Fairway wood recommendations

Hey everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a fairway wood as a replacement for the US kids TS3 3 wood, my son (7) has been using it for a few months and it has been hit and miss, distance wise it is ok but what has been an issue is the ball flight, he just can't get the thing airborne which causes issues if there are any bunkers/hazards in play.

I had thought of going for an Epic heavenwood or Cobra F7 5/6 wood as an option. Need something in the 19-20° loft range.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

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  • Golfingdawg19Golfingdawg19 Members Posts: 356 ✭✭

    Definitely need to get something with plenty of loft. You may look for a used Callaway XR 5 wood with a ladies shaft. The XR series are very light which is what you are looking for. Some folks even buy the heads and get a junior shaft from Flynn golf and put it in it.

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,056 ✭✭

    This is an interesting question because the US Kids Woods are made to get the ball into the air easily.

  • tiger1873tiger1873 Members Posts: 1,039 ✭✭

    The US kids ts3 woods and hybrids are terrible very cheaply made I think there made out of stainless steel. We replaced them and went with OEM stuff from taylormade. Anything you buy will be better then US Kids woods.

  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 698 ✭✭

    @heavy_hitter you haven't seen the new TS3 fairway woods. Those things completely suck. Looks like a bad design of an hybrid.

  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 698 ✭✭

    @cellywratt said:
    Hey everyone,

    I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a fairway wood as a replacement for the US kids TS3 3 wood, my son (7) has been using it for a few months and it has been hit and miss, distance wise it is ok but what has been an issue is the ball flight, he just can't get the thing airborne which causes issues if there are any bunkers/hazards in play.

    I had thought of going for an Epic heavenwood or Cobra F7 5/6 wood as an option. Need something in the 19-20° loft range.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers

    Ping Prodi G is good and light, Flynn is another option but they are releasing new items soon from a kids point of view. You can go OEM but be careful of the weight element if you do that.

  • mrshinsamrshinsa Members Posts: 169 ✭✭
    edited Apr 23, 2019 4:26pm #7

    My son plays the F6 3W and F7 5W. One thing I noticed is that both of these clubs do not carry that far compared to their hybrid counterparts. Instead, they seem to roll FOREVER, up to 40~50 yards, which is where they get the distance.

    Having said that your boy is 7, which means the course is still short. Most of the holes should be Driver and wedge/iron into the greens. I didn't give my son a Fairway wood till he was 10 since the courses never called for it.

    Something went wrong if he's hitting 3wood into the green while carrying a bunker.

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,027 ✭✭

    @mrshinsa said:
    My son plays the F6 3W and F7 5W. One thing I noticed is that both of these clubs do not carry that far compared to their hybrid counterparts. Instead, they seem to roll FOREVER, up to 40~50 yards, which is where they get the distance.

    Having said that your boy is 7, which means the course is still short. Most of the holes should be Driver and wedge/iron into the greens. I didn't give my son a Fairway wood till he was 10 since the courses never called for it.

    Something went wrong if he's hitting 3wood into the green while carrying a bunker.

    Better to learn to hit it before it's too late.

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 230 ✭✭

    I remember the TS2 ones being absolutely atrocious, my 9 year old has been hitting a women's Biocell head mated to a Flynn shaft since last year and his 3 wood is very reliable. You can get a new Biocell head for about $20 off eBay so can't go wrong with the set up. Unlike mrshinsha's experiences my son has found a use for a 3 wood almost every round, be it a layup off the tee, a more controlled shot on a Par 4 or, or on Par 5s.

    Just a father and son on a journey together through golf....
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,056 ✭✭

    The new Wilson D7's are money. Classic look and light. My kid loves them. Said they are the best woods he has ever played. He retired the M series whatever wood he was using.

    I honestly don't even care about equipment anymore. Sad really. Once you get to a certain point it is just equipment. You have so much old stuff you just forget. Maybe I am just old.

  • thekingsollythekingsolly Members Posts: 163 ✭✭

    callaway heavenwood with a flynn shaft has worked out for us very well.

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  • cellywrattcellywratt Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Thanks everyone! Going to test an Epic 5Wd and heavenwood with his recently replaced driver shaft. Then may look at getting a Flynn shaft if the driver shaft is no good.

  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 698 ✭✭

    @heavy_hitter said:
    The new Wilson D7's are money. Classic look and light. My kid loves them. Said they are the best woods he has ever played. He retired the M series whatever wood he was using.

    I honestly don't even care about equipment anymore. Sad really. Once you get to a certain point it is just equipment. You have so much old stuff you just forget. Maybe I am just old.

    Yes yes you are old.

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,056 ✭✭

    @darter79 said:

    @heavy_hitter said:
    The new Wilson D7's are money. Classic look and light. My kid loves them. Said they are the best woods he has ever played. He retired the M series whatever wood he was using.

    I honestly don't even care about equipment anymore. Sad really. Once you get to a certain point it is just equipment. You have so much old stuff you just forget. Maybe I am just old.

    Yes yes you are old.

    Probably why you always text me for advice. Older and wiser.

  • BertGABertGA Members Posts: 277 ✭✭

    @heavy_hitter said:

    @darter79 said:

    @heavy_hitter said:
    The new Wilson D7's are money. Classic look and light. My kid loves them. Said they are the best woods he has ever played. He retired the M series whatever wood he was using.

    I honestly don't even care about equipment anymore. Sad really. Once you get to a certain point it is just equipment. You have so much old stuff you just forget. Maybe I am just old.

    Yes yes you are old.

    Probably why you always text me for advice. Older and wiser.

    Can't be that old if you know how to reply to texts

  • cellywrattcellywratt Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Picked up a new Epic heavenwood with a Mitsubishi Diamana (Green) M+ 40 ladies flex shaft for $100 today on Callaway preowned so should be able to test in a week or two.

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,056 ✭✭

    @BertGA said:

    @heavy_hitter said:

    @darter79 said:

    @heavy_hitter said:
    The new Wilson D7's are money. Classic look and light. My kid loves them. Said they are the best woods he has ever played. He retired the M series whatever wood he was using.

    I honestly don't even care about equipment anymore. Sad really. Once you get to a certain point it is just equipment. You have so much old stuff you just forget. Maybe I am just old.

    Yes yes you are old.

    Probably why you always text me for advice. Older and wiser.

    Can't be that old if you know how to reply to texts

    Funny Guy aren't you.

  • yellowlover519yellowlover519 Members Posts: 294 ✭✭

    Go with an OEM where you can adjust lie angle on woods and hybrids. For example, TM is 2* upright on standard of other OEMs when it comes to woods and hybrids. Most juniors need to go at least 1* flat from standard OEM (titleist and ping you can go flatter on woods and hybrids. I think Mizzy as well) if not more. So if you find hook central happening, or uncharacteristic low ball flights, I would definitely start by adjusting lie angle. It matters less off a tee or even a side hill lie, but off the deck or range mats, how upright these OEMs are for most juniors can matter a lot.

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