 2by4 and hit it better than me lol.
  • ignitewvuignitewvu Members Posts: 2,054 ✭✭

    Coy M wrote:


    Good stuff guys. I currently play my driver at 45" and have not had any issues hitting it. Also I have half the backside of my 4 wood lead taped lol. The 3 wood IMO feels really heavy to begin with but I'm getting continental golf to check swing weights after.




    You've been on this site 7 years and have more than 2 dozen BST transactions and you don't have a SW scale yet??



    Come on now. Every equipment junkie needs a SW scale.



    Every purchase I make goes straight on the scale. You wouldn't believe what you find sometimes.




    Agree'd you can get a value SW scale that is fairly accurate for 125 bucks......it is a necessity for a club ho
    M5 9 Fujikura Atmos Black Tour Spec 6 Stiff
    M3 15 3 Wood Mitsubishi Tensei AV 75 Stiff
    M1 19 Hybrid Fujikura Atmos Blue 80HB Stiff
    M1 4i @ 39" KBS Tour 105
    Bridgestone J15DPF 5-PW DG Pro S300
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 52, 56 & 60 DGS200
    Odyessey Exo 7 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • Cruisin1966Cruisin1966 ClubWRX Posts: 777 ClubWRX
    ignitewvu wrote:


    Agree'd you can get a value SW scale that is fairly accurate for 125 bucks......it is a necessity for a club ho




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    Ping G410 2H @ 17º
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    New Level Satin 51º, 56º, 61º
    Artisan 0117 Deep Milled

  • Coy MCoy M OG Baby Members Posts: 1,148 ✭✭
    Had 3 wood cut down to 42.5" and it's a night and day difference. It could be mental but idk, I was told SW is D2.5
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,162 ✭✭
    Driver 43", 3W 41"



    I'm 5' 10"
    '16 M2 10.5*, Diamana Ltd. 70 S+ 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, DIamana Ltd. 70 S+ 41.5"
    Ping Rapture 3i, AWT-R
    Ping G25 4-G, DG-R400
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    Byron DH89 Longneck 33" (or any of 10 4 other putters...)
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