Fairway advice (does not have to be the newest model)

 clemsontiger1 ·  
clemsontiger1clemsontiger1 Upstate, SC 213WRX Points: 95Handicap: 11.6Members Posts: 213 Fairways
Joined:  in Equipment #1

Hey guys, I very rarely play my 3w, but when I do, I tend to miss mine on the toe. With my current 3w, I get severely punished on those. Can anyone recommend a 3w that may be a little more friendly on the toe side?

Posted:
Taylormade M3, 10.5
Callaway Epic Flash 14
Cobra Baffler set to 17.5 with the Red Tie shaft
Titleist 818 H1 with the Tensei Pro White 90 shaft
Taylormade P790 Irons (5-PW) with Project X shafts
Vokey SM7 (50 & 54) in F and S grind
Callaway PM grind 58
Odyssey O-Works #7
«1
2

Comments

  • dubbelbogeydubbelbogey  521WRX Points: 246Members Posts: 521 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #2

    I just started to play a 2015 modely Callaway XR 3w. I'd say it's generally quite forgiving - certainly more so than my old original Steelhead.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet  8781WRX Points: 304Members Posts: 8,781 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #3

    g25. fall asleep during swing, wake up, ball will be in fairway.

    Posted:
    M5 - UST V2 6f5
    Cobra F9 3w - Atmos TS Blue 7x
    Speedback F9 4i - DG 105 x100
    Srixon 565/765 Combo 5-PW - Project X 5.5hs
    SM5 50,54,58,62 - F,K,S Grinds - Rifle 6.0
    Bettinardi Inovai 3.0 CS
    Pro V1x
  • RuffingItRuffingIt  171WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 171 Fairways
    Joined:  #4

    setup to the ball a touch closer maybe?

    Posted:
    Ping G400 LST 8.5˚ (Kuro Kage Silver Tini X)
    Ping G410 3W (Ping Tour stiff)
    Ping G410 3 Crossover (Tensei CK Pro Blue 80)
    Nike VR Pro combo 4-PW (S300)
    Nike Engage 50˚ss, 55˚ss, 60˚ds
    Ping Karsten TR Anser 5 33"

    in rotation
    Nike Method Origin B2-01 33" / VR Pro ltd 5 wood (UST Mamiya VTS 85S silver)


  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now) 4074WRX Points: 418Handicap: 8.2Members Posts: 4,074 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #5

    XHot or X2Hot

    Posted:
    Ping G400 10.5 (9.5) Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0
    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS 
    G 410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80s
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s 
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1
    Chrome Soft / TourB RXS / FG Tour
  • studatnustudatnu  1222WRX Points: 128Members Posts: 1,222 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #6

    You can't go wrong with the Razr Fit Xtreme FWs...love mine

    Posted:
    Callaway Rogue 10.5* (D & -1*) w/ GD Tour AD-DI 6 Stiff
    Callaway RFX 16.5* w/ Fubuki Tour 63g Stiff
    TaylorMade 2007 Burner Rescue 19* w/ Ozik Altus Reg
    TaylorMade MC TP 4-PW w/ Aerotech i125cw Reg
    Callaway PM 58*
    Odyssey #9 Stroke Lab - 33"
    The one's I hit into the woods and into the water.
  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62  1755WRX Points: 288Members Posts: 1,755 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #7

    I have a Tight Lies 2 that keeps finding it’s way back in my bag.

    Posted:
    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • GehlyGehly  2030WRX Points: 152ClubWRX Posts: 2,030 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #8

    like the M4 (non-Tour) on toe strikes
    or look at the new Epic Flash 3 wood

    Posted:
  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC  1765WRX Points: 528Members Posts: 1,765 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #9

    Set the ball off the heel of the club and see what happens. Also the club could be too short for you.

    Posted:
  • BiggErnBiggErn  2728WRX Points: 614Members Posts: 2,728 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #10

    Toe shots usually mean you’re too steep on the downswing or you’re coming out of your posture or both.

    Posted:
  • gvogelgvogel  8073WRX Points: 1,078Members Posts: 8,073 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #11

    On -, @Lord Helmet said:

    g25. fall asleep during swing, wake up, ball will be in fairway.

    That makes two of us.

    Posted:
    Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.  P.G. Wodehouse
  • DoublebuckDoublebuck Doublebuck  1178WRX Points: 150Handicap: 10Members Posts: 1,178 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #12

    TM V-Sole

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13293WRX Points: 2,179Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,293 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #13

    2016 Cally GBB

    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* GD Pershing 55x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • JAMH03JAMH03  979WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 979 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #14

    On -, @clemsontiger1 said:

    Hey guys, I very rarely play my 3w, but when I do, I tend to miss mine on the toe. With my current 3w, I get severely punished on those. Can anyone recommend a 3w that may be a little more friendly on the toe side?

    Get a 4wd and leave your friends #AMAZED

    Posted:

     



  • blazman11blazman11  470WRX Points: 93Members Posts: 470 Greens
    Joined:  #15

    The Callaway Fusion from 2-3 yrs ago is a club that I have no plans of ever getting rid of. I’ve tried to beat it with an M2, Rogue, TEE, Cobra F7/8 and none came close. Cobra LTD would be my second choice. Just a lovely head shape to me and solid club.

    I was not a fan of stock shafts in Fusion. Aldila Rogue silver 70 works best for me.

    Posted:
  • asumnerdawgasumnerdawg  380WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 380 Greens
    Joined:  #16

    I play a TEE cb pro strong 3w and a cobra f6 baffler as my 5w. Couldn't be happier. The TEE is just a monster. I like to have a good lie if I'm going at it off the deck, but the baffler is a "get-out-of-jail" club. I also use it off the tee.

    Posted:
    Gamer/Backup
    Driver: Cobra F8+ with Evenflow Blue 65 6.5; Cobra LTD PRO w/ Speeder 661 iv
    3wd: TEE CB Pro 14.5 Speeder 757 stiff; Callaway XHot 3w
    5wd: Cobra F6 Baffler set at 17.5; Titleist 917 2H
    3H- Ping G with Evenflow Blue 85 6.0; N/A
    4 iron: G400 green dot CFS stiff, It's stamped 5 iron but power spec at 22* I use it as 4 iron; N/A
    5-PW: Ping i15 green dot AWT stiff; i200 w/ CFS stiff 3-PW
    52/12 F: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 52
    58/12 D: Vokey sm7 2 up; Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth SS 58
    Putter: Ping Anser Milled 5; Nike Method Matter B2-05
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 X
  • Jackal66Jackal66  280WRX Points: 87Handicap: 22Members Posts: 280 Greens
    Joined:  #17

    I'm playing 2014 Big Bertha fairway woods.
    They are easy to hit, low profile, and cheap.
    Go somewhere and find a used one to hit.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • MahamiltoMahamilto NYC 2074WRX Points: 249Handicap: ~8Members Posts: 2,074 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #18

    Go out and get a Titleist 917F2 and put the weight in the toe ("fade" setting). Like you, virtually all of my misses are toe side and most fairways either lose distance, over compensate with excess draw spin, or both. I had a Ping G 14.5* that left the bag quickly because my toe misses always ended up both short and left. The 917F2 weighted this way fixed all of that. It allowed me to make the club more fade biased, and the weighing also shifts the sweetspot just slightly toward the toe side by changing the COG.

    It isn't the longest on the market compared to some of the very low spin offerings out there, but it is very long in its own right. Most importantly, it is crazy consistent and accurate. Sound and feel is outstanding and it looks very minimalist behind the ball. Just love this club, and I was not bagging a fairway for 3-4 years prior to adding it to the bag.

    Great off the deck and tee, and can be picked up for pennies on the dollar now with the TS2/3 being out. The TS2 is a tad longer, but you can't throw the weight out to the toe and I feel the way my 917F2 is setup it is more forgiving for my game than the TS2 anyway.

    Posted:
    Titleist TS3 - 9.75* - HZRDUS Smoke Black
    Titleist 917F2 - 14.25* - Diamana S+ LTE
    Titleist U510 1 iron - HZRDUS Smoke Black
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron - KBS C-Taper
    Titleist 716 T-MB 5-8 iron - DG AMT
    Titleist 718 AP2 9-GW - DG Tour Issue
    Titleist WedgeWorks V-Grind 54* - DG Tour Issue
    Titleist Spin Milled 58.12 - DG Tour Issue
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
    Titleist Pro V1x, Bridgestone Tour BX
    Titleist Staff Stand Bag
  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New Zealand 2725WRX Points: 249Members Posts: 2,725 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #19

    Ping G25 Is solid.
    Work out why impact is at the Toe vs centreish need a shorter club eg 43 or 42.5 long? Or too stiff?

    Posted:
    2020 mid Feb
    Good swing,rhythm
    Balance and grip

    Nike vrs 3wd 15
    Titleist917F2 17.25!
    Ping G 7wd at 20

    MP63  pw 987654

    MD2 50S
    588 56 TourAction
    588 RTX 2 60/10
    ProPlatinumMidSLT
    Oct to March season



  • DamonjmDamonjm  13WRX Points: 32Members Posts: 13 Bunkers
    Joined:  #20

    G25 for sure

    Posted:
  • sphna12dsphna12d  547WRX Points: 125Members Posts: 547 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #21

    Cleveland Mashie fairways and hybrids were very forgiving on the toe side miss.

    Posted:
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OH 2211WRX Points: 302Handicap: 7Members Posts: 2,211 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #22

    Stop swinging over the top??

    Posted:
    Taylormade M6
    Callaway Steelhead XR 4+
    Mizuno MP-18 mb 4-PW
    Titliest SM7 50f, 54s, 58d
    SC Phantom X 5.5
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • knackersknackers  33WRX Points: 16Members Posts: 33 Bunkers
    Joined:  #23

    Some people can hit 3w some not so. Spend money on a lesson. Just be wasting money on another club, there is no magic bullet fix.

    Posted:
  • dcopp7dcopp7  1174WRX Points: 210Members Posts: 1,174 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #24

    I say find a nice cheap used 3w with a low profile long face. I switched to a recent Cobra offering and am bombing shots now.

    Posted:
    Cleveland Launcher 460 Titanium 10.5* driver

    Cobra MAX 16.5* 3 wood

    Cobra Bio Cell 19* hybrid

    Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW

    Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges

    OLD Northwestern heel shaft putter
  • gvogelgvogel  8073WRX Points: 1,078Members Posts: 8,073 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #25

    On -, @RogerinNewZealand said:

    Ping G25 Is solid.
    Work out why impact is at the Toe vs centreish need a shorter club eg 43 or 42.5 long? Or too stiff?

    Ping G25 4-wood might be an even better solution. The shaft length of the 3-wood, with 1.5* more loft.

    Posted:
    Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.  P.G. Wodehouse
  • clemsontiger1clemsontiger1 Upstate, SC 213WRX Points: 95Handicap: 11.6Members Posts: 213 Fairways
    Joined:  edited Apr 22, 2019 #26

    On -, @LaymanM said:

    Stop swinging over the top??

    I swing 3.4 in to out on average, but I am 99% in to out unless trying to cut it.

    Posted:
    Taylormade M3, 10.5
    Callaway Epic Flash 14
    Cobra Baffler set to 17.5 with the Red Tie shaft
    Titleist 818 H1 with the Tensei Pro White 90 shaft
    Taylormade P790 Irons (5-PW) with Project X shafts
    Vokey SM7 (50 & 54) in F and S grind
    Callaway PM grind 58
    Odyssey O-Works #7
  • platgofplatgof platgof  1914WRX Points: 259Handicap: 17ClubWRX Posts: 1,914 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #27

    Good luck with this. I am trying out the Cobra F9 5-6 and see if that will be more consistent for me. Point the shaft of the club at the ball and see if that helps.

    Posted:

    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 ,6 Hybrid
    Cobra F9 6-Pw Irons
    Ping Glide 50,54, & 58 Wedges
    TM Pro Spyder Mid Putter
    ERC
    Garmin S20

  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall  3479WRX Points: 264Members Posts: 3,479 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #28

    .... obviously the Pretty Ugly looking Stock matrix rulz 60 shafted TM Aeroburner at 15*. It can do 300+. Must be the aerodynamically fluted hosel that partially accounts for its massive speed. Cost like $65 on Ebay

    Posted:
    Taylormade SLDR TP 430 10*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Titleist 909H 21*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 24*
    Mizuno Yoro MP-15 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T7 52* 58*
    Odyssey White Hot #6
  • JAMH03JAMH03  979WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 979 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #29

    Some may not see it right away but this is evolution and

    On -, @Jack Pearsall is right as usual!

    Posted:

     



  • anthanth From the Land Down Under  2784WRX Points: 200Handicap: 4Members Posts: 2,784 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #30

    Callaway BB Alpha 816 is forgiving all over the face

    Posted:
    Callaway Rogue 10.5
    Callaway BB Alpha 816 16
    Srixon Z H45 19 Hybrid
    Srixon Z U45 23 Utility
    Srixon Z 765/965 5 - PW
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 50 & 54
    TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi Toe 58
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
    TaylorMade TP5
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • HedgehogHedgehog EU 494WRX Points: 188Handicap: 5Members Posts: 494 Greens
    Joined:  edited Apr 23, 2019 #31

    On -, @clemsontiger1 said:

    Hey guys, I very rarely play my 3w, but when I do, I tend to miss mine on the toe. With my current 3w, I get severely punished on those. Can anyone recommend a 3w that may be a little more friendly on the toe side?

    I can guarantee you wont be disappointed if you get the M6 3 fairway, the Twist Face is like made for high toe strikes. My friends have started to call my M6 FW the "trains toilet", since it works every time. It also goes like stink, I find my ball closer to 270 yards on the fairway where my old M2 fw used to go like 230 from the tee.

    But remember to test/find out what is the right shaft for you, I was fitted into the Hzrdus Smoke but found it be too low launch off the deck, swapped in the my AD DI and it's a solid performer of the deck now also.

    Posted:
    Ping G410 Plus 10° Tour 65X
    TM M2 16,5° Hzrdus Smoke 70 6.5
    Ping G410 Crossover Hzrdus Smoke 90 6.0
    Ping iBlade 4-PW Modus3 105S
    RTX4 52/56° Tour Issue S400
    Ping Glide Forged 60° DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5W Stability Shaft
    Titleist ProV1 2019
2

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.