best of last years 3 woods?

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I am in need of a new 3 wood. Thinking about just going with one of last years models to save myself a little money. I know the cobra f8 models were pretty solid. Any you guys would suggest to also take a look at?<br />
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Thanks!
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PXG 0211 4-PW Elevate Tour 120
PXG 0311 XF Driver Evenflow Blue 75g
Vokey 56 s grind
Ping Glide 3.0 58
Bettinardi BB1 or Tommy Armour impact 3
Still deciding on woods/brids
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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX  3580WRX Points: 160Posts: 3,580 ClubWRX
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    Most Solid all around: Cobra F8 or Taylormade M4 Tour<br />
    Longest: Rogue Sub Zero<br />
    Most Forgiving: G400<br />
    Most Underrated: Tour Edge Exotics CBX
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  • wam78wam78 Members  758WRX Points: 242Handicap: NAPosts: 758 Golden Tee
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    I wouldn't count out something a little older than last years models. Obviously, rogue and f8 are great performers as well as m4. But you could also get something for cheap if you dig a little deeper. I was a big fan of 915 fairways and I just picked up an 816 alpha for $50.
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    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 
    Ts3 15* Diamana S+ LTD Blueboard 70s tipped .5"
    U500 2 Iron Hzrdus Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    SM8 Raw 50F, 54S bent to 53, 58S Modus 125 Wedge
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  • NorthTXGolfNorthTXGolf Members  132WRX Points: 38Posts: 132 Fairways
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    wam78 wrote:
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    I wouldn't count out something a little older than last years models. Obviously, rogue and f8 are great performers as well as m4. But you could also get something for cheap if you dig a little deeper. I was a big fan of 915 fairways and I just picked up an 816 alpha for $50.<br />
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    yeah mostly just considering last years models because I can still get them brand new but at like half the price or 1/3 of what they cost when they were released
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    PXG 0211 4-PW Elevate Tour 120
    PXG 0311 XF Driver Evenflow Blue 75g
    Vokey 56 s grind
    Ping Glide 3.0 58
    Bettinardi BB1 or Tommy Armour impact 3
    Still deciding on woods/brids
  • KARL MKARL M Members  702WRX Points: 108Posts: 702 Golden Tee
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    Titleist 917 had many shaft options available without an upcharge.<br />
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    16.5 * could also be a consideration in addition to the 15*.
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    G400Max 10.5 Driver Red tie 6Q3 stiff
    G410 5 Wood Tensei Orange stiff
    Ping G410 Hybrid 22* & 26* Evenflo Black 6.0 stiff

    Ping G Gap-6 iron Steelfiber i95 R.flex

    Ping Anser 52* Steelfiber i95 R.flex
    Cleveland CBX 56* Steelfiber i95 R fles
    Callaway X Tour 59.5* Steelfiber i95 R.flex
    Scotty Newport 2,  prov1x, Kangaroo-hillcrest AB

  • jkim27jkim27 SF Bay AreaMembers  134WRX Points: 62Handicap: 7.8Posts: 134 Fairways
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    Check the Callaway pre-owned site. They sell "like new" clubs at a steep discount. Often times you can't even tell these clubs have been hit.
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  • nuttinbutapeanutnuttinbutapeanut Members  198WRX Points: 94Handicap: 7Posts: 198 Fairways
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    I can second Callaway preowned..........several clubs from them for cheap that had below average ratings on condition and came looking like new. Last one i got said no headcover and no wrench but came with both new in plastic.
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  • ian-500ian-500 Members  1086WRX Points: 291Handicap: 12Posts: 1,086 Platinum Tees
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    Rogue SZ 3w 15* is loooong. Compared it to an F9 Tour today and no contest for me. Got a Rogue 5w 19* on its way <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    DR: Callaway Rogue SZ 9° + Diamana W60x.
    FW: in the making.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: iCleveland RTX3 52/58
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • keithrichardskeithrichards Members  337WRX Points: 1Posts: 337 Bunkers
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    jkim27 wrote:
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    Check the Callaway pre-owned site. They sell "like new" clubs at a steep discount. Often times you can't even tell these clubs have been hit.<br />
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    I think they are still having 25% off fairway woods right now.
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    -9* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 65s)
    -15* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 75s)
    -17.5* TaylorMade R7 TP (Diamana Blue 83s)
    -4-PW Mizuno JPX EZ Forged(Nippon 1150GH R)
    -Ben Hogan TK15 49*(KBS Wedge)
    -PING Anser 54* (DG Spinner)
    -PING Gorge Tour 60* (Ping CFS)
    -PING Pickemup B
  • GSDriverGSDriver Members  924WRX Points: 192Handicap: 4Posts: 924 Golden Tee
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    Standard, non-SZ, Rogue is silly long and quite forgiving. The ball speeds even on mishits are pretty amazing.
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    Epic Flash SZ Tensei AV Blue 65
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 2.0 Slate 58/64
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 7 Mini
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • Kale_mKale_m Members  2399WRX Points: 488Posts: 2,399 Platinum Tees
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    M3 hl. Crank it down to 15 to open the face. Sits dead square now. Low spin great launch <br />
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    G400 if you have trouble launching the ball
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    Taylormade m1 HL at 15* with synergy Proto 80tx 
    Ping g410 3hy at 20* with tensei white 90tx 
    Callaway Apex Pro double DOT Raw - MMT 105tx
    Callaway md4 52/56/ 60
    Scotty Cameron 2012 Newport 2
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX  3580WRX Points: 160Posts: 3,580 ClubWRX
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    Kale_m wrote:
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    M3 hl. Crank it down to 15 to open the face. Sits dead square now. Low spin great launch<br />
    <br />
    G400 if you have trouble launching the ball<br />
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    Really digging your bag setup! do you have a link to your WITB?<br />
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    Agreed G400 launches high and dead straight
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    Taylormade SIM Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Taylormade M2 15* Deep Face w/ KuroKage DC XT70TX
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS HC Black 6.5
    Mizuno JPX919 Tour 4-PW w/ DG TI X100
    Taylormade MG2 50/54/58 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Nike Prodigy Staff Bag
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  • Kale_mKale_m Members  2399WRX Points: 488Posts: 2,399 Platinum Tees
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    Bomber_11 wrote:
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    Kale_m wrote:
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    M3 hl. Crank it down to 15 to open the face. Sits dead square now. Low spin great launch<br />
    <br />
    G400 if you have trouble launching the ball<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Really digging your bag setup! do you have a link to your WITB?<br />
    <br />
    Agreed G400 launches high and dead straight<br />
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    <br />
    Been meaning to make one. Will get on it though.<br />
    <br />
    Next up is a new driving iron shaft. Tensei White 90tx or 100tx
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    Taylormade Sim 9* hzdus smoke green 6.5 70gr
    Taylormade m1 HL at 15* with synergy Proto 80tx 
    Ping g410 3hy at 20* with tensei white 90tx 
    Callaway Apex Pro double DOT Raw - MMT 105tx
    Callaway md4 52/56/ 60
    Scotty Cameron 2012 Newport 2
  • KevCannonKevCannon ClubWRX  439WRX Points: 184Handicap: 1.5Posts: 439 ClubWRX
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    GSDriver wrote:
    Standard, non-SZ, Rogue is silly long and quite forgiving. The ball speeds even on mishits are pretty amazing.
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    I can confirm this. I have a 13.5 degree rogue and a 15 degree rogue sub zero (got both fairly cheap), both clubs w/ AD TP 8x shafts at 42.25”. The regular rogue 13.5 ball speeds are higher when comparing center strikes, and regular rogue is VERY forgiving. Sub zero launches higher and is very workable either way. If you decide on regular rogue just take a look at the lie angles, anything higher than the 13.5 degree and lie angles get very upright quickly. Believe 13.5 is 55 or 56 degree lie, same as all sub zeros.
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    Callaway Epic flash sub zero 9 degree w/ Fujikura Ventus Blue 6x
    Callaway Epic flash sub zero 15 degree  w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Pro Blue 70tx
    Callaway Apex hybrid 18 degree  w/ GD tour AD IZ 85x
    Callaway X Forged 4 - PW  w/ Project X 6.0
    Titleist SM7 50-F, 54-S, Callaway MD4 58-X  w/ Project X 6.0
    Toulon San Diego putter
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13799WRX Points: 2,633Handicap: 0.9 >< 3.8Posts: 13,799 Titanium Tees
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    g400 if you want help off the deck
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    Ping G400 LST 11* Blueboard Matte 53x
    Ping G400 3w 13.9* Blueboard OG 63x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G25 7w 20* Whiteboard 83s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Callaway Apex UT 27* Aldila NVS105x
    Ping Blueprint 6 - PW UST Recoil 110
    Vokey SM2 50-54tvd-59tvd DG s400 onyx
    Callaway PM grind 64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite torched

  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker Members  887WRX Points: 125Posts: 887 Golden Tee
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    Good timing for this. I need a 4 wood and I'm considering F8, Rogue, and 917 F2.
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    Cobra F8 9.5* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 5-6 17* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19* Smacwrap
    Cobra King Utility 22.5* C-Taper Lite
    Ping I210 5-UW PX LZ 6.0
    Bridgestone XW-1 56* 60* DG Spinner
    Odyssey Strokelab Seven S
    Z-Star
    Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry
  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX  9385WRX Points: 869Handicap: 4-20Posts: 9,385 ClubWRX
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    Kale_m wrote:
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    M3 hl. Crank it down to 15 to open the face. Sits dead square now. Low spin great launch<br />
    <br />
    G400 if you have trouble launching the ball<br />
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    I've been having trouble getting it up lately. I should try the g400.
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  • ian-500ian-500 Members  1086WRX Points: 291Handicap: 12Posts: 1,086 Platinum Tees
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    kekoa wrote:
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    Kale_m wrote:
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    M3 hl. Crank it down to 15 to open the face. Sits dead square now. Low spin great launch<br />
    <br />
    G400 if you have trouble launching the ball<br />
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    I've been having trouble getting it up lately. I should try the g400.<br />
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    Viagra's good for that. So I've heard. <br />
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    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    DR: Callaway Rogue SZ 9° + Diamana W60x.
    FW: in the making.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: iCleveland RTX3 52/58
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • MPSgolfsMPSgolfs Members  77WRX Points: 46Handicap: 10Posts: 77 Fairways
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    I really like the srixon f85. I'm currently gaming a f65 4 wood, but I hit the f85 3 wood recently and it has a really hot face. 15-20 yards on my 4 wood.
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  • Jrweber77Jrweber77 Webz59 Members  163WRX Points: 13Handicap: 11Posts: 163 Fairways
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    Tour Exotics EXS with Tensei CK Blue 2G shaft
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX  9385WRX Points: 869Handicap: 4-20Posts: 9,385 ClubWRX
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    ian-500 wrote:
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    kekoa wrote:
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    Kale_m wrote:
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    M3 hl. Crank it down to 15 to open the face. Sits dead square now. Low spin great launch<br />
    <br />
    G400 if you have trouble launching the ball<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I've been having trouble getting it up lately. I should try the g400.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Viagra's good for that. So I've heard.<br />
    <br />
    Sorry, couldn't resist.<br />
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    ****, I'll try that too. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/scare2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':scare2:' />
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  • cz13X4cz13X4 Members  5708WRX Points: 218Posts: 5,708 Titanium Tees
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    Love my f8 a TON. Such a great fairway.
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  • macedanmacedan Members  423WRX Points: 131Handicap: 18Posts: 423 Greens
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    I know some aren't fans of the blue head, but my ST180 has been nothing but money so far. I was a big fan of the G400 as well.
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    TaylorMade M2 '17 10.5*
    Taylormade M2 3W 15*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Taylormade P790 (4-PW)
    Taylormade Milled Grind 50/09
    Taylormade Milled Grind 54/11
    Taylormade Milled Grind 58/11
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Ball: Taylormade Project A
    Bag: Taylormade Flextech Crossover
    Cart: TGW Players 
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX  4764WRX Points: 522Handicap: 3.4Posts: 4,764 ClubWRX
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    The G400 is EASY.... but I don't find it to be the longest 3w out there, so depends on what you're looking for. I just put my 915f back in the bag. Forgiving and long... The Srixon F85 does seem to have a pretty hot face but at $250 right now, I think you can find something as good for a lot less.
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    Titleist TS3 9.75*
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* 
    Titleist 915h 21* 
    Srixon Z745 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50, SM7 56
    Odyssey Toulon Palm Beach 34"
    Srixon Z85 stand bag
  • wam78wam78 Members  758WRX Points: 242Handicap: NAPosts: 758 Golden Tee
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    Nixhex524 wrote:
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    The G400 is EASY.... but I don't find it to be the longest 3w out there, so depends on what you're looking for. I just put my 915f back in the bag. Forgiving and long... The Srixon F85 does seem to have a pretty hot face but at $250 right now, I think you can find something as good for a lot less.<br />
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    I almost bought another 915f head recently. So good! Easy to hit. Was between that and 816 alpha, which I just purchased.
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    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 
    Ts3 15* Diamana S+ LTD Blueboard 70s tipped .5"
    U500 2 Iron Hzrdus Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    SM8 Raw 50F, 54S bent to 53, 58S Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas  KBS CT Tour Matte, Iomic I-Classic Mid Black 
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • AG12AG12 Members  2116WRX Points: 1,062Handicap: 10Posts: 2,116 Platinum Tees
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    TS2 w/ Tensei Pro White....forgiving head/good distance....best of both worlds. Good off of the tee and great off the deck
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    Driver: PING G410 Plus 10.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    4W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: PING G410 21* Accra FX 300H
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12/Full Face 58/10 DG 115
    Putter: Bettinardi QB6 Carbon Limited
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #12
    WITB
  • keithrichardskeithrichards Members  337WRX Points: 1Posts: 337 Bunkers
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    The Sub Zero 15* checks most boxes for me: looks great, SOLID feel, muted/solid sound, and it is a hammer off a tee. Off the fairway? I have issues. But that’s on me, not the club.
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    -9* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 65s)
    -15* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 75s)
    -17.5* TaylorMade R7 TP (Diamana Blue 83s)
    -4-PW Mizuno JPX EZ Forged(Nippon 1150GH R)
    -Ben Hogan TK15 49*(KBS Wedge)
    -PING Anser 54* (DG Spinner)
    -PING Gorge Tour 60* (Ping CFS)
    -PING Pickemup B
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  • taylormade4lifetaylormade4life Members  1465WRX Points: 201Handicap: 4Posts: 1,465 Platinum Tees
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    <br />
    I am in need of a new 3 wood. Thinking about just going with one of last years models to save myself a little money. I know the cobra f8 models were pretty solid. Any you guys would suggest to also take a look at?<br />
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    Thanks!<br />
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    <br />
    2017 M1 with PX black.
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  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NCMembers  654WRX Points: 390Handicap: 8.7Posts: 654 Golden Tee
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    Not sure if the Callaway xr16 fits within the 3 year window, but it's impressive. Kicked my g30 out of the bag, long and straight. Picked one up new in wrapper a few weeks ago.
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    Mizuno ST190 9.5° w/ Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6s
    Mizuno ST190 15° w/ Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6s
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL HMB 3-4 iron w/ DG 120 S300
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL MB 5-PW w/ DG 120 S300
    Titleist Vokey SM5 52°/12° F Grind 
    Titleist Vokey SM5 58°/11° K Grind
    Titleist Vokey SM5 62°/8° T Grind
    Scotty Cameron California Del Mar Putter
    Titleist Pro V1 golf balls
  • wareaglefan23wareaglefan23 Members  18WRX Points: 12Posts: 18 Bunkers
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    I’ve got a Tour Edge Exotics CBX T3 13 deg that I’m very happy with. Long, low spin bullets, and playable off the deck. It makes me consider leaving the driver at home half the time.
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    Callaway Rogue 9* w/ Aldila Rogue 125 MSI TX
    TEE CBX T3 13*
    Taylormade V Steel w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.5
    Titleist 712 MB 4-9i
    Edel 46* TRP PW
    Vokey 52-10 F
    Vokey 58-13 K (+Custom Grind)
    Callaway PM19 64-10
    Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5

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  • nuttinbutapeanutnuttinbutapeanut Members  198WRX Points: 94Handicap: 7Posts: 198 Fairways
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    I was killing some time in a pgass in Vegas late last year. Hit some fairway woods in the launch monitor. Believe it or not a used 917f2 killed just about everything as far as overall performance. I got it for a great price and look forward to starting the new season with it, if it ever warms up.
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