Best deep faced 3 wood

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I’m on a seemingly never ending search for the right three wood. I have tried everything under the sun (that is made in left handed) and I still keep going back to my old Titleist 906 F2. I don’t know if it’s because of the deeper face or it sits open, but I feel like I can go down after it a bit more. The newer three woods always few as though if I hit down and don’t strike it well, I could pop it up. Anyway, I’m wondering what deep(er) faced three woods others have tried and enjoyed. I’m having trouble even finding one of similar depth.
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  • DaltonSTLDaltonSTL St. LouisMembers  1050WRX Points: 109Handicap: 6Posts: 1,050 Platinum Tees
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    If you can find one Tour Issue Deep face 2016 M2 cannot be beat. It's the only three wood I have got along with.
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  • BookerBooker Members  798WRX Points: 98Posts: 798 Golden Tee
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    I'm not a lefty so I dont no if the tour only m216 deep face was made for south paws.

    If not the xhot and xhot2 3deep would be up your alley. By the way I still game a 18 906f2 love the small head and deep face, I just shafted it with a speeder ts 7.2x and it keeps up with most 5woods I've played.
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  • GehlyGehly ClubWRX  2034WRX Points: 153Posts: 2,034 ClubWRX
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    Best deep faced FW from last 20 years still the OG: Tour Edge Exotics CB2 (new CBX also very similar shape and low spin)
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  • Golfer from MOGolfer from MO Members  1044WRX Points: 85Handicap: 2.1Posts: 1,044 Platinum Tees
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    All time lefty? That's easy, the OG cally 3 deep. Hot like fire but tougher off the deck. Mainly due to bottom not shaped for ideal turf interaction but wow off the tee...a consistent repeatable wow.
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  • bigmoneypbigmoneyp MichiganMembers  3450WRX Points: 256Posts: 3,450 Titanium Tees
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    All time lefty? That's easy, the OG cally 3 deep. Hot like fire but tougher off the deck. Mainly due to bottom not shaped for ideal turf interaction but wow off the tee...a consistent repeatable wow.




    I came here to say this. I still am using this to replace my driver. Its soo long.
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  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members  381WRX Points: 118Posts: 381 Greens
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    I have the cb2 5 wood and it is nuclear. I have used it to gouge the ball out of less than ideal places with great success. I think I paid 20 bucks for it and threw a whiteboard pull in it. It would be a very inexpensive trial if you can find it in lefty.
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  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members  1628WRX Points: 255Posts: 1,628 Platinum Tees
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    Gehly wrote:


    Best deep faced FW from last 20 years still the OG: Tour Edge Exotics CB2 (new CBX also very similar shape and low spin)




    CB3 for me but totally concur. Helluva club, deep faced, and LONG!
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  • fore leftfore left Members  197WRX Points: 70Handicap: 10Posts: 197 Fairways
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    If you can find one of the original Ping Rapture 3 woods they were a cannon. A little tougher off the fairway, but money off the tee.
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  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 TX/CAMembers  1621WRX Points: 285Posts: 1,621 Platinum Tees
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    Have you looked at new M6??

    Pretty unique shape
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13534WRX Points: 2,400Handicap: 1.6Posts: 13,534 Titanium Tees
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    Yup



    original Rapture .. and ...



    Cally 3 deep x2hot .. gadzooks!!!!!!!!!!!. As long as my driver off the tee. Off a perfect lie it could get you home from miles back off the deck as well on par 5's
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  • ago33ago33 Members  2199WRX Points: 146Posts: 2,199 Platinum Tees
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    Tour Edge CB Series (Deep)



    Fourteen 816 (Deeper)



    Callaway Deep Series (Deepest)



    Right now I game a tour issue 3 deep as a second tee club. It has a ton of hot melt in it and launches easily off the deck and is nuclear off the tee. Most of the time, it’s in my bag.



    I have a fourteen 816 as a 5 wood (if I’m playing short courses, I’ll drop the 3 wood and 2 iron)



    If I’m playing courses where I need a 3 wood into a par 5, I’ll go with the CBX but I rarely do it.
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  • joeferbjoeferb Members  321WRX Points: 41Handicap: 3Posts: 321 Greens
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    Just find a fresh 906 and throw a nice shaft in it. Those heads are money. The original multi material construction. Such a pure face and shape. Go Henrik on em.
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9313WRX Points: 1,469Posts: 9,313 Titanium Tees
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    Rogue/Flash SZ isn't too deep faced but it looks a touch deeper than standard version. Very hot off the face and still not that hard to hit off the deck. Very low, fade biased flight.
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  • gentlesgentles Members  2039WRX Points: 217Posts: 2,039 Platinum Tees
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    XR Steelhead 3+ or 4+ is another one to look at. Smaller head but plenty deep enough. I have a 4+, m2 Deep face, and 3deep all sitting in waiting.
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  • homergolfhomergolf Bay Village, OHMembers  1704WRX Points: 127Handicap: 14Posts: 1,704 Platinum Tees
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    Call Steelhead XR is a very good alternative currently on sale at CPO
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    dalton044 wrote:


    If you can find one Tour Issue Deep face 2016 M2 cannot be beat. It's the only three wood I have got along with.




    No doubt. The best 3 wood there is.
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  • stormbringerstormbringer Stormbringer UtahMembers  85WRX Points: 77Handicap: 2.9Posts: 85 Fairways
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    Still rocking the Rapture 3 Wood 13 Degrees. Still a cannon from the tee or fairway. One of the few 3 woods that can do it all for me. Likely not going anywhere any time soon.
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    Ping G30. I’ve compared it to the newer Pings and some other woods I have much better results with it.
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    TM SLDR Mini Driver 14



    Deeper face than any 3w on the market, lots of lefty models available on ebay.
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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members  8410WRX Points: 277Handicap: 6Posts: 8,410 Titanium Tees
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    All time lefty? That's easy, the OG cally 3 deep. Hot like fire but tougher off the deck. Mainly due to bottom not shaped for ideal turf interaction but wow off the tee...a consistent repeatable wow.




    Imagine a 3deep steelhead. That would be awesome
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    All time lefty? That's easy, the OG cally 3 deep. Hot like fire but tougher off the deck. Mainly due to bottom not shaped for ideal turf interaction but wow off the tee...a consistent repeatable wow.




    I agree with everything, except it isn't tough off the turf. I've stopped trying to replace this club.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers  4297WRX Points: 1,402Posts: 4,297 Titanium Tees
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    SammyShaf wrote:


    I have the cb2 5 wood and it is nuclear. I have used it to gouge the ball out of less than ideal places with great success. I think I paid 20 bucks for it and threw a whiteboard pull in it. It would be a very inexpensive trial if you can find it in lefty.
    The Exotics CB2 did not come in lefty.
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  • keithrichardskeithrichards Members  337WRX Points: 1Posts: 337 Bunkers
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    Gehly wrote:


    Best deep faced FW from last 20 years still the OG: Tour Edge Exotics CB2 (new CBX also very similar shape and low spin)




    I had one. It was a beauty. Not sure why I got rid of it. Oh, wait: I got rid of it because I was a sick club Ho.
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  • Rk5Rk5 Members  103WRX Points: 44Posts: 103 Fairways
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    It depends what you are after. I tested the Callaway XR 3 Deep and it was literally going too far, was carrying it 255ish yards and my driver carry is about 265.



    Ended up with the "normal" XR as this spun a bit more and carried 10-15 yards less which is more usable for me.



    But it it's a driver replacement off the tee you are after then bomb away!
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    All time lefty? That's easy, the OG cally 3 deep. Hot like fire but tougher off the deck. Mainly due to bottom not shaped for ideal turf interaction but wow off the tee...a consistent repeatable wow.




    +1 a real bomber!! I don't have problems hitting mine from the deck.
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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2150WRX Points: 472Posts: 2,150 Platinum Tees
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    The Tour Edge "Beta" versions of FWs have deeper faces. I'm looking at a EX10 Beta 4W (16.5*) with a 54-gram R.flex Graphite Design Tour AD shaft.



    I've hit a 60-gram shaft version of the 4W in open air, and could swing more aggressively than with a low-profile head.



    EX10 Beta comes with non-adjustable heads of 3+, 3, 4 and 5 woods. Also, the adjustable sole weight allows you to tweak MOI and spin.
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  • Hester65Hester65 Members  607WRX Points: 63Posts: 607 Golden Tee
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    The original x hot 3 deep was excellent off the tee. The courses I play rarely call for fairway wood off the deck so I cannot comment on its ability from the fairway. I can say I wouldn’t be the guy you want testing a fairways abilities from the deck, though.



    No love for the 910fd or 913fd? I’ve played both the 910f and 913f woods but I got chance to try the 913fd (pending an auction win).



    Has anyone played the 913fd? I’d call myself a high ball hitter. Was hoping to be able to hit a lower, more chase style shot off the deck with this club.
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